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Workholding pins available in 10- to 25-mm diameters - TheFabricator.com

Workholding pins available in 10- to 25-mm diameters

May 19, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 6322 workholding pins in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant pins are inserted into bores for positioning, with the ball-type shoulder facilitating the insertion into the bore. The tempered, hardened-steel pins are available in diameters from 10 to 25 mm. Type B is...

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Sunstone Components Group signs letter of intent to sell company

May 16, 2013

Sunstone Components Group, a provider of precision metal stamping and insert injection moldings in Temecula, Calif., has signed a letter of intent with Pancon Corp., Stoughton, Mass., to sell substantially all of the company’s assets. Sunstone’s daily operations will continue without...

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Michigan manufacturers recognized for service to community, industry

May 16, 2013

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA), Lansing, Mich., has named the winners of its 2013 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The awards are given to manufacturers in recognition of their dedication to community service and their roles as symbols of positive work being...

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Colorado WaterJet named finalist in Colorado Companies to Watch

May 16, 2013

Colorado WaterJet (CWJ), an abrasive waterjet shape cutting job shop in Berthoud, Colo., has been recognized as a Colorado Companies to Watch finalist. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities,...

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Egan earns Elite Award in west Michigan competition

May 16, 2013

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has been honored with its third Elite Award in West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition. The Michigan Business and Professionals Association (MBPA) named Egan the "Best of the Best" small...

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Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment - TheFabricator.com

Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment

May 16, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has launched two contests as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Victor® brand of cutting and gas control equipment. The "A Cut Above" contest, open to students in cutting, welding, and related programs at secondary and...

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Calculator measures baseline band sawing performance - TheFabricator.com

Calculator measures baseline band sawing performance

May 14, 2013

Simonds Intl. has introduced SnapShot™ to its Cutting Intelligence™ line of analysis tools. The band sawing calculator is a data-driven Microsoft® Excel® tool that identifies and measures the impact of improved productivity and performance on day-to-day band sawing operations...

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Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments - TheFabricator.com

Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments

May 14, 2013

To service surface and subsea installation, process instrumentation and controls, chemical injection, and testing equipment applications, Swagelok Co. has expanded its medium- and high-pressure product line with the addition of IPT series products. The series includes precision valves,...

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Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations - TheFabricator.com

Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations

May 14, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the model 1200 tumble belt blast machine. The 12-cu.-ft. machine incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that help make it durable for heavy-duty operations. An integrated media lift system and no auger gives the unit a small...

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SigmaTEK names sales manager - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names sales manager

May 14, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation system provider, has appointed James Elmore as southwest region sales manager. In this position, Elmore oversees sales and works with the regional SigmaNEST team to develop customer relations in...

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Advanced manufacturing research conference slated for June 10-14 in Wisconsin

May 14, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host an advanced manufacturing research conference June 10-14, 2013, drawing nearly 500 academic, industrial, and governmental participants to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. The event couples the 41st North American...

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Wagstaff Applied Technologies hires sales manager

May 13, 2013

Wagstaff Applied Technologies, Spokane, Wash., has hired Dan Payne as area sales manager. Payne has more than 15 years of experience selling specialized products. The engineering and manufacturing company serves customers in the nuclear waste management, nuclear power, hydropower, and national...

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Power range expanded on medium-voltage drive - TheFabricator.com

Power range expanded on medium-voltage drive

May 9, 2013

The ACS 2000 active front-end drive from ABB is available with power capabilities up to 3,000 HP for general-purpose applications. It is suitable for medium-voltage installations such as pumps, fans, blowers, and conveyors. Direct-to-line connection eliminates the need for a transformer,...

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Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps

May 9, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced the WF2 series black vacuum cups, designed to withstand the high-temperature environment of hot forming. The new silicone-free cups, made of FPM, can withstand temperatures up to 482 degrees F with a medium-hard material ranking of 70 Shore A. The...

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Gemco Mfg. launches new website

May 8, 2013

Gemco Mfg. Corp., a precision metal stamping and wire forming manufacturer serving global customers in the automotive, consumer products, medical, electronics, aerospace, and telecommunications industries, has launched a new corporate website at www.gemcomfg.com. The company marks its 70th year in...

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