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Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications - TheFabricator.com

Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications

January 3, 2011

Lord Corp. has announced the availability of a new thermally conductive silicone encapsulant. Designed for encapsulation applications in which high heat dissipation is required, SC-305 is a two-component silicone system. Suitable for LED lighting power supply encapsulation, the encapsulant can...

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Committee recommends $50,000 for Rogue Mfg.

January 3, 2011

The Citizens Review Committee of Grand Island, Neb., has voted to recommend $50,000 of business incentives for local start-up Rogue Mfg. The request will advance to the Grand Island City Council for final approval of the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Program funds, also known as LB840...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII

December 16, 2010

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Wrapping up his design work on the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis now turns his attention to preparing final versions of project documentation.

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A.O. Smith to sell electric motor division to Regal Beloit Corp.

December 14, 2010

A. O. Smith Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Electrical Products Company, an operating segment that is one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America, to Regal Beloit Corp. for...

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J & D Tube Benders receives TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal's Industry Award 2011

December 13, 2010

J & D Tube Benders Inc., a custom manufacturer and distributor of tubular components and assemblies located in Schofield, Wis., has received TPJ's Industry Award 2011 presented by TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® and sponsored by the Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA). The TPA award is...

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Clark Metal Products receives The FABRICATOR’s Industry Award 2011

December 13, 2010

Clark Metal Products, a metal fabricator based in Blairsville, Pa., has received The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). The FMA award is bestowed upon an individual or company within the metal forming and fabricating...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 83.2 percent year-to-date

December 13, 2010

October U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $387.13 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was down 2.5 percent...

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Midbrook develops factory-for-hire concept

December 13, 2010

Midbrook Inc., a Jackson, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom metal fabrications and industrial parts washers, has announced the development of its factory-for-hire concept. The company will use its facility and employees to help customers design, modify, fabricate, and ship their parts and...

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Sit-down lift trucks have capacities from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs.

December 13, 2010

Linde Material Handling-North America Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Material Handling GmbH, has introduced the new RX60 series of electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks. The eight models in the series have capacities from 5,000 (RX60-25C and RX60-25L) to 10,000 (RX60-50) lbs....

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Revised bridge welding code published

December 13, 2010

The revised edition of the American Welding Society's "D1.5M/D1.5:2010 Bridge Welding Code" has been published. The new standard, known as AASHTO/AWS D1.5M/D1.5:2010, supersedes the 2008 edition. Available for a fee, the 478-page book was undertaken in response to a need for a common welding...

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LaFollette Machine marks 75 years in business

December 13, 2010

LaFollette Machine & Tool Co. Inc., LaFollette, Tenn., is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011. Since 1936 the company has been family-owned and -operated. The ISO 9001:2008-certified firm provides metal forming services and manufactures precision laser-cut parts for the automotive,...

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Bakersfield, Calif., unions come together to educate tomorrow's work force

December 13, 2010

Members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) in Bakersfield, Calif., are taking unprecedented measures to help ensure that when the economy rebounds, their work force is ready with the latest knowledge at their disposal. Vern Shaffer, business representative and training...

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Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding - TheFabricator.com

Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding

December 13, 2010

Patented switching technology on EFD Induction's Weldac induction welding machines now allows the machines to use IGBT transistors at frequencies up to 500 kHz for small-dimension tube welding. The improvements have led to lower stress and power loss in the transistors and the inverter module...

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Success going paperless - TheFabricator.com

Success going paperless

December 10, 2010

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By eliminating its work order packets, Advanced Laser Machining Inc. has saved time associated with trying to make corrections once engineering changes were made to jobs in progress and reduced the risk of upsetting its customers.

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Ball to acquire Aerocan S.A.S.

December 9, 2010

Ball Corp. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Barclays Private Equity to acquire Aerocan S.A.S., a supplier of aluminum aerosol cans and bottles in Europe, for approximately &eruo;221 million inclusive of debt and other liabilities. The acquisition is expected to close...

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