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Commercial Metals Co. begins construction on Oklahoma micromill

May 2, 2016

Commercial Metals Co. has announced the start of construction of its second micromill, to be located in Durant, Okla. The micromill technology uses a continuous-continuous manufacturing process that melts, casts, and rolls steel from a single, uninterrupted strand, producing higher yields and lower...

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Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair to be held May 17 in Manchester, Conn.

May 2, 2016

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and Capital Workforce Partners will host an Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair at the Army & Navy Club in Manchester, Conn., on May 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Employers interested in participating in the job fair should contact Lynn...

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Forty-six veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

May 2, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, held its spring graduation at its educational facility in San Diego last month. The 46 graduates now are prepared to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity continued to expand in April

May 2, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the second consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 83rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued May 2 by Bradley J....

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The Arsenal of Democracy—When Detroit bailed out the U.S. government

May 2, 2016

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Remember when the U.S. government bailed out Detroit? Many people were up in arms over the action. Perhaps knowing more about the automakers’ contributions to winning WWII might have softened some opinions. Here’s a short story about Chrysler's role.

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Maintaining good cut quality when using an abrasive saw

May 2, 2016

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A fabricator that can find the right abrasive wheel for the job, can figure out the right cutting speed and downfeed rate, and can find the right saw with enough power likely doesn’t have to worry about poor-quality cuts while abrasive cutting.

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Reporting to OSHA after a severe injury

May 2, 2016

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During their presentation at the FMA Annual Meeting, attorney David Jones, along with Doug Raff, owner of Paragon Industrial Controls, showed a lot about what a fabricator can expect during an OSHA inspection after reporting a major injury. They gave insights as to how companies can best navigate the OSHA inspection and citation process.

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Do you manage scrap properly?

May 2, 2016

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A metal fabricator checks incoming raw material before signing off on it. Doesn't it make sense to pay as much attention to the material leaving the facility? The potential return on the effort suggests "yes."

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Hardfacing alloy made for GMAW carbide embedding

April 29, 2016

Postle Industries has introduced Postalloy® PS98 hardfacing alloy to be used as a matrix welding wire for tungsten carbide embedding, also known as GMAW carbide embedding. Tungsten carbide particles are fed from an overhead hopper directly into the alloy’s molten weld pool via vibratory feeding...

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Autodarkening helmets offer optical clarity in large viewing area

April 29, 2016

Weldcote Metals’ Ultraview and UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmets allow a wide range of colors to be viewable while in light mode, providing optical clarity in a large viewing area. Both helmets feature standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover lenses, four sensors, solar power with battery backup,...

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Yaskawa Motoman demonstrates career path opportunities to students

April 28, 2016

To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited student groups to take tours of its Dayton, Ohio, facility and to speak with automation professionals about future job opportunities. Attendees also had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations. More than 350 students from...

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Noncopper-coated submerged arc wire made for pipe seam applications

April 28, 2016

Lincoln Electric® has developed Lincolnweld® Emergence™, a noncopper-coated submerged arc wire with a proprietary surface treatment to protect material and perform the same as copper-coated wires in the same alloy class, the company reports. It offers increased wire conductivity, and the...

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Yale announces Dealer of Excellence Awards

April 28, 2016

In recognition of its top-performing dealers, Yale Materials Handling Corp., a provider of lift truck products and services in Greenville, N.C., has announced its 2015 Dealer of Excellence Award recipients. Winning dealers must meet rigorous operating standards and performance criteria,...

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Fully automatic tube cutting machine offered

April 28, 2016

Straus-Artys Corp. offers tube cutting machines manufactured by the Conni division of RALCitalia. The fully automatic, high-production tube cutting machine is suitable for round, square, and rectangular hollow tube, as well as solid rounds. The unit incorporates a robust saw head with hardened...

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True Position Mfg. to host ribbon-cutting May 6

April 28, 2016

True Position Mfg. Inc., a veteran-owned metal manufacturing and fabrication company, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Davenport, Iowa, facility on May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company, a lean Six Sigma fabricator, provides value-added metal products and services to...

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