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Herr-Voss Stamco installs slitting line at Atlas Tube - TheFabricator.com

Herr-Voss Stamco installs slitting line at Atlas Tube

September 19, 2011

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., has completed the commissioning of a 0.625- by 76-in.-wide slitting line for Atlas Tube at its Harrow, Ont., facility. The line can run 0.625-in.-thick, 80,000-PSI-yield steel at speeds up to 300 FPM. The line also handles coils up to 80,000 lbs. Features include...

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COMEQ partners with SAFAN B.V. for U.S. distribution

September 19, 2011

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., and SAFAN, Lochem, the Netherlands, have announced their partnership for the sales, service, and parts supply of the SAFAN line of sheet metal and steel fabricating machinery. SAFAN, a long time manufacturer of hydraulic press brakes and hybrid shearing machines,...

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Metal cutting controller has expanded functionality

September 14, 2011

Hypertherm has announced plans to produce the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® version 9 software. The CNC delivers customizable control for a variety of cutting applications. The software expands the control's functionality for multiple plasma bevel designs, waterjet, and cutting...

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American Photonics builds new facility

September 14, 2011

American Photonics Co. has completed construction of its new manufacturing facility in Sarasota, Fla. The new facility quadruples the company's former capacity. APC produces CO2 laser cutting, welding, and marking optics for the manufacturing, military, aerospace, medical, and scientific markets....

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Welding a viable option for women seeking lifelong career

September 14, 2011

When it comes to sheet metal welders, the lyrics "Anything you can do, I can do better" isn’t a phrase of competition or ego. Women welders in the industry are the minority — by far — but a few of them are looking to show their male counterparts that when it comes to their craft, the question...

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Mounted ceramic flap wheel allows aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel-based alloys

September 14, 2011

Grinding additives in the coating of the new Co-Cool mounted ceramic flap wheel from Pferd help prevent clogging and allow aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel and nickel-based alloys. These added elements are embedded within the resinoid bond on the wheel’s strong, flexible backing...

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OTC Daihen names new president - TheFabricator.com

OTC Daihen names new president

September 14, 2011

After leading OTC Daihen Inc., Tipp City, Ohio, for nearly five years, Keitaro Takahashi will step down as president. His successor, Masahiko "Masa" Sakida (pictured), has more than 24 years of experience in the welding and robotics...

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Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in. - TheFabricator.com

Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in.

September 14, 2011

Coe has developed a 10,000-lb. series coil reel to fill the gap between small- and large-capacity reels. Designed to serve press lines handling heavy coils in narrow widths from 12 to 36 in., the reel can handle a variety of material thicknesses. The reel can be combined with a traveling coil...

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Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012 issues call for papers, roundtable participants

September 14, 2011

The organizing committee for Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012 requests papers and roundtable participants for its "Optimizing Operations Through Continuous Improvement" conference, to be held June 26-28, 2012. The show, devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes,...

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Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe

September 14, 2011

Esco Tool offers the Wart MILLHOG® right-angle, ID clamping end prep tool for beveling, facing, and boring pipe simultaneously, including compound bevels and J preps. According to the manufacturer, the tool achieves consistent, contaminant-free end preps required for orbital welding, pulling...

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FABTECH speaker supports job creation through reshoring

September 14, 2011

At FABTECH® 2011, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing exposition and conference, Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, will discuss how bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. would have a more positive impact on unemployment than anything in the...

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EIS acquires Cobra Wire & Cable

September 14, 2011

EIS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. and Atlanta-based distributor of process materials, production supplies, and value-added fabricated parts, has acquired the stock of Cobra Wire & Cable Inc. from Merit Capital Partners and Fulton Capital. Cobra, with headquarters and a...

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Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products

September 14, 2011

Anver offers the electric, hoist-based, VB-series vacuum lifter combined with a pneumatic-powered, 90-degree tilter to reorient coiled products. Featuring an articulating handle with fully integrated controls and a vacuum gauge, the device lets one person pick up and load coiled products into...

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Manufacturing: The most powerful jobs engine of all

September 13, 2011 | By Tim Heston

On Sunday The New York Times business section put a metal fabricator front-and-center. The reporter visited Vermeer, a Pella, Iowa, manufacturer of heavy equipment--and a manufacturer The FABRICATOR covered several years ago. The Times reporter pointed out that “as president Obama urges Congress...

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Speculators panic, bubbles burst, then we start over

September 13, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

Invest, invest, invest. The modern world has no shortage of ways to invest money if you have a little extra cash sitting around: real estate, commodities, stocks, corporate bonds, government bonds, and so on. Some specialized firms even invest in money, writing forward contracts to buy or sell...

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