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Bullard Abrasives acquires Marvel Abrasive Products

April 18, 2012

Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives, a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago. Orignially established in 1936 as Bates Abrasive Products, Marvel manufactures resin fiber...

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Automated welding machine makes one piece every 2.5 sec. - TheFabricator.com

Automated welding machine makes one piece every 2.5 sec.

April 18, 2012

The Delta S TVR automated welding machine, available from Cemsa S.p.A., features a rotating indexing table that can be equipped with a number of stations, based on the number of components to be welded or assembled. On a typical three-station machine, for instance, the stations are used for...

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Plasma torch control system controls torch height - TheFabricator.com

Plasma torch control system controls torch height

April 18, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems offers the new Smart Voltage Height Control (SVHC) system, which automatically compensates for electrode wear in plasma cutting. The system uses the company's PB-MB-1 plasma torch station and integrates capabilities from the company's arc voltage sample and hold feature and...

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EVS Metal installs robotic welding cell

April 18, 2012

EVS Metal Inc., Riverdale, N.J., a supplier of custom-fabricated sheet metal parts, machined parts, and integration and engineering services, has installed a Lincoln Electric System 35 dual fixed-table robotic welding cell. The pre-engineered robotic welding system is designed for medium- to...

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Northern Metal Fab expands operations

April 18, 2012

Metal fabrication job shop Northern Metal Fab Inc. has announced an expansion of its Baldwin, Wis., facility. The company has purchased an 80,000-sq.-ft. building close to existing facilities, more than doubling the size of its operations. The expansion will create about 30 jobs, with room for...

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American Muscle acquires Follansbee Steel

April 18, 2012

American Muscle, Wellsburg, W. Va., has acquired the dock fabrication segment of Follansbee Steel’s business operation, which announced its closing in January. American Muscle, formerly Valley Manufacturing, had been manufacturing Follansbee's hardware for 13 years, supplying the company with...

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Producing more versus hiring more

April 17, 2012 | By Tim Heston

A few weeks ago Rob Olney, president of ETM Manufacturing, a contract metal fabricator in Littleton, Mass., told me something that exemplifies what makes people proud of American enterprise. But it also worries people who need a lower unemployment rate to get re-elected. “[Since 2006] we’ve...

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Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces

April 17, 2012

Weiler's Big Cat™ abrasive flap discs are designed with large, thick flaps to conform to curved and irregular surfaces. According to the company, the high-density, Type 27 discs last 30 to 40 percent longer than standard flap discs. Typical applications include weld blending, grinding,...

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Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference

April 17, 2012

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Ultra Tech adds two new staff positions

April 16, 2012

Ultra Tech Machinery has announced that it has filled two newly created positions on its staff. Jim Minerovic has been hired as operations manager. He spent 10 years at Alcoa in various managerial roles and has years of experience in the implementation of production and quality systems. In this...

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Midlake Products to expand

April 16, 2012

Midlake Products & Mfg. plans to expand its production facility in Louisville, Ohio. The company will add about 20,000 sq. ft. to the loading dock area of the steel and aluminum hinge manufacturing plant. The expansion will accommodate growth in the company’s metal fabrication business. The...

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Dayton Progress establishes high school manufacturing challenge competition

April 16, 2012

To combat the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers, Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has announced a manufacturing challenge competition to promote awareness of careers in industrial manufacturing to Dayton-area high schools. The competition includes a prize package valued at more than...

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Camfil releases video case study

April 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has published its first video case study at www.farrapc.com/videos/1010. The 6-min. video testimonial describes how Toyo Seat USA, an automotive seat manufacturer, used Gold Series® fume...

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Antispatter compound protects surfaces from welding spatter buildup

April 16, 2012

Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced Pico Weld Kote HD, an environmentally friendly, water-based antispatter compound that protects metallic work surfaces, welding gun nozzles, tips, jigs, and fixtures from hot welding spatter buildup. The oil-free concentrate is applied by spray, brush, swab, or...

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Tonnage monitor works with most press machines

April 16, 2012

Helm Instrument has introduced the PTM-4500 LoadGard tonnage monitor. It accepts input from up to six frame or in-die-mounted strain-gauge sensors. The monitor can be used with most press machines, including hydraulic, thermoforming, die cast, injection molding, and forging. Built-in alarms help...

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