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Replacement vacuum cups designed for ergonomic lifters

May 16, 2016

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters, including those used for lifting heavy and bulky objects. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting, manipulating, or pick-and-place applications....

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Kennametal Foundation announces 2016 scholarship winners

May 16, 2016

The Kennametal Foundation, Pittsburgh, has announced five winners of its 2016 Kennametal Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study that they can use at any...

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FABTECH Mexico 2016 brought best of manufacturing to Mexico City

May 16, 2016

FABTECH® Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on May 4-6, 2016. The three-day show broke attendance records, welcoming more than...

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Multiproduct roll forming line is hands-free

May 16, 2016

Samco Machinery has introduced a hands-free, multiproduct roll forming line for users performing JIT production of multiple profiles. The machine can perform at variable speeds up to 60 FPM, depending on the punching pattern and part lengths. The process is automated from the moment coil leaves...

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Arcam delivers 3-D printer to Alcoa facility in Texas

May 16, 2016

Mölndal, Sweden-based Arcam has delivered a Q20plus 3-D printer to Alcoa’s Austin, Texas, facility. Alcoa will use the machine—Arcam’s largest, fastest 3-D printer—to help meet increasing demand for complex 3-D parts for aerospace. The unit prints parts directly from a 3-D computer...

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The morality of metal fabrication

May 16, 2016

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Metal fabricators are driven to compete, but they also want to do the right thing.

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LED communication system alerts employees when workers on other side of door

May 16, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced LED Virtual Vision®. It allows workers to “see” through the door with red LEDs that indicate when another worker or object is approaching the door from the other side, helping to prevent collisions between forklifts and workers. The light communication system uses a...

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United Industries named Industry of the Month

May 13, 2016

United Industries Inc., Selmer, Tenn., a manufacturer of laser welded stainless steel tubing for industries such as sanitary, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automotive, HVAC, and ornamental, has been recognized by the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce as May Industry of the Month. Since...

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Robotics, IoT essential to spur growth in U.S. manufacturing, says report

May 13, 2016

The “2016 Industrial Manufacturing Trends Report,” published by PwC, asserts that investments in technology are essential for the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector and especially important in fast-evolving industries. Innovation is building a “data-driven factory of the future with...

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Tag Mfg. plans $15 million expansion

May 13, 2016

Tag Mfg. has announced plans for a $15 million expansion that will create about 200 jobs over the next five years. The company manufactures steel subassemblies for the construction, industrial, and agriculture markets and fabricates heavy equipment and ground-engaging tools. The expansion will...

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Joy Global closes Milwaukee facility

May 13, 2016

Joy Global, a manufacturer of mining equipment located in Milwaukee, has permanently closed its welding and heavy fabrication operations there. The facility was idled in November 2015. The closure eliminates 130 jobs. The remainder of the company’s operations in Milwaukee are not affected by...

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Dorner acquires Geppert-Band

May 13, 2016

Dorner Holding Corp., the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Jülich, Germany-based Geppert-Band, a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors. Dorner Mfg. Corp. manufactures industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The addition of...

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Consumables Corner: Breaking down CTOD and CVN testing

May 13, 2016

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Q: We're a job shop and much of our work is customized or unique. Because of this, we have to work with multiple welding codes and sometimes we have to verify welding procedures. We have been bidding on some new projects that have welding crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) requirements. How is...

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CMM delivers high-speed scanning

May 13, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has unveiled the Global Evo CMM, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina design house. Central to the design is Compass, a vibration-reduction technology that acts as a suspension system for the CMM. With this technology, the machine can compensate for vibrations...

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Arc Welding 101: Defining a fillet weld with D1.1

May 13, 2016

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Q: I'm auditing a fab shop and have a question regarding the AWS D1.1 code. The shop is referring to the corner joints in the plates encompassing the columns as fillet welds, yet there is no faying surface. D1.1 says a fillet can have up to 3/16-in. misalignment (with certain stipulations), which...

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