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shoulderbolt precision

Bedeviled with the details

October 8, 2009

Columnist Gerald Davis shows readers how to deliver just enough detail for visualization in a 3-D drawing, not for manufacturing.

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glastender fabricating fast turnaround

Raising the bar, one sink at a time

October 7, 2009

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Glastender, a food service products manufacturer, takes bold moves and expands during this historic economic downturn.

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Detroit Tool Metal Products to receive Senate Appropriation Committee funding

October 7, 2009

Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP), Lebanon, Mo., has announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $2 million in funding to develop an improved manufacturing process for the...

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ESAB appoints president – CEO, North America

October 5, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the appointment of Andrew Masterman as president and chief executive officer of ESAB North America, effective August 17, 2009. Masterman is based in...

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Impress USA breaks ground on metal manufacturing facility

September 30, 2009

Empire State Development (ESD), Impress USA Inc., and the Broome County IDA broke ground Sept. 29 for Imipress's new metal packaging facility in Conklin, N.Y.The company a global provider of consumer...

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HRB price recovery slows

September 30, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB price for Sept. 28 rose 1.5 percent to $616 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eighth consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price...

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ABB, Vincennes University partner to enhance robotic training

September 28, 2009

ABB Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, and Vincennes University (VU), Vincennes, Ind., have formed a partnership to enhance the college's vocational and technical robotic training and provide...

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Steel Market Intelligence: EU finalizes tariffs up to 39 percent on Chinese steel pipe

September 25, 2009

Steel Market Intelligence has reported that according to press reports, the European Union finalized five-year steel pipe dumping duties as high as 39 percent on Chinese imports September 24 that will...

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Laser enhanced with file-transfer capabilities

September 24, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG) division of Mitsubishi Laser brings the flexibility of today's file-transfer capabilities to Mitsubishi Laser. The Calmotion USBCNC disk reader control acts as an...

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Antidumping, countervailing duty cases filed against fastener imports from China and Taiwan

September 24, 2009

On Sept. 23, Wiley Rein LLP filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission against imports of standard fasteners...

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LSA Laser moves to new facility

September 23, 2009

LSA Laser, Plymouth, Minn., a precision laser processor of components and assemblies for the medical device industry, has moved to new 26,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and office facilities.Located at...

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McHenry County (Illinois) EDC to hold manufacturing matchmaking event

September 23, 2009

McHenry County Economic Development Corp.'s (MCEDC) Business Accelerator for Innovation and Collaboration (BAIC) is hosting its second annual McHenry County Manufacturing Matchmaking Event on October...

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battery cage weldments

Drawing the bead on weldments

September 23, 2009

Columnist Gerald Davis has a new project thismonth: Model a cage that will hold about 528 lbs. (240 kg) of batteries. Because afictional project manager has not settled onthe specific battery spacing or on thestructural members to use, Davis showsreaders how to make it easy to change thesize as well as the materials used in the cage.

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3d sheet metal design

Flat responsibility in sheet metal modeling

September 23, 2009

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The most important role of a CAD operator is to verify that the design can be flattened. Columnist Gerald Davis provides some guidance on that subject.

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ArvinMeritor completes sale of wheels business

September 22, 2009

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., has announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Wheels business—formerly a division of the company's Light Vehicle Systems segment—to...

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