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GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing plant in Florida

October 9, 2014

GE Oil & Gas has selected Jacksonville, Fla., for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other oil and gas industry products. The 500,000-sq.-ft. plant will create 500 new jobs over the next...

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Bostik inaugurates R&D center in France

October 9, 2014

Bostik has opened an R&D center for adhesive materials in Venette, France. It focuses on upstream R&D to develop new polymers for smart adhesives, especially in polyurethanes, polyesters, and silyl-modified polymers; downstream R&D to develop adhesives based on two core Bostik technologies —...

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American Crane & Equipment hosts students on Manufacturing Day

October 9, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., invited a group of 35 students from Exeter High School in Reading, Pa., to tour its facility on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3. The high school has implemented a STEM-based program into its...

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The Aluminum Association announces award winners

October 9, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced that Mike Zoll, director of safety at Novelis, has received the Marlan Boultinghouse Award for industry leadership, and Dick Schultz, managing director at Ducker Worldwide, has received the newly created Chairman's Award, which recognizes a...

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Laser sensor designed for robotic arc welding

October 9, 2014

Meta Vision Systems offers the SLS ARC laser sensor for robotic arc welding applications. It is suitable for seam finding and real-time weld seam tracking in all of the typical welding processes, including high-current GMAW and FCAW. The sensor offers fully automatic image quality optimization,...

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Humans and machines: The possibilities are endless

October 9, 2014

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The strength of human will and spirit joined with the power and permanence of machines could be a fascinating future.

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Upcut saw made for nonferrous metal

October 9, 2014

Scotchman Industries® has introduced the SUP-600 NF upcut circular cold saw for cutting nonferrous material. Its 24-in., 132-tooth carbide blade can produce round cuts up to 9 in. dia. and rectangular cuts up to 15 by 6 in. Standard features include an adjustable feed rate; mitering capability...

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting systems

October 9, 2014

Bystronic has extended the BySprint Fiber portfolio with the addition of a 6-kW fiber laser source for its 3015 and 4020 cutting machine formats. The higher power increases the machine’s cutting speed in thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. For example, a 6-kW fiber laser cuts 0.125-in....

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Spring packs, guides designed for copper bar processing

October 9, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced spring packs and guides for processing copper bars with Boschert bus bar presses. The tooling for A and B stations comprises custom-length spring packs that work with UltraTEC® guides, punches, strippers, and dies. The tooling for C and D stations...

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Arc Welding 101: Negatives to whipping and weaving

October 9, 2014

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Q: When using GMAW on carbon steel materials 1/8 inch thick or greater, we use a whipping technique that you have described as a bad work habit. What are the negative effects of whipping or weaving?John S. A: As with many welding techniques, there is a time and place for everything, even whipping...

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Survey reveals manufacturers’ confidence in economy through 2014

October 8, 2014

Chicago-based Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 13th "Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey," revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism...

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Weldall Mfg. acquires Mutz Mfg.

October 8, 2014

Weldall Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a producer of quality-critical, heavy welded and machined components, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Mutz Mfg., a subcontract metal fabrication company in Slinger, Wis. The Slinger facility now operates as Weldall Plant #3, retaining most if not...

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From the Web: Sisters making it in the USA; welding after midnight; improving 3-D printing

October 8, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Ohio sisters passionate about manufacturing; a look at some Manufacturing Day events; 3-D printing still evolving; and welding after midnight.

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FMA seeks applications, nominations for Industry Award by Oct. 15

October 8, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., is seeking applicants for The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2015 through Oct. 15, 2014. This award celebrates companies or individuals in the metal forming and fabricating industry that have successfully improved operations,...

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Stulz completes $5 million expansion in Maryland

October 8, 2014

Stulz Air Technology Systems has completed the first phase of a planned expansion in Frederick, Md. The company manufactures cooling systems for mission-critical applications and data centers, including a full line of precision air conditioners, outdoor air handlers, ultrasonic humidifiers, and...

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