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Weld Tooling Corp. appoints director of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Weld Tooling Corp. appoints director of manufacturing

April 4, 2011

Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., home of Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment, has named Larry Johnson as director of manufacturing. Johnson has more than 30 years of diversified manufacturing management experience in all manufacturing...

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Weiler donates to training for returning vets - TheFabricator.com

Weiler donates to training for returning vets

April 4, 2011

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has donated wire brushes, grinding wheels, hand brushes, and tools for a veterans training program run by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA has partnered with the U.S. military to create the...

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COMEQ names North American product manager - TheFabricator.com

COMEQ names North American product manager

April 4, 2011

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., has appointed Eric Lenhart as the North American product manager for Parmigiani angle and plate bending rolls and Americor three- and four-roll plate bending rolls. For the past 15 years Lenhart has served as national sales and product manager for Euromac LLC. He...

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Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement - TheFabricator.com

Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement

April 4, 2011

FlowComp™, a closed-loop hardware and software feature that combines laser drilling with airflow measurement on Laserdyne 795 and 450 multiaxis laser systems, has been introduced by Prima Power North America. The feature has applications in both aerospace and land-based turbine engine...

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GSM Industrial announces leadership changes

April 4, 2011

GSM Industrial, a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products based in Lancaster, Pa., has announced several changes to its executive leadership. Brian Dombach has been named executive vice president and general manager. An employee since 2009, Dombach previously led the outside...

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Four-roll plate rolling machine features simplified setup - TheFabricator.com

Four-roll plate rolling machine features simplified setup

April 4, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the HTH 20-150 four-roll, double-initial-pinch plate bending machine, which uses an automated work cycle for the production of cylindrical and radius segmental parts. Setup is simplified with the use of mechanical and electric limit devices. Autoloading and ejector...

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Inspection software, point cloud viewer allows data import from various measuring systems

April 4, 2011

Capture 3D has introduced GOM's new software release, GOM Inspect. The free software, available for download at www.gom.com/3d-software/gom-inspect.html, allows users to import scan data from various types of measuring systems with several point cloud and inspection functionalities. Mesh...

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Jagemann Stamping appoints manufacturing manager

April 4, 2011

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has appointed Daniel (Skip) Dunmire as manufacturing manager. He is responsible for the management and oversight of press floor manufacturing activities and the logistics department. Dunmire...

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Inaugural Manufacturing for Growth meeting draws hundreds

April 4, 2011

More than 650 manufacturing executives attended the inaugural Manufacturing for Growth (MFG) meeting, held March 3-6 in Chandler, Ariz. The event was organized by AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA), the National Tooling and...

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Industrial welding gloves available in multiple types, grades of leather for different applications - TheFabricator.com

Industrial welding gloves available in multiple types, grades of leather for different applications

April 4, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a new line of industrial gloves to its Arc Armor™ welding protection products. The gloves are designed to endure long-term, repetitive abuse while providing comfort and dexterity, the company reports. Glove design is segmented into three categories:...

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Educating the workforce instead of training

April 1, 2011 | By Dan Davis

"You train a dog. You educate a person." That's the note an industrial technology educator sent to us after reading a recent "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter that contained comments lamenting the lack of skilled workers in the U.S. We received 10 or so responses, but that one sentence really has...

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Lean work area

5S or 6S: What's the safe choice?

April 1, 2011 | By Dan Davis

Everyone wants a safe work environment, but some companies feel that the safety needs to be a separate category of 5S, making it 6S. Others argue that the safety is clearly covered in the 5S methodology. Both may be right.

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bending tread plate

The science of bending perforated sheet and tread plate

April 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Tread plate and perforated sheet present significant bending challenges. To help matters, fabricators may need to look beyond typical air bending with a punch and V die. Though bending alternatives vary, they have one commonality: They clamp down to ensure the workpiece stays where it should.

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Laser cut turning parts

Diverse, quick, and growing

April 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Tennessee job shop finds success through diversifying its capabilities, from laser cutting, press brake bending, and robotic welding, to milling, turning, and boring. The shop turns around many jobs in only a few days.

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ripsaw unmanned tank

Howe brothers discover precision fabrication

April 1, 2011 | By Dan Davis

The stars of Howe and Howe Tech on Discovery Channel see metal fabricating as a creative outlet for their imaginations--while also catching the attention of the Department of Defense.

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