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Offshoring not what it once was

March 18, 2010

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We live in extraordinary times. You can tell because people are creating their own words, and society adopts them without questions. It's fantabulous. Metal fabricators should embrace this new word with open arms: Re-shoring. Manufacturing jobs that once went overseas because of low-cost labor are...

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The green fields of America

March 17, 2010

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As I write this, it's March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day - - and as a member of the Irish diaspora, I'm wearing green and playing the CD Murphy's Irish Pub as I work. This is the one day of the year that I immerse myself in my ancestry. I’m an American first and foremost, but who I am as an...

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TRUMPF Inc. donates power tools to Haitian rebuilding effort

March 17, 2010

TRUMPF Inc. recently donated 10 of its TruTool S130 power tools for use in Haiti's reconstruction efforts. The company made the donation to Relief International, a non-profit agency rated four stars...

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Do not count on those manufacturing backlogs

March 16, 2010

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Not a day goes by that I don’t remember how lucky I am. OK, I’m lying. Most days I don’t give it a second thought, though I know I should. My parents got a second mortgage so that I could leave college without having to worry about paying back student loans. How could they do this? Well,...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain virtually unchanged during next three months

March 16, 2010

According to the March 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain virtually unchanged from the February...

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Michigan Roll Form purchases Tru-Tech

March 16, 2010

Michigan Roll Form Inc., Fraser, Mich., a provider of metal fabricating machines and related tooling, has purchased the intellectual property and inventory items of Tru-Tech Tool and Machine Company,...

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Angle grinder has autobalancing flange

March 15, 2010

Metabo Corp. has introduced the 6-in. WEPA14-150 Quick small-angle grinder. Its autobalancing flange, pressed onto the spindle, replaces a traditional backing flange. Ball bearings automatically...

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Robotic welding system has optional gas, water cooling

March 15, 2010

Fronius USA has developed the TransSteel Robotics system with optional gas or water cooling for robotic steel welding. The system is compatible with robots produced by leading manufacturers. Steel...

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Sawing system designed for both ferrous, nonferrous materials

March 15, 2010

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) offers the AMSAW® S300, a sawing system designed to cut both ferrous and nonferrous materials. It has a capacity of 3 to 12 in. and uses saw blade...

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Load turner has small footprint, operates like rotating C-turner

March 15, 2010

Sweed Machinery Inc. offers a new bundle turner for repositioning of large stacks of metal plates and coils. The unit is compact, taking up less space than a standard C-turner, yet loads and unloads...

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Long-reach robots suitable for processing large parts

March 15, 2010

The high-speed MH series robots from Motoman Inc. have a flexible design that allows them to be used for applications including coating, dispensing, material cutting, handling, and welding. The long...

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Dayton Progress named to Quality Leadership 100 list

March 15, 2010

Dayton Progress has been named to the Quality Leadership 100 list of companies for 2010 by Quality magazine. The company placed 89th out of more than 800 manufacturers across most industries...

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Green Steel conference to focus on environmental sustainability

March 15, 2010

Steel Business Briefing, Pittsburgh, is hosting its first Green Steel conference, focusing on environmental sustainability in the global steel industry, on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott at Metro...

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Solar Mfg. adds sales support in Pacific Northwest

March 15, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has formed an agreement with Kelly LeBard, owner of Hartley Sales Corp., to provide sales representation in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Hartley Sales...

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United Performance Metals approved for laser processing of GE parts

March 15, 2010

United Performance Metals, a supplier of specialty stainless steel and high-temperature alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has received special process approval from GE Aviation covering the laser machining...

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