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Jobs are here, but qualified people aren’t

September 21, 2010

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Everyone says the U.S. government should foster an environment of job creation. I can’t argue with that. Thing is, some jobs are being created.  Employers just can’t find anybody to fill them. According to a recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the...

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Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging - TheFabricator.com

Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging

September 21, 2010

The Origo Arc 410c and 650c switching converter (chopper) power sources from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products are designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, and air carbon arc gouging. The machines can be used with many types of filler materials, and parameters can be...

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Lincoln Electric pipeline welding seminar scheduled for October

September 21, 2010

Lincoln Electric will offer a free pipeline welding seminar for contractors and professionals in the pipeline industry. The two-day session will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the company’s corporate headquarters in...

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Two-axis CNC cutting machine, cuts/profiles pipe from 1 to 12in. OD up to 40 ft. long

September 21, 2010

The new MasterPipe™ profiler from Vernon Tool™ is a two-axis, CNC pipe cutting machine capable of cutting and profiling pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD and up to 40 ft. long. Powered by the company's WinMPM Microsoft® Windows®-based operating system, the machine consolidates setup, programming, and...

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SME presents Lean to Green Manufacturing Conference

September 21, 2010

The demand for sustainability is growing stronger every day, and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment while increasing profitability. To help practitioners better understand how green efforts can create growth and improve competitiveness, the Society of...

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30-min. process develops 0.000060-in. black coating

September 21, 2010

Birchwood Casey offers the scratch-resistant LUMICLAD® finish. The 30-min. process develops a coating thickness of 0.000060 in. with a smooth, clean surface that is electrically conductive and adherent to the aluminum substrate. The black finish is suitable for precision-machined components with...

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Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM

September 21, 2010

Makita has introduced the GA4534, a 4.5-in. paddle-switch angle grinder. Its 6-amp motor delivers 11,000 RPM for use in welding, shipyard, automotive, HVAC, and electrical applications. According to the manufacturer, the grinder has the smallest barrel grip on the market and is the most compact...

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Gas lenses for GTAW torches available in standard, large-diameter, and 'stubby' sizes - TheFabricator.com

Gas lenses for GTAW torches available in standard, large-diameter, and 'stubby' sizes

September 21, 2010

Weldcraft offers multiple styles of precision-machined gas lenses for its WP series and Crafter Series™ air- and water-cooled GTAW torches. The lenses are designed to help optimize shielding gas coverage, improve GTAW performance consistency, and dissipate heat effectively. The lenses are...

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Pipeline welding machine designed for transmission pipeline, structural steel, construction, fabrication, and MRO applications - TheFabricator.com

Pipeline welding machine designed for transmission pipeline, structural steel, construction, fabrication, and MRO applications

September 21, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro diesel engine-driven welding machine and AC generator. The machine is designed for transmission pipeline welding, as well as structural steel, construction, fabrication, and MRO applications. The unit provides 20 to 400 amps...

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FANUC CNC America changes name, collaborates with Rockwell Automation

September 21, 2010

FANUC CNC America Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., has changed its name to FANUC FA America Corp. The company represents the FA (Factory Automation) division of FANUC Ltd. Japan. Along with the name change, the company has unveiled a new corporate symbol, created to represent the three major...

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Heidtman Steel expands service capabilities

September 21, 2010

Heidtman Steel, a supplier of steel products and services in Toledo, Ohio, has expanded processing capabilities at two of its facilities. The company has improved the pickle line at its Erie, Mich., location and has commissioned a new SMS Demag multiblanking line at its Butler, Ind., sheet...

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Jet Edge names Angel Machinery as distributor for Wisconsin

September 21, 2010

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has announced that Angel Machinery is distributing its waterjet machines in Wisconsin. Located in Menomonee Falls, Angel Machinery carries metal...

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NEX Solutions ranks 38th on Inc. 5000 list

September 21, 2010

Inc. magazine has ranked NEX Solutions, Litchfield, Mich., 38th in the manufacturing category and 1,883rd overall on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company's ranking is based on a three-year growth of 144 percent. "Economic conditions...

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LAI International wins third-consecutive ACE Award for corporate excellence

September 21, 2010

LAI International Inc., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, has won its third-consecutive ACE Award for corporate excellence. The company was recognized Sept. 16 as a Top-50 Private Company ranked by revenue at the 16th Annual Arizona Corporate...

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Manufacturing jobs available for 'the right candidates'

September 16, 2010

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The lead item in the Sept. 15 "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter discussed the recently released "Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing" survey. This survey also was the topic of a blog posted last week by my colleague, Dan Davis. In his post, Davis wrote about survey findings that indicated the image...

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