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Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced

February 13, 2012

Weldwide Solutions has introduced the Axxair pipe cutting, beveling, and welding machine. The machine's operation can be changed from cutting to beveling to welding with an exchange of the motor. The machine cuts stainless steel, mild steel, and other alloy pipes from 0.02 to 0.59 in. thick in...

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Fume ventilation simulation program calculates, displays welding fume concentration

February 13, 2012

Plymovent has developed the FumeSimulator to help customers visualize the background concentration of welding fumes in their production facilities when using the company's general ventilation and filtration systems, such as Push-Pull and Diluter. The program calculates and displays the...

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3-D CAD: Project documentation - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Project documentation

February 13, 2012 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis explores the world of exploded views as he prepares the 3-D model to be much more than just a graphical representation of the part to be fabricated.

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Integrating nesting software into MRP systems - TheFabricator.com

Integrating nesting software into MRP systems

February 13, 2012 | By Doug Wood

Everyone knows that dynamic nesting by itself can translate into improved material utilization. What happens when the nesting software is fully integrated with an organization's material resource planning software? The metal fabricator can take material optimization to a new level.

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Quick response ushers in triple-digit growth - TheFabricator.com

Quick response ushers in triple-digit growth

February 13, 2012 | By Tim Heston

Between 2007 and 2011 sales at Eugene, Ore.-based Mohawk Metal Co. grew 700 percent. During normal times such growth would be seen as uncontrollable, but the past few years haven’t been normal times.

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It's about getting paid

February 10, 2012 | By Dan Davis

If you haven't checked the recent blog post by Vicki Bell, thefabricator.com's Web content manager, you are missing some good conversation. She referenced an e-mail from a fabricator who was responding to an article in the January 2012 "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter. In the response, the...

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Nissan Forklift Corp. names dealer in Texas - TheFabricator.com

Nissan Forklift Corp. names dealer in Texas

February 10, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has named Sunbelt Industrial Trucks as a new authorized dealer in north Texas, covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Sunbelt offers all five classes of Nissan Forklift lift trucks, as well as OEM parts and...

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FMA announces 2012 Industry Award winners

February 10, 2012

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has named Airtronics Metal Products as the winner of The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2012 and Chicago Tube & Iron as the winner of TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®'s Industry Award 2012. "These awards recognize...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints CFO

February 10, 2012

Stamping manufacturer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has promoted Patrick Lyons to CFO. He has served as vice president of finance since joining the company in 2009. Before beginning his career with the company, Lyons held financial leadership roles in companies such as Ford Motor, BFI...

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Marcegaglia USA completes galvanized tube mill upgrade

February 10, 2012

Marcegaglia USA has completed a mill upgrade in its Munhall, Pa., facility for its galvanized tube and pipe products. The upgrade, which focused on improving the remetallizing process and the clear coat systems, is expected to provide enhanced corrosion resistance for applications including...

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Sioux launches redesigned Web site

February 10, 2012

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., a manufacturer of application-specific pressure washers, steam cleaners, steam generators, and fluid heating and cooling systems, has upgraded its Web site at www.sioux.com. The redesigned site offers videos, slide shows, and images....

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Prima Power Laserdyne expands operations with new hiring, new markets

February 10, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has announced that it is expanding its North American business. The planned expansion includes hiring personnel for 20 newly created job positions and the introduction of products into new and existing markets. The new positions include assembly technicians,...

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SME Education Foundation provides CIM funding to PLTW high schools

February 10, 2012

The SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., has provided $400,000 in 2012 to 167 Project Lead The Way high schools for equipment and classroom material upgrades for their computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) programs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2018, the total U.S....

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Elgin Fastener Group names new CFO

February 10, 2012

Elgin Fastener Group, Versailles, Ind., has appointed Ian McKenna to the position of CFO. He has an extensive background of senior financial management positions in Canada and the U.S., in industries from injection molding and steel to automotive parts manufacturing. Elgin Fastener Group companies...

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Amada announces grand opening of Dallas facility

February 10, 2012

Amada will celebrate the grand opening of its new Dallas Satellite Center March 7-8. The center will work in conjunction with the Amada Solution Center in Schaumburg, Ill., and the Los Angeles Technical Center in Buena Park, Calif., to provide ongoing access for local and national customers. At...

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