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W.A. Whitney celebrates 100-year anniversary

February 13, 2007

W. A. Whitney is celebrating its centennial anniversary during its 2007 Open House, April 25 and 26, 2007, in the Whitney Technology Center in Rockford, Ill.For the past two years, Whitney has been a...

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Test Equipment Distributors names president

February 13, 2007

Test Equipment Distributors (TED), global provider of nondestructive testing equipment and services to the automotive, aerospace and other industries, has named Mike Hamel as president.Before his...

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Wheelabrator hires territory account manager

February 13, 2007

Wheelabrator Plus, LaGrange, Ga., has announced that Tim McLaughlin has joined the company as territory account manager responsible for Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.McLaughlin, who has more than...

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TRUMPF appoints Laser Technology Center general manager

February 13, 2007

Tim Morris has been appointed general manager of TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. He reports to Dr. Holger Schlueter, vice president laser for TRUMPF Inc.Morris joined the...

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Mate Precision Tooling announces sales management promotions

February 13, 2007

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has promoted Paul Sandberg to the position of vice president international sales. Sandberg assumed the position from Chet Ferger, who will continue on with the...

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Galvanizing seminar available online

February 13, 2007

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced that a version of its Galvanize It!seminar now is available online through continuing education provider, AEC Daily.The online course, entitled...

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CAD tech blog introduced

February 13, 2007

Graphics Systems Corp. has announced that it has become the first SolidWorks reseller to offer a CAD tech blog. The tech blog, SolidNotes, is a free online resource available to all visitors.The blog...

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Tregaskiss hires product engineer

February 13, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has hired Ryan Lizotte as a product engineer reporting to Product Engineering Manager Jeff Wells.Lizotte has a degree in mechanical engineering technology...

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Handling improvements in safety, efficiency

February 13, 2007

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Ever more stringent safety standards, driven largely by OSHA and state regulators, have led many fabricators to examine closely their material handling processes. Side loaders can provide safety benefits as well as improve material handling efficiency.

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MPI laser cutting

Cutting lead-times with lasers

February 13, 2007

An expanding metal fabrication shop invests in lasers to help it produce precision parts and manage tight lead times.

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Die protection

Protecting metal stamping dies

February 13, 2007

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One of the most difficult problems to overcome in any die protection application is protecting the components from the environment in which they must function. In a typical stamping application, oils, coolants, and other liquids and lubricants often are present that can wreak havoc on components.

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Roller lubrication system

Cleaning up

February 13, 2007

Excessive fluid on finished parts, which required secondary cleaning operations, and additional cleaning of floors, aisles, and racks in the areas where parts were moved and stored were remedied by installing a roller system with a programmable controller.

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Solving punch breakage problems - Part III

February 13, 2007

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Numerous factors contribute to the premature failure of piercing and cutting punches. In addition to problems with the punches, such as tool steel or problems caused by EDM and grinding, the press can cause problems through deflection, and bridge strippers also can cause punch breakage.

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Establishing an identity

February 13, 2007

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Tarter Gate, a captive tube mill operation and tube and pipe fabricator, is the largest manufacturer of animal management equipment in the U.S. Learn how the company has used a marketing plan to increase sales and maintain growth in this family-owned and -operated business.

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Ward pressure vessels

Pressure to perform

February 13, 2007

A fabricator of large pressure vessels implements a welding power source to help it meet growing customer demand and ensure stringent quality standards without expanding its work force.

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