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Vero Software, Planit Holdings merge - TheFabricator.com

Vero Software, Planit Holdings merge

October 17, 2011

Vero Software, Gloucestershire, U.K., a provider of CAD/CAM/CAE systems for the tooling industry, has announced its merger with Planit Holdings, Kent, U.K., a developer of CAD/CAM software for the production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, and woodworking sectors. The Planit Group...

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Banner Metals Group marks 90 years in business

October 17, 2011

Banner Metals Group, Columbus, Ohio, celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Founded in 1921 as the Banner Die, Tool, and Stamping Co., the business provided tools and dies to numerous industries. In 1999 the company was renamed the Banner Stamping Co. to focus on the manufacture of precision...

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Prima Industrie forms Prima Electro North America

October 17, 2011

Prima Industrie has announced the formation of Prima Electro North America. The new organization, based in Chicopee, Mass., and led by Terry VanderWert, president, was formed by the merger of the former Convergent Laser Division of Prima North America and is the result of the organizational changes...

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Modular forming system delivers high force in limited space - TheFabricator.com

Modular forming system delivers high force in limited space

October 17, 2011

Hyson Products, a business of Barnes Group Inc., has released its modular Di-Dro Advanced forming system. This hydraulic pressure system enables metal formers to use high force in areas where space is limited. Applicable in both upper and lower operations, its low-contact and delayed-return...

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Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power

October 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the W2000 7-in. angle grinder. The unit delivers 2,000 W of power for cutting, grinding, and sanding applications. Equipped with a 7-in. wheel guard, the grinder features a 15-amp motor, 89 in.-lbs. of torque, and a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM. It includes a simplified on/off...

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Electric lift trucks have tight turning radius, low center of gravity - TheFabricator.com

Electric lift trucks have tight turning radius, low center of gravity

October 17, 2011

The QX series is Nissan Forklift Corp.'s newest addition to its Platinum family of electric lift trucks. The series includes four models with capacities from 4,000 to 6,000 lbs., using 80-V, 100 percent AC power. The trucks feature a tight turning radius and low center of gravity. The standard...

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PennEngineering named official licensee for REMINC

October 17, 2011

PennEngineering®, a manufacturer of fasteners for electronics, industrial, and aerospace applications in Danboro, Pa., has been named as an official Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. (REMINC) licensee for TRILOBULAR™ and REMFORM™ thread-forming fasteners. Both fastener families...

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K&M Machine Fabricating hires operations manager

October 17, 2011

K&M Machine Fabricating Inc., Cassopolis, Mich., a provider of outsourced fabricating and machining services to the construction equipment, mining equipment, and power-generation industries, has hired Bart Hatch as operations manager. Before joining the company, Hatch worked for Whirlpool...

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Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life

October 17, 2011

Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM consumables when cutting at 275 amps and below, and more...

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Pferd names new director of sales

October 17, 2011

Pferd Inc., a producer of abrasive products, cutting tools, brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., and the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced the appointment of Mark Noe as director of sales. In this newly created position, Noe is...

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The power of positive thinking

October 13, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I've been in metal fabricating shops where company managers are open with information and make it a point to communicate regularly with their employees. Boy, does that make a difference. Even in the most trying of times—the first half of 2009, for example—this type of commitment kept everyone...

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Overlaying sheave

Don’t junk it, make it better

October 10, 2011 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

By using today’s new alloys, you can cut costs, extend equipment use, and actually improve products. Here are some examples of how this can be done by welding with aluminum bronze (CuAl).

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FABTECH 2011

Discover technology, opportunity at FABTECH® 2011

October 10, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

North America's largest metal finishing, forming, fabricating, and welding tradeshow returns to Lake Michigan shores Nov. 14-17.

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Heat-treating line pipe weld seams

October 10, 2011

As the use of thick-walled pipe for API applications grows, so does the need to verify that it has been correctly normalized. Use of 2-D simulation verifies that the temperatures and heating pattern needed to obtain the desired strength and toughness have been achieved.

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Trumpet

Brass instrument manufacturing: How metal makes music

October 10, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Getzen Co. uses 200-year-old technology to make its high-end trumpets and trombones. Walking into the company’s Elkhorn, Wis., facility is a bit like walking into a metalworking museum. Here, worker experience and skill reign supreme.

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