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ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA - TheFabricator.com

ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA

April 25, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Catherine Morris, senior account manager with ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., as its first female chair. Morris was elected to the RIA board in 2003 and most recently served as first vice chair. She is a past chair and current member of...

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Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time

April 25, 2012

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced RAPIDSET™ adjustable, thick-turret canisters for use with its original-style and AMX™ punch press tooling. The canisters also are compatible with Amada standard, Amada ABS, and Wilson standard tooling styles. They are designed to provide quick...

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Shields protect belt sander, disc sander operators

April 25, 2012

Rockford Systems Inc. offers adjustable belt sander and disc sander shields for protecting operators. The shields place a barrier between the operator and flying debris generated at the point of operation. They fasten directly to the machine using 1- by 2-in. extruded aluminum with mounting...

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Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch

April 25, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the Aristo® Tech 5-13 welding helmet with variable-shade autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology for professional welders. The helmet has a variable 5-13 digital control for adjustment of shade level, sensitivity, and delay. Its Quick Set™...

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Shop floor CMMs designed for portability - TheFabricator.com

Shop floor CMMs designed for portability

April 24, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has announced the launch of Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. With a focus on portability, the new CMM has a small footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes are integrated into one self-contained...

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Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility - TheFabricator.com

Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility

April 24, 2012

Piab has introduced a new line of extra-large, flat suction cups designed to handle various product sheets securely in manufacturing environments. The XLF line of suction cups is available in four different diameters: 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm. All sizes are similarly designed with an aluminum...

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Finishing kits polish railings in three steps - TheFabricator.com

Finishing kits polish railings in three steps

April 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers two new stainless steel tube finishing kits to grain-in or polish railings from weld removal to the final finish in three steps. Both kits include a 4.5- by 0.875-in. fusion medium disc and a 4.5- by 0.875-in. unitized 25FN disc. The SS Tube Satin Finish Kit #749000,...

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Quality Iron Fabricators to open new steel fabrication facility

April 23, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.-based Quality Iron Fabricators has begun construction on a $7 million, 40,000-sq.-ft. fabrication facility and office complex in Albany, Tenn. Equipped with CNC fabrication machinery, the new plant will be able to expand another 250,000 sq. ft. Capacity is expected to double over...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Red Bud establishes new website

April 23, 2012

Red Bud Industries has launched a new company website at www.redbudindustries.com. It offers simplified navigation and additional information on the company’s coil processing equipment. Videos of equipment in operation have been added, along with web apps....

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Kuka receives two auto industry supplier excellence awards - TheFabricator.com

Kuka receives two auto industry supplier excellence awards

April 23, 2012

Kuka Systems, a global systems integrator and developer of body shop automation systems for the automotive industry, has received supplier excellence awards from two automakers. General Motors named the Augsburg, Germany-based company as a Global Supplier of the Year for 2011. The award...

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Kenowa Industries receives minority business award

April 23, 2012

Kenowa Industries, a custom metal fabrication shop in Holland, Mich., has been named Minority-owned Business of the Year by the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce. Since 2009 the company has experienced a 66 percent sales increase and added six employees....

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Small and midsized manufacturers plan for continued growth

April 23, 2012

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey to determine financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2012. The findings show the majority of its members are forecasting revenue...

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Fuel Total Systems California to add 100 jobs

April 23, 2012

Fuel Total Systems California Corp. has opened a new, 120,000-sq.-ft. plant in Lebanon, Ky., for the manufacture and supply of automotive fuel tank systems and related components. The company, a subsidiary of FTS Co. Ltd., is based in Toyota, Japan. The $38 million project is expected to result in...

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Bobcat to expand North Dakota operations

April 23, 2012

Bobcat Co. and Menlo Worldwide Logistics have announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck, N.D., creating as many as 150 new positions. Production of Bobcat® compact attachments is moving to the new facility from a Bobcat-owned plant in...

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