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Reworked order control software requires less than 30 min. training

December 17, 2012

Jetcam has launched a new version of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) software. JOC Lite II has been reworked from the ground up as a user-installable product requiring less than 30 min. of training. The software allows users to create order lists remotely of either components or complex...

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Spinner hanger blaster handles smaller parts - TheFabricator.com

Spinner hanger blaster handles smaller parts

December 17, 2012

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the SH 1545, a compact spinner hanger blaster designed for use with smaller parts. This redesigned unit eliminates the need for a lower screw auger. The aggressive air intake allows for application of more than 1,800 CFM. The...

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Randall Mfg. launches warehouse website, social media tools

December 17, 2012

Randall Mfg., Elmhurst, Ill., a manufacturer of temperature and space zoning products for the warehouse and transportation industries, has launched its new warehouse website and social media tools. The website at www.randallmfg.com/warehouse has been redesigned to highlight expanded product lines,...

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Free test determines viability of ultrasonic welding for metal joining processes

December 17, 2012

Sonobond Ultrasonics, West Chester, Pa., offers free, no-obligation ultrasonic metal welding viability testing. Companies send their similar or dissimilar nonferrous metals to Sonobond, which makes sample welds on its machines with the metals, allowing manufacturers to discover if the ultrasonic...

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General Sheet Metal Works names general manager, remote operations - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names general manager, remote operations

December 14, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has promoted Jeff Zelley to general manager of remote operations. He joined the company in 2006 as plant manager of its Tomah, Wis., manufacturing facility. In his new role, Zelley assumes responsibility for evaluating potential acquisitions and...

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GSM Industrial adds outside sales rep

December 13, 2012

GSM Industrial Inc. has announced the addition of Keith Shocker as an outside sales representative. He has 16 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector, as well as nearly 20 years in sales. Shocker most recently was a regional manager for AIS and before that served as senior...

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ATW Companies relocates Metalform manufacturing operations to Rhode Island

December 13, 2012

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., a provider of engineered metal manufacturing systems, has relocated its Metalform product line manufacturing operations to its Rhode Island facility. Metalform now is fully consolidated with ATW's firearms and defense capabilities, which include precision CNC...

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AccuTrex Products earns AS9100 registration

December 13, 2012

AccuTrex Products, Canonsburg, Pa., has announced it now is an AS9100-registered company. AS9100 is a standardized quality management certification for the aviation, space, and defense industries, focusing on product reliability requirements. The company manufactures AccuPeel® laminated shim...

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Report shows prospects for HVAC manufacturing recovery strong in 2013

December 13, 2012

Economic prospects are looking brighter for the HVAC industry on the eve of 2013, as companies involved in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and related industries see potential for growth in a resurgence in the housing market and consumer interest and investment in green HVAC equipment,...

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Titanova receives Missouri entrepreneur award

December 13, 2012

Titanova, a St. Charles, Mo., direct-diode laser job shop providing a variety of laser material processing services, has received the Governor's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2012 in recognition of new business leadership, job creation, and new technology adoption and application. The award...

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Steel feet designed for jig construction - TheFabricator.com

Steel feet designed for jig construction

December 13, 2012

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series DIN 6320 jig feet in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant feet normally are used in jig construction if neither a self-aligning support nor an axial adjustment is required. They are made of 1.0718 steel rather than quenched and tempered steel as specified in the...

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Improvements made to UV laser marking system - TheFabricator.com

Improvements made to UV laser marking system

December 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the new TruMark 6350 UV laser marking system with improved laser parameters for marking in an increased variety of applications. Average power also has been increased, while beam quality has been maintained to help increase repetition rates. High pulse peak power and...

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PTG receives FSW machine orders from Russia

December 12, 2012

PTG Heavy Industries, West Yorkshire, U.K., part of the Precision Technologies Group, has secured orders for two of its Powerstir friction stir welding machines from organizations in the Russian space industry. Scheduled for delivery in early 2013, the machines will be used for joining metals...

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General Sheet Metal Works names VP of manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names VP of manufacturing operations

December 12, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, a provider of prototype-through-production metal fabricating in South Bend, Ind., has announced the promotion of Arthur D. Harrison to vice president of manufacturing operations. In his new role, he assumes responsibility for all of the company’s current and...

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Penn Stainless Products installs Koike Aronson plasma cutting system - TheFabricator.com

Penn Stainless Products installs Koike Aronson plasma cutting system

December 12, 2012

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., a supplier and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, has installed two new Koike Aronson Versagraph Millennium model 3100 plasma cutting systems. They feature Hypertherm HPR800XD HyPerformance®...

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