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Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal. - TheFabricator.com

Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal.

February 8, 2013

The Eriez® HydroFlow® line of coolant recycling systems can recycle any water-miscible fluid, minimizing or eliminating disposal and reducing usage of the fluid concentrate. Large to small systems are available in four models, featuring unattended operation, separate dirty and clean...

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Cost estimating tool allows costing updates across entire product lines

February 8, 2013

eTurboTools Inc. has released eTurboQuote, a cloud-based cost-estimating development tool for small to medium-sized job shops, tool and die shops, fabricators, and metal component manufacturers. The tool allows for the creation of standard price templates for all of a company’s product lines,...

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Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands - TheFabricator.com

Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands

February 8, 2013

Technifor, business entity of Gravotech Group, offers the XF510 series of marking heads for identification and traceability in the auto manufacturing industry. Available in dot peen, scribe, and electromagnetic styles, the heads can mark in any position, making them suitable for robotic,...

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Stretch wrapping machines available - TheFabricator.com

Stretch wrapping machines available

February 8, 2013

ITW Muller offers two stretch wrapping machines. The Octopus S series is an automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. Featuring a load stabilizer, new load lift conveyer, and No Touch No Tail (NT2) seaming device, the wrapper comes with the patented Easy S film carriage that simplifies...

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Sintermetal completes expansion in Mexico

February 8, 2013

Sintermetal S.A. de C.V. has completed a $6 million expansion of its facility in Ocoyoacac, Mexico. The expansion provides room for a new area of machines that will allow the company to expand into the market of highly complex sintered parts for the production of rotors for oil pumps and variable...

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Are we busy yet?

February 7, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Employees at CR Metal Products were worried last year. Machines weren't running constantly, and the shop seemed empty. Thing was, 2012 was one of CR Metal's best years, and managers attribute much of the success to an improvement method called quick-response manufacturing. Read the article.

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Bug-O Systems featured on "Viewpoints" TV

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, a provider of operator-controlled mechanization for welding and cutting in Canonsburg, Pa., has announced the company will be featured on the "Viewpoints" TV program, hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The segment is part of the program's American Industry series, which interviews "movers and...

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ThomasNet.com partners with Panjiva to give manufacturers new sales opportunites

February 7, 2013

ThomasNet.com, New York, N.Y., and Panjiva have announced a partnership to give U.S. manufacturers new opportunities to reach and do business with buyers from around the world. Panjiva is an intelligence platform for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and make contact with...

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Shimco launches new website

February 7, 2013

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has announced the launch of its newly designed website at www.shimco.com highlighting its custom-manufactured products, including solid, laminated, edgebond, and tapered shims; laminated sheets; and precision machined parts. The site includes product descriptions, photos,...

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Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF - TheFabricator.com

Microprocessing lab opens at TRUMPF

February 7, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and lasers, has opened a new laser micromachining applications laboratory at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. At the lab, the TruMicro team can demonstrate microprocessing technology for customers, solve specific application requests, and...

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Lenawee Stamping to expand operations

February 7, 2013

Lenawee Stamping Corp., Tecumseh, Mich., has been awarded a $5.3 million business incentive grant from the state to expand its operations. The company will add new programs, creating about 530 jobs for local workers. The grant supplements a total $30.7 million project investment. Lenawee Stamping...

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Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners

February 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment, has announced the six winners of its "Innovation to Shape the World" contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The individual winners are:...

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Bridge City Steel adds sales rep

February 7, 2013

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired John Wirth to be responsible for outside sales in the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, including Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, and Salem. Wirth has more than 30 years of experience in the steel processing industry. Bridge...

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Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards - TheFabricator.com

Bug-O Systems names industry manager for shipyards

February 7, 2013

Bug-O Systems, Canonsburg, Pa., has promoted Brad Mutschler to the new position of industry manager for shipyards. In this position, Mutschler identifies new opportunities and offers technology for production welders, engineers, and fabricators in the design and construction of ships, barges,...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in January for the second consecutive month

February 4, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 44rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued...

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