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National Robotics Challenge to be held April 11-13

March 19, 2013

The National Robotics Challenge promotes innovation and helps stimulate creativity in students using robotic technology. Students from 70 schools across nine states will compete April 11-13 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, in one of the few open-platform educational competitions....

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Nordyne to close Missouri plants

March 19, 2013

Nordyne, St. Louis, a manufacturer of heating and cooling products, has announced it will gradually relocate its split system and furnace manufacturing lines to a new manufacturing campus in Saltillo, Mexico. The move will affect about 700 employees in the Boonville and Poplar Bluff, Mo.,...

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Service Stampings earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

March 19, 2013

Service Stampings Inc., Willoughby, Ohio, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company provides precision metal stamping and steel fabricating, with services from design and engineering assistance to multiple-spindle drilling and tapping, assembly, and finishing....

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FMA partners with Kelly Services® to help members find skilled workers

March 19, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced an affinity partner program with Kelly Services, a staffing, outsourcing, and consulting company in Troy, Mich. The program provides FMA member companies with the opportunity to obtain skilled manufacturing...

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Laser marking systems work with Windows-based software

March 19, 2013

MB Metal Technologies LLC offers TYKMA® laser marking systems and software for identification and traceability of parts of almost any material, surface, and composition. Featuring a large marking window, the machines produce text, logos, graphics, and UID and QR codes on all metals, carbide,...

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J.J. Keller launches business services website

March 18, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned business services website at www.jjkellerservices.com. The site showcases the company's regulatory compliance services for the transportation, human resources, and workplace safety industries. The new site includes a brief...

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The quest to get America’s heroes hired - TheFabricator.com

The quest to get America’s heroes hired

March 15, 2013

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National unemployment rates for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans are high and the state of Michigan is toward the top of list of states with the highest number of unemployed veterans. The Merrill Institute of Welding is working to combat that by providing unemployed veterans with welding, fabricating, and leadership skills.

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Cryogenic processing—dispelling the myths, mysteries - TheFabricator.com

Cryogenic processing—dispelling the myths, mysteries

March 15, 2013

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Heat treating metals goes back thousands of years, but the use of cold temperatures, especially the very cold temperatures in the cryogenic range, is relatively new and hasn't been fully accepted in the manufacturing industry. Interviews with four cryogenic processors clear up some of the mysteries and misconceptions concerning this often-misunderstood process.

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More than numbers drive valuation -- much more

March 15, 2013

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Various factors drive company valuation, and one of the most significant is the market characteristics--that is, a company’s sources of revenue and the total available revenue within the company’s reach.

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The chaplain and the press brake technician - TheFabricator.com

The chaplain and the press brake technician

March 15, 2013

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Everyone has personal problems at some point of their lives, and those problems can affect productivity at work. In this sensitive area, workplace chaplains may be able to help.

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SigmaTEK Systems launches NASCAR contest

March 14, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing business automation software in Cincinnati, is sponsoring a NASCAR® Driving Experience contest. One winner will receive a gift certificate for up to $500 toward a Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (www.racewithrusty.com) or Richard...

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Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment - TheFabricator.com

Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment

March 14, 2013

Denray downdraft tables help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and particles generated during grinding, welding, or sanding operations. They are designed to pass the pollutants and sparks over water pans to protect the filters and reduce any fire risk. Flame-retardant cartridge filters are...

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Structural adhesives serve as alternative to mechanical fasteners

March 14, 2013

Fabrico offers structural adhesives in liquid and tape formats. The adhesives are designed for bonding and joining applications with loads up to 4,000 PSI and greater. Adaptable to automated processes, the structural adhesives can join dissimilar materials such as new metal alloys, composites, and...

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Bend app helps simplify bending calculations - TheFabricator.com

Bend app helps simplify bending calculations

March 13, 2013

LVD Strippit's new bend app for smartphones and tablets provides quick access to bending calculations and tooling information to aid press brake setup and part production. It also offers company news and product updates. The app provides bending calculations, including bending force estimation...

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Aqueous cleaning system meets aerospace cleanliness standards - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous cleaning system meets aerospace cleanliness standards

March 13, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced the Midi, an automatic, customizable, self-contained aqueous cleaning system that meets aerospace cleanliness and inspection standards. Suitable for cleaning applications within a centralized layout, the system measures 65 by 110 by 89 in. For very long components,...

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