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Robotic GMAW gun series expanded - TheFabricator.com

Robotic GMAW gun series expanded

December 14, 2011

Tregaskiss has expanded its TOUGH GUN™ ThruArm™ G2 series of robotic GMAW guns to include configurations for robots from ABB, FANUC, Kuka, and OTC. The guns' alignment features help maintain tool-center point for reliability and consistency. The series includes low-stress robotic...

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Computer-assisted quoting software creates simple to complex quotes

December 14, 2011

Quik Quote™ quoting software is an Excel® worksheet that uses computer-assisted quoting technology to create simple to complex quotes, regardless of an individual's computer skills. The software provides nine modules that can have different labor rates with unlimited expansion. According to the...

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DeWys Mfg. adds space to Marne location

December 14, 2011

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. has announced plans for a building addition to its existing 60,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Marne, Mich. The 24,000-sq.-ft. addition will feature new metal fabrication equipment and will serve as home to DeWys University, where the company will offer an in-house...

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Fischer Technology opens sales, service office in San Mateo

December 14, 2011

Fischer Technology Inc., Windsor, Conn., has opened an additional sales and service office in San Mateo, Calif. The office supports the company's line of coating thickness, material testing, material analysis, and microhardness instrumentation. The new location provides services including on-site...

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Waukesha Metal Products acquires Metal Skills Plus

December 14, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has acquired certain assets of Metal Skills Plus LLC of DeForest, Wis. The strategic acquisition expands Waukesha's capabilities and provides additional diversification of its customer base and markets served. Some of these new markets include industrial...

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Mazak Optonics appoints national sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics appoints national sales manager

December 14, 2011

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has appointed Al Bohlen to the newly established position of national sales manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fabrication industry in customer service and support, applications engineering, product management, and...

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Coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers

December 14, 2011

Sandvik has introduced Sandvik Santronic™, a coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers. It can serve as an alternative material for postprocessed electroplated parts in stainless steel or copper-based alloys. The strip offers high-purity, thin-coated layers of...

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More than 2,000 exhibitors registered for wire and Tube 2012

December 14, 2011

Less than four months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, more than 2,000 exhibitors have registered to participate. The events, sponsored by Messe Dusseldorf North America, will take place concurrently March...

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Roll-Kraft adds to sales team - Roll Forming Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft adds to sales team

December 14, 2011

Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has announced the addition of Juergen Hack to the staff at Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., as an account manager. Hack worked previously as technical business development manager for ECO Solutions FT...

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10-post hydraulic press has five zones of force control - TheFabricator.com

10-post hydraulic press has five zones of force control

December 14, 2011

Beckwood Press Co. has delivered a 10-post, hydraulic, heated-platen press with five zones of force control, each consisting of two hydraulic cylinders. The press is used in the compression molding of honeycomb panels for application in various industries. The 10-post design reduced the...

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The power of finding a niche

December 13, 2011 | By Tim Heston

A few weeks ago at the FABTECH trade show in Chicago, I ran into (almost literally, in fact) Nathan McMasters, president of Diversified Metal Products, an Idaho Falls, Idaho-based contract fabricator specializing in products for the energy, transportation, and nuclear fields. Our five-minute chat...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 80.5 percent from 2010

December 13, 2011

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $463.32 million according to AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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How to Save Money, Time and Energy on Dust Collection

December 12, 2011

By: Camfil Air Pollution Control

When it comes to choosing filters for a cartridge dust collector, plant engineers and maintenance professionals sometimes regard these items as more or less of a commodity. Though the lowest-priced filter might appear to be the best choice, the opposite may be true. It requires a "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) evaluation to know for certain. TCO helps you determine what it really costs to own your dust collector filters... and how to save money, time and energy by choosing the best filters for your application.

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Cleaning up in the Gulf

December 12, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

It has been nearly two years since the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico. For most of us, the story slipped off our radar a few weeks after the rig exploded (April 20, 2010); the story made headlines again when the well was capped temporarily nearly three months later...

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Better Tube Bending - TheFabricator.com

Better tube bending

December 12, 2011 | By Jim Poe

This article explains how to examine and alter loading, bending, unloading, and quality checking operations to improve overall bending cycle times.

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