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Four-roll plate rolling machine features simplified setup - TheFabricator.com

Four-roll plate rolling machine features simplified setup

April 4, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the HTH 20-150 four-roll, double-initial-pinch plate bending machine, which uses an automated work cycle for the production of cylindrical and radius segmental parts. Setup is simplified with the use of mechanical and electric limit devices. Autoloading and ejector...

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Inspection software, point cloud viewer allows data import from various measuring systems

April 4, 2011

Capture 3D has introduced GOM's new software release, GOM Inspect. The free software, available for download at www.gom.com/3d-software/gom-inspect.html, allows users to import scan data from various types of measuring systems with several point cloud and inspection functionalities. Mesh...

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Jagemann Stamping appoints manufacturing manager

April 4, 2011

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has appointed Daniel (Skip) Dunmire as manufacturing manager. He is responsible for the management and oversight of press floor manufacturing activities and the logistics department. Dunmire...

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Inaugural Manufacturing for Growth meeting draws hundreds

April 4, 2011

More than 650 manufacturing executives attended the inaugural Manufacturing for Growth (MFG) meeting, held March 3-6 in Chandler, Ariz. The event was organized by AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA), the National Tooling and...

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Industrial welding gloves available in multiple types, grades of leather for different applications - TheFabricator.com

Industrial welding gloves available in multiple types, grades of leather for different applications

April 4, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a new line of industrial gloves to its Arc Armor™ welding protection products. The gloves are designed to endure long-term, repetitive abuse while providing comfort and dexterity, the company reports. Glove design is segmented into three categories:...

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Educating the workforce instead of training

April 1, 2011 | By Dan Davis

"You train a dog. You educate a person." That's the note an industrial technology educator sent to us after reading a recent "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter that contained comments lamenting the lack of skilled workers in the U.S. We received 10 or so responses, but that one sentence really has...

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5S or 6S: What's the safe choice?

April 1, 2011 | By Dan Davis

Everyone wants a safe work environment, but some companies feel that the safety needs to be a separate category of 5S, making it 6S. Others argue that the safety is clearly covered in the 5S methodology. Both may be right.

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The science of bending perforated sheet and tread plate

April 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Tread plate and perforated sheet present significant bending challenges. To help matters, fabricators may need to look beyond typical air bending with a punch and V die. Though bending alternatives vary, they have one commonality: They clamp down to ensure the workpiece stays where it should.

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Laser cut turning parts

Diverse, quick, and growing

April 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Tennessee job shop finds success through diversifying its capabilities, from laser cutting, press brake bending, and robotic welding, to milling, turning, and boring. The shop turns around many jobs in only a few days.

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Howe brothers discover precision fabrication

April 1, 2011 | By Dan Davis

The stars of Howe and Howe Tech on Discovery Channel see metal fabricating as a creative outlet for their imaginations--while also catching the attention of the Department of Defense.

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Manage your small-parts inventory better

April 1, 2011 | By Jim Poe

By trusting your vendors to deliver small parts in a regularly scheduled manner to your facility, you are learning a valuable lesson about the nuts and bolts of efficient supply chain management

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Adhesive bonding broadens the fabricator’s toolbox

April 1, 2011 | By Michael Verdi

Structural adhesives may be able to complement other metal joining processes. The process can't replace all riveting and welding, but it can be a viable alternative for the right application.

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The housing market hasn’t hit bottom yet

March 31, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

A headline at CNN’s money page caught my eye recently: “Why house prices will keep falling.” The article cited the Case-Shiller U.S. House Price Index, which showed a 3.1 percent decline from January 2010 to January 2011. The gist of the index, developed by Karl Case and Robert Shiller, is...

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HRB prices keep pushing ahead

March 31, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for March 28 rose 2.2 percent to $606 per ton after declining two consecutive times. The Western European HRB price rose 1.7 percent to $852 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 0.3 percent), ex-works, for the eighth consecutive increase....

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Manufacturing hiring to expand in April, but large-scale hiring remains elusive

March 31, 2011

Manufacturing and service payrolls in the U.S. private sector will expand in April compared with last year, but large-scale hiring remains elusive, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2011. The...

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