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Rigaku Analytical Devices wins R&D 100 Award

November 30, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its KT-100™ Katana™ laser-induced breakdown spectroscopic hand-held analyzer has been selected in the analytical/test category as one of R&D Magazine’s top 100 innovative products of 2016.The analyzer, certified rugged to U.S....

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Portable dust and fume collector designed for welding

November 30, 2016

Imperial Systems has introduced the Shadow portable dust and fume collector. It has many of the same features as the full-sized CMAXX™, including DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber filters and powerful pulse cleaning, but in a smaller package. While the nanofiber filter is suitable for use with most small...

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Job-related injuries and workers’ compensation—the more you know, the better

November 30, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

Unless you work in human resources or have been involved in a work-related injury, you probably don’t know much about workers’ compensation. The leading reasons for claims just might surprise you.

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Houghton Intl. launches redesigned website

November 30, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.houghtonintl.com. The site provides information regarding the company’s global operations, products, and services in 14 languages across all platforms and devices.The...

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Southern Metal Fabricators marks 25 years in business with Dec. 13 open house

November 30, 2016

Custom metal fabrication company Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. will celebrate 25 years in business on Dec. 13, 2016, with an open house, ribbon cutting, and tours of its 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Albertville, Ala. Visitors will view fabrication work in progress and the company’s newest...

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What is the right laser for microwelding?

November 30, 2016 | By Geoff Shannon

Learning about the characteristics of microwelding lasers, such as ND:YAG and the different types of fiber lasers, can help fabricators determine which is the best option for a particular application.

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Airborne hazards in welding

November 30, 2016 | By Derek Baker

Selecting a respirator for welding is serious business. Choosing the wrong respirator for a job, or using it incorrectly, may cause serious health issues.

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DiStar Industries announces expansion

November 30, 2016

Metal fabricator DiStar Industries has announced plans to expand its 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently uses laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake bending to fabricate custom products for a variety of...

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Press brake available up to 600 tons

November 30, 2016

LAG-Rainer S.r.l. offers the G-Top press brake in models from 60 to 600 tons. The 6-axis machine comes in tandem and tridem versions.Features include a G-Flex deflection compensation system, G-CS active crowning system, safety system, touchscreen NC, sliding motorized front supports, 4-axis...

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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies wins USAF contract

November 29, 2016

Wall Colmonoy’s Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, Oklahoma City, Okla., has won a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract from the U.S. Air Force for the overhaul of the F-16 primary and secondary heat exchangers. The firm has manufactured and overhauled heat exchangers for the Air Force for...

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Asia Pacific remains most lucrative market for welding equipment, says report

November 29, 2016

According to a report published by persistence market research (PMR), the global market for welding equipment is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 7 percent during the forecast period 2016 to 2024. By the end of 2016, the market is estimated to surpass $10.4 billion. The Asia Pacific, the most...

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ArcelorMittal announces plans to open Detroit manufacturing plant

November 29, 2016

ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of Luxembourg steel producer ArcelorMittal, has announced plans to open a 317,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Detroit. The facility will produce high-strength, laser-welded steel blanks for the auto industry.The $83 million project is expected to...

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Grinding wheel finishes with low vibration

November 29, 2016

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green Max grinding wheel. Designed for aggressive grinding, it delivers high removal rates with less destructive finishes and reduced wear on operators, according to the manufacturer. Suitable for use on metals such as stainless steel, mild steel, hard face,...

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Prima Power announces cooperation with Cajo Technologies

November 29, 2016

Prima Power, a supplier of laser and sheet metal fabrication machines, has announced its cooperation with Finland-based Cajo Technologies, a producer of laser marking systems for various industrial sectors. “For a while we have been looking for the right partner to cover the needs especially in...

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Commercial Metals names president/COO

November 29, 2016

Metal products manufacturer and recycler Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has promoted Barbara R. Smith to the position of president/COO, effective Jan. 11. Smith joined the company in May 2011, serving as senior vice president and CFO until her promotion to COO in January 2016. Smith...

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