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Metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions in next three months

July 19, 2010

According to the July 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months....

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Manufacturers provide value, not just jobs

July 16, 2010

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When metal fabricators get together and talk about improving the image of manufacturing, the talk normally progresses to politicians. The fabricators lament that the elected officials just don't understand the value that their shops bring to the community and, as a result, don't support their...

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Accelerating business with EB welding - TheFabricator

Accelerating business with EB welding

July 16, 2010

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Thanks to a specific vision and a high-end equipment purchase, C.F. Roark Welding & Engineering Co. Inc. is anything but ordinary. Founded in 1949, the company specializes in electron beam (EB) welding of complex, specialty parts and components for the aerospace, defense, and research industries. In a short amount of time it has carved a niche as the premier EB welding firm of the Midwest.

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Autogenous orbital GTAW of large, high-purity tubes - TheFabricator

Autogenous orbital GTAW of large, high-purity tubes

July 15, 2010

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Autogenous orbital welding on large projects has become nearly routine with large numbers of successful welds completed with very low reject rates. Thus it is very easy to become complacent. However, installers need to be alert to potential problems and take immediate action when a problem occurs.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part VII

July 15, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis turns his attention to fasteners as it's time to shore up the support structure.

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Update on press and press brake safety standards - TheFabricator

Update on press and press brake safety standards

July 15, 2010

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Updates to the ANSI standards are meant to harmonize press and press brake safety standards from all parts of the world. Once accomplished, a manufacturer can feel confident that its plants meet the latest safety standards no matter where those facilities are in the world.

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New product idea-Quirky or not?

July 14, 2010

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When I woke up the other day, I had this idea for a product. Seriously, the perfect name for it came to me immediately. I’m not going to tell you what it is, because I want to do some research and see if it already exists — and also because you might laugh, or steal my idea. And if it doesn’t...

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Welding wire feeders recalled by Star Asia USA because of burn hazard - TheFabricator

Welding wire feeders recalled by Star Asia USA because of burn hazard

July 14, 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products...

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Irish material handling manufacturer looks beyond the island for growth - TheFabricator

Moving material beyond the Emerald Isle

July 13, 2010

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In April 2010, more than 100 wordsmiths from 30 countries traveled from as far away as New Zealand and Australia to the picturesque hills of County Monaghan, northwest of Dublin, to visit Combilift, a forklift manufacturer that manufactures locally, but sells globally.

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MDNA to organize USA Pavilion at Expocomer 2011

July 12, 2010

For the first time, Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA), Chicago, will organize a USA Pavilion at the Expocomer trade fair. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of...

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Waterjet intensifier pumps available in sizes from 30 to 200 HP - TheFabricator

Waterjet intensifier pumps available in sizes from 30 to 200 HP

July 12, 2010

Jet Edge Inc. has released a brochure highlighting its precision waterjet intensifier pumps in sizes from 30 to 200 HP. The pumps can produce pressures from 60,000 to 90,000 PSI and flow rates of 0.65...

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TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico - TheFabricator

TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico

July 12, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced that TRUMPF Mexico is celebrating 10 years in business. TRUMPF filed its registration to do business in Mexico on June 6, 2000, to better service an...

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Self-clinching standoff fasteners designed for spacing, stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies - TheFabricator

Self-clinching standoff fasteners designed for spacing, stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies

July 12, 2010

New PEM® micro self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® are designed for spacing or stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies. Type MSO4™ micro self-clinching...

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Peeler station facilitates hands-free, modular threading

July 12, 2010

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of its new alligator-style peeler dekinker station, which offers hands-free, modular threading for its 250 and 350 series power straighteners aimed...

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Pneumatic saw, quick-clamp assembly can be used wherever 90-PSI compressed air supply is available - TheFabricator

Pneumatic saw, quick-clamp assembly can be used wherever 90-PSI compressed air supply is available

July 12, 2010

Esco Tool offers the APS-438 air-powered saw and quick-clamp assembly. The 3-HP saw allows users to cut steel plate up to 2 in. thick and 15 ft. wide wherever a 90-PSI compressed-air supply is...

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