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Faro Technologies launches campaign to help breast cancer research

October 24, 2011

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has launched the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which includes an online message board to raise money for breast cancer research. Visitors to www.faro.com/wearpink are invited to add their name and message to...

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Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip - TheFabricator.com

Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip

October 24, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers updated Jackson Safety G40 nitrile foam-coated gloves that are washable and silicone-free. The enhanced gloves, now colored blue instead of the former purple, feature improved oil and industrial grease grip and maintain EN388 ratings through at least five wash...

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Shaw establishes fabricating, manufacturing joint venture in Brazil

October 24, 2011

The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has announced a new joint venture between Shaw's Fabrication & Manufacturing Group and Empresa Brasileira de Solda Eletrica S.A. (EBSE), a manufacturer and fabricator in Brazil. The joint venture, EBSE Shaw Spool Solutions Fabricação de Sistemas de...

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Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature

October 24, 2011

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Green corrosion inhibitor introduced

October 24, 2011

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metcor 52, a botanical, water-based corrosion inhibitor. The product serves as an alternative to oil- and solvent-based rust inhibitors, eliminating VOCs associated with these products. The biodegradable corrosion inhibitor provides 12 months of indoor protection on...

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NAM document outlines plan for U.S. economic growth

October 24, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has published a plan to revive the economy and put Americans back to work. Called A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth, the document is based on NAM's Manufacturing Strategy and features the policies needed to...

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Exhibitor registration strong for wire and Tube 2012

October 24, 2011

Less than six months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, 1,810 exhibitors from around the world have registered to take part. The international trade fairs will take place March 26-30, 2012, in Düsseldorf,...

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The choice of reading about greatness

October 21, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I once knew a gentleman in the metal fabricating business who said his favorite leisure-time activity was reading "business books." Wow. Nothing says "party" like a weekend with Blue Ocean Strategy or The Wisdom of Crowds. Pardon me if I'm skeptical of such literary efforts. But I've met a bunch...

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Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables - TheFabricator.com

Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables

October 20, 2011 | By Frank Laberi

For GMAW consumables in particular, several pitfalls exist that can shorten their life span. Taking the time to learn tips for keeping them clean and lasting longer can positively affect productivity, quality, and the bottom line.

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3-D CAD: Producing a 2-D flat layout from 3-D data - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Producing a 2-D flat layout from 3-D data

October 20, 2011 | By Gerald Davis

After demonstrating how a 3-D concept model can be turned into a production model, which is useful for as long as the project has the green light, columnist Gerald Davis takes a look at how you can take a concept model and turn it into a simple flat layout for CNC fabricating equipment.

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Who's calling? Your machine tools - TheFabricator.com

Who’s calling? Your machine tools

October 20, 2011 | By Paul Blizel

The evolution of the smartphone has provided the opportunity to improve notification systems to include vital information along with the standard message. Imagine having real-time access to machine and production status from home or the cabin. But like an iceberg, there is more to it than meets the eye, and what you don’t see is far more important than what you do.

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Time is money--so, so much money - TheFabricator.com

Time is money--so, so much money

October 20, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Quick-response manufacturing (QRM) focuses on what’s called the “manufacturing critical path time,” or MCT. In manufacturing, time is money--in fact, it’s a lot more money than many realize. Rajan Suri uncovers why in his new book

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Need a light--now? - TheFabricator.com

Need a light--now?

October 20, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Phoenix Products Co.--a high-mix, low-volume lighting products manufacturer--has implemented an improvement methodology called quick-response manufacturing, and realized dramatic improvements in lead-times. One light fixture that used to take eight weeks to manufacture now only takes two.

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Wet dust collection snuffs hazards of industrial dusts - TheFabricator.com

Wet dust collection snuffs hazards of industrial dusts

October 20, 2011 | By Mike Sweezy

Metal manufacturers use wet filter systems for two reasons: to collect combustible metal dust and to filter particulate in heavy-sparking applications. Applications like deburring and grinding can involve both combustible metal particulate and heavy sparking--and for these applications wet dust collection systems can help mitigate inherent health and safety risks.

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Engineering firm enters the 3-D world of laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Engineering firm enters the 3-D world of laser cutting

October 20, 2011 | By Dan Davis

A defense contract drove Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Forest, Va., to seek out a flexible fabricating tool that could handle bent tube and structural shapes, and the fabricator found its answer in a laser cutting machine that could accommodate 2-D and 3-D parts.

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