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Blackening process maintains chassis grounding on electrical card cages

July 21, 2014

The LUMICLAD® aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a black finish on electrical card cages and card cage components while maintaining predictable chassis grounding. It is suitable for military, commercial, and industrial applications. The electrically conductive,...

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Success breeds success as hardbanding service provider evolves into equipment vendor

July 21, 2014

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When Dave Milo set out to build a portable hardbanding unit, the former trucking company owner knew little about welding and nothing about hardbanding. After updating the hardbanding unit design a few times with consulting help from Lincoln Electric, Milo thinks he’s ready to change direction. Rather than providing hardbanding services, his goal is to sell hardbanding machines.

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Safety first at McAlpin Industries

July 21, 2014

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A consultant told the management of McAlpin Industries, Rochester, N.Y., that it was only a matter of time before the metal fabricator suffered a major safety incident. That spurred the shop to take steps to create a safety-first environment. Today, McAlpin Industries has been recognized with one of the top safety awards in manufacturing: the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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Cutting opportunities in hollow structural sections

July 21, 2014

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The construction industry’s use of hollow structural sections (HSS) has been on the rise since the recession. Because of their high strength, HSS allow engineers to use less material, extending the maximum unbraced length between structural members. It’s in this environment that the tube cutting laser is beginning to open up new opportunities.

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Vari-Form named by Chrysler Group as top-performing supplier finalist for 2013

July 18, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC recently honored its top-performing suppliers during its 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards ceremony. Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., was named as a finalist in the Supply Chain Management category with delivery and quality scores ranked at more than 95 percent. All...

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Midwest Eng. Systems opens two new facilities

July 18, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. engineering office in Beloit, Wis., and will open a 30,000-sq.-ft. welding and service manufacturing facility in Colorado (city to be confirmed). In addition, the...

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Lift magnets exceed ASME safety factor

July 18, 2014

Techniks’ EZ-Lift magnets feature a 3.5x safety factor, which is 75 percent better than the 2x safety factor required by ASME standards. They are available in six sizes with rated lift capacities from 220 to 6,600 lbs. Spreader bars are available for lifting and balancing larger loads. Each...

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Samco Machinery to be represented by Metal Form Group in Australia

July 18, 2014

Samco Machinery, a manufacturer of roll forming and metal processing systems, has announced that Australian-based Metal Form Group will provide representation for Samco in Australia and surrounding areas. Metal Form Group, Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia, provides sales and service of products...

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Figure it’s about time to get into the action of 3-D printing

July 18, 2014

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3-D printing isn't a must-have tool for metal fabricators—at least not yet. But the technology is advancing at great speeds. It's time to start paying attention.

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Magid Glove & Safety recognized for product innovation

July 18, 2014

Chicago-based Magid® Glove & Safety, a manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE), has been recognized by environmental safety and health professionals in two independent award competitions conducted by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine....

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Part transfer robot conveys 15 parts/min.

July 18, 2014

Schuler has introduced the Crossbar Robot 4.0, used to transfer parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation as necessary, and place them directly into the next die. The robot is suitable for automating...

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American Aerospace Controls recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for quality, delivery

July 18, 2014

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based American Aerospace Controls (AAC), a manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC, voltage, frequency, and power transducers, has been recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a designer and manufacturer of combat, air mobility, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft,...

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Laboratory Testing celebrates 30th anniversary

July 18, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, marks 30 years in business in 2014. The company originated as the NDT division of Carson Helicopter in 1976. In 1984 Robert (Bob) McVaugh Sr. purchased his partner’s share of Carson NDT, incorporated as...

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Major capital spending plans on the rise among U.S. industrial manufacturers

July 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy remained positive among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the second quarter of 2014, according to the Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer™ released by PwC US, New York. In addition to the positive sentiment, the report showed a rise in...

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TimkenSteel to invest in continuous heat-treating operations

July 17, 2014

TimkenSteel Corp., Canton, Ohio, will open an additional continuous heat-treating facility in the U.S. to produce more value-added steel for demanding applications. The company, which is evaluating locations for the continuous thermal heat-treating operations, plans to make a decision in...

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