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FMA's leadership conference to offer business growth knowledge to metal fabricators

January 3, 2011

Metal fabricators will receive knowledge, skill development, inspirational ideas, and networking opportunities designed to improve operations and build strategic partnerships for business growth at The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 6th Annual Metal Matters, March 2-4 at Disney’s BoardWalk...

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Medium-capacity range multipurpose robot introduced - TheFabricator.com

Medium-capacity range multipurpose robot introduced

January 3, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced the new IRB 2600, the latest model in its medium-capacity range of multipurpose robots. It features a compact design, an ultrawide working envelope, a payload capacity up to 44.09 lbs., and a total arm weight of less than 661.39 lbs. Suitable for arc welding...

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AIDA-America launches new Web site - TheFabricator.com

AIDA-America launches new Web site

January 3, 2011

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has launched an updated and redesigned Web site at www.aida-global.com. The new site features intuitive navigation, information on the company's products and services, contact information for the company's global group branches, and information on the metal forming...

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LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star - TheFabricator.com

LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star

January 3, 2011

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has been recertified for an additional five years in OSHA's Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company has maintained this certification for 10 years....

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Sheet metal apprentice competition to include more than 325 participants

January 3, 2011

More than 325 sheet metal apprentices and their families will go to Las Vegas March 6-10 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices from the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition is hosted by the International Training Institute...

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Angle roll has 6-in. pipe, 6-in. bending capacity - TheFabricator.com

Angle roll has 6-in. pipe, 6-in. bending capacity

January 3, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the 310HV4 angle roll with 6-in. pipe and 6-in. angle bending capacity. The three-driven-roll, double-initial-pinch, fully hydraulic universal roll bending machine has independent hydraulic adjustment of both lower bending rolls and hydraulic powered rotation of all...

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Robot cable line expanded

January 3, 2011

Twistable hybrid, bus, motor, and fiber-optic cables have been added by igus® to its torsion-resistant Chainflex® robot cable range. The line includes five with a PUR outer jacket. CF-Robot 9 is a hybrid control cable that is available shielded or unshielded. CF-Robot 8 is a shielded bus cable,...

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Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications - TheFabricator.com

Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications

January 3, 2011

Lord Corp. has announced the availability of a new thermally conductive silicone encapsulant. Designed for encapsulation applications in which high heat dissipation is required, SC-305 is a two-component silicone system. Suitable for LED lighting power supply encapsulation, the encapsulant can...

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Committee recommends $50,000 for Rogue Mfg.

January 3, 2011

The Citizens Review Committee of Grand Island, Neb., has voted to recommend $50,000 of business incentives for local start-up Rogue Mfg. The request will advance to the Grand Island City Council for final approval of the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Program funds, also known as LB840...

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Energy-efficient laser cutting system equipped for compressed-air cutting - TheFabricator.com

Energy-efficient laser cutting system equipped for compressed-air cutting

January 3, 2011

The BySprint Pro 3015 from Bystronic Inc. employs the Bylaser 4.4-kW laser source with wear-free, solid-state power supplies and a magnetic-bearing turbine. According to the manufacturer, the system's electrical power consumption is lowered because of the high efficiency of the laser source and...

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Slow-growth better than no growth

December 22, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Looking forward to 2011, I could write about resolutions, but it would be a waste of space. I'm supposed to be 10 pounds lighter, fluent in Spanish, capable of playing a guitar, and the author of a screenplay—if I had completed New Year's resolutions of the past four years. In actuality, I'm 5...

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HRB prices up worldwide

December 16, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for Dec. 13 soared 13.6 percent to $702 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 4.0 percent to $619 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The...

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

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part XII

December 16, 2010 | By Gerald Davis

Wrapping up his design work on the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis now turns his attention to preparing final versions of project documentation.

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Wikileaks confirms China's leverage

December 15, 2010 | By Kate Bachman

No doubt the recent Wikileaks leaks revealed too much. It will remain to be seen whether or how severely Julian Assange will be prosecuted. However, one of the revelations pivoted around what is most likely the primary—and heretofore publicly unspoken—reason why the U.S. has not been more...

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Let It Grow!

December 15, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

If you’re a regular reader of The Fabricator Blog, you may know what's coming. It's that time of the year when I parody a holiday tune to reflect the times, or as my mother would say, "murderize" the song. She always remarked on singers taking a standard and covering it poorly as "murderizing"...

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