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Using watts, again - TheFabricator.com

Using watts, again

November 12, 2010

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A West Coast metal fabricator, Laser Cutting Northwest developed a product called the regenerator, which generates electricity from exhausted air. One application includes dust collectors for laser cutting systems. Installed into the shop’s own systems, the regenerator produces enough electricity to power a third of the shop lights.

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Grainger honors veterans through expanded scholarship program

November 11, 2010

Facilities maintenance supplier Grainger has expanded its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program for the fifth consecutive year. In the 2010 – 2011 academic year, the company will offer 75 community colleges across the United States two, $2,000 scholarships to award to community...

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FABTECH 2010 in Atlanta draws more attendees, fills more floor space than previous Atlanta show

November 11, 2010

The 2010 FABTECH exposition and conference drew 22,000 visitors to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Nov. 2-4 to experience the latest manufacturing innovations and discuss industry issues — an increase of 12 percent from the 2006 Atlanta show. The annual event is the largest tradeshow...

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FABTECH 2010 impressions

November 10, 2010

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If you missed last week's FABTECH in Atlanta, you missed a lot — many new product introductions; outstanding educational offerings; an opportunity like no other to network with fellow fabricating and forming professionals; having your photo taken for the cover of an industry publication; Sonny's...

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The weakest link in fabrication often is made of paper

November 9, 2010

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Fabrication shops traditionally have relied on stand-alone software systems for various business functions and filled in the gaps with a paper trail. Today’s integrated systems can alleviate the headaches associated with paper-based tracking and make your operation more efficient.

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September manufacturing technology consumption up 66.1 percent

November 8, 2010

September U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $399.76 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 USMTC program, was up 66.1...

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Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives - TheFabricator.com

Orbitform owner elected to Michigan State House of Representatives

November 8, 2010

Mike Shirkey, owner of Jackson, Mich.-based Orbitform Group, which designs and builds forming, fastening, joining, and assembly equipment, and the former head of Allegiance Health's governing board, received 63 percent of the votes for state representative of Michigan's 65th District to defeat...

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Bunting launches UK-based manufacturing, sales center - TheFabricator.com

Bunting launches UK-based manufacturing, sales center

November 8, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., has launched a new manufacturing and sales operation center based in Berkhamsted, England. The new location is responsible for all sales in the UK, the European Union, and the African continent. The...

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Pipe sander/grinder makes weld seams invisible, produces satin to mirror finishes on various materials - TheFabricator.com

Pipe sander/grinder makes weld seams invisible, produces satin to mirror finishes on various materials

November 8, 2010

For surface finishing applications on pipe and handrails, CS Unitec's new Pipe-Max combination weld seam grinder and pipe sander makes weld seams invisible and can produce satin to mirror finishes on stainless steel, aluminum, and high-quality metals, the company states. With a 14.5-amp,...

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CML USA names new manufacturer's rep - TheFabricator.com

CML USA names new manufacturer's rep

November 8, 2010

CML USA Inc., a manufacturer of tube, pipe, and profile bending and metalworking machinery in Davenport, Iowa, has announced that Mike Tarrant of Tarrant Industrial Marketing now serves as Ercolina's manufacturer's representative. Tarrant is responsible for Texas, Arkansas, and...

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Camfil Farr APC opens sales, service office in Puerto Rico

November 8, 2010

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has opened a sales and service office in Gurabo, P.R., for support of customers in the Caribbean region. The office provides sales and technical support, as well as a warehouse that stocks...

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Tool separates fin from tube OD in one step - TheFabricator.com

Tool separates fin from tube OD in one step

November 8, 2010

The MILLHOG® fin tube removal tool from Esco Tool features a patented blade design that separates the fin from the OD of a tube in one step. Capable of peeling back 4 in. of fin in less than 2 min., the rigid ID-clamping tool has no reaction torque, requires no cutting fluids, and eliminates...

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New educational center features automated welding, cutting systems

November 8, 2010

Airgas Great Lakes has opened a new Automation Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Developed in partnership with Retro Systems, Hypertherm, Motoman, and Miller, the facility adjoins Airgas' 28th Street retail store. The facility's equipment includes a Retro Systems Hornet HD dual-side drive cutting...

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Flap, fiber disks engineered for applications from stock removal to blending - TheFabricator.com

Flap, fiber disks engineered for applications from stock removal to blending

November 8, 2010

Norton has introduced a new line of Norton/Merit flap disks and fiber disks for right-angle grinding. The SG Blaze® Plus is offered in the "best" tier for top performance; the NorZon® BlueFire&trade is in the "better" tier for a mix of performance and competitive price; and the...

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Abrasive product line to expand

November 8, 2010

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc. has launched a new Norton product expansion program for the metal fabricating industry. The company will introduce hundreds of new abrasive products over the next year for use on right-angle grinders, random orbital sanders, pneumatic die grinders, and large-diameter...

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