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What if you could significantly improve hole quality without operator intervention 5-20-10

Date: May 20, 2010

Sponsored by Hypertherm Inc.

Length: 60:00

Hypertherm invites you to learn how True Hole™ technology significantly improves plasma hole quality – without the need for operator intervention.

Small business optimism sees modest increase; now at three-year high

February 8, 2011

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism rose 1.5 points in January, a modest increase, opening the new year with a reading of 94.1, the highest level since December 2007 when the recession started. According to the NFIB, the slight overall uptick in...

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Illinois Reshoring Initiative launches response to President Obama's call to create jobs

February 8, 2011

In his Jan 25, 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama focused on the need to create jobs, especially manufacturing and technical jobs, and the challenge of doing so in an increasingly competitive world. Responding to the address, the Illinois Reshoring Initiative has announced its program...

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The repatriation of U.S. manufacturing: The case for bringing business home

February 7, 2011

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Some manufacturing work formerly outsourced to other countries is beginning to return to the U.S. What’s behind this shift, and how can fabricators best position themselves to acquire some of this repatriated work?

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Press brake designed to eliminate bending axis misalignment

February 7, 2011

LA G has introduced the GBS internationally patented press brake. The press brake has an extremely rigid structure to help eliminate bending axis misalignment and the need for a deflection compensation system. The top beam is fixed to side frames that slide on eight linear guides. This eliminates...

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Weld cleaning brushes feature dual-hex nuts to eliminate need for guard removal - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes feature dual-hex nuts to eliminate need for guard removal

February 7, 2011

Weiler has introduced the DUALLY™ stringer-bead brush. It features a new dual-hex nut that helps eliminate interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Genesis Systems Group establishes robotic welding scholarship

February 7, 2011

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has announced a new scholarship resulting from an agreement among Genesis Systems Group LLC, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Engineering Program, and Scott County Schools. The Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group scholarship is...

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Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager

February 7, 2011

Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling in Anoka, Minn., has opened a new sales office in Shanghai, China. Wei Sun has been appointed China sales manager for the new office. Sun is responsible for dealer and direct sales development in China and Hong Kong. He has a...

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Waukesha Metal Products achieves Best-In-Class Quality designation

February 7, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has announced that it is listed in the Best-In-Class Quality Performance level in the stamping commodity by one of its top customers. Waukesha Metal Products manufactures more than 107 custom metal stampings for this customer that ship to 10 different plant...

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Bishop-Wisecarver earns Green Business certification

February 7, 2011

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., manufacturer of guided motion components and systems, has been certified as a Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program. The certification indicates that the company helps to strengthen and sustain the quality of the environment in Contra...

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Wise Metals Group to expand in Alabama

February 7, 2011

Wise Metals Group has announced plans for a $25 million expansion to its Alabama Reclamation Operation in Muscle Shoals, a move that will add 43 new employees and further expand capabilities at the recycling facility. "This expansion will recycle scrap aluminum, which saves 95 percent of the...

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Boring tool system supports spindle speeds up to 6,600 SFM

February 7, 2011

Big Kaiser has introduced the new, large-diameter Kaiser 318 series, a complete tooling system supporting aluminum and steel components for twin-cutter rough boring, precision finish boring, and precision OD turning operations. The system bores from 7.87 to 13.39 in. OD for ISO40/HSK-A63 tapers,...

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Tube fabricating tool package suitable for installing CPI™, A-LOK® fittings - TheFabricator.com

Tube fabricating tool package suitable for installing CPI™, A-LOK® fittings

February 7, 2011

Parker Hannifin Corp. offers a package of heavy-duty, hand-operated tube fabrication tools for small-bore tube assembly. The tools can be used to install both CPI™ and A-LOK® tube fittings in various system applications. The package includes several tools: *Heavy-duty PTB tube...

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Changeover system accommodates up to 10 torch bodies

February 7, 2011

Fronius Intl. has introduced the Robacta TX welding torch body changeover system. Its console can accommodate up to 10 torch bodies. The device for cutting the welding wire is flanged onto the console. The system automatically cuts the wire before the torch body is changed, winds the wire back,...

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Software facilitates quick flange, blank shape development

February 7, 2011

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released BlankWorks 4.3. It provides SolidWorks® 2011 users with a fully integrated tool for developing flat patterns from complex 3-D designs. With the software, users can develop flanges and blank shapes for their stampings in less than a minute, the company...

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