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Device lifts up to 1.76 tons

April 1, 2014

Konecranes offers the ATL Vertical Lifter to meet the handling requirements of a variety of industries. It features a maximum lifting capacity of 1.76 tons and absorption of torque up to 4,000 Nm. The pneumatic manipulators are ceiling-based systems made up of an XA crane system and a telescopic...

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From the Web 4.01.14

April 1, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about how U.S. manufacturing, including metal fabricating, fared in March; an interesting new product developed by a company that designs and fabricates security systems; how one of the biggest big-box stores is... Continue Reading

Wet blasting machine delivers edge radii within ±5-micron tolerance

April 1, 2014

The Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine is designed for small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities. The nozzle arrangement focuses blast guns on the critical faces and cutting edges, delivering edge radii within ±micron tolerance of specification and a...

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Casters handle loads up to 1,200 lbs.

April 1, 2014

Caster Concepts offers a line of casters that it claims are maintenance-free. They can handle loads up to 1,200 lbs. by distributing downward pressure over a large area. Derived from a traditional caster using a bearing race held together by a kingpin, the kingpinless swivel bearing holds the yoke...

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E-book offers strategies for sheet metal fabrication sourcing

March 31, 2014

ETM Mfg. has published a free e-book, Estimating Sheet Metal Fabrication Costs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding How Fabricated Parts Are Estimated. It focuses on all of the cost components that comprise a fabricating quote — material costs, labor costs, overhead costs, and shipping...

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Chillers maintain metalworking fluids at consistent temperature levels

March 31, 2014

PolyScience offers DuraChill recirculating chillers to provide temperature control for metal forming, machining, and welding equipment. DuraChill chillers have cooling capacities from 5.2 to 33.4 kW at 68 degrees F. They are available in air- and water-cooled models. The 1.5-, 2-, and 3-HP...

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Bainbridge Mfg. to build new headquarters in Georgia

March 31, 2014

Bainbridge Mfg. LLC has announced it will invest $10 million in a new headquarters in Decatur County, Ga. The company will add 1.6 million sq. ft. to an existing 180,000-sq.-ft. facility. The project will create 100 jobs in the first year, with a total of 240 jobs and $100 million investment over...

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Apprenticeship, North Carolina-style

March 31, 2014

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Max Daetwyler Corp., a Huntersville, N.C.-based contract manufacturer, has evolved significantly to serve the changing business needs in the custom machinery arena. Its approach to employee skill development has evolved as well, with a growing regional partnership founded on the concepts behind European-style apprenticeships.

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The need for speed to market

March 28, 2014

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I’m not a big NASCAR fan. Cars were never a passion in my family. They were a tool for getting people from point A to point B. Over the past couple of years, however, I’ve gravitated to a couple of cable television shows that involved refurbishment of older cars. On “Wheeler Dealers” on... Continue Reading

Veritas Steel names president/CEO

March 28, 2014

Veritas Steel LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, has hired Tracy Glende as president and CEO. With more than 20 years of experience, he has served in a variety of senior management roles, including vice president and general manager for Gerdau Ameristeel and president of the Aerospace...

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Magnet Applications celebrates 50 years

March 28, 2014

Magnet Applications™, a subsidiary of Bunting® Magnetics Co., marks its 50th anniversary of providing magnets, magnet assemblies, and magnet technology to manufacturers and research laboratories in 2014. Magnet Applications Ltd. was founded in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, U.K., in 1964 to...

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Aleris announces executive appointments

March 28, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has appointed Sean Stack as executive vice president and CEO, North America Rolled Products. He most recently served as the company's executive vice president and...

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HEPA vacuum’s 110-gal. drum lengthens time between changes

March 27, 2014

Exair offers the 110-gal., heavy-duty HEPA Vac™ industrial vacuum cleaner. The high-capacity drum reduces the number of drum changes required during cleanup. The vacuum is engineered to filter contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments requiring frequent cleaning. The unit...

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NTT launches website featuring industrial safety training resources

March 26, 2014

NTT Training, Centennial, Colo., has launched a new website at www.nttinc.com that presents the firm’s hands-on industrial skills training courses and resources. The site features two- and five-day industrial courses; information about the company’s consulting, training, and assessment...

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GE Aviation to build $100 million jet engine assembly factory in Indiana

March 26, 2014

GE Aviation has announced plans to build a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Ind. It is the seventh new GE Aviation facility in the U.S. in the past seven years. The 225,000-sq.-ft. plant will assemble the new LEAP engine of CFM Intl., a 50/50 joint company of GE and...

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