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Deep-drawing and stretching variables – Part I

October 21, 2010

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Ever wonder why one out of every 500 or so of your deep-drawn or stretched parts splits? Why you can’t make a part consistently? The answer lies in the variables of these operations—variables all metal formers must deal with.

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Better shielding gas flow, efficient welding - TheFabricator.com

Better shielding gas flow, efficient welding

October 21, 2010

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After an automative supplier examines its automated and manual welding operations, it discovers greater efficiencies after analyzing and optimizing shielding gas flow.

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'A sturdy and successful career at Caterpillar'

October 20, 2010

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Articles about metal manufacturing pop up daily on the news sites I frequent and in my Google alerts. I scan them for information I think is important — both the good news and the not so good — to share with those who visit thefabricator.com.   There's been a preponderance of the latter in...

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A tale of two companies

October 19, 2010

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times--and through it all, managers at two companies behaved very differently. First, there’s Brandon Fisher’s Center Rock Inc. of Berlin, Pa., a few hours east of Pittsburgh, not far from some of the hilliest terrain on the Pennsylvania Turnpike....

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GE to invest $432 million, create 500 jobs in establishing U.S. Centers of Excellence for design and manufacture of refrigeration products

October 19, 2010

GE has announced that it plans to invest $432 million to establish four U.S.-based refrigeration design and manufacturing centers of excellence and create 500 new "green" jobs by 2014, bringing the company's total U.S. investment announced since 2009 to more than $1 billion and jobs created to...

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Caterpillar announces key components joint venture with China Liyuan

October 18, 2010

Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (Caterpillar China), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., and AVIC Liyuan Hydraulics Co., Ltd. have signed a joint-venture agreement to establish a company to design and manufacture medium- and heavy-duty hydraulic pumps and motors for the...

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USW applauds final ITC vote for duties on seamless pipe China imports

October 18, 2010

The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded the 6-0 affirmative vote October 15 by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on a joint petition with U.S. pipe makers against China imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel line and pressure pipe. "This is the sixth successful trade case against...

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ABB Robotics training lab to open at Vincennes University - TheFabricator.com

ABB Robotics training lab to open at Vincennes University

October 18, 2010

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Vincennes University (VU) will host an open house Oct. 27 to celebrate the grand opening of the ABB Robotics training lab at VU's $9 million industrial training facility, the Indiana Center for Applied Technology (ICAT), Vincennes, Ind. The event is the...

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Plasma system comes standard with its own turnkey operating system - TheFabricator.com

Plasma system comes standard with its own turnkey operating system

October 18, 2010

MultiCam Inc. has introduced the V-series plasma machine, which comes standard with its own turnkey operating system. The PC and EZ G-code programming software included with the machine allow operators to design and cut files directly from the machine. The cutting sequence is displayed on the...

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MultiCam names North American sales manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names North American sales manager

October 18, 2010

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, has promoted Scott Mullis to the position of North American sales manager. In this position, he manages the sales of the company's product lines through 20 Technology Centers located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mullis is a graduate of the University of Southern...

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Laser bundles with CNC introduced

October 18, 2010

Fanuc FA America has introduced the Laser C series laser bundles for laser cutting. The laser bundles are complete, fully integrated laser systems that include a laser source, CNC of the laser, amplifiers, and servomotors. Five models are available: C6000i, C5000i, C4000i, C2000i, and C1000i –...

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Paulo Products Co. announces staff changes

October 18, 2010

Paulo Products Co. has appointed Curt Heineck as business development manager and Charlie Bernhard as production manager at its Kansas City heat-treating facility. Heineck previously served as production manager. In his new role, he leads the plant’s sales effort with a focus on developing new...

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Mississippi Steel Processing adds heavy-duty slitting capability

October 18, 2010

Mississippi Steel Processing LLC has announced an expansion of its new facility located on the campus of the Severstal Steel Mill in Columbus, Miss. Although the facility is under construction, plans have been modified to begin the second-phase processing bay, which will add 72,000 sq. ft. to the...

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Laser cutting machine requires half the floor space of a typical 5- by 10-ft. machine

October 18, 2010

TRUMPF's TruLaser 1030 2D laser cutting system has two new options that allow fabricators to choose the model that best fits their preferences and business requirements. Initially available with the TruCoax 2000 diffusion cooled RF laser resonator, the TruLaser 1030 has expanded to include the...

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Abrasive waterjet machine's traction drive system designed to handle abrasive environment

October 18, 2010

OMAX® Corp. offers the MAXIEM® 0707 abrasive waterjet system. It is equipped with a 30-HP, high-pressure, direct-drive, 50,000-PSI pump and Intelli-MAX® software. The machine also integrates a patent-pending X- and Y-axis traction drive system designed to handle an abrasive environment, as well...

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