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Capital spending carries the rebound into 2012 - TheFabricator.com

Capital spending carries the rebound into 2012

January 10, 2012 | By Tim Heston

Manufacturing technology consumption took an unprecedented dive during the recession, but since then the industry has bounced back dramatically. In the metal fabrication arena, most technology categories are experiencing some healthy gains, as reported by the 2012 Capital Spending Forecast, a study compiled by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

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Roll reversal: From air feeds to servo roll feeds - TheFabricator.com

Roll reversal: From air feeds to servo roll feeds

January 10, 2012 | By Joe Fox, Mal Bollman

The air-powered gripper feed was once the standard press feeding device in most stamping operations. It was simple and cost- effective. Servo-powered roll feeds have emerged as an attractive alternative, especially as the technology has proven itself over the years and the cost has fallen with its wider adoption.

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Manufacturing technology orders maintained strength in November

January 9, 2012

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $430.17 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names Elliott Matsuura as western Canada distributor

January 9, 2012

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, Ont., has been named the exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Incorporated press brakes, shears, and lasers in western Canada. The company has represented Cincinnati in eastern Canada for three years. Service and spare parts continue to be handled directly...

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Kaman appoints leader of value-added services group

January 9, 2012

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., has appointed Gary Yingling as director and general manager, shops and services. He directs the fabrication, assembly, production, material management, capital assets, planning/forecasting, control, and operational quality of the company's...

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Cintas launches online contest to celebrate new-product release

January 9, 2012

In conjunction with the release of the new Carhartt Rental Active Jacket, Cincinnati-based Cintas has launched its search for the “Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew.” Contestants can enter the contest by submitting a short essay and photo at www.cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew. Contest organizers...

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Coe Press Equipment delivers coil lines to Gestamp - TheFabricator.com

Coe Press Equipment delivers coil lines to Gestamp

January 9, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., through its business partnership with Cydak do Brasil Ltda., has shipped two SpaceMaster Series 2 compact coil lines to Gestamp Parana S/A for use in the production of stamped parts for the automotive industry. The compact coil lines can process...

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Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system - TheFabricator.com

Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system

January 9, 2012

In a ceremony marking the final phase of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion, Mid-West Materials Inc. unveiled North America's largest Leveltek stretch leveling system. This addition to the company's 240,000-sq.-ft. facility, which includes cut-to-length lines, levelers, slitters, and...

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CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in.

January 9, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit M-1525 midrange, 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press. It handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. with one sheet repositioning, making it suitable for the fabrication of large panels in cellular manufacturing or job shop environments....

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Hole saws, reciprocating saw blades introduced - TheFabricator.com

Hole saws, reciprocating saw blades introduced

January 9, 2012

The M.K. Morse Co. has introduced the Morse Diamond Grit™ line of hole saws and reciprocating saw blades. The products use brazed industrial diamond grit to cut cast iron and other abrasive construction...

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Fab-Line Machinery announces management appointment

January 9, 2012

Fab-Line Machinery LLC, St. Charles, Ill., has appointed Tom Millen as eastern regional manager and plasma product manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in the fabrication industry. In this position, Millen assists in developing and supporting the distributor network for the...

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Marmon/Keystone promotes president, vice president

January 9, 2012

Marmon/Keystone, a wholesale distributor of tubular products in Butler, Pa., has announced the promotion of two executives. J.T. "Tim" Spatafore, former executive vice president of branch operations, has been named president of Marmon/Keystone LLC. He joined the company in 1973 and has served as a...

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Rotary scrap choppers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Rotary scrap choppers introduced

January 9, 2012

Red Bud Industries has introduced dual helical scrap choppers. They are offered on the company's slitting lines, multiblanking systems, and cut-to-length lines with edge-trim systems. The dual helical design uses a scissor-type cutting action, reducing noise and increasing cutting action...

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Maysteel expands production operations with Mexico plant

January 9, 2012

Allenton, Wis.-based Maysteel LLC, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures, is expanding its sheet metal fabrication operations with the addition of a new plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility, which is expandable to 100,000 sq. ft., is expected to begin production in...

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Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed wet-cutting area with dual coolant nozzles - TheFabricator.com

Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed wet-cutting area with dual coolant nozzles

January 9, 2012

Kalamazoo Industries offers the model K12-14MS manual metallurgical saw. It features an enclosed wet-cutting area with dual coolant nozzles to eliminate the dispersion of abrasive particles into the workplace. The saw has a 14-in. abrasive wheel; a 5-HP, three-phase, 1,725-RPM TEFC motor; dual...

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