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SigmaTEK Systems celebrates 20 years in business

February 27, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC marks its 20th year in business in 2013. Founded in 1993, the company provides CAD/CAM nesting software and associated manufacturing business automation systems. SigmaTEK's nesting systems are designed for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe, and...

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Radius Steel Fabrication earns Canadian Welding Bureau certification

February 27, 2013

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, a provider of customized steel fabrication for the agricultural machinery industry in Sioux City, Iowa, has secured company certification from the Canadian Welding Bureau for the CSA Welding Standard 47.1. The Canadian Welding Bureau is an independent,...

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Ice Industries adds capacity at Mexico facility

February 27, 2013

Ice Industries, Toledo, Ohio, has announced that it is adding five metal stamping presses, plus ancillary equipment, at its Apodaca/Monterrey, Mexico, production facility. The mechanical presses have capacities from 150 to 1,000 tons. All include feeders, straighteners, and coil handling equipment....

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GSM Industrial adds project engineer

February 27, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., Centerville, Pa., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor, has added Rich Murren as a project engineer for its Field Services division. He is responsible for the design and management of industrial and manufacturing fabrication and installation projects, as well...

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Gilbert Displays names head of metal fabrication

February 27, 2013

Gilbert Displays has added Scott Stephens as head of metal fabrication and expanded its custom metal fabrication department. In this role, he participates in the design, planning, and engineering of numerous projects while also overseeing fabrication on the production floor. Stephens is an artisan...

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Survey finds proposed carbon tax would hurt manufacturing growth, jobs, and energy prices

February 26, 2013

Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting that shows a carbon tax would have a devastating impact on manufacturing and jobs. The report, titled Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax, found that levying such a tax would impact...

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Collection arm removes dusts, fumes at the source - TheFabricator.com

Collection arm removes dusts, fumes at the source

February 26, 2013

Airflow Systems Inc. offers the E-Z Arm® high-flow series of contaminant extractor arms for source-point collection and removal of dusts, powders, fumes, smoke, odors, and other contaminants before they can migrate throughout the facility to disrupt worker breathing zones, cause damage to...

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Nozzle design increases dust collector cleaning velocity to supersonic flow

February 26, 2013

Scientific Dust Collectors has introduced the next generation of nozzle cleaning technology for reverse-pulse-jet dust collectors. It uses compressed-air levels as low as 80 PSIG. The patented technology provides more induced cleaning air into the filter media than other available systems,...

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Low-pressure nozzles nearly drip-free

February 26, 2013

Industrial Innovations offers patented Z-Nozzles, designed to be 99.5 percent drip-free to help eliminate waste in lubricant application. The nozzle assembly combines low pressure with high velocity. Fluid application is controlled through pressure, time, degree of pattern, and electronic...

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Daikin McQuay to upgrade Virginia operations

February 25, 2013

Daikin McQuay, a Richmond, Va., subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., will invest $9.2 million to expand its operation in Augusta County. The company, a global manufacturer of commercial HVAC, refrigeration, and building management equipment and systems, will be upgrading the facility to increase...

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FMA announces 2013 Industry Award winners

February 25, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its Industry Awards 2013. The two awards — presented by two of FMA Communications' magazines — recognize individuals or companies in the metal forming and fabricating industry and the tube...

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CD highlights fixturing process, products

February 21, 2013

Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. (AME) has released an updated Fixturing Solutions CD. Included is a brief fixturing overview and video, along with detailed information about the company's fixturing products and services, links to complete online catalogs, CAD models, company overview and video, and...

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Second annual Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013

February 18, 2013

After a successful inaugural celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers and educational institutions are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the...

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Weldco-Beales Mfg. partners with Radius Steel Fabrication

February 18, 2013

Radius Steel Fabrication-SOO Tractor, a supplier of fabricated steel equipment in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Weldco-Beales Mfg. of Canada to manufacture Weldco's 12-ft. snow removal blades. Weldco-Beales designs and manufactures specialized heavy equipment attachments for...

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Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system - TheFabricator.com

Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system

February 18, 2013

Tapeswitch Corp. has released the new PCU programmable safety controller. It offers a fully integrated safety system that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, noncontact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two-hand controls,...

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