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External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications - TheFabricator.com

External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications

July 25, 2013

Exair has introduced external-mix spray nozzles that atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Available in round or flat patterns, they are suitable for use in applications requiring high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cp. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a...

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Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads - TheFabricator.com

Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads

July 25, 2013

Vapormatt has developed a programmable gun crown for use with its Tiger and Tiger+ wet blast systems. It increases the number of recipes that can be programmed for the edge preparation of tooling, enabling multiple tool sets to be honed and polished using the same inline system without the need...

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Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts

July 25, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has expanded its line of full-grip jaws to 24 in. dia. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force for thin-walled parts and distribute the gripping pressure over the workpiece surface to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw...

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Battery-operated marking system transports by hand - TheFabricator.com

Battery-operated marking system transports by hand

July 25, 2013

The Flymarker Pro mobile dot peen marking system from Equipment Sales Co. features a compact size and weighs 10 lbs. Equipped with a magnet and battery, the portable power package creates deep, durable markings at high speeds, the company states. The markings are readable after a coating...

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Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal - TheFabricator.com

Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal

July 24, 2013

The IFH Group offers a lubrication storage and dispensing system that features two 65-gal. containers and one 130-gal. container, plus three-way product diverter valve assemblies, individual pumping systems, and 10-micron filters. The diverter valves, in combination with the individual pumping...

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MachineTools.com launches new platform with machine model database

July 24, 2013

MachineTools.com, an online and mobile marketplace for new and used machinery and tooling, has launched the first redesign of its website since its creation in 1999. The new site features a 160,000-model database, which includes specs, manufacturer information, and for sale listings, as well as...

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Jefferson Southern to expand in Georgia

July 24, 2013

Jefferson Southern Corp., a Tier 1 supplier of structural steel parts to Honda, has announced plans for a $22.8 million expansion of its production facility in Rockmart, Ga. The expansion will add 81,000 sq. ft. to the plant, as well as new presses and an expanded recycling system, creating 40 new...

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GFPE partners with Siemens to provide advanced STEM training

July 24, 2013

The Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE), a state-chartered, not-for-profit organization that works with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE) to promote innovative educational programs, has partnered with Siemens Industry Sector in the U.S. to develop advanced educational courses...

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ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations

July 24, 2013

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., a provider of engineered metal manufacturing systems, has announced that its Metalform product line has expanded its manufacturing capabilities, adding resistance welding, spot welding, and robotic plasma welding equipment. The new welding equipment is expected to...

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Advanced manufacturing techniques drive growth, profitability for middle-market manufacturers

July 24, 2013

The nation's 33,000 middle-market manufacturing companies are increasingly leveraging advanced manufacturing techniques to generate increased revenue and productivity growth. A new report released by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), Columbus, Ohio, and the National Association of...

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Workshops for Warriors graduates first class of certified Flow waterjet operators

July 23, 2013

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., and Workshops for Warriors® have announced that its first class of U.S. military veterans has completed a 2.5-day training course to become Flow certified waterjet operators. The course covered FlowMaster® software and operator training. In January 2013 Flow...

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Sanford Industrial acquires Hansen Metal Fabricators

July 23, 2013

Sanford Industrial Contractors, a supplier of rigging and millwright services in Farmington, N.Y., has announced the acquisition of Hansen Metal Fabricators, also of Farmington. The acquisition allows Sanford to expand its capabilities in heavy metal welding and fabrication. The company operates...

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Matheson introduces Youth Reach Program

July 23, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of gases, gas-handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation, has introduced a Youth Reach Program in support of welding education. The program has three goals: to draw attention to the...

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Report highlights importance of ERP systems

July 23, 2013

Epicor Software Corp., a provider of business software systems for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service organizations, has announced that a new IDC Manufacturing Insights report has uncovered how important a customer-oriented strategy is for successful manufacturers. The report also...

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Oddello Industries announces expansion

July 23, 2013

Oddello Industries, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of metal, tube, pipe, composite, and MDF components for OEMs in a variety of industries, has expanded its tube stamping and cutting operation. As part of the expansion, the company recently added a programmable process that couples a piercer from...

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