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SigmaTEK puts CAD/CAM nesting program demo online

June 25, 2013

SigmaTEK has launched a demo page of its SigmaNEST Version 10 CAD/CAM nesting program at www.sigmanest.com/en-us/version-10/. The new release features an advanced nesting engine offering speed, material savings, and automation, the company reports. The site contains an interactive look at the new...

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Specialty Alloys and Stainless Ltd. expands in Ontario

June 20, 2013

Specialty Alloys and Stainless Ltd. is building a 5,200-sq.-ft. addition to its custom metal fabrication production facility in Lively, Ont. The expansion project also includes the installation of two cranes and a laser cutter. The company manufactures products for mining and other industrial...

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DeWys Mfg. hires buyer

June 20, 2013

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has announced the addition of Matt Heinz as its new buyer. In this role, he is responsible for managing the supply chain, which includes purchasing and supplier selection. Heinz recently graduated from Michigan State University with a...

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System attaches to 55-gal. drum for HEPA-quality vacuuming - TheFabricator.com

System attaches to 55-gal. drum for HEPA-quality vacuuming

June 19, 2013

Exair offers the heavy-duty HEPA Vac. It attaches to a 55-gal., open-top drum, turning it into a HEPA-quality industrial vacuum cleaner. The vacuum filters contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments requiring frequent cleaning. The 82-dBA unit's prefilter stops larger particles,...

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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence - TheFabricator.com

CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence

June 19, 2013

Lantek has launched a new 2013 version of its CAD/CAM software. It features new developments for efficient nesting, punching, machining, and tube profile cutting, as well as ways to control simple to sophisticated data in a manufacturing plant. It is compatible with all machine makes and can be...

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Thunder Mfg. opens stamping plant in Kentucky

June 19, 2013

Toronto-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has opened Thunder Mfg. USA Inc., a new $2.2 million metal stamping operation in Richmond, Ky. The plant will employ 45 people to manufacture metal components for automotive engines and transmission mounts....

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American Tank & Fabricating announces name change

June 19, 2013

American Tank & Fabricating Co., Cleveland, has changed its name to AT&F. "The name change signifies that we have become a global company, serving many markets with a wide variety of precision fabrication products and services," explained Michael Ripich, president. The company began in...

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AEC launches Designing With Extrusions webinar program

June 19, 2013

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has launched a series of webinars targeted to designers and engineers, providing information on how to create optimal designs with aluminum extrusion. Two upcoming educational programs are scheduled for summer. "It's About the SHAPE: Designing...

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CRP Industries unveils website for industrial unit

June 19, 2013

CRP Industries Inc,. a Cranbury, N.J.-based supplier of high-pressure paint spray, industrial hoses, synchronous belts, and high-speed electric motors, has unveiled a new website, www.crpindustrial.com, for its diversified CRP Industrial business unit. The website features the four key brands that...

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LaserNett redesigns website

June 19, 2013

LaserNett of Mississauga, Ont., has redesigned its corporate website at www.lasernett.ca with a central focus on providing information to those in the metal prototyping, tool and die, sign manufacturing, automotive, promotional manufacturing, and furniture industries. The website explains the...

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Eberl Iron Works marks 90 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Eberl Iron Works marks 90 years in business

June 19, 2013

Eberl Iron Works Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., celebrates its 90th year in business in 2013. From its beginnings in 1923 as a small welding shop, the company has grown and diversified to comprise five divisions: Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports, Traffic Safety Products, Rooftop...

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Racine Metal-Fab completes plant expansion

June 18, 2013

Racine Metal-Fab Ltd.'s new metal fabrication facility in Sturtevant, Wis., is now fully operational. The 75,000-sq.-ft. plant, which employs 80 people, contains $1 million in new machinery and equipment. Another expansion is expected within two to three years. The company serves the commercial...

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GSM Industrial receives ASME certification mark and National Board "R" stamp

June 18, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor based in Centerville, Pa., has received the ASME "U" Certificate of Authorization, allowing it to apply the ASME certification mark and "U" designator as required to pressure vessels and parts that it fabricates. The...

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Industrial ceiling fan equipped with LED

June 18, 2013

The Big Ass Fan® Co. has introduced the Powerfoil® X LED-equipped industrial ceiling fan. The LED delivers as much light as a 400-W metal halide, covering the entire diameter of the fan while using less than 175 W. The tempered glass lens is designed to minimize glare. The light ties directly...

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