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Cincinnati Incorporated establishes Michigan-based sales, service team - TheFabricator.com

Cincinnati Incorporated establishes Michigan-based sales, service team

December 13, 2010

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has announced the formation of a Michigan-based direct sales and service team to support Michigan manufacturing customers. The team includes Matt Garbarino, an 18-year veteran of the metal fabrication industry. The company provides manufacturers throughout...

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High-speed punch press controls introduced

December 13, 2010

FANUC FA America has introduced the 30i/31i-P model B high-speed punch press controls. The CNCs have increased hit rates as a result of high-speed punch control cycles and an increased number of controllable axes: 32/20 maximum controlled axes and 24/4 maximum simultaneously controlled axes,...

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Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps - TheFabricator.com

Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps

December 13, 2010

Thermadyne®'s Thermal Arc® brand has introduced a series of portable DC welding machines for SMAW and GTAW. The line includes four machines that provide 95 to 200 amps of welding power. The company offers units with multivoltage input power that can hook up to either 115- or 230-V, single-phase...

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Sit-down lift trucks have capacities from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs.

December 13, 2010

Linde Material Handling-North America Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Material Handling GmbH, has introduced the new RX60 series of electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks. The eight models in the series have capacities from 5,000 (RX60-25C and RX60-25L) to 10,000 (RX60-50) lbs....

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Revised bridge welding code published

December 13, 2010

The revised edition of the American Welding Society's "D1.5M/D1.5:2010 Bridge Welding Code" has been published. The new standard, known as AASHTO/AWS D1.5M/D1.5:2010, supersedes the 2008 edition. Available for a fee, the 478-page book was undertaken in response to a need for a common welding...

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LaFollette Machine marks 75 years in business

December 13, 2010

LaFollette Machine & Tool Co. Inc., LaFollette, Tenn., is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011. Since 1936 the company has been family-owned and -operated. The ISO 9001:2008-certified firm provides metal forming services and manufactures precision laser-cut parts for the automotive,...

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Bakersfield, Calif., unions come together to educate tomorrow's work force

December 13, 2010

Members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) in Bakersfield, Calif., are taking unprecedented measures to help ensure that when the economy rebounds, their work force is ready with the latest knowledge at their disposal. Vern Shaffer, business representative and training...

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Press brake handles bend lengths from 79 to 276 in.

December 13, 2010

With models varying in capacity from 55 to 600 tons, Amada's new HD NT press brake series can handle applications in bend lengths from 79 to 276 in. This series features a hybrid drive system that is engineered for low energy consumption and requires less hydraulic fluid than conventional...

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Stainless consumables designed for welding austenitic steels, dissimilar materials

December 13, 2010

Lincoln Electric has introduced two new lines of stainless welding consumables: Excalibur® stainless stick electrode and Lincolnweld® stainless submerged arc wire and flux. The stick electrodes are designed to weld several types of austenitic steels and dissimilar materials. Their low carbon...

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Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding - TheFabricator.com

Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding

December 13, 2010

Patented switching technology on EFD Induction's Weldac induction welding machines now allows the machines to use IGBT transistors at frequencies up to 500 kHz for small-dimension tube welding. The improvements have led to lower stress and power loss in the transistors and the inverter module...

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Opti-bend Parts

Specialty tooling pushes the limits of the turret punch press

December 13, 2010 | By Scott J. Tacheny

Advancements in turret punch presses have paved the way for specialty tool innovations that allow fabricators to produce high-quality parts using fewer secondary operations.

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DIEVESTIGATION: Deep-drawing and stretching variables – Part II

December 13, 2010 | By Art Hedrick

This article continues the discussion of deep-drawing and stretching variables begun in Part I by describing friction, thermal expansion, metal topography, and forming speeds and how they affect metal forming operations.

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The U.S. gets its report card

December 10, 2010 | By Dan Davis

In case you didn't know, we're raising a generation of kids that aren't as sharp as their peers around the world. That's the story according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) released Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2009 the group...

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Success going paperless - TheFabricator.com

Success going paperless

December 10, 2010 | By Dan Davis

By eliminating its work order packets, Advanced Laser Machining Inc. has saved time associated with trying to make corrections once engineering changes were made to jobs in progress and reduced the risk of upsetting its customers.

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Party hearty or hardly party?

December 9, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

Last week global outplacement and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported the results of its 2010 Holiday Party Survey. The findings indicate that as a growing number of companies benefit from a slowly improving economy, there are indications that workplace holiday parties...

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