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AWS elects 2011 president-chairman of the board - TheFabricator.com

AWS elects 2011 president-chairman of the board

January 17, 2011

John L. Mendoza, a 36-year veteran of the welding industry, has been named as the 2011 president and chairman of the board of the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami. "My goal is to challenge our sections and members to raise the issues that are important today by focusing on the image of...

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Semiautomatic abrasive saw enclosed with outlet to contain cutting dust and abrasive particulate mater - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic abrasive saw enclosed with outlet to contain cutting dust and abrasive particulate mater

January 17, 2011

The Kalamazoo Industries model K26E 26-in., semiautomatic abrasive saw is totally enclosed with a 6-in. outlet to contain the dust and abrasive particulate matter produced during cutting. The saw features a 26-in. wheel; an air-over-oil, 0- to 12-FPM power downfeed; a 20-HP, three-phase motor...

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Band saw features automatic material sensor - TheFabricator.com

Band saw features automatic material sensor

January 17, 2011

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model XT320 A-NC double-column band saw is designed with fully automated controls and heavy-duty construction. The control has an automatic material sensor to detect the cutoff point and material height, eliminating two of the settings that traditionally must be made by...

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Tubetech North America names president/COO

January 17, 2011

Tubetech North America, East Palestine, Ohio, has announced the promotion of Jonathan W. Roscow as president and COO. The company produces and markets electric welded steel tubing for automobiles and appliances within the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Roscow most recently served as vice president of...

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Thermadyne names national accounts manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne names national accounts manager

January 17, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of Matthew Proffit as national accounts manager. In this position, Proffit is responsible for the strategic management of existing customer...

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Welding end prep tool suitable for cutting high-chrome-content boiler tubes, stainless steel, and tubes with overlay - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool suitable for cutting high-chrome-content boiler tubes, stainless steel, and tubes with overlay

January 17, 2011

Esco Tool offers the Mongoose MILLHOG® right-angle-drive, ID-clamping welding end prep tool. It features a 1.25-HP motor with a reduction drive gear that produces 240 lbs. of torque at 100 RPM. Suitable for cutting high-chrome-content boiler tubes, stainless steel, and tubes with overlays,...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent TRUMPF

January 17, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has selected Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent its sheet metal fabricating equipment in Louisiana and Texas. The Dallas-based representative has worked with TRUMPF in the past as well....

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial applications

January 17, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored, austenitic stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial welding applications. SelectAlloy 309H-AP is composed of nominal weld metal of 24 percent chromium and 13 percent nickel with a carbon content of 0.04 to...

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A primer on waterjet accessories - TheFabricator.com

A primer on waterjet accessories

January 17, 2011

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For fabricators and metalworkers considering their first purchase of a waterjet, return on investment will be heavily influenced by features, options, and accessories that provide a match to their unique needs.Investigating and evaluating the latest alternatives will go a long way in boosting profitability.

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Wading through the NFPA-51 standard - TheFabricator.com

Wading through the NFPA-51 standard

January 17, 2011

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The NFPA-51 standard outlines how to properly store, transfer, and use industrial gases; how to handle such gases while they are in their gaseous or liquid phases; and how to implement storage, piping and distribution, and operating practices. While most safe practices are based on common sense, others may take volumes of technical reference, as specified in NFPA-51, to explain.

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Tips for specifying clamps for automated welding

January 17, 2011

Too often, specifying clamps for a fixture in an automated welding cell is an afterthought. That slight can lead to unnecessary costs and complexity.

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Laser cutting thick stainless steel--fast - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting thick stainless steel—fast

January 17, 2011

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Fabricator uses a 7-kW CO2 laser cutting system to cut thousands of thick, stainless steel components for a critical component of nuclear plant safety. Today, the shop hopes to leverage its technology to gain work in other sectors.

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OSHA is self-funded: Fact or fiction?

January 13, 2011

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If you work in manufacturing, you’ve probably heard that some government agencies, notably OSHA and the EPA, have been mandated to become self-funding. I heard this in a discussion at a recent conference, and it seems reasonable. The government debt is $14 trillion, so why wouldn’t the...

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Metal stampers on reshoring

January 12, 2011

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The December issue of "Stamping News Brief" featured an item about reshoring, one of several terms used to describe bringing jobs back to the U.S. After citing examples of reshoring by companies such as Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar, which also were covered in a recent blog post, the newsletter...

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Detroit Auto Show gets serious about CAFE cars

January 12, 2011

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Reports about the North American International Auto Show in Detroit indicates that the show has taken a serious turn toward fuel efficiency. According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog, the Detroit auto show has transformed itself from a showcase of the big, powerful, and outrageous to a...

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