Shearing

Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.

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Strippit/LVD names sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Strippit/LVD, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting machines, press brakes, shears, automated systems and programming software, has promoted Neil Campbell to the position of sales manager-Canada for.In this newly created position, Campbell manages...

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Strippit/LVD names sales engineer

February 13, 2007

Leonard (Len) Stock has been named as a sales engineer for Strippit, Inc., a manufacturer of metalforming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting systems, press brakes, shears, and programming software.Based in Commerce Township, Mich., Stock is responsible for selling the...

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W.A. Whitney celebrates 100-year anniversary

February 13, 2007

W. A. Whitney is celebrating its centennial anniversary during its 2007 Open House, April 25 and 26, 2007, in the Whitney Technology Center in Rockford, Ill.For the past two years, Whitney has been a member of the MegaFab family, which also includes Piranha and Bertsch products. Equipment from all...

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Heavy-duty shear's blades require no sharpening, adjusting

December 12, 2006

The Ku6870, a 12-ga. shear from Metabo Corp., performs burr-free cutting, shearing, and trimming of sheet metal.The shear converts from a portable to a stationary tool when mounted upside down on a tool bench. In addition, the shear's heavy-duty cutting head and drop-forged base help to ensure...

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TRUMPF names machine tool distributor

December 12, 2006

Fabricating Equipment Co. has been named as a machine tool distributor in southern Texas for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.Lynn Moore continues as TRUMPF's regional manager serving...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The company continues its distribution efforts in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and some...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Mississauga, Ont., received the outstanding distributor performance award in recognition...

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Hydraulic, mechanical presses designed for automotive parts

August 8, 2006

ISGEC manufactures mechanical and hydraulic presses for automotive parts.The presses' dedicated man-machine interface software are customized systems to enable interfaces in various European languages. The units comply with EN692, enabling CE marking.The presses can be provided with a link-drive...

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MegaFab names sales manager for Latin America

August 8, 2006

MegaFab, Hutchinson, Kan., has appointed Hugh D. Barron as sales manager for Latin America.Barron is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is working to establish additional representation in areas needed within Latin America, enhance sales efforts, and support the sales and service channels for...

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Red Bud hosts coil processing seminar

July 11, 2006

Red Bud, Red Bud, Ill., recently hosted a coil processing seminar that featured information on blanking, multiblanking, leveling, and slitting along with new processes for hot-roll black material. The seminar focused on teaching how to apply new technology, improve tolerances, produce optimum...

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Acrotech acquires Di-Acro

July 11, 2006

Acrotech Inc., Lake City, Minn., has acquired the Di-Acro product line and moved production back to Lake City, where the line was originally designed and built.The product line includes finger brakes, shears, rod and tube benders, notchers, single-punch units, and all the related...

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Wayne Trail Technologies constructs new facility, enters new market segment

July 11, 2006

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has entered a new market segment and is constructing an additional, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility.The company has entered the robotics, welding, and fixturing market segment by acquiring Flexible Systems Engineering Inc., Tipp City, Ohio. Michael Scott, a...

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Strippit promotes two

June 13, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Don Grochocki as customer service manager-punch presses and Dan Caprio as product specialist-punching machinery.Grochocki oversees field service efforts, addressing customer service requirements and working with field service support staff. He has been with the...

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Ironworker has built-in bending station

May 9, 2006

The 50-ton, five-station Geka Bendicrop ironworker from Comeq Inc. features a full structural die block and quick-change tooling. It has a built-in bending station.Bending length is 4 in. with a maximum capacity of 3/8 in. thick; plate shear capacity is 14 by in.; angle shear capacity is 3 by 3 by...

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Strippit appoints laser product specialist

May 9, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has promoted J. Matt Keever to product specialist-lasers.Keever advises and trains customers and sales representatives in the use and application of laser cutting equipment and conducts on-site customer application training. He joined the company in 2005 as a laser field...

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