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TOX® Pressotechnik building cylinders in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

TOX® Pressotechnik building cylinders in Illinois

April 18, 2011

TOX Pressotechnik is now manufacturing its TOX- Powerpackage line-Q cylinders at its facility in Warrenville, Ill. These cylinders are available in 11 models with pneumatic press force from 1 to 30 tons. The cylinders are suitable for use in clinching, mounting, fastener insertion, marking,...

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HRB pricing momentum stalls; China up, U.S., World, & Western Europe down

April 13, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 11 rose 3.6 percent to $628 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price slipped 0.1 percent to $969 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after rising nine consecutive times. The World export HRB price...

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Tower International acquires assets of W Industries

April 12, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of W Industries, a Detroit-based supplier of large metal components and assemblies, primarily to defense,...

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Gas mixer with integrated moisture measurement introduced

April 12, 2011

Witt has introduced new gas mixers with integrated moisture measurement. They continuously monitor the moisture content of the gas mixture as it is fed into the process. When a certain configurable limit of moisture is exceeded, an alarm can be triggered. The mixers feature a ceramic metal oxide...

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Foreman Fabricators wins international award - TheFabricator.com

Foreman Fabricators wins international award

April 12, 2011

Foreman Fabricators Inc., a custom fabricator of architectural metal items in St. Louis, has won an award for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The company entered a customized desk it...

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Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water - TheFabricator.com

Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water

April 12, 2011

La-Co Industries has developed the Markal® Pro-Line WP industrial-grade liquid paint marker. Engineered with a permanent, fast-drying, low-VOC formula, the marker resists spreading when in contact with water or water-based liquids. Low in halogenated compounds and sulfur, the marker uses a...

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Wisconsin company part of worldwide effort to help cool Japan's nuclear reactors

April 7, 2011

A Wisconsin company is part of a global effort to help contain Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. Putzmeister America Inc., based in Sturtevant, Wis., is a division of heavy equipment manufacturer, Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH (PCP). The two affiliates are sending four additional boom pumps to...

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AMT: Year-end 2010 industrial laser shipments up 37 percent from 2009

April 6, 2011

Shipments of industrial laser equipment and systems in 2010 are reported at $356.2 million, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Unit sales jumped 44.9 percent for a total of 1,210 units. CO2 lasers accounted for 88.5 percent of the value of shipments, which is...

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NAM calls for swift passage of Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

April 6, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement today on the announced deal between the White House and the Colombia government on the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: "This agreement is essential to job creation and our global...

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Regal Beloit acquires technology company Ramu Inc.

April 5, 2011

Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., has announced that it has acquired Ramu Inc., a motor and control technology company headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, backed by the venture capital firm Khosla Ventures. Ramu Inc. is a start-up company founded by Krishnan Ramu with a research and development...

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SMS Elotherm North America names VP of engineering, development

April 5, 2011

Elotherm, a manufacturer of induction heating, heat-treating, and welding systems in Cranberry Township, Pa., has hired Josef Wagner as vice president of engineering and development. Before joining the company, Wagner worked at EFD Induction in Freiburg, Germany, where he was responsible for the...

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Single-point ground welding machine handles wire bundles of up to 0.79 sq. in. - TheFabricator.com

Single-point ground welding machine handles wire bundles of up to 0.79 sq. in.

April 5, 2011

Sonobond Ultrasonics has developed the SPG 2600 ultrasonic spot welding machine for manufacturing single-point ground terminals, which help solve the problem of electrical noise caused by today's intricate automobile systems. The unit's tooling is designed to gather as many as 18 wires into a...

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Weiler donates to training for returning vets - TheFabricator.com

Weiler donates to training for returning vets

April 4, 2011

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has donated wire brushes, grinding wheels, hand brushes, and tools for a veterans training program run by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA has partnered with the U.S. military to create the...

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Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement - TheFabricator.com

Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement

April 4, 2011

FlowComp™, a closed-loop hardware and software feature that combines laser drilling with airflow measurement on Laserdyne 795 and 450 multiaxis laser systems, has been introduced by Prima Power North America. The feature has applications in both aerospace and land-based turbine engine...

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GSM Industrial announces leadership changes

April 4, 2011

GSM Industrial, a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products based in Lancaster, Pa., has announced several changes to its executive leadership. Brian Dombach has been named executive vice president and general manager. An employee since 2009, Dombach previously led the outside...

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