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Acculloy Mfg. opens PerformaCoat division

September 27, 2010

Acculloy Mfg. Solutions has begun operations at PerformaCoat Inc., a new division performing advanced protective and lubricating coating services for oilfield tool, machined component, assembly, mold, and fabrications manufacturers in the Gulf Coast area. The company reports that it has integrated...

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Bowtie conveyor designed to convey pipe, other cylindrically shaped products within small footprint

September 27, 2010

TKF Inc. offers custom bowtie conveyor systems designed to convey pipe and other cylindrically shaped products within a small footprint. Sometimes called a V roller, the trough shape of the roller allows the product to be conveyed while nearly eliminating the side-to-side movement associated with a...

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Rethinking the education-to-employment system

September 24, 2010

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I learned a bit of news that raised my spirits this week: This country's inability to educate its children is not a recent phenomenon. Apparently, the U.S. has been screwing up for years. That sounds awful, I know. However, when you constantly hear about the failure of the U.S. educational system,...

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How can laser work for you? - TheFabricator.com

How can laser work for you?

September 24, 2010

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In an area where manufacturing has been hit hard, one Machesney Park, Ill., job shop found that an equipment purchase was all it needed to gain momentum.

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Waiting for the first shoe to drop

September 23, 2010

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I looked at my colleagues’ blog posts (or rants as Tim calls them) and noticed that employment is a hot topic, so I figured I’d throw out my two cents’ worth on the topic. I think it’s fair to say that nearly everyone—not just people in manufacturing, but everyone—is wondering when the...

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Waterjet accelerates stampers aerospace prototyping - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet accelerates stamper's aerospace prototyping

September 23, 2010

Metal Products Engineering, Los Angeles,began business as a Lockheed subcontractor in 1940. Since then, the company has designed and built an impressive inventory of customized progressive dies in their facility for aerospace applications.

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Do fabricators care if SAIC invests in GM?

September 22, 2010

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Yesterday's "Tube Talk" e-newsletter discussed the possibility of General Motors' Chinese partner, SAIC, investing in GM's initial public offering of stock. The two companies have produced cars together in China for a decade and announced plans in December to sell low-cost vehicles in India....

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Timken completes acquisition of QM Bearings and Power Transmission

September 22, 2010

The Timken Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ferndale, Wash.-based QM Bearings and Power Transmission Inc. That location, as well as manufacturing facilities in Prince George, British Columbia, and Wuxi, China, along with distribution facilities in Ontario, Texas, and...

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Jobs are here, but qualified people aren’t

September 21, 2010

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Everyone says the U.S. government should foster an environment of job creation. I can’t argue with that. Thing is, some jobs are being created.  Employers just can’t find anybody to fill them. According to a recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the...

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Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging - TheFabricator.com

Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging

September 21, 2010

The Origo Arc 410c and 650c switching converter (chopper) power sources from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products are designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, and air carbon arc gouging. The machines can be used with many types of filler materials, and parameters can be...

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Lincoln Electric pipeline welding seminar scheduled for October

September 21, 2010

Lincoln Electric will offer a free pipeline welding seminar for contractors and professionals in the pipeline industry. The two-day session will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the company’s corporate headquarters in...

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Two-axis CNC cutting machine, cuts/profiles pipe from 1 to 12in. OD up to 40 ft. long

September 21, 2010

The new MasterPipe™ profiler from Vernon Tool™ is a two-axis, CNC pipe cutting machine capable of cutting and profiling pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD and up to 40 ft. long. Powered by the company's WinMPM Microsoft® Windows®-based operating system, the machine consolidates setup, programming, and...

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SME presents Lean to Green Manufacturing Conference

September 21, 2010

The demand for sustainability is growing stronger every day, and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment while increasing profitability. To help practitioners better understand how green efforts can create growth and improve competitiveness, the Society of...

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30-min. process develops 0.000060-in. black coating

September 21, 2010

Birchwood Casey offers the scratch-resistant LUMICLAD® finish. The 30-min. process develops a coating thickness of 0.000060 in. with a smooth, clean surface that is electrically conductive and adherent to the aluminum substrate. The black finish is suitable for precision-machined components with...

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Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM

September 21, 2010

Makita has introduced the GA4534, a 4.5-in. paddle-switch angle grinder. Its 6-amp motor delivers 11,000 RPM for use in welding, shipyard, automotive, HVAC, and electrical applications. According to the manufacturer, the grinder has the smallest barrel grip on the market and is the most compact...

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