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Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs. - TheFabricator

Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs.

June 21, 2010

Air Technical Industries has introduced the heavy-duty Zero-Low dock lift table. It has a lowered height of 0 in. and can raise a load of up to 50,000 lbs. When the table is lowered to ground level,...

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Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology - TheFabricator

Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology

June 21, 2010

Most 15-year-olds have modest professional networks, at best. But on June 10, 70 freshmen at a new Chicago high school had the chance to rub shoulders with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Also known as...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip during next three months

June 15, 2010

According to the June 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip during the next three months, an indication of...

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Hydro Aluminum names new leader for North American extrusion business

June 14, 2010

Matthew Dionne has taken over leadership of Hydro Aluminum's North American extrusion business in Linthicum, Md. The company has reorganized its extrusion business, dividing its Extrusion Americas...

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Whirlpool to close Michigan facility

June 14, 2010

Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to close its machining facility in Benton Harbor, Mich., at year-end 2010 or early 2011, eliminating 216 jobs. The announcement follows a comprehensive review of...

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Gear shaping machine can be paired with vertical turning center, grinder - TheFabricator

Gear shaping machine can be paired with vertical turning center, grinder

June 14, 2010

Bourn & Koch Inc., a partner in the Star SU LLC go-to-market cooperative, offers the 1000VBS CNC gear shaper. The 40-in. machine has an 8-in. stroke capability and can be paired with the company's...

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How to set up an internship program - TheFabricator

How to set up an internship program

June 8, 2010

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Insight from a metal fabricator and the head of Kansas State's Advanced Manufacturing Institute provides companies with good tips for setting up an internship program.

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3-D CAD on the grill, Part VI - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part VI

June 8, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis reminds CAD designers that it is a good practice to test parametric links as the design progresses.

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Which cable carrier is right for your application?

June 7, 2010

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Carrier systems designed to protect your machinery’s cables and hoses can help prevent damage and improve your processes. Which of the many available systems is right for your operation?

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Sensor film reveals distribution, magnitude of pressure between two contacting surfaces - TheFabricator

Sensor film reveals distribution, magnitude of pressure between two contacting surfaces

June 7, 2010

Sensor Products Inc. offers Pressurex® pressure-indicating sensor film. It reveals the distribution and magnitude of pressure between any two contacting surfaces. According to the company,...

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What's NEXt? Growth - TheFabricator

What's NEXt? Growth

June 1, 2010

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NEX Solutions experiences double-digit growth during the worst economic climate in a generation. How did managers and employees achieve such performance? By adding value.

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Structural adhesives designed to withstand stress from shock, impact, vibration

June 1, 2010

3M's Scotch-Weld toughened epoxy and acrylic adhesives provide long-term structural reliability under high stress from shock, impact, and vibration. High shear and peel strength enables the adhesives...

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Beckmann Volmer to invest $10 million in Arkansas plant

June 1, 2010

Beckmann Volmer has announced plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Osceola, Ark., spending $10 million and employing 300 people. The German company makes major steel components for wind...

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ISM May ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories contracting

June 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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The Wisconsin Family Robinson - TheFabricator

The Wisconsin Family Robinson

May 28, 2010

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Anyone that works for Robinson Metal Inc. learns the business from the ground up. This approach has served it well as the De Pere, Wis., company has grown to become one of the largest fabricating job shops in the U.S.

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