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3-D CAD: Modeling with limited resources - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Modeling with limited resources

March 14, 2011 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis reminds us that CAD modeling has its limitations and that it's still necessary to build a prototype rather than just relying on simulation.

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Dixie-Southern opens new corporate headquarters

March 14, 2011

Dixie-Southern has opened corporate headquarters in Bradenton, Fla. The new facility houses the sales, estimating, finance, human resources, and administration departments. The current Duette, Fla., location remains the engineering and manufacturing/quality center with project management and...

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Pneumatic roll-out shelving rack has 4,000-lb. capacity - TheFabricator.com

Pneumatic roll-out shelving rack has 4,000-lb. capacity

March 14, 2011

Proper Storage Systems has introduced full-extension pneumatic roll-out shelving racks for storing and accessing heavy tooling and materials, with a capacity of 4,000 lbs. The racks offer shelf widths from 36 to 66 in. and shelf depths of 36 or 48 in. in two-, three-, and four-shelf models. The...

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Electron Beam Technologies promotes vice presidents

March 14, 2011

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., Kankakee, Ill., has promoted Steven Roe to vice president of engineering and Valgene E. Raloff to vice president of marketing and product development. Roe joined the company in 1990 as a design engineer. He later was named chief engineer, leading engineers and...

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E&E Metal Fabrication moves to new facility

March 14, 2011

E&E Fabrication Inc. has opened a new facility in Lebanon, Pa., with 21 employees. It plans to hire 25 to 30 new employees in the next year. The company received an order from Starlight Energy LLC to make equipment for biomass energy production....

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Fronius USA names segment managers

March 14, 2011

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has promoted Stefan Mayr to segment manager resistance welding/DeltaSpot. He has been with the company for more than 13 years, working in resistance welding R&D and serving as key account manager for robotics and integration. Josh Williamson has joined the...

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Armor Contract Mfg. installs large-scale blast, paint system - TheFabricator.com

Armor Contract Mfg. installs large-scale blast, paint system

March 14, 2011

Armor Contract Mfg., Mason, Ohio, has installed a 3,100-sq.-ft., full-service blast, primer, and paint system, interlinked with a monorail system. "Objectives for our new capabilities include government shipping containers, UL-listed diesel fuel tanks, large industrial power genset enclosures,...

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Regulator, outfit design, packaging changed

March 14, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand has made changes to the design and package of its CutSkill® series 250 (medium-duty) and 350 (heavy-/medium-duty) regulators and outfits. New features include color-coded knobs that identify gas type, a fabric-reinforced neoprene diaphragm, a zinc-aluminum...

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Abrasive cutter option allows sectioning in the X-axis direction - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive cutter option allows sectioning in the X-axis direction

March 14, 2011

Buehler's AbrasiMatic® 300 abrasive cutter now features the optional X-Bed for sectioning in the X-axis direction. The accompanying digital display tracks X-axis travel to help improve precision, consistency, and repeatability in serial (parallel) sectioning applications. The benchtop...

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Elgin Fastener Group expands through acquisition

March 14, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group has announced the latest addition to its expanding production capabilities through the acquisition of Silo Fasteners, Kansas City, Mo., a provider of fasteners for highway construction, concrete form, and general distribution. Elgin Fastener Group will relocate the Silo...

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Metal surface sander provides 4 in. of working tool width - TheFabricator.com

Metal surface sander provides 4 in. of working tool width

March 14, 2011

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a metal surface drum sander and flap wheel drum line for large-scale metal finishing. The flap drum sander features electronic controls, a soft-start feature, and a variable-speed dial. It has an overload protection feature and high-speed capacity. The...

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Atlas Technologies announces management changes

March 14, 2011

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has changed its management structure. William Rogner has returned to the company as the interim general manager, joining veteran managers Randy Austin, vice president of applications, and Louis Weigele, human resources and purchasing manager. Kim Nation has...

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Welding machine designed for pipeline, construction, maintenance applications

March 14, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new SAE-300® engine-driven welding machine, designed for pipeline welding, as well as construction and maintenance applications. The new machine features the company's Dual Continuous Control™ technology, which allows the adjustment of two dials on the...

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January manufacturing technology consumption 188 percent higher than year ago

March 14, 2011

January U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $371.41 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing...

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metal-cored wires

Demystifying metal-cored wires

March 14, 2011 | By Tim Hensley

Even though metal-cored wires have been gaining popularity in recent years, there seems to be some mystery and misconceptions surrounding this filler metal. To better understand these wires it helps to consider the technology behind them and the applications for which they are best suited. Additionally, it is important to know the general characteristics of metal-cored wires, along with the ways they can provide potential improvements in the welding operation.

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