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DeWys Manufacturing advances machining capabilities

August 23, 2010

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company DeWys Mfg. has acquired a new SL-30 CNC lathe and a VF-5XT vertical machining center from Haas Automation Inc. The new machines are designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability, according to the company. "With...

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SEYI adds sales managers

August 23, 2010

SEYI America, a manufacturer of mechanical stamping presses in Walnut, Calif., has announced the addition of two sales managers to its North American staff. Randy Kish, formerly marketing manager with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), has more than 10 years of experience in sales,...

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Milltek Sport installs Unison bending machine

August 23, 2010

Car exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport, Derbyshire, U.K., has installed a new Breeze tube bending machine from Unison, Scarborough, U.K. The machine is Milltek Sport's first all-electric tube bender and provides the company with the ability to bend to tighter radii than its existing hydraulically...

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Corrugated plate feeder system can be attached to any press, press brake

August 23, 2010

Hydrapower Intl. has developed a feeder system for corrugated plate production. It can be attached to any press or press brake. The system raises and lowers plates into and out of the dies when forming hat sections, V ribs, and other profiles. It also feeds the plate through the press brake at...

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Nitrogen purging/testing regulator has tamper-resistant internal relief valve - TheFabricator.com

Nitrogen purging/testing regulator has tamper-resistant internal relief valve

August 23, 2010

The Harris Products Group has introduced the model 226 nitrogen purging/testing regulator, designed with fewer internal components to help reduce the chance of failures. A one-piece encapsulated seat with a 10-micron filter helps prevent particulate seat contamination. The Teflon® seat...

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Welding station available in many configurations - TheFabricator.com

Welding station available in many configurations

August 23, 2010

RoboVent WeldBooths provide a complete welding station for educational facilities and production welding operations. The booths are available with a variety of optional configurations and accessories. They come with a built-in, 36- by 60-in., adjustable-height workbench and a top shelf that can...

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Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems - TheFabricator.com

Urban wind tower raised at Orion Energy Systems

August 23, 2010

Orion Energy Systems Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., recently raised the first urban wind tower in Manitowoc County, which will help offset energy consumed at the company's technology center. A video and images of the event can be seen at www.oriones.com/20kw_wind_tower_raising.php. Urban wind is the...

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Freestanding welding, grinding workcells block 100 percent UV light - TheFabricator.com

Freestanding welding, grinding workcells block 100 percent UV light

August 23, 2010

Goff's freestanding workcells are designed to isolate and contain welding fumes and sparks while blocking 100 percent UV light, according to the company. Constructed with weld- and spark-resistant 14-oz. vinyl and 14-mil weld view materials, the weld/grind cells come with galvanized steel...

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Weld heads suitable for restricted-clearance applications - TheFabricator.com

Weld heads suitable for restricted-clearance applications

August 23, 2010

AMI offers model 21 weld heads for fusion welding. Used with the company's model 207 power supply, the weld heads provide high clamping and alignment performance, the manufacturer states. Automated clamping combined with tube centering and alignment verification help lower setup time and...

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Motoman Robotics begins new headquarters construction - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics begins new headquarters construction

August 23, 2010

Ground was broken Aug. 13 for Motoman Robotics' new facility at the Austin Blvd/I-75 interchange (northwest corner; exit 41) in Miamisburg, Ohio. The new facility will serve as the company's headquarters and main manufacturing facility for its North and South American operations. The...

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From Russia, with copters

August 20, 2010

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We get our share of press releases from government offices. You'll be happy to know that all of them are via e-mail. No trees were harmed in the process of distributing this bureaucratic blather. A recent note from Congressman Don Manzullo, R-Ill., stood out, however. A representative of northern...

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9 students win manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs

August 19, 2010

Nine students seeking careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 toward their college or trade school education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA). This year NBT awarded scholarships totaling $13,500 to college- or trade...

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Caterpillar Foundation donation to help clean up Port-au-Prince

August 18, 2010

More than 150,000 people in Haiti’s most impoverished slum will benefit from a massive drainage canal clean-up project thanks to a donation by the Caterpillar Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. Nearly 1,200 residents of the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil will be...

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How metal fabricators interact with customers

August 17, 2010

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Over the past year I’ve talked to various metal fabricators, from low-volume job shops to specialized manufacturers, and I’ve noticed one thread common to all of them: They’re all high-mix, short-run environments. Volumes vary; some companies process a greater number of short-run jobs than...

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Robot sales in North America jump 40 percent in first half of 2010

August 17, 2010

North American-based robotics companies saw orders jump 40 percent in units in the first half of 2010, according to new figures released by industry trade group Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. North American companies ordered a total of 6,316 robots valued at $411.4 million...

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