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Precision press brake produces small bent parts up to 40 in. - TheFabricator.com

Precision press brake produces small bent parts up to 40 in.

October 31, 2011

TRUMPF's TruBend series 7000 precision press brake is a compact machine for the production of small bent parts up to 40 in. Typical applications include sheet metal parts used in the production of vending machines and electrical equipment, as well as in the telecommunications and aerospace...

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Fin press designed for HVAC, refrigeration applications in heat transfer industry - TheFabricator.com

Fin press designed for HVAC, refrigeration applications in heat transfer industry

October 31, 2011

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has introduced the new OAK FP-1400 fin press and line for HVAC and refrigeration applications in the heat transfer industry. The press features a 160-ton rating for increased manufacturing capacity, and its solid modeling and added weight contribute to press rigidity for...

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Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing

October 31, 2011

David Williams has joined Bassett Mechanical, Kaukauna, Wis., as vice president of manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing division, including sheet metal fabrication, piping, and pressure vessel fabrication. Most recently Williams was vice president of operations at...

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Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws suitable for assemblies that may require subsequent access

October 31, 2011

PEM® C.A.P.S.® captive panel screws from PennEngineering® integrate a captive screw with an anti-cross-threading feature and a PC/ABS colored knob to provide a fastener system for assemblies that may require subsequent access. The spring-loaded screws install permanently in aluminum...

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Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications

October 31, 2011

Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced a line of quality-assured domestic and nondomestic 316/316L stainless steel seamless tubing for hydraulic and instrumentation applications. The line is designed for systems processing harsh media or in corrosive environments where the safety, integrity, and...

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Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads - TheFabricator.com

Fully integrated vacuum lifter with manual tilting handles compact metallic loads

October 31, 2011

A fully integrated vacuum-hoist lifter with manual tilting, designed to handle compact metallic loads in pick-and-place assembly applications, has been introduced by Anver Corp. Featuring a custom pickup suction pad, the VM series is suitable for assembly operations and feeding machining...

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Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Balluff celebrates 90th anniversary

October 31, 2011

Balluff, a manufacturer of sensors for factory automation and systems for industrial communication with headquarters in Neuhausen, Germany, marks 90 years in business in 2011. The company has subsidiaries in 54 countries on all continents, including Balluff Inc. in Florence, Ky. The firm...

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Workplace injuries, illnesses declined in 2010

October 31, 2011

The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private-sector industry employers declined in 2010 to 3.1 million, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. "We are encouraged by the reported decline in incidence rates for...

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DeVilbiss, Binks joins with Owens Community College to present spray finishing training

October 31, 2011

DeVilbiss, Binks, a spray finishing equipment manufacturer in Glendale Heights, Ill., and Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio, have teamed up to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop, March 7-9, 2012, in Toledo. The three-day, intensive training program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00...

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Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg. - TheFabricator.com

Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg.

October 31, 2011

Contract manufacturer and engineering services provider Fabrico Inc., Oxford, Mass., has acquired Johnson Tool & Mfg., Inc., Charlton, Mass., which specializes in the short- to medium-run manufacture of high-tolerance components, assemblies, tools, and gauges. The acquisition adds precision...

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abas-USA receives No. 1 ranking for business software

October 31, 2011

Sterling, Va.-based abas-USA has announced that its business software has been ranked No. 1 in a recent independent ERP user satisfaction survey conducted by i2s, Intelligent Systems Solutions. The study consisted of 1,923 interviews with companies in 17 countries. Survey participants have been...

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Short-pulse laser for micromachining, precision marking introduced

October 31, 2011

Teem Photonics has added a laser with 25 percent higher repetition rate and 25 percent shorter pulse to its passively Q-switched PicoSpark™ line of lasers for micromachining and precision marking. The master-oscillator, fiber-amplified laser now is offered with 50-kHz repetition rate for higher...

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Award-worthy and then some

October 28, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

It was a typical October day in Orlando, Fla., sunny, warm, and crowded with tourists from all over the world (at least it seemed so during my time at the Orlando airport October 26). I flew in to attend the Laser Institute of America's annual awards luncheon, at which Dr. Berthold Leibinger...

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Royalton Industries appoints new vice president of sales

October 28, 2011

Royalton Industries has appointed Len Steinmeyer as vice president of sales. He will head up the company's sales and marketing efforts for its line of metal forming and coil processing equipment Steinmeyer has 40 years experience in the metal working industries. He began his career in service for...

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Adventures in titanium—WPS

October 26, 2011 | By David Hass

Your customer wants two pieces of metal welded together. Why should you bother with a welding procedure specification? Because conformity leads to quality and enhances safety.

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