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Hot sizing mill handles API pipe - TheFabricator.com

Hot sizing mill handles API pipe

February 20, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced a new hot sizing mill to accommodate a variety of specifications. Designed for maximum throughput, it is equipped with three stands positioned 90 degrees to each other that are adjustable electronically from the operator’s station. Each roll...

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Growth draws on - TheFabricator.com

Deep-draw stamping operation keeps growing

February 20, 2012 | By Tim Heston

Scotland Manufacturing, a North Carolina deep-drawing operation, knows how to get the most out of its manual stamping line. Optimizing the line’s productivity has allowed the firm to compete in various markets demanding quick response. The company doesn’t just specialize in low-, medium-, or high-volume work. It specializes in all three.

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Design, Build, Production: The cost-reduction continuum - TheFabricator.com

Design, Build, Production: The cost-reduction continuum

February 20, 2012 | By Mark Hansen

These days, delivering a quality product on time just gets you to the table. From here, cost remains the deciding factor in determining where work is placed.

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How to make your scrap worth more - TheFabricator.com

How to make your scrap worth more

February 20, 2012 | By Dan Zimmerman

Scrap is a necessary stamping byproduct, but it doesn’t have to be an unprofitable one. In recent years the high price of scrap has spurred the use of some sophisticated scrap handling and separation technologies.

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Uncle Sam needs you

February 17, 2012 | By Dan Davis

A metal fabricator knows the importance of diversity in business. A diverse customer base helps a company avoid the dramatic ups and downs that may come with being linked too closely to one industrial segment. A management team with diverse backgrounds helps a company prepare for a multitude of...

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Manufacturing: A modern-day Atlas

February 16, 2012 | By Tim Heston

Yesterday I visited an Atlanta-area fabricator that moved into a new facility two weeks ago. The company name says it all, really: Mitchell’s Specialized Fabrication. It’s a specialized fabricator of industrial tanks, pressure vessels, and piping run by Scott Mitchell, a no-nonsense,...

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Tube end forming machines use segmented sizing tools

February 16, 2012

R&B Machining Inc. offers the XR line of tube end forming equipment. The XR and XR-I/O expanding/reducing machines use segmented sizing tools. The I/O model sizes the ID and OD of the tube simultaneously and can be used to hold tighter tolerances than the XR. The X-VR vise and ram former...

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Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries - TheFabricator.com

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries

February 16, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking. The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series,...

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Rust stripper works in spray, immersion applications

February 16, 2012

Chemtool Inc. offers Rust Rid water-based rust stripper. With a near-neutral pH of 6.50 to 7.50, the product is suitable for removing rust from cast-iron alloys, tool steels, and all carbon steels. It is slightly less effective on stainless steel alloys, the company reports. The product is most...

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Bolt-on carriage lets crawler inspect variety of pipe sizes - TheFabricator.com

Bolt-on carriage lets crawler inspect variety of pipe sizes

February 16, 2012

The Envirosight ROVVER X™ can inspect many pipe sizes with the addition of a bolt-on carriage that raises the crawler and expands its wheelbase and ground clearance. The carriage, which attaches in seconds, accepts all ROVVER wheels, as well as two new pneumatic wheel options. When used...

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Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws - TheFabricator.com

Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment without screws

February 16, 2012

PennEngineering®'s new microPEM™ TackPin™ (Type T™) fasteners for compact electronic assemblies enable sheet-to-sheet attachment in applications that do not require disassembly. The aluminum fasteners install into properly sized and prepared mounting holes in the sheet to...

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Weathering steel electrodes designed for bridge, building construction - TheFabricator.com

Weathering steel electrodes designed for bridge, building construction

February 16, 2012

Select-Arc Inc. offers two low-alloy steel electrodes designed for applications requiring the coloration and corrosion resistance of the weathering type of structural steels. Select 810-W is a gas-shielded, flux-cored, all-position wire that contains alloy additions that match those of...

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Pelagic Tank to open plant in Oklahoma

February 16, 2012

Pelagic Tank LLC has announced plans to move into an existing 54,000-sq.-ft. facility in Enid, Okla. The manufacturer of heaters, heater tanks, and oil and gas tank vessels expects the plant to be up and running by March 15. With hiring to begin in February, the company plans to have 30 employees...

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Chicago Slitter announces staff appointments

February 16, 2012

Chicago Slitter, Itasca, Ill., a supplier of equipment for coil slitting, blanking, and cut to length, has announced the appointment of two new staff members. Scott Erickson has been named project engineer. He has achieved five U.S. patents in laser system design. His primary focus has been on...

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Serapid names vice president/general manager

February 16, 2012

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., a supplier of linear-motion technologies, has announced that Dennis H. Lucas has joined the organization as vice president and general manager. In this position, he leads the daily management of engineering, manufacturing and operational activities, as well as...

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