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Salvagnini fiber lasers include SigmaNEST software

November 27, 2011

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, has announced that its SigmaNEST® software is being employed on the Salvagnini fiber laser cutting system. The software provides part nesting features to help reduce scrap and increase productivity, the company states....

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Techni Waterjet-ANCA form partnership

November 27, 2011

Techni Waterjet, Shawnee Mission, Kan., has signed the ANCA Group as its new equity partner. With the agreement, ANCA takes a 25 percent share in Techni over the next two years, with options to develop a closer partnership in the future. ANCA is a developer of CNC technology and a manufacturer of...

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Thin cutoff wheels suitable for cutting steel sheet, tube stock

November 27, 2011

Pferd offers 0.045-in.-thick T-SGP cutoff wheels in diameters of 4.5, 5, and 6 in. Suitable for cutting steel sheet and tube stock, the flat wheels feature a 0.875-in. arbor hole and offer low vibration and smooth cutting performance, according to the company. The new wheel is part of the...

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Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies

November 27, 2011

Wilson Tool International® has introduced patent-pending EXP™ punch technology. According to the company, it is the first tooling to offer standard holders with universal punches. The punch holders are designed to fit in all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies. This...

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EFG acquires Landreth Fastener's cold heading segment

November 27, 2011

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has acquired the cold heading segment of Landreth Fastener Corp., a 35,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Houston with 27 cold headers, a precision machine shop, a supporting tooling shop, and an automatic inspection/packaging area. Landreth...

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ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on operations expansion - TheFabricator.com

ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on operations expansion

November 27, 2011

ATI Industrial Automation, a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has broken ground for an operations expansion at its corporate headquarters in Apex, N.C. Driven by high demand for the company's end-effector products, the expansion more than doubles its current manufacturing and inventory...

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Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne names market sales manager

November 27, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has appointed Allan Callander to the position of market sales manager. The appointment is part of the company's expansion of its laser systems business to include industries such as medical devices, electronics, and precision mechanical components....

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Takoda Group acquires Danco Metal Products

November 27, 2011

Takoda Group LLC, a private investment firm in Cleveland, has completed acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of Danco Metal Products Inc., a precision metal fabricator in Avon Lake, Ohio. Glenn Harbold, a Takoda Group operating partner, assumes the role of president of Danco Metal Products....

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Fully automated, servo-controlled cell loading, sorting systems offered - TheFabricator.com

Fully automated, servo-controlled cell loading, sorting systems offered

November 27, 2011

Muratec USA, the machine tool division of Murata Machinery USA Inc., offers the FG series cell loader with fully automated, servo-controlled loading and sorting for flexibility in sheet metal automation and material handling. The cell loader systems employ servo-control technology for axis...

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GMAW process extends travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding - TheFabricator.com

GMAW process extends travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding

November 27, 2011

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has introduced Swift Arc Transfer (SAT™), a GMAW process that uses OK AristoRod™ noncopper-coated wires at travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding. During GMAW the arc follows a natural sequence of short arc, mixed arc, spray...

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Act thankful: Buy American

November 23, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

My favorite holiday is upon us—Thanksgiving. A day spent sharing a meal and quality time with loved ones; calling family and friends in other parts of the country; watching football (in moderation); and expressing gratitude for all the good things in our lives makes for a great day in my book....

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Offers 2012 Capital Spending Forecast

November 22, 2011

A comprehensive analysis that projects planned 2012 capital expenditures on machinery and equipment ranging from cutting machines and ironworkers to press brakes and welding supplies is now available from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA). The 2012 Capital Spending...

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Gene Haas Foundation, SME Education Foundation align funding for machinist training

November 21, 2011

Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., the philanthropic arm of Haas Automation Inc., has provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to align machinist training with the needs of job seekers and employers in high-unemployment communities. This grant is part of a $700,000 total that...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces new staff assignments

November 21, 2011

Two divisions of the Elgin Fastener Group have assigned individuals to new positions in their quality control departments. Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named Amy Hedges as quality supervisor. A 10-year veteran of EFG's Ohio Rod Products division, she has previously worked in shipping and...

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Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir

November 21, 2011

Hypertherm, a designer and manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has announced that nexAir has received the 2011 Richard W. Couch Jr. Award. The award, named after Hypertherm's founder and president, Dick Couch, recognizes the top independent distributor in Hypertherm's North...

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