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Timken increasing prices on special bar quality products

February 22, 2011

The Timken Company has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $40 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on April 1, 2011, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges remain in effect....

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What would-be MIG welders want to know: Where can I learn, and what equipment do I need?

February 22, 2011 | By Marty Rice

Welding instructor and reader-favorite author Marty Rice answers the two questions he’s most often asked by those interested in learning to MIG weld.

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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development - TheFabricator.com

Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development

February 17, 2011

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, announces the appointment of Frank Baeumler to the position of vice president of business development. He is responsible for identifying complementary business segments for the company to provide diversification and...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery promotes regional managers

February 17, 2011

Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., has promoted David Wetzel and David Fridey to regional managerial positions. Wetzel has been with the company for five years and has 23 years of experience in the metal fabrication machine tool industry. He oversees all sales managerial duties for the...

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Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position - TheFabricator.com

Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position

February 17, 2011

Meta Vision Systems has introduced a new version of its VistaWeld laser guidance system for increasing the speed and accuracy of SAW in longitudinal pipe mills. The new version includes noncontact tracking of the true root position and built-in look-ahead compensation as standard features. The...

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Tour of Marlin Steel Wire Products included in AME conference

February 17, 2011

Attendees of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) conference in Baltimore, Md., in November toured Marlin Steel Wire Products three times in one week. The group of 130 comprised plant managers, plant engineers, manufacturing engineers, and Six Sigma Black Belts. Marlin Steel was one...

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Compact robot controller functionality extended - TheFabricator.com

Compact robot controller functionality extended

February 17, 2011

ABB Robotics has extended the functionality of its IRC5 compact controller to six additional robot families. The unit now supports the IRB 120, IRB 140, IRB 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker™, IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot families. The controller is compatible with the standard- and panel-mount...

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Abrasive belt machines' thermal insulation helps prevent cold air transmission to operator - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive belt machines' thermal insulation helps prevent cold air transmission to operator

February 17, 2011

Dynabrade Inc. offers Dynastraight&reg: portable, air-powered abrasive tools for paint and rust removal, refining before final finishing, medium- and fine-grain finishing, and final finishing. The ergonomically designed, lightweight composite housing helps reduce tool vibration, while...

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Houghton acquires Shell Metalworking, Metal Rolling Oils business

February 17, 2011

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., has completed its acquisition of Shell's Metalworking and Metal Rolling Oils business, a global specialty fluids manufacturer. More than 200 Shell employees have become part of Houghton as Shell transferred ownership of three manufacturing plants in Dortmund,...

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Dayton Progress Corp. acquires Lane Punch business, assets

February 17, 2011

Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has acquired the business and assets of Lane Punch Corp., a manufacturer of metal stamping tools with locations in Michigan and North Carolina. Dayton Progress will transfer all production from the two Lane plants to Dayton Progress factories in Ohio, Canada,...

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Rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate gripping areas - TheFabricator.com

Rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate gripping areas

February 17, 2011

Anver Corp. offers rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate surface areas for gripping. The vacuum cups feature NBR rubber bonded onto a machined aluminum hub and include an internal safety seal for a sure grip. Each cup is rated at up to 550...

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Burnisher accommodates wheel diameters from 4 to 4.5 in., widths from 0.625 to 4 in.

February 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the SE12-115 burnisher for finishing and polishing stainless steel and other metals. With accessories such as an expansion roll, sanding and abrasive belts, flap wheels, a stripping wheel, burnishing rings, wire wheels, a fiber brush, and a belt driver, the burnisher can be...

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Lincoln Electric to host laser welding, cutting seminar

February 17, 2011

Lincoln Electric Automation will host a one-day laser welding and cutting technology seminar at the Automation Center of Excellence, Cleveland, on March 24, 2011.The seminar will include a brief review of the history of lasers, an introduction to laser materials processing benefits, and hands-on...

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First Aluminum Industry Summit coming to NYC in June

February 17, 2011

The inaugural Aluminum Industry Summit is scheduled to take place June 7 and 8 in New York City. The two-day program, supported by industry publications American Metal Market and Metal Bulletin, will cover the global aluminum supply chain from alumina to end use and will feature speakers and...

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