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Temperature indicators available in more than 100 temperature ratings - TheFabricator.com

Temperature indicators available in more than 100 temperature ratings

March 25, 2013

Tempilstik°® temperature indicators from LA-CO Industries Inc. make marks that melt within 1 percent of their rated temperatures, according to the manufacturer. Lot numbered for NIST traceability, the indicators are supplied in an adjustable aluminum holder with pocket clip. More than...

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Software allows building of multiple-component worksheets

March 21, 2013

Jetcam Intl. has launched Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. The software provides a way to build unlimited worksheets of components remotely for nesting, either manually or automatically. Able to support multiple Expert systems from the manufacturer, it can send CAD files for tooling to...

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Picosecond laser designed for high-throughput processing - TheFabricator.com

Picosecond laser designed for high-throughput processing

March 21, 2013

Coherent Inc. has introduced the Talisker 1000 series ultrafast industrial laser. The high-power picosecond laser is designed for high-throughput, precision materials processing applications in the semiconductor, solar, medical device, consumer electronics, and automotive industries. Three...

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Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons - TheFabricator.com

Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons

March 21, 2013

Exair has introduced the 110-gal. Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system, an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry material rapidly. The compressed-air-powered unit has no motors or impellers, so it is suitable for the cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel...

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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 | By Amanda Carlson

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 | By Eric Lundin

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 | By Dick Kallage

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 | By Tim Heston

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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