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Compact profile grippers offer high retention forces - TheFabricator.com

Compact profile grippers offer high retention forces

January 24, 2011

Bilsing Automation North America's PS pneumatic grippers feature a compact profile that offers high retention forces for press shop and transfer press applications. The PS-30 weighs about 1.1 lb. and features a piston diameter of 0.79 in. and a holding force of 500 N. The PS-40 has a piston...

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Ivy Tech Community College named Motoman-endorsed robotics instructor training center

January 24, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College is now a Motoman-endorsed robotics instructor training (MERIT) center. The program helps community colleges and universities bring Motoman training to the regional manufacturing work force. Initially the Columbus, Ind., campus of Ivy Tech will deliver the DX100 Basic...

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M&M Mfg.'s VP of warehouse operations retires after 46 years - TheFabricator.com

M&M Mfg.'s VP of warehouse operations retires after 46 years

January 24, 2011

On Dec. 22, 2010, M&M Mfg., Forth Worth, Texas, held a retirement party to honor Melvin Nobles, vice president of warehouse operations, after 46 years of employment with the company. Noble began working at the company in July 1965, seven years after its inception. At the time, there were...

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LAI Intl. earns Boeing Performance Excellence Award

January 24, 2011

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. LAI maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009, to Sept. 30,...

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Steel construction inspection seminars and Webinars scheduled for spring

January 24, 2011

The Steel Structures Technology Center has announced its schedule for seminars and Webinars on the inspection of steel building construction, welding, and bolting using International Building Code (IBC), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Welding Society (AWS), and Research...

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GM to add third shift, 750 jobs at Flint Assembly

January 24, 2011

General Motors today announced plans to add a third shift at Flint Assembly, generating 750 jobs for the plant that makes the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. The shift is expected to start in the third quarter with employees starting to arrive at Flint Assembly in the second...

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What’s the word, hummingbird?

January 21, 2011

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Think social media is just for big companies or individuals with nothing else to do? Think again. Social media has evolved into an important part of a comprehensive marketing strategy, even for job shops.

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Fabricating tube, learning lessons in Americaís Dairyland - TheFabricator.com

Fabricating tube, learning lessons in America's Dairyland

January 21, 2011

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J & D Tube Benders Inc., founded as a partnership to produce a single part number in 1971, today generates $16 million in annual revenues and is on the cusp of the third generation of family ownership. The key to its longevity is learning valuable lessons throughout the past four decades, finding opportunities during expansions and downturns.

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Deere & Company to construct new factory and expand existing factory in India

January 20, 2011

Deere & Company has announced that it is increasing its capacity to build agricultural tractors in India. Deere said the action will better position the company to pursue the considerable growth projected for the Indian tractor market. Deere will invest approximately $100 million to build a...

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NAM: President's review of regulations a positive step for job growth

January 18, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Aric Newhouse issued the following statement today regarding President Obama's executive order to review federal regulations harming economic growth: "Manufacturers appreciate President Obama's...

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3-D CAD design: The next dimension of services you will offer? - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD design: The next dimension of services you will offer?

January 17, 2011

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Columnist Gerald Davis provides readers with an idea on how transforming a 2-D sketch into a 3-D model can prove helpful in bettering a customer's original design.

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Capital spending set to spike - TheFabricator.com

Capital spending set to spike

January 17, 2011

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2011 capital equipment spending could rise significantly, according to a recent survey from FMA Communications, publisher of The FABRICATOR. When compared with 2010 projections, projected plasma arc cutting investment jumped 47 percent, turret punch press investment projections were up 90 percent, and expected welding power source investment increased 70 percent.

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Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced - TheFabricator.com

Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced

January 17, 2011

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the new Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. This overhead track-style, modular lighting system uses UV-A and white-light LEDs attached to a mountable platform. It is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths and for preinspections and...

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HRB prices climb

January 12, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for January 10 surged 7.0 percent to $805 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price rose 2.6 percent to $591 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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MJM Manufacturing Inc.

January 11, 2011

MJM Manufacturing Inc. 5205 N.W. 161 St. Miami, FL 33014 Phone: 305-620-2020 http://www.mjmmfg.com info@mjmmfg.com By Alexander Mijares OPENED: 1979 WHY: My father, Mike Mijares, president and CEO of MJM, founded the company as a one-man shop making prototypes...

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