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Ohio Laser appoints CEO - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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Two sponsors join Manufacturing Day 2013

September 17, 2013

IHS GlobalSpec, Englewood, Colo., and Kelly Services, Troy, Mich., have joined the roster of Manufacturing Day 2013 sponsors at the Silver and Bronze levels, respectively. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by...

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Resistance welding electrodes cast with copper in vacuum - TheFabricator.com

Resistance welding electrodes cast with copper in vacuum

September 17, 2013

Plansee USA LLC offers tungsten-lanthanum and TZM resistance welding electrodes that are cast with copper in a vacuum, rather than manufactured with soldering processes. Molten copper completely encloses the electrode, creating a seamless joint between the two materials. According to the...

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Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting

September 13, 2013

A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied information to parts, such as heat number or customer ID. Users...

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Rotary encoder designed for demanding applications - TheFabricator.com

Rotary encoder designed for demanding applications

September 13, 2013

Heidenhain has introduced the ROD 1930 rotary encoder series for use in motion control environments. The incremental encoder can withstand radial shaft loads of 200 N and axial shaft loads of 150 N. The encoder is available with HTL or HTLs outputs, which allow simplified connection to many...

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O'Neal Manufacturing Services launches website

September 12, 2013

O'Neal Mfg. Services (OMS), Birmingham, Ala., an affiliate of metals service center O’Neal Industries, has launched a new website at www.onealmfgservices.com. The website is designed to allow supply chain professionals to access and share detailed services, capabilities, and industry knowledge. A...

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Engineered mandrel sleeves protect coils from damage

September 11, 2013

Kastalon offers engineered polyurethane mandrel sleeves, filler plates, and filler rings with various material hardness and surface options. They are designed to protect coils from damage in mill and processing applications. The products, designed to adapt the mandrel to handle coils with larger...

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Compact marking unit made for small volumes

September 11, 2013

The Borries DotStar 520 is a compact, programmable workshop unit designed for one-off production runs and small-volume series. It provides for permanent, flexible marking on a variety of metal workpieces. The 4.72- by 3.94-in. marking area allows for text of one or more lines in free scalable...

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Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University

September 11, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has donated more than $1 million in robotic welding equipment and simulation software to the welding engineering technology program at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Mich. The equipment includes three complete robotic welding cells with...

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Blue Giant announces strategic partnership with MacroAir

September 11, 2013

Blue Giant Equipment Corp., Brampton, Ont., has announced a strategic partnership with HVLS fan-maker MacroAir, San Bernardino, Calif. Under the new arrangement, Blue Giant will sell HVLS fans under the brand name MacroAir by Blue Giant. The fans exchange air every 50 seconds to help improve air...

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BAE to close facility in Pennsylvania

September 11, 2013

BAE Systems, a military equipment manufacturer in the U.K., has announced plans to close its Fayette facility in Lemont Furnace, Pa., by the end of 2013. The facility overhauls and upgrades military equipment, mainly Bradley fighting vehicles and M109 self-propelled howitzers. The company decided...

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Communication protocol implemented on encoder platform - TheFabricator.com

Communication protocol implemented on encoder platform

September 10, 2013

Leine & Linde, with exclusive North American distribution through Heidenhain, offers DRIVE-CLiQ on an encoder platform, designed for operation in harsh environments under exposure to vibrations, shocks, and mechanical loads. The encoder can be installed to the motor mechanics typically found...

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Ultrachem updates website

September 10, 2013

Ultrachem Inc., New Castle, Del., has updated its online resource, www.ultracheminc.com, for premium-grade synthetic oils and greases for the OEM and industrial maintenance markets. The new website includes multilingual product handbooks and brochures, cross-reference guides, and product data...

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Manufacturing Day 2013 gains four new sponsors

September 9, 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013 has gained four more sponsors, with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) both joining at the Silver level, and Women in Manufacturing (WIM) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) joining at the...

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Leggett & Platt to expand Missouri facility

September 9, 2013

Leggett & Platt has announced plans for a $5 million expansion of its Flex-O-Lators facility in Carthage, Mo. The plant makes automotive seating components. The expansion will add 28,000 sq. ft. to the plant and create 12 jobs. The company, which has 130 locations in 17 countries, produces...

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