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Are you taking advantage of the R&D tax credit? - TheFabricator.com

Are you taking advantage of the R&D tax credit?

August 9, 2013

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In 2004 tax regulation changes significantly expanded the credit opportunity associated with the Research & Development Tax Credit. Today the credit is accessible to many small and medium-sized companies whose activities include design, manufacturing, and process improvements.

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Complete work instructions keystone of improvement - TheFabricator.com

Complete work instructions keystone of improvement

August 9, 2013

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Shops start improving by measuring and documenting what they already do, because they can’t improve what they don’t measure.

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Tank-side coalescer removes tramp oil from individual machine tool sumps

August 7, 2013

Eriez® offers the HydroFlow® 15-gal. tank-side coalescer, which removes tramp oil and fines and returns clean, reusable coolant to machine tool sumps and parts washers. The portable unit has a 1- to 1.5-GPM oil removal rate and comes with a 9-ft. suction hose and a 5-ft. clean discharge hose....

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Options added to digital CNC - TheFabricator.com

Options added to digital CNC

August 7, 2013

Heidenhain has added software options to its TNC 620 control. The digital CNC can be customized with features and software options to meet machine builders’ and end users’ specific needs. Users purchase only the options that are required for their applications and can add other...

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FMA initiates unique survey to assess ongoing health of metal fabricating sector of economy

August 5, 2013

Small to mid-sized companies comprise most of American manufacturing. In the metal fabricating sector the health of this business segment predicts what is happening in the industry as a whole. For the first time, these smaller job shops and contract manufacturers are being queried on a quarterly...

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Impulse Mfg. to expand capabilities with coating system

August 5, 2013

Metal fabricator Impulse Mfg. has confirmed plans to install an Autophoretic® autodeposition (A-coat) coating system at its Dawsonville, Ga., facility. Current plans are for an 11-stage pretreatment process that includes acid bath and pickling stages for carbon edge removal, autodeposition...

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3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs - TheFabricator.com

3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs

August 5, 2013

Verisurf has released the seventh generation of its Verisurf X software. With model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, the computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software now supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including...

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Portable marking system marks 10 characters in 3 sec. - TheFabricator.com

Portable marking system marks 10 characters in 3 sec.

August 5, 2013

Propen has introduced the M7000 electromagnetic, portable marking system with Touch'’n Mark technology. The hand-held, mobile system features an integrated control unit and belt battery, 7-in. touchscreen, intuitive programming, and new stylus technology. The unit can store more than...

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Previewing Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 - TheFabricator.com

Previewing Schweissen & Schneiden 2013

August 2, 2013

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More than 55,000 attendees from more than 100 countries are expected to converge on Essen, Germany, for Schweissen & Schneiden, the International Trade Fair for Joining, Cutting, and Surfacing. Held every four years, the show is one of Europe’s largest gatherings of welding, cutting, and...

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Portable units keep workers cool - TheFabricator.com

Portable units keep workers cool

August 1, 2013

Vestil Mfg. offers portable air-conditioning units and evaporative coolers, suitable for use in industrial applications. The air-conditioning units provide portable spot or room cooling or can be used for moisture removal. They lower the temperature 35 to 45 degrees on average. Three sizes and...

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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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Miller Electric president recognized for commitment to technical education

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. President Mike Weller has received the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. Weller was recognized for his work with local institution Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), which has its main campus in Appleton,...

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American Roll Form Products installs new rolling mill

August 1, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil...

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It's the fabricating process, not the fabricated product - TheFabricator.com

It's the fabricating process, not the fabricated product

August 1, 2013

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In the Japanese language, monozukuri means "the way something is manufactured." Japanese fabricators realize that it is the means by which they consistently make quality parts and keep ahead of international competitors.

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Yamaha ships first Viking side-by-side vehicles, expands factory

July 30, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., Cypress, Calif., has shipped the first Viking side-by-side vehicles from its Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC) facility in Newnan, Ga. Since every Yamaha Viking distributed worldwide will come from YMMC, the factory has opened a second plant dedicated to...

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