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Sketching in a 3-D CAD System

January 1, 2009

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Columnist Gerald Davis describes different approaches to sketching in a 3-D environment.

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Metal formers expect slight improvement

December 17, 2008

According to the December 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to improve slightly, yet remain difficult during...

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Lockout scissor hasp accommodates multiple padlocks

December 16, 2008

Fortress Interlocks has introduced the lockout scissor hasp for locking off dangerous machinery in the workplace.Employees who use the lockout/tagout safety procedure can lock multiple padlocks onto...

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Vertical carousel improves operator ergonomics

December 16, 2008

The Remstar MegaStation® vertical carousel is designed to occupy minimal floor space, increase productivity, and improve operator ergonomics in fabricating equipment applications, according to the...

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Modular heavy-duty welding table provides 2-ton load capacity

December 16, 2008

Strong Hand Tools™ manufactures the BuildPro™ series of welding tables. Designed for modular, simplified use, the table is constructed of precision, hardened steel plates with 5/8-in....

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MRP system integrates with provider's CAM, nesting software, or stands alone

December 16, 2008

Jetcam Intl. has introduced a comprehensive MRP system suitable for all types of manufacturing companies, from one-off and small-batch manufacturers to process manufacturers and high-volume/repetitive...

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Cost estimating module designed for machining, sheet metal fabrication

December 16, 2008

MTI Systems has introduced a feature-based cost estimating module within its Costimator software.The current version, V9.0, provides users with feature-based cost models for machining and sheet metal...

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Rotary fixture marks cylindrical, multiple-sided parts

December 16, 2008

Kwik Mark Inc.'s KwikTurn rotary fixture is suitable for marking around cylindrical and multiple-sided parts. The modular construction features a base with an adjustable headstock and tailstock. The...

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Load cells are accurate to 0.3 percent

December 16, 2008

For OEM equipment and custom machinery, Baumer Ltd. has introduced DLRx load cells, which are sensors designed to measure force in a range of harsh industrial environments. Featuring IP65/IP67...

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Drip pan houses eco-friendly absorbent pillow

December 16, 2008

The Oil Eater absorbent drip pan from Kafko Intl. is designed for leaks that are too large for an absorbent pad or that occur in tight spaces such as under machinery and pipes.The plastic pan houses...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in....

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AISC presents achievement awards at annual meeting

December 16, 2008

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement awards were presented at the 2008 AISC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.The 2008...

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TUBOTECH 2009 to be held in Brazil

December 16, 2008

TUBOTECH, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components trade fair will be staged at the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes in So Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 6-8, 2009. The event will be jointly organized by...

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Talan Products names sales manager

December 16, 2008

Talan Products, a high-volume metal stamping manufacturer in Cleveland, has named Fran Adler to the newly created position of sales manager. His previous experience includes positions in mechanical...

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