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Heat-treating line pipe weld seams

October 10, 2011

As the use of thick-walled pipe for API applications grows, so does the need to verify that it has been correctly normalized. Use of 2-D simulation verifies that the temperatures and heating pattern needed to obtain the desired strength and toughness have been achieved.

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Trumpet

Brass instrument manufacturing: How metal makes music

October 10, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Getzen Co. uses 200-year-old technology to make its high-end trumpets and trombones. Walking into the company’s Elkhorn, Wis., facility is a bit like walking into a metalworking museum. Here, worker experience and skill reign supreme.

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Iron-worker

The ironworker stands ready for production

October 10, 2011 | By Mike Albrecht

These days the ironworker can play a role in production, thanks in part to the custom tooling available, as well as positioning and gauging systems that add accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency to the operation.

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Electromagnetic bending brake designed for light-duty forming - TheFabricator.com

Electromagnetic bending brake designed for light-duty forming

October 7, 2011

The Tennsmith electromagnetic brake from Trick Tools is designed without a full-length upper beam. This clamping system design eliminates typical interference points and incorporates only one moving part for light-duty forming. The machine comes with tooling for forming complex shapes,...

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Compact robotic welding cell requires only 32.8 sq. ft. of floor space

October 7, 2011

Reis Robotics offers the RV10-6 compact robotic welding cell. The movable, enclosed cell includes the robot, a high-capacity RobotStarV control, and two freely programmable additional axes. All supply, exhaust, and safety requirements are integrated within the cell. Its floor space requirement is...

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Robotic welding package suitable for small operations - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding package suitable for small operations

October 7, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced ArcPack™ Lean 1410, a fully configured, quick-start robotic welding package suitable for small operations. The system includes an IRB 1410 robot; an IRC5 compact controller; a Fronius TransSteel 3500 power supply and wire feeder; and a Tregaskiss 500-amp,...

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"Fabricating industry continues to show its mettle," says association president

October 7, 2011

The current decade promises to be one of the most exciting periods in recent memory for the metal fabricating and forming industry, according to Ed Youdell, president and CEO of Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. In a recent feature article, Youdell credited...

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Advance Mfg. celebrates 50th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Advance Mfg. celebrates 50th anniversary

October 7, 2011

Advance Mfg. Co. Inc., Westfield, Mass., marks 50 years in the precision machining industry in 2011. Founded by Tony Amanti in 1961 with $10,000, a handful of employees, and a few machines, the firm now employs nearly 200 at its 120,000-sq.-ft. facility and remains family-owned and -operated....

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MHIA names new CEO

October 7, 2011

George W. Prest has been named CEO of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C. He succeeds John Nofsinger, who will retire on Dec. 31. Prest has more than 30 years of experience in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He has been recognized for his...

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Eriez marks 40th anniversary with Mexico affiliate

October 7, 2011

Eriez Equipos Magneticos S.A. (EEMSA) celebrates this October its 40th anniversary as an Eriez® affiliate. The 20,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico, produces the company's magnetic, vibratory, and inspection equipment under the same quality and design specifications as Eriez...

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Adjustable shim lifts, supports 10,000 lbs - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable shim lifts, supports 10,000 lbs

October 7, 2011

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microshim, a precision, adjustable shim for machine adjustment and leveling in production plants, machine shops, utilities, and other industrial facilities. Typical applications include positioning large machinery, leveling grinding equipment, adjusting...

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Gas blending system allows for blending, diluting up to five component gases - TheFabricator.com

Gas blending system allows for blending, diluting up to five component gases

October 7, 2011

The Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced the Parker gas blending system. It allows users to blend or dilute up to five component gases to produce customized gas mixtures. The system draws from five separate pure gas sources to generate a controlled blend....

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Durable Technologies established to manage three business units

October 7, 2011

Durable Mecco, Durable Machine, and VisiMark have become part of Durable Technologies, Worcester, Mass., the top-level entity created to manage these different business units. The company reports it is improving internal communications capabilities, expanding its technical team, and adding...

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Press brakes engineered for simple to complex heavy-bending applications - TheFabricator.com

Press brakes engineered for simple to complex heavy-bending applications

October 7, 2011

LVD Strippit offers a co-manufactured heavy-duty series of press brakes for simple to complex heavy bending applications. The machines are engineered and manufactured by LVD Co. and its joint-venture company LVD-HD. By offering a flexible approach to the configuration of the machine and using...

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Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports - TheFabricator.com

Hexagon Metrology partners with Hendrick Motorsports

October 7, 2011

In a multiyear partnership agreement, Hexagon Metrology Inc., North Kingstown, R.I., has been named the official provider of dimensional metrology products and services to Hendrick Motorsports, winner of 10 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series championships in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports is a...

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