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Gather, learn, and connect at FABTECH 2013 - TheFabricator.com

Gather, learn, and connect at FABTECH 2013

October 7, 2013 | By Amanda Carlson

Show attendees can expect 360 degrees of technology, education, and networking.

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DeWys Mfg. adds rotary index laser cutting system

October 7, 2013

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has installed an Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI rotary index laser cutting system for efficiently cutting mid to thick materials. The machine simplifies switching from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. Features include lens burn detection, cut...

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Schrock Metal announces expansion

October 7, 2013

Schrock Metal Products, a metal fabricating company in Akron, N.Y., has completed a two-phase expansion. The company has added 12,000 sq. ft. of space to accommodate a fully automated Amada high-speed, linear-drive, 4000-W flying-optic laser cutting system. It also has installed Amada’s FO...

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Siemens to host Chicago executive conference in October

October 7, 2013

On Oct. 24 Siemens will host an executive conference, "Manufacturing in America: Capture the Competitive Advantage," in Chicago. This event will feature presentations and best practices as to how manufacturers can implement new strategies to drive innovation, generate the highest possible market...

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How one fabricator doubled revenue over 12 months - TheFabricator.com

How one fabricator doubled revenue over 12 months

October 7, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Manufacturing boils down to three principal services: design and engineering, prototyping, and production. One Georgia fabricator has evolved to offer all three.

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Baron Machine Co

A career versus a job

October 4, 2013 | By Vicki Bell

Baron Machine Co., Laconia, N.H., views its tuition reimbursement program as a win-win for the company and its employees—one that will attract individuals looking for a career versus a job.

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STI/SPFA webinar targets water infrastructure industry

October 4, 2013

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has announced a new webinar of interest to utility owners and engineers, design engineers, and consultants in the water infrastructure industry. "Steel Water Pipe Fittings and Design" takes place Friday,...

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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring activity to accelerate in October in manufacturing, services

October 3, 2013

In October, the pace of hiring in manufacturing and services will increase compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2013. In October, for the 15th consecutive month, the hiring rate...

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Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components - TheFabricator.com

Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components

October 3, 2013

Guyson Corp. offers a robotic blast machine that repeats programmed surface preparation routines on individual components and processes a full tray of parts automatically without interruption. The model RB-600 uses a 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot as a component manipulator. Mounted upside...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing sector expanded in September for 4th consecutive month

October 2, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 52nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued Oct. 1 by Bradley J....

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Trap magnets protect downstream equipment from damage - TheFabricator.com

Trap magnets protect downstream equipment from damage

October 2, 2013

Eriez® has added ferrous traps to its ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators. They are offered in ceramic, rare-earth, and Xtreme® rare-earth strengths. The trap magnets target the removal of medium to large ferrous contamination. They help protect downstream equipment from...

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Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel

October 2, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a line of magnetic angle fixturing devices and hand lifters in its Radius™ tool welding gear product group. The fixturing tools can be used to position steel for tack welding or other pre- or postweld operations. They also are suitable for cutting and grinding...

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Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration - TheFabricator.com

Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration

October 2, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. offers DeltaMaxx cartridge filters. They employ nanofiber filtration technology with an ASHRAE MERV rating of 15. Engineered for use within the company's CMaxx dust collector and offered in a variety of sizes, the filters also fit into models from other manufacturers,...

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Hand-held dot peen marker features increased memory capacity - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held dot peen marker features increased memory capacity

October 2, 2013

SIC Marking has introduced the e10p123 lightweight dot peen marking system for marking steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and most plastics. The 8.3-lb., hand-held system features an easy-access on/off button for quick start and stop of the marking cycle. An internal LED light...

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