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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence - TheFabricator.com

CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence

June 19, 2013

Lantek has launched a new 2013 version of its CAD/CAM software. It features new developments for efficient nesting, punching, machining, and tube profile cutting, as well as ways to control simple to sophisticated data in a manufacturing plant. It is compatible with all machine makes and can be...

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Thunder Mfg. opens stamping plant in Kentucky

June 19, 2013

Toronto-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has opened Thunder Mfg. USA Inc., a new $2.2 million metal stamping operation in Richmond, Ky. The plant will employ 45 people to manufacture metal components for automotive engines and transmission mounts....

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American Tank & Fabricating announces name change

June 19, 2013

American Tank & Fabricating Co., Cleveland, has changed its name to AT&F. "The name change signifies that we have become a global company, serving many markets with a wide variety of precision fabrication products and services," explained Michael Ripich, president. The company began in...

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AEC launches Designing With Extrusions webinar program

June 19, 2013

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has launched a series of webinars targeted to designers and engineers, providing information on how to create optimal designs with aluminum extrusion. Two upcoming educational programs are scheduled for summer. "It's About the SHAPE: Designing...

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CRP Industries unveils website for industrial unit

June 19, 2013

CRP Industries Inc,. a Cranbury, N.J.-based supplier of high-pressure paint spray, industrial hoses, synchronous belts, and high-speed electric motors, has unveiled a new website, www.crpindustrial.com, for its diversified CRP Industrial business unit. The website features the four key brands that...

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LaserNett redesigns website

June 19, 2013

LaserNett of Mississauga, Ont., has redesigned its corporate website at www.lasernett.ca with a central focus on providing information to those in the metal prototyping, tool and die, sign manufacturing, automotive, promotional manufacturing, and furniture industries. The website explains the...

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Eberl Iron Works marks 90 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Eberl Iron Works marks 90 years in business

June 19, 2013

Eberl Iron Works Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., celebrates its 90th year in business in 2013. From its beginnings in 1923 as a small welding shop, the company has grown and diversified to comprise five divisions: Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports, Traffic Safety Products, Rooftop...

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Racine Metal-Fab completes plant expansion

June 18, 2013

Racine Metal-Fab Ltd.'s new metal fabrication facility in Sturtevant, Wis., is now fully operational. The 75,000-sq.-ft. plant, which employs 80 people, contains $1 million in new machinery and equipment. Another expansion is expected within two to three years. The company serves the commercial...

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GSM Industrial receives ASME certification mark and National Board "R" stamp

June 18, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor based in Centerville, Pa., has received the ASME "U" Certificate of Authorization, allowing it to apply the ASME certification mark and "U" designator as required to pressure vessels and parts that it fabricates. The...

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Industrial ceiling fan equipped with LED

June 18, 2013

The Big Ass Fan® Co. has introduced the Powerfoil® X LED-equipped industrial ceiling fan. The LED delivers as much light as a 400-W metal halide, covering the entire diameter of the fan while using less than 175 W. The tempered glass lens is designed to minimize glare. The light ties directly...

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Noble Industries adds laser cutting capacity with FMS

June 17, 2013

Noble Industries, Noblesville, Ind., has purchased a new Mazak FMS, adding two more lasers to its facility. The system automatically transports, positions, and cuts materials, then stacks the finished product. It can run unattended, going from one nest to another without new setups. The company...

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T.J. Snow adds second airplane for on-call resistance welding service

June 17, 2013

To facilitate response time for in-plant service calls, resistance welding equipment manufacturer T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., has added a second small airplane to its transportation fleet. The two single-engine planes are used to fly to locations throughout the eastern two-thirds of the...

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Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments - TheFabricator.com

Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments

June 17, 2013

Ohio Laser's new XL mobile worktable features all-welded steel construction that is suitable for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a 5,000-lb. distributed weight capacity, the table is designed for moving supplies, equipment, and assemblies between workstations or...

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Cutting Edge Laser serving Austin, Texas, area

June 13, 2013

Cutting Edge Laser, Seattle, has announced it now provides metal fabrication services to companies in the Austin, Texas, area. The company offers design and engineering services, cutting, machining, forming, welding, hardware insertion, finishing, and assembly....

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