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OEM Fabricators appoints two plant managers

April 9, 2012

OEM Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jack Pollitt and Doyle Laudal as plant managers. Pollitt serves as plant manager at the Woodville, Wis., facility. He has more than 16 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, process engineering, ISO, plant layout design, capital equipment selection,...

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Mirrors designed for high-power lasers - TheFabricator.com

Mirrors designed for high-power lasers

April 9, 2012

Laser Research Optics has introduced a new line of OFHC copper mirrors offered with or without water cooling for use in high-power, multikilowatt CO2 laser systems. The mirrors are offered in polished, uncoated versions or with plasma gold coatings. They provide more than 99.6 percent...

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Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals

April 9, 2012

Sonobond offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It creates solid-state metallurgical bonds with high conductivity without the need for filler materials. No clipping, soldering, crimping, or dipping is required. The process does not produce arcs, sparks, or fumes and does...

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SigmaNEST awarded Autodesk Inventor 2013 certification

April 5, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has announced that its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe, and combination cutting machines has been awarded Autodesk® Inventor® 2013 certification. SigmaTEK Systems, located in Cincinnati, has a global...

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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to maintain its solid pace in April

April 5, 2012

Although the rate of job growth will fall short of levels reached a year ago, hiring will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in April, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2012. A net of...

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Orbital stretch wrapper secures oversized loads

April 3, 2012

Yellow Jacket offers the 87M orbital stretch wrap machine, suitable for securing oversized, oddly shaped, palletized loads while the pallet remains on the forklift. The horizontally positioned stretch wrap dispenser moves around and under a load as the machine is advanced manually across the length...

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DeWys Mfg. named to list of "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

April 3, 2012

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has been recognized as one of the 2012 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. DeWys provides precision sheet metal fabricating, machining, powder coating, metal...

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A (re)moving story: Eliminating condensation - TheFabricator.com

A (re)moving story: Eliminating condensation

April 3, 2012

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Air movement is a cost-effective way to reduce condensation, create a more uniform temperature from floor to ceiling, and increase employee comfort and productivity. Large-diameter, low-speed fans, up to 24 feet in diameter, provide efficient air movement while using less energy than smaller fans running at faster speeds.

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment grew in March at modest pace

April 2, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Arpil 2 by Bradley J....

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Welding gas cylinder shotblaster redesigned - TheFabricator.com

Welding gas cylinder shotblaster redesigned

April 2, 2012

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of its redesigned GC 111 welding gas cylinder shotblaster. The unit incorporates a pneumatic safety latch on the door, as well as redundant manual door latches for maintenance. A new blast wheel blade option and different horsepower...

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Global metal stampings, forgings, castings market to reach $407.6 billion by 2017

April 2, 2012

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive report on the global metal stampings, forgings, and castings markets. According to the report, the market is forecast to reach $407.6 billion by 2017. The report provides market estimates and projections for major...

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Sharpe Products installs fiber-optic tube laser

April 2, 2012

Sharpe Products, a New Berlin, Wis.-based contract manufacturer providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company's bending processes using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser features increased...

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D&S Mfg. installs press brake

April 2, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has installed an Accurpress model 548514 Accell series synchronized, CNC press brake, designed to meet changing customer project parameters. The machine features an adjustable bottom V die. With its previous machine, operators had to remove the lower die...

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Eberl Iron Works establishes new website

April 2, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has launched a new website at www.eberliron.com that unites its five divisions under a single brand. Separate web addresses for each division — Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports framing products, Systems Installation & Design, Traffic...

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Eaton Airflex awards new territory to Palmer Johnson Power Systems

April 2, 2012

The Airflex Clutch and Brake business unit of Eaton Corp. has appointed Palmer Johnson Power Systems' Dallas branch as an authorized Airflex distributor for the industrial market in Texas. With the addition of the Texas territory, all 10 Palmer Johnson locations now are authorized Eaton Airflex...

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