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GSM Industrial receives ASME certification mark and National Board "R" stamp

June 18, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor based in Centerville, Pa., has received the ASME "U" Certificate of Authorization, allowing it to apply the ASME certification mark and "U" designator as required to pressure vessels and parts that it fabricates. The...

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Industrial ceiling fan equipped with LED

June 18, 2013

The Big Ass Fan® Co. has introduced the Powerfoil® X LED-equipped industrial ceiling fan. The LED delivers as much light as a 400-W metal halide, covering the entire diameter of the fan while using less than 175 W. The tempered glass lens is designed to minimize glare. The light ties directly...

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Noble Industries adds laser cutting capacity with FMS

June 17, 2013

Noble Industries, Noblesville, Ind., has purchased a new Mazak FMS, adding two more lasers to its facility. The system automatically transports, positions, and cuts materials, then stacks the finished product. It can run unattended, going from one nest to another without new setups. The company...

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T.J. Snow adds second airplane for on-call resistance welding service

June 17, 2013

To facilitate response time for in-plant service calls, resistance welding equipment manufacturer T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., has added a second small airplane to its transportation fleet. The two single-engine planes are used to fly to locations throughout the eastern two-thirds of the...

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Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments - TheFabricator.com

Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments

June 17, 2013

Ohio Laser's new XL mobile worktable features all-welded steel construction that is suitable for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a 5,000-lb. distributed weight capacity, the table is designed for moving supplies, equipment, and assemblies between workstations or...

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Cutting Edge Laser serving Austin, Texas, area

June 13, 2013

Cutting Edge Laser, Seattle, has announced it now provides metal fabrication services to companies in the Austin, Texas, area. The company offers design and engineering services, cutting, machining, forming, welding, hardware insertion, finishing, and assembly....

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ConXtech approved by LA Dept. of Building and Safety

June 13, 2013

ConXtech's Hayward, Calif., steel fabrication facility has received a certificate of approval as a Type 1 Fabricator from the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Building and Safety (LADBS). The company now is qualified to deliver its modular, prefabricated, and mass-customizable structural steel building...

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Bosch Rexroth receives 2013 Jobs First Governor's ImPAct Award

June 13, 2013

Bosch Rexroth Corp., a provider of hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology with a manufacturing campus in Bethlehem, Pa., has received a 2013 Governor's ImPAct Award in the Jobs First category for the Lehigh Valley region from...

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Honda grant will fund STEM education

June 13, 2013

As part of an ongoing commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education programs, Honda of America Mfg. Inc., Marysville, Ohio, has committed $75,000 to support the SME Education Foundation's PRIME® program over the next three years. The PRIME initiative addresses the...

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Door comes with replaceable panels in vinyl, mesh, clear PVC - TheFabricator.com

Door comes with replaceable panels in vinyl, mesh, clear PVC

June 13, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc. has added the Spring Assist Door to its G2 Lite line. The door features an internal custom torsion spring and an interior chain-pull, quick-release feature to help simplify opening. The centrifugal latching mechanism allows the door to be stopped at any position and...

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Air cleaner comes with multiple lift-off attachments - TheFabricator.com

Air cleaner comes with multiple lift-off attachments

June 12, 2013

The TM 1000 TaskMaster portable shop and plant air cleaning unit is available from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems. Suitable for maintenance and source-capture applications, it can be rolled where it is needed and plugged into any 120-V, single-phase outlet. Attachments, which are secured with...

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Unit helps make abrasive recycling possible for any size waterjet company - TheFabricator.com

Unit helps make abrasive recycling possible for any size waterjet company

June 10, 2013

WARDJet Inc. has announced design changes to its Ward Pro system that make abrasive recycling possible for waterjet companies of all sizes. The unit takes sludge abrasive from the tank in a controlled manner, separates the reusable abrasive, and dries it. The dry abrasive is transported...

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Hopper disposes waste waterjet garnet - TheFabricator.com

Hopper disposes waste waterjet garnet

June 10, 2013

Barton Intl. has introduced the BART® Tip Hopper. Designed to be placed next to a waterjet cutting table, the self-dumping hopper serves as a disposal vessel for waste garnet abrasive. During abrasive removal, overflow water is returned to the waterjet table. The 0.75-cu.-yd. hopper...

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Laboratory Testing Inc. announces two promotions

June 10, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., a provider of tensile, impact, hardness, fracture toughness, and stress rupture testing in Hatfield, Pa., has announced the promotions of Glenn Derstine to senior technical adviser for mechanical testing and machining and Brandon McVaugh to destructive testing manager for...

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