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Choosing the right aluminum filler alloy

September 22, 2014

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How do you know which aluminum filler alloy to use? With several varieties out there, it’s important to be familiar with the type of application and the type of results you are looking for. Those and other considerations will lead you to choosing the right alloy.

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Metal-cored electrode engineered for low-temperature stress relief

September 19, 2014

Select-SAI Inc. has introduced Select 70C-6 SR, an E70C-6MJ-H4 gas-shielded, metal-cored electrode designed for low-temperature service requirements. The wire provides excellent weldability with a low slag, resulting in a smooth arc transfer with outstanding arc stability, the manufacturer says....

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Vacuum clamping system allows creation of various welding fixtures

September 19, 2014

Förster welding systems GmbH offers the Vacufix® vacuum clamping system in connection with the Ergofix® ergonomic manipulator. The clamping system allows the creation of different welding fixtures for sheet metal structures using a single kit. It features patented high-temperature vacuum...

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SEMA awarded federal grant to increase exports of automotive aftermarket products

September 19, 2014

Diamond Bar, Calif., trade organization SEMA, which represents the automotive specialty equipment market, has been awarded part of a $2.2 million federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and China. The...

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U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay

September 19, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have fined Sims Metal Management $189,500 for polluting San Francisco Bay with scrap metal debris in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Since at least the early 1990s, Sims operated a conveyor belt without adequate...

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K&S Tool, Die and Mfg. marks 40th anniversary with new name, new website

September 19, 2014

K&S Tool, Die and Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., celebrates its 40th year in business in 2014. To mark the event, the company has changed its name to K&S Mfg. Inc. The firm also has launched a new website at www.ksmfg.com to reflect its position as a vertically integrated contract metals...

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Outfit protects, organizes oxyacetylene torch equipment

September 19, 2014

The Uniweld Rollin’ Roughneck outfit protects and organizes torch equipment. The A-style uses a tip mix gas mixing system. This three-seated tip allows the gases to be mixed in the tip rather than in the head or tube. The outfit includes a rolling cart, oxygen regulator, acetylene regulator,...

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George A. Mitchell Co. appoints director of sales and engineering

September 19, 2014

George A. Mitchell Co., Youngstown, Ohio, a producer of push pointing equipment and cold forming equipment for the tube industry, has appointed Craig H. Kyle to the newly created position of director of sales and engineering. Kyle has more than 12 years of experience in the pipe and tube...

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Marlin Steel installs automated welding machine

September 19, 2014

Marlin Steel has added a Versaweld CSR102-1230-3-MFDC NC jig welding system from Ideal Welding Systems to its facility in Baltimore. The medium-frequency, automated welding machine supports welding in three dimensions. Its rotating heads can weld along curved or irregular shapes. The robotic...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints sales and marketing manager

September 19, 2014

Stamping company Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Melayne Martin as sales and marketing manager. She has more than 11 years of sales and marketing experience. Martin has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations emphasis and a business administration minor from...

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VMG launches program to train veterans to start metal fabricating businesses

September 19, 2014

Veterans Manufacturing Group (VMG) has launched as an organization to train and help U.S. military veterans start their own employee-owned metal fabricating business with donated machine tools. The program will offer veterans paid training in the methods and techniques associated with...

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Positioner lifts offered in single-, two-column models

September 19, 2014

ALM Materials Handling offers headstock/tailstock positioner lifts that allow weldments and assemblies to be positioned at convenient working heights and positions. The units can be custom-designed for specific requirements. Single-column positioners have capacities of up to 5,000 lbs....

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Cold saw can be programmed to control volume production work

September 19, 2014

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C370 A-NC cold saw features a pedant-mounted NC console with soft-touch controls for setup and sawing operations, including height/depth controls for saw cycling and high productivity in volume production work. The saw is engineered with a heavy-duty vertical...

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Jet Edge marks 30th anniversary with open house celebration

September 18, 2014

St. Michael, Minn.-based waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary Sept. 3 with an open house celebration. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a barbecue lunch, factory tours, and live 5-axis waterjet cutting demonstrations. Jet Edge President Jude...

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Tripar celebrates 65 years in business

September 18, 2014

Tripar, a metal stamper in Montreal, marks its 65th year as a family-owned and -operated business, currently in its third generation. Since its founding in 1949, the company has expanded four times. It currently has 65,000 sq. ft. and more than 100 presses with a capacity of up to 200 tons, as...

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