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Laser enhanced with file-transfer capabilities

September 24, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG) division of Mitsubishi Laser brings the flexibility of today's file-transfer capabilities to Mitsubishi Laser. The Calmotion USBCNC disk reader control acts as an...

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Antidumping, countervailing duty cases filed against fastener imports from China and Taiwan

September 24, 2009

On Sept. 23, Wiley Rein LLP filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission against imports of standard fasteners...

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LSA Laser moves to new facility

September 23, 2009

LSA Laser, Plymouth, Minn., a precision laser processor of components and assemblies for the medical device industry, has moved to new 26,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and office facilities.Located at...

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McHenry County (Illinois) EDC to hold manufacturing matchmaking event

September 23, 2009

McHenry County Economic Development Corp.'s (MCEDC) Business Accelerator for Innovation and Collaboration (BAIC) is hosting its second annual McHenry County Manufacturing Matchmaking Event on October...

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battery cage weldments

Drawing the bead on weldments

September 23, 2009

Columnist Gerald Davis has a new project thismonth: Model a cage that will hold about 528 lbs. (240 kg) of batteries. Because afictional project manager has not settled onthe specific battery spacing or on thestructural members to use, Davis showsreaders how to make it easy to change thesize as well as the materials used in the cage.

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3d sheet metal design

Flat responsibility in sheet metal modeling

September 23, 2009

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The most important role of a CAD operator is to verify that the design can be flattened. Columnist Gerald Davis provides some guidance on that subject.

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ArvinMeritor completes sale of wheels business

September 22, 2009

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., has announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Wheels business—formerly a division of the company's Light Vehicle Systems segment—to...

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Textron's Bell Helicopter awards Latrobe Specialty Steel Premier Supplierstatus

September 22, 2009

Textron's Bell Helicopter awarded Latrobe Specialty Steel Premier Supplierstatus. Bell's Premier Supplier status requires Latrobe Specialty Steel (LSS), an ISO9001 and AS9100 registered company, to...

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HRB price falls in China, rises elsewhere

September 18, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB price for Sept. 14 surged 7.2 percent to $607 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price...

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Friction stir welding parts

An introduction to friction stir welding

September 15, 2009

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A relatively new joining process, friction stir welding (FSW) produces no fumes; uses no filler material; and can join aluminum alloys, copper, magnesium, zinc, steels, and titanium. FSW sometimes produces a weld that is stronger than the base material.

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Ventilators designed for confined-space applications

September 9, 2009

Americ's ventilators are designed for most confined-space applications from individual cooling to hazardous space atmospheres.Manufactured of durable, high-density-polyethylene plastic, the VAF-Series...

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Pipe mounting collar system combines rigidity, design flexibility

September 9, 2009

Stafford Manufacturing Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has introduced stackable pipe mounting collars that include threaded standoffs to allow them to be mounted or hung almost anywhere.The collar system...

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Vision kit captures critical weld information

September 9, 2009

TechMatrix LLC, St. Paul, Minn., has added vision capabilities to its WeldWorks Software Suite.The vision kit includes a gas shock articulating arm to easily position the USB color camera, zoom lens,...

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Dock lifts feature galvanized construction for longer life

September 9, 2009

Available in 5,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs. capacities, Dura-Dock™ lifts from Southworth Products feature corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs as standard. For higher capacities (up to...

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Vacuum lifter engages from hoist action

September 9, 2009

Anver Corporation, Hudson, Mass., has introduced a redesigned mechanical vacuum lifter that requires no compressed air or electricity.The mechanical vacuum lifter is self-powered and features a...

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