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Dealing with high forces, metal in motion, hot parts? - TheFabricator.com

Dealing with high forces, metal in motion, hot parts?

December 21, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

The main topic at the 2011 EDTR Roundtable conference in Wilmington, NC, was safety. Many of the issues involve high forces, metals in motion, and red-hot parts—in other words, topics relevant to any and all tube and pipe producers and fabricators. Editor Eric Lundin summarizes the main hazards and recommended practices for mitigating them.

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SAW power source allows switching between AC, DC without stopping welding process

December 20, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo 1000 AC/DC power source for SAW. The inverter power source, which can be connected to three-phase input voltage supply (from 380 to 575 V at 50 or 60 Hz), uses patent-pending technologies to deliver high-quality welding with low power...

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Sciaky enters U.S. DoD agreement with Lockheed Martin

December 20, 2011

Sciaky, Inc., a provider of welding systems and services in Chicago, has entered a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. With assistance from the DoD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service...

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Element Materials Technology acquires Detroit Testing Laboratory

December 20, 2011

Element Materials Technology, St. Paul, Minn., has acquired Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL), a product qualification testing provider in Warren, Mich. Element is a global network of laboratories specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing, and failure analysis for the...

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Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels

December 20, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers Hobart® FabCOR® 86R gas-shielded, metal-cored wire for robotic and automated welding applications. The wire operates on both constant-voltage (CV) and pulsed welding power sources and is suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels, rail cars, storage...

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Low-profile safety light curtain designed for use on smaller production machines

December 20, 2011

Banner Engineering Corp. has introduced the EZ-SCREEN® low-profile safety light curtain with integral muting. Designed for use on smaller production machines, the Type 4 safety light curtain performs in compact spaces. Integral muting adds flexibility for mounting, hookup options, and...

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FANUC named top global innovator by Thomson Reuters

December 20, 2011

FANUC Corp., a manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools in Japan, has been named by Thomson Reuters, New York, as a 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator℠. The program evaluates innovation performance of companies that invent on a significant scale, work on developments that are...

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Pneumatic-tire forklift lifts loads up to 17,500 lbs, heights up to 26 ft.

December 20, 2011

Nissan Forklift Corp. has introduced the GO6 series heavyweight, pneumatic-tire forklift truck to its Platinum line. Featuring a diesel engine, the truck can lift loads of up to 17,500 lbs. and heights of up to 26 ft. The engine’s turbo charger creates more power by forcing compressed air into...

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Minimal footprint band saws designed to meet daily production requirements

December 20, 2011

Peddinghaus Corp. offers Eco-Line band saws for cutting steel. Designed to meet daily production requirements, the saws work quickly and efficiently and have a minimal footprint, the company reports. The saws can cut at 30-, 45-, 90-, and 135-degree angles. They facilitate the integration of...

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Eriez founder inducted into Erie Hall of Fame

December 20, 2011

Orange Fowler (O.F.) Merwin, founder of Eriez®, Erie, Pa., is a 2011 inductee into the Erie Hall of Fame. Erie's WQLN-TV started the Hall of Fame in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of people who made global contributions while living or working in the Erie region. The 2011 class brings the...

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MERV 16-rated environmental control booth provides HEPA-level filtration - TheFabricator.com

MERV 16-rated environmental control booth provides HEPA-level filtration

December 20, 2011

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced the Tri-Flow environmental control booth. Designed for use in plant areas where dirty or noisy tasks need to be confined to their own workspace, the booth provides HEPA-level filtration performance and has a MERV 16 rating. It is 99.999 percent efficient on particles...

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Grinding wheel for aluminum leaves no unwanted residue on workpiece

December 20, 2011

The SGP Whisper-ALU reinforced grinding wheel from Pferd Inc. features a patented design that allows it to grind aggressively on aluminum and nonferrous metals while reducing noise and vibration and eliminating clogs. With no fillers, the wheels leave no unwanted residue on the workpiece; ground...

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3-D CAD: Library features - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Library features

December 20, 2011 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis shows CAD users how to create a feature for the library so that it may be used in other models.

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8 hidden costs of material utilization

December 20, 2011 | By Adria Iles

Be sure to properly identify the hidden costs of material utilization to ensure that the gains outweigh the expense.

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Metal fabricating: It's nice to be needed

December 16, 2011 | By Dan Davis

After almost a week away from my family during FABTECH, Nov. 14-17, I returned to my family tired but upbeat, because the overall mood at the tradeshow was optimistic. Busy is good for most of the attendees and exhibitors. In describing some of the stories I had been hearing about busy job shops...

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