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Braner/Loopco to build CTL line for Reliance MetalCenter

February 27, 2012

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has received an order to build a 72-in.-wide stainless steel and aluminum-alloy cut-to-length line for installation in Reliance MetalCenter's Santa Fe Springs, Calif., facility. The CTL line will feature a cassette leveler with automatic closed-loop flatness...

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Making music in the U.S.

February 23, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

If music is the universal language, then metal fabricators who make musical instruments and their components must be the masters of the universe. OK … that might be a stretch, but at the very least they are creators of products that can bring pleasure to many. (Sorry, but following my own...

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Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve - TheFabricator.com

Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve

February 22, 2012

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has introduced the PurgElite® series of tube and pipe purging systems for diameters from 1 to 12 in. It features a low-profile purge gas release valve that is required to purge the chamber between the two dams after they are inflated. The new valve reduces to 1...

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Welding wires address productivity, safety issues

February 22, 2012

Thermadyne Industries Inc. has introduced five new Stoody® FCAW and GMAW gas-shielded hardfacing and hardbanding wires for the petrochemical, aggregates, mining, construction, agriculture, and field fabrication and repair industries. Patent-pending 970-G metal-core wire resists wear and...

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Finishing sticks made for delicate deburring jobs - TheFabricator.com

Finishing sticks made for delicate deburring jobs

February 22, 2012

Rex-Cut® Products Inc. offers round and square finishing sticks made of nonwoven cotton fiber with aluminum oxide and silicon carbide abrasives. Available in a variety of sizes, the sticks are suitable for delicate deburring jobs such as mold, tool and die, and jewelry repair. Suitable for...

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Fiber laser system designed for sheet metal cutting - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for sheet metal cutting

February 22, 2012

The new PLATINO® fiber laser from Prima Power is a flexible laser cutting machine designed for sheet metal processing. Supplying laser power from 2,000 to 3,000 W, the machine handles a sheet size of 59.06 by 118.11 in. The working area is accessible from three sides. This open structure...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints machine tool product manager

February 22, 2012

Metal fabrication equipment manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated has named Todd Kirchoff as product manager – machine tool products. A 23-year veteran of the company, he has served as field service engineer, product specialist – press brakes and shears, and manager of direct sales. Kirchoff...

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SpaceClaim, SigmaTEK announce direct integration of software products

February 22, 2012

SpaceClaim®, Concord, Mass., has announced that its SpaceClaim Engineer 3-D direct modeling software now can be directly integrated with SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting systems from SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati. This integration, which is embedded in the CAD/CAM system, ensures that manufacturers...

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ARKU appoints North American president - TheFabricator.com

ARKU appoints North American president

February 22, 2012

ARKU Coil Systems, Cincinnati, has appointed Jurgen Jost as its president for North America. He brings many years of sales and management experience to the position. The company — the U.S. subsidiary of ARKU Maschinenbau GmbH of Baden-Baden, Germany — manufactures hydraulic...

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Haven Mfg. Indiana to invest $2.3 million in Ossian plant

February 22, 2012

Haven Mfg. Indiana Inc. has announced plans for a $2.3 million expansion to its 30,000-sq.-ft. Ossian, Ind., plant. The expansion, which will include renovations and the addition of computer equipment, is expected to result in the addition of 70 jobs by 2014. Haven manufactures orthopedic...

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Zhejiang Kingland orders spiral pipe welding line

February 22, 2012

Zhejiang Kingland Pipe Industry, province of Zhejiang, China, has ordered offline spiral pipe welding equipment from PWS GmbH, Germany, an SMS Meer company. The integrated system will consist of a spiral pipe forming and tack-welding machine for forming and initial welding of hot-rolled steel...

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Webinar to focus on coil manufacturing with small-diameter copper tubes

February 22, 2012

In partnership with Burr Oak Tool Inc., the International Copper Association will offer a free MicroGroove™ Webinar on March 27 at 1 p.m. ET. The Webinar will focus on manufacturing air-conditioning and refrigeration coils with small-diameter copper tubes to improve performance, reduce...

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Laser Dynamics expands Michigan facility

February 22, 2012

Laser Dynamics has added 20,000 sq. ft. to its facility in Allendale, Mich., bringing its total manufacturing space to 68,000 sq. ft. The addition will be used to expand the metal fabricator's welding and assembly operations and to relocate shipping and receiving activities. The company also...

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Serapid hires engineering manager

February 22, 2012

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., a supplier of linear-motion technologies, has hired Robert C. Adams Jr. as engineering manager and chief engineer. In this position, he leads the engineering team, provides project management, and heads up new product development. In his career of more than...

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Plymouth's Eupora mill receives Producer of the Year Award

February 22, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co. has announced that its Eupora, Miss., precision steel tubing mill has received the 2012 American Metal Market (AMM) award for Welded Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year. The AMM Awards for Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence were established to recognize innovative companies across...

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