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Fabricating and mounting a “quick-quote,” heavy-duty utility truck rack

January 28, 2015

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Sometimes a “quick-quote” job turns out to be significantly more complicated than it appears. It also can become a great learning experience. Such was the case when Barnes MetalCrafters fabricated a heavy-duty utility truck rack that required compensating for the vehicle’s lightweight components to mount.

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Hands-on powder coating workshop scheduled for Feb. 24-25

January 28, 2015

The Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, will present the Powder Coating 202 - Optimizing Your Powder Operation with Lab workshop on Feb. 24-25, 2015, in Elgin, Ill. The hands-on workshop, held at Wagner Systems, will cover materials, surface preparation, powder application, quality...

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Welding equipment catalog updated

January 28, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s 2015 equipment catalog details its GMAW, GTAW, and multiprocess welding equipment, as well as plasma cutting systems, welding automation, fume control systems, training products, orbital welding systems, accessories, and welding gear. The catalog has been released in print,...

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Coldwater Machine opens South Carolina office

January 28, 2015

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the opening of a sales office in Greenville, S.C. The company offers custom machines and automation equipment such as robotic workcells, vision inspection systems, and assembly lines, as well as solid-state welding technologies including...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Metal marking

January 28, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the CAD operator through the process of creating a drill index.

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Industrial robots global study: China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

January 28, 2015

By 2017 more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today's 200,000 to more than 400,000, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), Frankfurt, Germany, in its 2014...

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Automatic Feed announces launch of new website

January 28, 2015

Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, Ohio, has announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.automaticfeed.com that adapts to computer, tablet, and mobile phone screen sizes. The new website provides an overview of the company’s coil handling systems, including progressive-die lines,...

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The hiring question in metal fabrication: Experience or potential?

January 28, 2015

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Should you hire people with experience or rookies with good potential? It depends on the situation, but training and developing the inexperienced has become more important than ever. There just aren’t enough people with experience to go around.

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Manufacturing jobs pay well, right?

January 28, 2015

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Manufacturing wages vary widely, and like anything in life, the wage story isn't simple or straightforward.

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Communications interface simplifies integration of CNC machine tools, manufacturing software

January 28, 2015

NUM has developed a new communications interface option for its CNC systems that complies with the open MTConnect interoperability standard. Known as NUMConnect, the interface can be fitted to new or existing systems and simplifies the integration of CNC machine tools with third-party manufacturing...

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Safety catchers protect hydraulic, pneumatic press

January 28, 2015

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Safety catchers prevent a load from crashing down at any position of ascent if a hydraulic or pneumatic pressure system fails, or if a rope, chain, belt, or toothed drive breaks.

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Compressed-air filter removes particles to 5 microns

January 28, 2015

Walmec North America offers a 5-micron compressed-air filter that provides point-of-use filtration of liquids, oils, and other contaminants. The filter is suitable for a variety of applications, including surface preparation, paint spraying, powder coating, air-powered tools, and pneumatically...

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Disc brushes available with molded shell mill mount

January 27, 2015

Osborn has introduced ATB composite disc brushes with a molded shell mill mount. The new brush design fits into the user’s existing shell mill holders and eliminates the need for adapters to fit into milling machines and for additional tooling between the user’s spindle and the composite...

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United Performance Metals hires project specialist

January 27, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has hired Scott Skelton as project specialist. He has more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry, with expertise in the areas of plant operations and lean initiatives. Skelton has worked both for general line and family-owned service...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production in Alabama, Texas

January 27, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will temporarily adjust operations at Lone Star Tubular Operations in Lone Star, Texas, and Fairfield Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala. Fairfield Works, the primary flat-roll supplier of rounds to Fairfield Tubular Operations, also will...

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