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Consumables make a difference in the welding of wind towers - TheFabricator.com

Consumables make a difference in the welding of wind towers

September 9, 2011 | By Sev Johansson, Patric Wahlen

Advancements in consumables for the submerged arc welding process have made it possible to increase the strength of welds in wind turbine components while also increasing production efficiency.

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Folding out the waste - TheFabricator.com

Folding out the waste

September 9, 2011 | By David Prokop

Over the past decade metal folding technology has evolved significantly. Years ago most considered the process optimal only for large, unwieldy workpeices. But with fast, servodriven folding beams that can bend in both the positive and negative direction, the situation has changed dramatically.

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Ace Metal Crafts moves headquarters

September 8, 2011

After 51 years in the same location in Franklin Park, Ill., Ace Metal Crafts has moved to an 82,000-sq.-ft. plant in Bensenville, Ill. The company performs stainless steel fabrication, using laser cutting, forming, welding, sanitary finishes, and value engineering. The move to a much larger plant...

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Dörken Corp. celebrates 10th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Dörken Corp. celebrates 10th anniversary

September 8, 2011

Dörken Corp. USA, Grass Lake, Mich., an operating unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme, Herdecke, Germany, and a manufacturer of corrosion-protection coating systems, recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the company’s presence in North America. Invited guests, including personnel...

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Pipe sander/grinder helps render seams invisible - TheFabricator.com

Pipe sander/grinder helps render seams invisible

September 8, 2011

CS Unitec's Pipe-Max weld seam grinder/pipe sander helps render weld seams invisible and can produce satin to mirror finishes on stainless steel, aluminum, and high-quality metal pipe and handrails. With a 14.5-amp, variable-speed (950 to 3,500 RPM) electric motor that provides high torque, the...

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Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie

September 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric teamed up with Picture Car Warehouse, Northridge, Calif., to serve as the exclusive welding supplier for the car-heist motion picture "Drive," produced by OddLot Entertainment. Ted Moser, owner and founder of Picture Car Warehouse, chose Lincoln Electric to provide the welding...

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Bunting Magnetics adds to manufacturing team

September 8, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of three new design engineers within its technical services department. Matthew Mason, Cory Dreiling, and Brandon Bousquet, all recent graduates of Wichita State University (WSU), will initially concentrate on the material handling...

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Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in. - TheFabricator.com

Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in.

September 8, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand offers newly configured Journeyman® Select outfits that come standard with ESS4 Edge series regulators and environmentally friendly packaging. In addition to the regulators, the outfits also include the 2460 cutting attachment and the 315 FC torch handle...

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Resistance seam welding machine upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Resistance seam welding machine upgraded

September 8, 2011

The RSX26 resistance seam welding machine from techMatrix LLC has been upgraded to work with larger, more powerful weld controllers up to 6.0-kA output. This makes the air-cooled, tabletop seam welding machine suitable for joining highly conductive foil materials such as copper, aluminum, and...

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Midbrook announces factory-for-hire concept

September 8, 2011

Midbrook Inc., a Jackson, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom metal fabrications and industrial parts washers, has announced that it will use its facility and skilled employees to help customers with new product ideas design, modify, fabricate, and ship their parts. The company developed the...

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In-die fastener feeding system eliminates secondary operation - TheFabricator.com

In-die fastener feeding system eliminates secondary operation

September 8, 2011

PennEngineering®'s PEMSERTER® in-die fastener-feeding system is engineered to install self-clinching nuts, studs, and standoffs in assemblies during the stamping process. Working in tandem with a stamping press and properly tooled die to feed and install fasteners, this portable system...

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Noncontact tube inspection system measures tubes without risking deflection - TheFabricator.com

Noncontact tube inspection system measures tubes without risking deflection

September 8, 2011

Hexagon Metrology offers the Romer tube inspection system for measuring soft, fragile, or flexible tubes without risk of deflection. New to the system are noncontact infrared probes that provide visual notification via a laser stripe indicating the measured area. To inspect brackets, flanges,...

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Freestanding filtration system supplements existing source-extraction system - TheFabricator.com

Freestanding filtration system supplements existing source-extraction system

September 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric Automation offers the Circulator™, a freestanding general filtration system for weld fume control. Suitable for manufacturing and fabrication facilities that have obstructions for ductwork, such as overhead cranes and large amounts of infrastructure, the unit is intended...

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Press rebuild program offered - TheFabricator.com

Press rebuild program offered

September 8, 2011

AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd. offers a press rebuild program to upgrade or refurbish pneumatic stamping press equipment. The program is available to customers worldwide and includes the company's line of air presses from 3 to 210 tons. By partnering with a customs broker for clearance through...

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Let them know about the value of metal fabricating

September 2, 2011 | By Dan Davis

When Greg Madden, president of Madden Fabricating, Portland, Ore., was asked in a recent interview if he would encourage a family member to go into metal fabricating, he provided an interesting response: "I would definitely do that. Only a few years ago, there was a shortage of skilled trades...

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