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ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube, pipe after ERW

February 8, 2012

Brandt has introduced an ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube and pipe after the electric resistance welding (ERW) process. An indexing system and walking beam system ensure pipes are segregated from the feed skids and moved into the washout and blowout area. The overhead...

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Sterling Blower achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 8, 2012

Sterling Blower Co., Forest, Va., has received registration to ISO 9001:2008 for compliance with quality process standards and effective business management systems for all its operations. The company supplies complete pneumatic material handling and reclaiming systems to several industries,...

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Jet Edge appoints regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Jet Edge appoints regional sales manager

February 8, 2012

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has appointed Ben Callahan as its new north central regional sales manager. Callahan is responsible for equipment sales and...

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'Skilled labor standing right here, willing to relocate!'

February 7, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

The January "Fabricating Update" included statistics and comments from the e-newsletter's recent survey about fabricator concerns. Some of the comments focused on the lack of skilled labor, an oft-cited concern in the fabricating industry and manufacturing as a whole.  This information garnered...

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Fiber laser systems designed for applications including marking and fine-feature cutting

February 7, 2012

Hypertherm has released two new HyIntensity fiber laser systems — the 2-kW HFL020 and the 1-kW HFL010 — designed specifically for cutting applications, including marking and fine-feature cutting on thicknesses from gauge to plate. The machines cut a variety of materials, including brass and...

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Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly - TheFabricator.com

Concealed-head studs provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for thin-metal assembly

February 7, 2012

PEM® self-clinching, concealed-head studs and standoffs from PennEngineering® provide strong, permanent, reusable threads for mating hardware in thin-metal assembly applications. Their design allows the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched. It also is...

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Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process - TheFabricator.com

Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process

February 7, 2012

Mate's new Eliminator™ patent-pending lubrication pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout the punching process to prevent galling and other problems. The pads reduce heat buildup in the punch to help extend tool life while maintaining quality edges to punched parts. The pads fit...

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Hand-held annular drilling system designed for metalworking market

February 7, 2012

Fein Power Tools Inc. says its Fein KBH 25 is the first hand-held annular drilling system for the metalworking market. The carbide-tipped annular cutter produces holes up to 1 in. in diameter and up to 0.75 in. deep in all ferrous and nonferrous materials, including painted, heavily oxidized, and...

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Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered

February 7, 2012

PlasmaCAM Inc. has introduced a new pipe cutting attachment for its CNC plasma cutting system and software. The machine can cut sheet metals from 30 ga. to 1 in. thick, as well as round pipe and tubing. The attachment can perform cuts from simple saddles to four-way header collectors on pipes...

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Welding training system upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding training system upgraded

February 7, 2012

Lincoln Electric has released an upgrade program for the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welding training system. The upgrade package includes a new motorsports garage virtual environment, filled with race cars. Students can weld with the POWER MIG® 350MP wire feeder/welding machine. To...

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Servo-electric press brake introduced - TheFabricator.com

Servo-electric press brake introduced

February 7, 2012

Prima Power has introduced the eP-series press brake. The Electro CNC and servo-electric drive system provide high acceleration, deceleration, and fast response times, the manufacturer reports. The pulley-belt system distributes the force over the whole bending length to prevent upper tool...

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Stamping die design software add-on released

February 7, 2012

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor, Accurate Die Design Inc., have released a Progressive Blank Companion add-on to the SolidWorks®-based Logopress3 software. The add-on allows metal stamping die designers to model the 3-D, complex-shaped, intermediate stages of a progressively...

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Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons - TheFabricator.com

Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons

February 7, 2012

LVD Strippit has expanded its PPEC series of midrange, precision hydraulic press brakes to offer machines up to 700 tons. The higher-tonnage models provide heavier forming capacity and expand the line with machines from 39 tons in bend lengths up to 265 in. The machines are equipped with the...

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Chrysler to add 1,800 jobs, third crew at Belvidere Assembly

February 7, 2012

Chrysler Group LLC has announced that it will add about 1,800 jobs at its Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois, which includes the addition of a third crew and hundreds of jobs for production of the all-new Dodge Dart®, by the third quarter of 2012. The last time the plant ran three shifts was in...

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Knapheide Mfg. to add jobs

February 7, 2012

Knapheide Mfg. has announced plans to add up to 100 new jobs at its plant in Quincy, Ill. The company has filled 40 positions already — mostly welding jobs — and is still searching for 60 more workers. For inexperienced workers, a four-week certificate welding program is available for a fee...

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