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TRUMPF, Jenoptik form joint venture

September 11, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machines and laser systems, has announced that the TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, and Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany, intend to bundle...

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American Torch Tip purchases Precision Products

September 11, 2007

The American Torch Tip Company (ATTC), Bradenton, Fla., has purchased Precision Products Co., Canaan, N.H.Employing more than 225 people, ATTC manufactures welding and cutting consumables. Precision...

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MG Systems and Welding announces vice president, marketing

September 11, 2007

MG Systems and Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has promoted Ronald Schneider to vice president of marketing. He is responsible for all of the company's...

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KMT appoints managers

September 11, 2007

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc., Baxter Springs, Kan., has named Robert Pedrazas as marketing manager for the Americas and Antonio Diaz as regional sales manager in Mexico.Pedrazas is responsible for...

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Barnes Aerospace expands operations

September 11, 2007

Barnes Aerospace, Windsor, Conn., a division of Barnes Group Inc., has expanded its large fabrication operations in Ogden, Utah, with a 120,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility that will produce...

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A&B Process Systems builds new manufacturing facility

September 11, 2007

A&B Process Systems Corp., Stratford, Wis., has begun construction of a 53,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, the company's ninth.Incorporating automated welding processes, advanced finishing...

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AK Tube receives safety award

September 11, 2007

The Columbus, Ind., plant of AK Tube LLC, an AK Steel subsidiary, has received the Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. The award...

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OMAX appoints head of R&D

September 11, 2007

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, has appointed Axel Henning as head of research and development.Henning, who has a background in production and quality...

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Berg plans new facility in Alabama

September 11, 2007

The Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Panama City, Fla., has chosen Mobile, Ala., as the site of the company's planned $75 million pipe manufacturing facility. The plant is expected to create about 100...

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Lean tool and die

Lean tool and die solutions

September 11, 2007

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To achieve a competitive position against low-cost countries, tool- and diemakers must reduce costs by at least 25 percent and shorten lead-time by about 50 percent.

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Who will fill your shoes? - TheFabricator

Who will fill your shoes?

September 11, 2007

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Who will fill your shoes when you leave your company? What actions have you taken to develop the person who will be your replacement? Succession planning takes time and a well-thought-out strategy. This article can help you develop that strategy and identify potential successors.

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Speedglas with Adflo system from 3M

Examining respiratory safety

September 11, 2007

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In the wake of the implementation of OSHA's hexavalent chromium standard, read three fab shops' efforts to provide safe breathing conditions for its welders.

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CNC Plasma

Improvements to CNC plasma technology

September 11, 2007

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Continued improvements to CNC plasma cutting technology have made these units much more adaptable and user friendly. They have also helped improve consistency and cut quality.

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Non-destructive Testing

Seeing the light with NDT

September 11, 2007

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A welding shop specializing in aerospace systems and parts adds nondestructive testing to its in-house capabilities to keep pace with inspection requirements and speed up part turnaround.

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GMAW welder

The tipping point

September 11, 2007

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Incorrect contact tip recess can cause excessive spatter, burn-through and warping, insufficient penetration, and porosity. Welders who become familiar with correct tip recess can avoid these problems as well as unnecessary equipment upgrades yet still improve GMAW quality.

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