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Pathfinder Tech renews NIMS accreditation

January 20, 2015

Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Palmer, Mass., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its machine tool technologies program. The accreditation focuses on skills from the NIMS Machining Level I National Standard, with an emphasis on manual milling skills, manual turning...

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Tools designed for threading titanium alloys

January 20, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced a line of tools for threading alloyed titanium materials. From taps with new geometry designs to solid carbide thread mills, the tools are suitable for use in aerospace, defense, and medical machining applications. Tap sizes from No. 0 to 1 in. are available in UNC,...

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Arc Welding 101: Put your finger on it

January 20, 2015

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Q: I'm a welding instructor at a steel mill in northwest Indiana. We attended the “Train the Trainer” class at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology 12 years ago to certify in all positions, limited and unlimited thickness plates with backing, using all shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)...

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NCI Building Systems completes acquisition of Centria

January 20, 2015

NCI Building Systems Inc., Houston, has acquired Centria, a provider of architectural insulated metal panel wall and roof systems and coil coating services. NCI Building Systems is an integrated manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. The firm comprises a family...

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Aluminum Workshop: Why it’s so hard to weld anodized aluminum

January 20, 2015

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Q: I bought some anodized 6061-T6 tubing to make a structural framework and I’m having trouble welding it. The welds are black and ugly. Can you help? A: I think I can help. First, it would be helpful to explain what anodizing is. Anodizing is a reverse plating operation of sorts in which the...

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Outlook positive for prefabricated metal building industry

January 20, 2015

2015 has begun with all indication of continuation and expansion of the previous year’s booming construction growth. U.S construction starts are predicted to rise by 9 percent, an increase in the 2014 prediction of 5 percent according to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook. With construction...

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Drew Industries acquires EA Technologies

January 20, 2015

Drew Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., a supplier of components for RVs and manufactured homes, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc. (LCI®), has acquired the business and certain assets of EA Technologies LLC. EA Technologies, also of Elkhart, is a manufacturer...

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Handles work with 19-in. racks

January 20, 2015

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 423 aluminum rack handles in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant door handles have been designed to accommodate 19-in. rack and enclosure layouts. Handle tube and handle legs are joined by lightly pressing the legs into the tube, allowing for special lengths. Mounting...

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Deere employees volunteer 82,000 hours to community organizations

January 20, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has announced that U.S. employees recorded more than 82,000 hours of volunteer support to community organizations. This work is part of the company’s citizenship efforts that focus on long-term solutions for world hunger, education, and community development. One...

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More from the Floor at FABTECH®

January 20, 2015

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Feeling those no-show-to-go-to blues? Missing the great times you had at FABTECH? Yearn for just a glimpse of what you saw on the floor ... oh, the clanking and whirring of machines, the tastes of happy hour brew?

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Aerodyne Alloys names material sourcing specialist

January 20, 2015

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has appointed John Nathan as material sourcing specialist. He is responsible for sourcing unique items to existing accounts in addition to developing new business opportunities. Nathan has 19 years of sales experience in high-temperature metals...

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The Bradbury Group announces awarding of roller leveling patent

January 20, 2015

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has been awarded patent #8893537 for its e•Drive® roller leveling technology. Bradbury has produced 50 leveling machines equipped with this controlled-tension technology for gauges from 0.015 to 1 in. The system is available on new levelers or can be...

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Flying shears offer +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance up to 200 FPM

January 20, 2015

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has introduced 24- and 36-in.-wide Mini B.O.S.S.™ flying shears to complement the existing 48-in. model. The 24-in. model is suitable for trim roll forming lines and standing seam lines, while the 36-in. model can be used for narrow panel lines such as corrugated and 5V...

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Producing stainless steel tubing for the medical industry

January 20, 2015

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Industry veteran Michael Ferreri provides an overview of the common methods of producing small-diameter stainless steel tubing for medical applications

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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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