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Laser Mechanisms acquires Visotek

February 1, 2016

Novi, Mich.-based Laser Mechanisms Inc. had announced its acquisition of Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools™ in Livonia, Mich. Visotek continues to operate as an independent entity in support of their existing customer base. Laser Mechanisms designs and manufactures laser beam delivery...

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Reggin Industries Reinvents Procedures to Create a Whale of a Sculpture

February 1, 2016

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The beauty and grace of a baleen whale were the inspiration of the Sei sculpture designed by Michael Yahgulanaas and fabricated by Reggin Industries, Calgary, Alberta, for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall at the Vancouver Airport. Fabricating the smooth, curved lines of the sculpture with a mirrored stainless steel exterior within a tight time frame required a disciplined, revised production flow and innovation.

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SmartCAMcnc to open training center at Oregon headquarters

February 1, 2016

SmartCAMcnc has announced plans to open an instruction center at its headquarters in Springfield, Ore., for training CNC programmers on SmartCAM software. The software offers applications for programming CNC milling, turning, fabrication, and wire EDM. Casey Baker, a SmartCAMcnc applications...

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Brushing up sheet metal assembly

February 1, 2016

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Scratching a cosmetically critical part during assembly can be costly. This is where choosing the right material for the assembly table surface can be critical. It’s here that the table brush may be able to help.

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Have a tool- and diemaker shortage?

February 1, 2016

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The skilled-worker shortage has become a much-discussed topic at industry events and conferences, at FABTECH®, around the water cooler, at association meetings, and in trade publications and in general audience media. It’s even a buzzword in the U.S. presidential campaigns.

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E-book helps high-volume metal stampers eliminate defects

February 1, 2016

ESI Engineering Specialties has published “3 Solutions to Eliminate High-Volume Metal Stamping Defects,” an e-book that explains how precision metal stampers address common challenges associated with high-volume production. The e-book presents tips for addressing challenges such as tooling...

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AZZ Inc. acquires assets of Alpha Galvanizing

February 1, 2016

AZZ Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of galvanizing services, welding systems, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services to the power-generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets, has acquired the assets of Alpha Galvanizing Inc., an Atkinson, Neb.-based...

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Project featuring PPG coatings wins MCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Award

February 1, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced that the Connor Group Central Support Office in Miamisburg, Ohio, which features metal coatings products from PPG, has received a 2015 Chairman’s Award for overall excellence from the Metal Construction Association (MCA). The two-story building’s exterior...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity contracts for fourth consecutive month

February 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in January for the fourth consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 80th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Surface finish measuring system offers nanometer-range measurements

February 1, 2016

Mahr Federal has introduced an entry-level surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The MarSurf® UD 130 offers nanometer-range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, a biomimetic probe design with increased...

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Being better while being bigger

February 1, 2016

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Metal fabricating represents a vital chunk of the U.S. manufacturing industry, and Mayville Engineering Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., shows just how big a business it can be. The fabricator has more than $300 million in annual sales and multiple locations, yet it is still trying to focus on what makes even the smallest fab shop successful: quick turnaround of quality products at a fair price. In recognition of the company's growth and success in maintaining a positive culture, The FABRICATOR has honored MEC with its 2016 Industry Award.

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Shop floor CMM combines 5-axis technology, mobility

February 1, 2016

Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has introduced the Revolution Series HB shop floor CMM. According to the manufacturer, the machine is the only mobile 5-axis CMM on the market. The unit is constructed with a polymer-cast base and a roll-around stand with casters that can be locked...

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TigerStop TigerSaw 2000 Automated Saw Station

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TigerSaw 2000 is the perfect automated saw station for cutting non-ferrous metals like aluminum faster and more accurately than manual approaches. It will increase yields, accuracy and productivity at the best value point in the industry.

Arc Welding 101: Writing a WPS for an unlisted material

January 29, 2016

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Paul Cameron clears up an issue regarding an unlisted material.

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Consumables Corner: Selecting the right welding process and filler metal for repair work

January 29, 2016

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The Consumables crew assists a reader tasked with repairing a tower crane.

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