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Stamper cuts costs of making surgical instruments - TheFabricator.com

Stamper cuts costs of making surgical instruments

November 1, 2010

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At least one stamper is reducing the cost of medical devices by converting machined parts to stamped or stamped/machined parts. Not only is the manufacturer using this innovative approach to reduce cost without sacrificing quality and still meet stringent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards, it sometimes stamps features into the medical devices that could not be made by machining them and tightens tolerances.

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Russian welding consumables manufacturer

October 29, 2010

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mezhgosmetiz-Mtsensk OAO ("MGM"), a privately-held welding wire manufacturer based in the Orel region of Russia. The acquisition will provide Lincoln its first manufacturing operation in Russia as well...

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GM to invest $190 million, add 600 jobs at Lansing Grand River

October 29, 2010

General Motors has announced a $190 million investment in its Lansing Grand River assembly plant for the production of a new Cadillac model. The investment will create 600 jobs and result in the addition of a second shift. According to the company, the announcement brings the total of new U.S....

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Second chances: A different approach to finding workers

October 27, 2010

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  Last week’s "Welding Wire" e-newsletter described what Turner Industries did to find workers for a pipe fabrication shop it built two years ago in Pasadena, Texas. As related in an article on chron.com, Personnel Manager Brian Daigle needed to hire 100 workers quickly, because the company had...

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Three Northern Ohio businesses get tax credit to create, retain jobs

October 26, 2010

TheMorningJournal.com has reported that three Northern Ohio businesses—U.S. Steel in Lorain, BASF Corp. in Elyria, and U.S. Refractory Products LLC in North Ridgeville—will receive tax credits to create 290 jobs and retain hundreds more, according to the Ohio Department of Development. United...

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3-D CAD on the grill, Part X - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part X

October 26, 2010

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Working on a 3-D design for the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues working on the top-level assembly. This time he's modeling two skewer supports.

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The power of predictability

October 25, 2010

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Several years ago Doug Gardner, president of Johnson City, N.Y.-based Hi-Tech Industries of New York, landed what’s increasingly rare today for fabricators: a multiyear contract. The shop’s Amada Pulsar 2-kW laser ran 24 hours a day and just couldn’t keep up, Gardner said, adding that the...

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Taylor-Winfield Corp. announces sale of its assets to The Brilex Group of companies

October 25, 2010

The Brilex Group has acquired the assets of metalworking machinery supplier Taylor-Winfield Corp. A new company, Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc., has been formed and funded by Brian and Alex Benyo, co-owners of The Brilex Group of companies. "Taylor-Winfield Technologies core competencies will...

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TRUMPF earns CQIA Innovation Prize for its TruLaser 1030

October 25, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has received an award from Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership Inc. (CQIA) for its ability to successfully bring to the marketplace new products and services, even in a faltering economy. A letter from CQIA stated, in part: "The twelve 2010 CQIA...

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GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source - TheFabricator.com

GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source

October 25, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® Weld Cable Control (WCC) system, which comprises an XMT 350 or XMT 456 multiprocess welding inverter, a voltage-sensing SuitCase® X-TREME™ WCC wire feeder, and a WCC. The GMAW/FCAW system allows welders working more than 100 ft....

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Reduced-noise vibratory tub measures 95 in. long, 35 in. wide, and 33 in. deep - TheFabricator.com

Reduced-noise vibratory tub measures 95 in. long, 35 in. wide, and 33 in. deep

October 25, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 54S vibratory tub. This 54-cu.-ft. shaker offers a tub measuring 95 in. long by 35 in. wide by 33 in. deep. The tub is lined with a urethane body liner and manganese end liners. The 1-in. acoustic foam insulated cabinet, along with the internally...

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Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award

October 25, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been honored with the Market Share Leadership Award for best practices in the world pipeline industry related to welding equipment and consumables. The award, based on global research by analysts and consultants and outlined in Frost and Sullivan’s "CEO...

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ARKU opens newest leveling center in Cincinnati - TheFabricator.com

ARKU opens newest leveling center in Cincinnati

October 25, 2010

ARKU, Baden-Baden, Germany, recently opened its newest leveling center in Cincinnati with an Oktoberfest-themed celebration. The company has installed three FlatMaster® and two EcoMaster® precision levelers at the center. The machines can level sheet metal parts with thicknesses from...

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Slitting tooling system expanded

October 25, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling offers an expanded LongLife™ slitting tool system. The system, which combines premium tool steel punch and die inserts with punch and die holders, now includes inserts in lengths from Size 56, 0.787 to 2.205 in., and Size 76, 2.206 to 3.000 in. Widths are available up to...

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Gas pressure regulators introduced

October 25, 2010

WITT-Gasetechnik has introduced two new dome pressure regulators for a variety of applications and technical gases. Models 747LE and 757LE offer a pipe diameter of up to 2 in. and an increased maximum flow rate over a variety of pressures. They are suitable for users who need constant gas pressure...

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