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ISM August ROB: New orders, production, employment, and inventories growing; supplier deliveries slower

September 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 16th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Sept. 1 by Norbert J. Ore,...

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Consequences of a non-neutral Internet

August 31, 2010

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In recent weeks the Net neutrality debate took a turn--in what direction? Well, we’re not sure yet. Google, aka the “Don’t be Evil” corporation, came out and said network providers should follow Net neutrality, but only to a point. If Internet service providers (ISPs) need to muck with...

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PMT Corp. acquires Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing Inc.

August 31, 2010

As reported in Crain's Detroit Business, metal stamping supplier PTM Corp. has acquired Fraser, Mich.-based Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing Inc. in a move to add a large press operation and nonautomotive customers. Terms of the acquisition, which closed June 30, were undisclosed. The...

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CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities - TheFabricator.com

CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities

August 30, 2010

Maruka offers the Chiyoda Kogyo EX series CNC tube benders with Windows® XP-based control system. The modularly designed main body has little interference area. The machine features the performance characteristics of the SP series CNC bending machine, along with extendability and new...

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CNC punching machines, ironworkers introduced

August 30, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced Sunrise CNC ironworkers and CNC punching machines. A semiautomatic CNC plate and angle positioning table is available as a factory-installed option on any ironworker or punching machine with a 20-in. or larger throat depth. Its pendant-mounted graphical...

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FMA Communications announces partnership with NOMMA

August 30, 2010

FMA Communications Inc., Rockford, Ill., has announced a partnership with the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). Under the partnership, FMAC serves as the exclusive sales representative for Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metal Fabricator magazine, adding it to its...

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Circular saw blades designed for smooth, fast cuts; less vibration; longer life - TheFabricator.com

Circular saw blades designed for smooth, fast cuts; less vibration; longer life

August 30, 2010

The M. K. Morse Co. has introduced Metal Devil NXT™ metal cutting circular saw blades. The line comprises 10 new steel cutting blades from 5-3/8 to 14 in. The blades' rake angles and tooth geometries have been optimized for each diameter of blade, resulting in smooth, fast cuts; less...

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Solar Mfg. receives order for vacuum carburizing furnace

August 30, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has received an order for a specialized top-loading vacuum furnace required by a manufacturer of tube fittings, adapters, valves, filters, and related coupling hardware. Primary application of the vacuum furnace will be for the development and expansion of...

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Roll-Kraft expands at three locations - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft expands at three locations

August 30, 2010

Roll-Kraft plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in its facilities in Mentor, Ohio; Frankfurt, Ill.; and Woodbridge, Ont. The Illinois and Ontario facilities will add CNC machines, while the headquarters location in Ohio will install a new wire EDM. The new machines will eliminate...

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Waterjet cutting system pump rated at 94,000 PSI

August 30, 2010

Flow Intl. offers the Mach 4 system, which combines the company's HyperJet® pump and Dynamic Waterjet XD high-precision flat-stock and 3-D cutting technology. The pump, rated at 94,000 PSI, delivers continuous operating pressure at 87,000 PSI. Dynamic Waterjet eliminates stream lag and taper...

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Whitney Tool celebrates 40 years in manufacturing

August 30, 2010

In September Whitney Tool Co., located in Bedford, Ind., marks its 40th anniversary as a manufacturer of industrial cutting tools. The public and the company's customers, suppliers, and sales force are invited to tour the plant and view demonstrations of the manufacturing process during an open...

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LAI Intl. named to Inc. 5000 for fourth consecutive year

August 30, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., contract manufacturer of precision components and subassemblies, has again been ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine. The company has been on the Inc. 5000 list since it began in 2007. This year it earned the ranking...

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Power sources designed for medium to heavy-duty GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Power sources designed for medium to heavy-duty GMAW

August 30, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Origo MIG family of welding machines. The 320, 410, and 510 models are 230/460-V, three-phase, 60-Hz, step-switched power sources for medium to heavy-duty GMAW. The welding machines offer a range of currents and voltages for use with a...

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Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects - TheFabricator.com

Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects

August 30, 2010

SICK has introduced the WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor for leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects. The unit detects any object 0.47 in. or larger with its 1.97-in. detection height, regardless of object properties or position within the array — including clear...

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Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode

August 30, 2010

Lincoln Electric has launched its new, limited-edition Iron Man™ VIKING™ autodarkening welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet joins the 700G series and features authorized graphics inspired by the "Iron Man 2" movie and comic books by Marvel®. In addition to the Iron...

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