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Sellstrom Mfg. to relocate

April 9, 2012

Sellstrom Mfg. Co. has announced plans to expand into a larger facility in Schaumburg, Ill., in June. The company offers personal protective equipment, including goggles, protective glasses, emergency eye wash, and fall-arrest equipment....

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Clark Fixture Technologies receives Above & Beyond Award - TheFabricator.com

Clark Fixture Technologies receives Above & Beyond Award

April 9, 2012

Clark Fixture Technologies, Bowling Green, Ohio, a manufacturer of check fixtures for tube and pipe, has received the Above & Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) committee of Ohio. The award is given in recognition of companies that practice leadership and...

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OEM Fabricators appoints two plant managers

April 9, 2012

OEM Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jack Pollitt and Doyle Laudal as plant managers. Pollitt serves as plant manager at the Woodville, Wis., facility. He has more than 16 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, process engineering, ISO, plant layout design, capital equipment selection,...

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Robotic Welding Programming

Oh, the places you’ll go with offline programming—Part I

April 9, 2012 | By Jim Berge

Offline programming has come of age. Fully taking advantage of all this technology has to offer can help you minimize downtime, increase robot productivity, boost quality, and improve your overall operation.

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Mirrors designed for high-power lasers - TheFabricator.com

Mirrors designed for high-power lasers

April 9, 2012

Laser Research Optics has introduced a new line of OFHC copper mirrors offered with or without water cooling for use in high-power, multikilowatt CO2 laser systems. The mirrors are offered in polished, uncoated versions or with plasma gold coatings. They provide more than 99.6 percent...

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Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models

April 9, 2012

Model OP modular pipe-to-pipe weld heads are available from Orbitalum Tools GmbH. The compact units perform automated orbital GTAW with filler wire on unalloyed, low-alloy, and high-alloy pipes and their black-and-white connections. With their small modules (base machine, head module, and cold...

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Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals

April 9, 2012

Sonobond offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It creates solid-state metallurgical bonds with high conductivity without the need for filler materials. No clipping, soldering, crimping, or dipping is required. The process does not produce arcs, sparks, or fumes and does...

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Pipe cutting, beveling systems produce ready-to-install surfaces - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling systems produce ready-to-install surfaces

April 9, 2012

Exact Tools Oy has introduced the PipeCut line of cutting systems for steel and plastic pipe. The machines cut and bevel pipes and tubes on-site, producing a straight, ready-to-install, finished surface in various diameters and materials, the company reports. Several models are available, from...

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Wayne Trail receives FANUC Robotics sales award - TheFabricator.com

Wayne Trail receives FANUC Robotics sales award

April 9, 2012

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has received the Outstanding Sales Growth Award in the welding market from FANUC Robotics. The award recognizes Wayne Trail for more than doubling its sales volume with FANUC over the previous year. Wayne Trail provides fully integrated automation...

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Addressing the "moral imperative"

April 5, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Have you read Senior Editor Tim Heston's most recent blog post? If not, you should. In the blog post, Heston discussed recent media coverage of Apple reported the multimedia gadget maker can't make products in the U.S. because the workforce isn't flexible enough to respond to fickle consumer...

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Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable - TheFabricator.com

Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable

April 5, 2012

Sunshine Makers Inc. has introduced Simple Green® antispatter. Nonflammable, noncorrosive, nonhazardous, and readily biodegradable, the solvent-free spatter-release product is safe for use around welded surfaces being prepared for painting and plating. It contains no silicon and is safe for...

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Testing system measures fit of hearing protectors

April 5, 2012

3M offers the E-A-Rfit Validation System, a quantitative hearing protector fit-test. The system features a new software upgrade, an expanded portfolio of probed earplugs for testing, and training materials. The system helps users achieve optimal fit through hearing protector selection and employee...

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Angle rolls feature new low-profile design

April 5, 2012

Carell Corp. has introduced a new lower-profile design on its 4-, 5-, and 6-in.-capacity angle rolls. The new design gives operators a more direct line of site to the material during rolling, which can eliminate the need for a pit in many circumstances. The machines employ independent hydraulic...

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Clamshell straightener allows simplified access to rollers - TheFabricator.com

Clamshell straightener allows simplified access to rollers

April 5, 2012

Coe Press Equipment offers a clamshell straightener designed for simplified access to the straightener rollers for inspection and cleaning. This head opening is helpful when running materials such as prepainted steel, aluminum, and stainless steels with critical finish requirements. The rolls...

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Deep-draw press handles large, deep parts - TheFabricator.com

Deep-draw press handles large, deep parts

April 5, 2012

The model 32-10-12SC deep-draw press from Triform Sheet Hydroforming offers precision forming of a variety of sheet metal parts not suited to traditional forming methods. The 10,000-PSI press features a 32-in.-dia. work area and a 13-in. maximum draw depth capacity. The press forms complex...

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