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Hurco announces acquisition of two machine tool companies

July 24, 2015

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, a manufacturer of metal cutting machine tools with integrated control technologies, has announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Waconia, Minn.-based Milltronics Mfg. Co. Inc. Milltronics designs and...

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Dorner breaks ground on facility expansion

July 24, 2015

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has broken ground on a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The expansion was necessitated by years of sustained growth of its low-profile belt conveyor systems and support services. It the past 18 months, the company has added about 65 new employees and added a...

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Arc Welding 101: Cleaning material with brake cleaner before welding

July 24, 2015

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Combining welding and brake cleaners can lead to serious illness, permanent damage to your internal organs, or even death.

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Building a fab business

July 24, 2015

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A question from a reader asking for advice in building a metal fabricating business leads to a discussion of several different paths to follow.

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Catalog highlights products for conserving compressed air

July 24, 2015

Exair has released Catalog 28, a 192-page technical guide that highlights products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, and coating applications. The catalog includes products to help companies conserve compressed air, reduce noise, and eliminate dead-end pressures....

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Aluminum Workshop: The real deal when welding aluminum and steel

July 23, 2015

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Rumor has it that fabricating aluminum and steel components in the same building can cause contamination in the aluminum. Is this true or is it just a myth? Frank Armao has the answer.

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Building ICONic vehicles in America

July 23, 2015

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A gearhead’s dream, ICON 4 x 4 turns out 24 vehicles a year that are highly functioning works of art. Go behind the scenes with Josh as he visits with owner Jonathan Ward.

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Inflatable pipe stoppers simplify pipe blocking for purging

July 23, 2015

The Pipestoppers® division of HFT® has introduced standard and nonstandard inflatable stoppers for tubes, pipes, pipework fabrications, and ductwork. They help simplify routine maintenance or the blocking of pipes for purging. The stoppers can provide a strong barrier in pipelines to prevent...

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Omron Foundation donates $25,000 to Illinois FIRST to promote STEM education

July 23, 2015

Omron Foundation Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., has donated $25,000 to Illinois FIRST® to promote hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students ages 6 to 18. More than 300,000 youth and more than 120,000 mentors, coaches, and volunteers from more than 60...

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Metal conditioner descales while preconditioning metal surfaces

July 23, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAX® metal conditioner 257. This near-neutral descaler removes weld scale, light oxide, and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanized steel, white metal, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals before...

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The FABRICATOR's Executive Summit

August 24-25, 2015
  • Geneva National Golf Club
  • Lake Geneva, WI
  • Every business executive has the responsibility of growing the value of the business. Discover what drives business value and how it can be managed at The FABRICATOR®’s Executive Summit: A Roadmap to Growing, Buying, and Selling a Company.

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    LENOX marks 100 years in business

    July 23, 2015

    Cutting tool manufacturer LENOX® celebrates 100 years in business in 2015. Founded in 1915 as LENOX American Saw, the company started as a hacksaw blade manufacturer with a 10-employee team. Today the firm employs more than 900 people and sells its products in more than 70 countries. In 1959...

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    Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

    July 23, 2015

    Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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    Disc sander has vacuum base for dust collection

    July 23, 2015

    The Kalamazoo Industries DS12V disc sander has an enclosed base housing a 100-CFM vacuum dust collector to help contain abrasive particles produced during sanding. A door in the base allows access to the cloth bag filter, which can be removed, shaken out, and replaced. Features include a steel...

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    CenterLine celebrates 20 years in business

    July 22, 2015

    CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., marks its 20th anniversary in 2015. The company provides mandrel tube bending, roll bending, coiling, wire-rod forming, swaging, expanding, flaring, beading, grinding, machining, annealing, furnace/induction brazing, and...

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