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Ryerson announces new Iowa plate processing center

November 30, 2010

Ryerson Inc., a processor and distributor of metals in North America and China has announced that it is opening a plate processing center in Eldridge, Iowa. The 175,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin operations in July 2011. The processing capabilities include laser cutting, plasma and...

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A flair for coatings - TheFabricator.com

A flair for coatings

November 30, 2010

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Cost, convenience, and cosmetics. These were the major concerns facing NRG Systems, Hinesburg, Vt., when the company decided to do something about the dies in its flaring machine. The company manufactures wind assessment equipment for the wind energy industry, including the...

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Trans FX Inc

November 29, 2010

Trans FX Inc. 2361 Eastman Ave. Oxnard, CA 93030 www.transfx.com rbordonaro@transfx.com By Amber L. Cleveland OPENED: May 1993 WHY:Trans FX's founders were involved in implementing emerging technologies while working at General Motors' California Advanced...

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Practical Welding Television wins Digital Azbee Award

November 29, 2010

FMA Communications Inc. has announced that Practical Welding Television has won a Silver Digital Azbee Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Webisode four of Practical Welding TV, "Learn Better GTAW Practices," won a Silver Award in the Step-by-Step/How-To video...

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Press brake features high-speed ram positioning - TheFabricator.com

Press brake features high-speed ram positioning

November 29, 2010

Bystronic's enhanced version of the Xpert press brake incorporates a high-speed ram-positioning system for reduced bending cycle times. The positioning system can reduce bend cycle times by 15 to 35 percent in reaching approach speeds of up to 600 IPM and bending speeds up to 47 IPM without...

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Production series fiber laser cutting system introduced - TheFabricator.com

Production series fiber laser cutting system introduced

November 29, 2010

The BySprint Fiber 3015 from Bystronic is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention fiber laser machine. The machine is the company's first production series model of a laser cutting system that employs fiber-laser technology. Equipped...

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Abrasive waterjet cutting system available in two models, including a modular, expandable design - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet cutting system available in two models, including a modular, expandable design

November 29, 2010

Bystronic offers the Byjet Classic abrasive waterjet cutting system in the Classic 3015 (5 by 10 ft.) model or in the Classic L (10 by 32 ft.) model. The base frame of the Classic L model is a modular construction that can be expanded in 6.5-ft. increments based on the end user's needs. All...

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Gap Partners expands in Georgia

November 29, 2010

Gap Partners Inc., Clayton, Ga., and the Development Authority of Rabun County have finalized a deal in which Gap Partners will use more than 26,000 sq. ft. of space with the option for an additional 65,000 sq. ft. at the new Rabun Business Park. The action enables Gap Partners to undertake a major...

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Manual highlights tube connection, conveyor components - TheFabricator.com

Manual highlights tube connection, conveyor components

November 29, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, has released a manual highlighting its line of tube connection and conveyor components. The 276-page catalog features two new, expanded product lines, along with previously sold related products. The tube connection...

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Marmon/Keystone hosts open house - TheFabricator.com

Marmon/Keystone hosts open house

November 29, 2010

More than 100 customers and visitors from Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota attended an open house celebration at Marmon/Keystone's Sioux Falls, S.D., facility. Ed Day, Chicago district manager, along with management personnel from corporate and Chicago, gave the visitors a tour of the...

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High-precision punch, die grinder comes completely fixtured - TheFabricator.com

High-precision punch, die grinder comes completely fixtured

November 29, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the ValuGrind™ high-precision grinder for punch and die maintenance. Available for either thick-turret or TRUMPF®-style tooling, the grinder comes completely fixtured. Features include a 6.5-in.-dia. diamond grinding wheel; an inner wheel cooling...

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Software tracks weld joints at high speeds and in real time

November 29, 2010

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics offers two laser seam-tracking software packages for arc welding applications that use Servo-Robot's laser cameras. Both versions enable the company’s robots to track weld joints at high speeds and in real time, even while the parts are turning on a coordinated...

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LIA presents awards to Nobel Prize winners

November 29, 2010

A pair of Nobel Prize winners received awards at the Laser Institute of America's 29th annual International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) in Anaheim, Calif., in September. VU.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, 62, earned LIA's 2010 Arthur L. Schawlow Award, while...

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Goodfellow names group business development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goodfellow names group business development manager

November 29, 2010

Goodfellow, a global supplier of metals and materials for research and specialized manufacturing in Oakdale, Pa., has appointed Martyn Lewis as group business development manager. He assumes international sales and marketing responsibilities with the worldwide Goodfellow Group of Companies....

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Greer Steel hires Midwest sales rep

November 29, 2010

Greer Steel Co., Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel, has named Nick Pauly as a sales representative for its Midwest region. Pauly has worked in the cold-rolled strip steel business for more than 30 years. Before joining the company, he was regional manager for Thompson Steel....

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