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Greer upgrades four rolling mills

January 10, 2012

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled steel strip to customer specifications, has completed significant upgrades on its 30-, 22-, and 18-in. rolling mills and its wire mill. The most significant upgrades were to the 30-in. rolling mill, including the following structural and...

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American Industrial Partners purchases Heil Trailer from Dover

January 10, 2012

American Industrial Partners, New York, a middle-market private equity group focused on acquiring and improving North American-headquartered industrial businesses, has purchased Heil Trailer Intl., Athens, Tenn., from Dover Corp. Heil Trailer is a global provider of engineered tank and specialty...

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Automating the deburring process - TheFabricator.com

Automating the deburring process

January 10, 2012 | By Mike Marshall

A good deburring process will provide you with that by removing sharp edges, thus producing a better finish. An edge that is properly finished lowers material handling costs and increases workplace safety. Finding the right machine and automating the process seamlessly may allow you to run your machines a little faster, increasing your output, lowering your costs, and most importantly adding profit to your bottom line.

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SMAW is in session - TheFabricator.com

SMAW is in session

January 10, 2012 | By Amanda Carlson

Welding educators discuss why SMAW still holds a relevant place within their classrooms and in today's high-tech industry.

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Fabrication automation - TheFabricator.com

Fabrication automation

January 10, 2012 | By Eric Lundin

Need help dealing with the skilled worker shortage? Eric Lundin, editor of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal, interviewed several automated equipment manufacturers for their perspectives on automation for tube and pipe fabrication.

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3-D CAD: Project definition - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Project definition

January 10, 2012 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis focuses his 3-D CAD skill on designing a welding table. He invites readers to participate in the creation of this support structure.

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Capital spending carries the rebound into 2012 - TheFabricator.com

Capital spending carries the rebound into 2012

January 10, 2012 | By Tim Heston

Manufacturing technology consumption took an unprecedented dive during the recession, but since then the industry has bounced back dramatically. In the metal fabrication arena, most technology categories are experiencing some healthy gains, as reported by the 2012 Capital Spending Forecast, a study compiled by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

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Roll reversal: From air feeds to servo roll feeds - TheFabricator.com

Roll reversal: From air feeds to servo roll feeds

January 10, 2012 | By Joe Fox, Mal Bollman

The air-powered gripper feed was once the standard press feeding device in most stamping operations. It was simple and cost- effective. Servo-powered roll feeds have emerged as an attractive alternative, especially as the technology has proven itself over the years and the cost has fallen with its wider adoption.

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Manufacturing technology orders maintained strength in November

January 9, 2012

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $430.17 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 Technology...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names Elliott Matsuura as western Canada distributor

January 9, 2012

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, Ont., has been named the exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Incorporated press brakes, shears, and lasers in western Canada. The company has represented Cincinnati in eastern Canada for three years. Service and spare parts continue to be handled directly...

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Kaman appoints leader of value-added services group

January 9, 2012

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., has appointed Gary Yingling as director and general manager, shops and services. He directs the fabrication, assembly, production, material management, capital assets, planning/forecasting, control, and operational quality of the company's...

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Cintas launches online contest to celebrate new-product release

January 9, 2012

In conjunction with the release of the new Carhartt Rental Active Jacket, Cincinnati-based Cintas has launched its search for the “Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew.” Contestants can enter the contest by submitting a short essay and photo at www.cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew. Contest organizers...

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Coe Press Equipment delivers coil lines to Gestamp - TheFabricator.com

Coe Press Equipment delivers coil lines to Gestamp

January 9, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., through its business partnership with Cydak do Brasil Ltda., has shipped two SpaceMaster Series 2 compact coil lines to Gestamp Parana S/A for use in the production of stamped parts for the automotive industry. The compact coil lines can process...

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Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system - TheFabricator.com

Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system

January 9, 2012

In a ceremony marking the final phase of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion, Mid-West Materials Inc. unveiled North America's largest Leveltek stretch leveling system. This addition to the company's 240,000-sq.-ft. facility, which includes cut-to-length lines, levelers, slitters, and...

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CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in.

January 9, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit M-1525 midrange, 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press. It handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. with one sheet repositioning, making it suitable for the fabrication of large panels in cellular manufacturing or job shop environments....

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