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Toshiba to build electric vehicle drive motors in the U.S.

June 22, 2010

Toshiba Corp. has announced that it is expanding manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas, to produce high-performance drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid...

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Chinese currency and U.S. manufacturing

June 21, 2010

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An international economic chess game just got more interesting, and metal fabricators may one day see the benefits. Today the Chinese currency rose against the dollar 0.42 percent in Asia—not much, but that’s the biggest one-day gain in five years. This came after Chinese officials announced...

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LIA to award Dr. Charles Townes with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 21, 2010

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will present its first Lifetime Achievement Award to laser pioneer Dr. Charles Townes at the 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers...

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Concentrated cutting fluids introduced

June 21, 2010

DoALL Sawing Products' Cutting Fluids Division has introduced the Ultra series of cutting fluids, including Kool-ALL Ultra®, Kleen-Kool Ultra®, and Power-Cut Ultra®. Concentrated forms of...

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Tool facilitates hole layout on flanges, base plates - TheFabricator

Tool facilitates hole layout on flanges, base plates

June 21, 2010

A tool for laying out holes on flanges and base plates is available from J&B Specialty Tools. The single tool allows the user to locate holes based on the web centerline, regardless of variations in...

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Titanium 2010 coming to Florida in October

June 21, 2010

Titanium 2010 is scheduled to be held Oct. 3-6 at the Gaylord Palms convention center in Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by the International Titanium Association (ITA), Broomfield, Colo., the event has more...

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Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs. - TheFabricator

Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs.

June 21, 2010

Air Technical Industries has introduced the heavy-duty Zero-Low dock lift table. It has a lowered height of 0 in. and can raise a load of up to 50,000 lbs. When the table is lowered to ground level,...

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LENOX appoints new president - TheFabricator

LENOX appoints new president

June 21, 2010

LENOX®, a Newell Rubbermaid company in East Longmeadow, Mass., has appointed Rich Wuerthele as president of industrial products and services. Wuerthele joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2003 and most...

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Barton appoints Northwest regional sales manager - TheFabricator

Barton appoints Northwest regional sales manager

June 21, 2010

Barton Mines Co., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has announced the appointment of Rick Miller as regional sales manager for the Northwest...

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Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology - TheFabricator

Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology

June 21, 2010

Most 15-year-olds have modest professional networks, at best. But on June 10, 70 freshmen at a new Chicago high school had the chance to rub shoulders with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Also known as...

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Bench grinder safety gauge aids OSHA compliance

June 21, 2010

Rockford Systems offers a bench grinder safety gauge for adjusting the tongue and work rest openings on bench grinders to be in compliance with OSHA standards. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 specifies that...

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Torch height control continuously samples, automatically adjusts arc voltage

June 21, 2010

The new ArcGlide® THC torch height control is available from Hypertherm. It is engineered to continuously sample and automatically adjust the arc voltage. This helps ensure the torch is always the...

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Autodarkening helmet has 2.5 light state, 10.5 dark state

June 21, 2010

A new addition to the ArcOne® Carrera™ program is the Tradesman® single-shade, autodarkening helmet. It packs a light state of 2.5 with a dark state of 10.5. The racing-style helmet...

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PennEngineering appoints two sales associates

June 21, 2010

Fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has named Austin Washington as global accounts manager for the company and Jeff Rindskopf as director of sales for 3V Fasteners Co. Inc., a...

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Understanding the cost of ownership

June 17, 2010

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There is a reason that I work for someone else: I don't have that desire to strike out on my own to build a business. The entrepreneurial gene can't be found in my DNA. So when I'm chatting with business owners, I'm doing so with a lot of respect for their accomplishments. If the shoe were on my...

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