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General Sheet Metal Works expands Tomah, Wis., plant

December 11, 2007

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has increased the size of its Tomah, Wis., plant from 22,500 sq. ft. to 45,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.The company says the additional capacity...

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Vision Engineering targets expansion into Mexico with staff appointments

December 11, 2007

With a strategic emphasis on business expansion into Mexico, Vision Engineering, New Milford, Conn., has appointed Ing. Alberto Cuenca as regional manager for Mexico and Fred Modoyan as western...

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Chemetall Oakite earns Good Corporate Citizen award for third straight year

December 11, 2007

Chemetall Oakite, New Providence, N.J., has been recognized by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for the third consecutive year as a Good Corporate Citizen for its compliance with...

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MTC expands foreign-language software, staff in Latin America

December 11, 2007

MTC Software Inc., Lockport, N.Y., a provider of nesting software for sheet and plate fabrication, has expanded its product, sales, technical support, and marketing for customers in Latin America by...

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PennEngineering files complaints against fastener manufacturers

December 11, 2007

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has served complaints on six fastener manufacturers that attended the National Industrial Fastener Show/West in Las Vegas in November.The complaint alleges that the...

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IBEDA Inc. division moves to new headquarters, doubles manufacturing capacity

December 11, 2007

Superflash Compressed Gas Equipment Division, IBEDA Inc., recently moved its headquarters and North American plant from North Olmsted, Ohio, to Westlake, Ohio. The renovated 27,000-sq.-ft. building...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies joins Save Your Factory initiative

December 11, 2007

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (AMT), Orion, Mich., a supplier of automation design, engineering, and process consulting services, has joined the Save Your Factory initiative.The...

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Schuler forms alliance with Positech for notching presses

December 11, 2007

Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., has signed an integrated supply contract with Positech of Lexington, Tenn., for manually operated notching presses.Schuler supplies the mechanical portion of the N8C and...

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TRUMPF marks 500th punching machine

December 11, 2007

TRUMPF, Farmington, Conn., has completed its 500th TruPunch 2020 machine. The model, which was built in 2001, was a design concept of Peter Leibinger, TRUMPF vice president of the management board and...

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American Weldquip appoints district managers

December 11, 2007

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, recently appointed two district sales managers, naming Ray Trudell as manager for Ontario, Canada, and Todd Harris as manager for the Mid-South...

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Bradbury names president

December 11, 2007

The Bradbury Co., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of metal roll forming and processing equipment, has promoted COO David Cox to president.Cox, who joined the company in 1997, also has served as...

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DoALL Sawing Products adds 16 distributors

December 11, 2007

Several companies have begun offering the DoALL Sawing Products program to their customers, following last year's announcement that, for the first time, the company's band saw blades, sawing machines,...

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Motoman adds senior general manager for Canada plant

December 11, 2007

Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, recently named Trevor Jones as senior general manager of Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Mississauga, Ont.Jones has more than 23 years of experience in the robotics...

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Tube seam laser welding

Finding poor-diffusion bonds in ferrous, nonferrous tubes

December 11, 2007

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Determining whether a tube seam has a partial bond can be difficult with standard ultrasonic or eddy current techniques. However, multifrequency, probe-based eddy current equipment can detect poor-diffusion bonds in nonferrous materials. Using a penetrating field to reflect a signal off the planar structure of the weld works on ferrous materials.

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Band saw blades

Sawing with the times

December 11, 2007

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Modernization has brought us many advancements, and two big advancements that fabricators must deal with are in technology and commerce. On the technology side, advancements have led to modern alloys; on the commerce side, we have increased globalization. Many modern ferrous alloys are harder to cut than carbon steel, and while the cutting is more difficult, globalization is increasing the competitive pressures and reducing the profit margins. Other advancements have modernized band saw blades, giving fabricators a fighting chance to stay profitable.

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