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The different parts of panel bending

April 30, 2015

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Is producing a hem on a part more suitable for a panel bender or press brake? Does a part less than a foot long make sense for a panel bender? Can a box design with a 13-in. wall be done on a panel bender? Part designs help to reveal the answers to these questions.

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Force Fabrication receives one-year contract to machine dip-brazed heatsinks

April 30, 2015

Force Fabrication Inc., an Oxnard, Calif.-based provider of precision sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing services for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has received a one-year agreement to machine and assemble dip-brazed heatsinks for an...

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Enhancements made to CAM software

April 30, 2015

Lantek has released the 2015 version of CAM 2D to help improve work preparation and ensure the accuracy of time calculations for laser machines. The software also offers improved flexibility for machines that have fly-cut mode, allowing machining to alternate between fly-cut and normal modes using...

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ESAB, CWA to offer GMAW gun webinar

April 30, 2015

As part of the CWA (Canadian Welding Association) Webinar Series, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products will offer a two-hour webinar, “MIG Gun Selection, Maintenance, Repair, Troubleshooting & Retrofit—A practical guide to lower operating cost and maximize gun life, welding uptime and operator...

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Wire bending machine handles short-run, high-volume production

April 30, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the E-Flex CNC bending machine for wire fabrication. It is equipped with two clockwise and counterclockwise bending turrets for 3-D bending during one-part operation within the same machining cycle. Coil-fed wire is straightened in both a vertical and horizontal...

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You can’t commoditize human connections

April 30, 2015

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Ken Schmidt helped turn Harley-Davidson around, not by improving product quality, but by connecting to the people who bought motorcycles. That same connection can form the backbone of a fabricator’s success.

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FMA releases "Q1 2015 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report"

April 29, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has released its "1st Quarter 2015 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report"—one of the most complete tools available for forecasting activity in the heart of the manufacturing cycle. According to the report, the...

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JMC Steel Group announces investment in VectorBloc

April 29, 2015

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced it will provide capital and technical expertise for the support and development of VectorBloc, a structural connection system for modular construction developed by Vector Praxis, Toronto. The main purpose of JMC’s investment is to develop the system’s...

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Fronius USA hires sales/system engineer

April 29, 2015

Fronius USA LLC, a provider of welding technology in Portage, Ind., has hired Terrence Stiff as sales/system engineer. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he qualified to be an aviation electronics technician. Stiff currently is enrolled at DeVry University, where he is working toward his...

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Stainless tube imports from Asia continue massive surge

April 29, 2015

Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Japan continue to surge into the U.S. market at a rapid pace, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC). "Imports from China and Japan in 2014 increased by nearly 1,800 tons, accounting for all of the growth...

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Reshoring Initiative 2014 data report emphasizes positive job trends

April 29, 2015

Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative®, an organization committed to helping manufacturers recognize the profit potential of using local sourcing and production, has published its annual data report on reshoring trends. According to the report, more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs were brought to the...

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Work gloves offer ANSI level 4 cut protection

April 29, 2015

Safety Today Inc. has introduced Brass Knuckle® CR4300 work gloves, featuring ANSI cut level 4 protection and a latex coating on the fingers and palm. The crinkle grip pattern allows dexterity, while the high-density polyethylene yarn provides strength greater than steel on an equal-weight basis,...

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Walter Surface Technologies receives Supplier of the Year Award

April 29, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has been awarded the Supplier of the Year Award by Indica Marketing Group for the fourth time. More than 100 of Indica’s distributors submitted their votes to select their best supplier. The votes were based...

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Is your shop online? Should it be?

April 29, 2015

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You can’t escape the Internet and social media, and you shouldn’t try. An online presence is a must, and used properly, social media can be a good marketing tool for your shop.

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Manufacturing Day welcomes three Gold sponsors for 2015

April 29, 2015

Manufacturing DaySM has announced that SME, the SME Education Foundation, and Tooling U-SME have pledged their support to the 2015 event as Gold sponsors. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S....

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