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Warning sign identifies, warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks - TheFabricator.com

Warning sign identifies, warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks

August 17, 2010

Danray Products LLC has released a copyrighted warning sign that identifies and warns of hazards associated with improperly used safety blocks, which restrict hazardous movement of a machine or die members during adjustment, repair, or cleaning. The sign also outlines several requirements for...

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Spiral-bottom, round-bowl finishing machine keeps parts in media mass constantly - TheFabricator.com

Spiral-bottom, round-bowl finishing machine keeps parts in media mass constantly

August 17, 2010

Almco Inc. has introduced a new model in its line of spiral-bottom, round-bowl finishing machines. It offers a full-circle baffle that keeps parts in the media mass constantly and a 24-cu.-ft. tub that can accommodate large and small parts. The new SBB design features automatic separation of...

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Five-axis waterjet cutting machine introduced

August 17, 2010

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the Idro line five-axis precision waterjet cutting machine. Capable of cutting almost any material, it is available in three sizes: 5.5 by 6.5 ft. nominal, 5.5 by 13 ft. nominal, and 6.5 by 13 ft. nominal. The machine features the IKC five-axis waterjet cutting head...

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Norfolk Iron and Metal commissions cut-to-length line

August 17, 2010

Norfolk Iron and Metal, Norfolk, Neb., has commissioned a new temper mill cut-to-length coil line, built by DBI Mfg. of Irving, Texas. The line can process coils up to 0.787 in. thick by 96 in. wide at 100,000-PSI yield strength and stacking plates 60 ft. long. The line is equipped with a...

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ILMO Products acquires Smitty's Welding Supply

August 16, 2010

ILMO Products Co. has acquired Smitty's Welding Supply Co. to broaden its delivery of medical, industrial, beverage, and laboratory gases, as well as gas and welding equipment, in the metro St. Louis area. This acquisition expands ILMO's current St. Louis footprint and total service area. ILMO...

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Timken Co. to invest $50 million in Ohio steel operations

August 16, 2010

The Timken Company has announced that it will invest approximately $50 million in its steel operations in Canton, Ohio. Slated to begin this year, the investment is for the installation of a new intermediate finishing line at the Gambrinus Steel Plant and expansion of the steel lay-down yard at the...

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This welding news will get you fuming

August 13, 2010

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Most metal fabricators were aware that welding fume control equipment had to be in place as of May 31 of this year in order to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hexavalent chromium [CR(VI)] standard. While not pleased that they may have been forced to...

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Shielding gas consumption efficiency - TheFabricator

Shielding gas consumption efficiency

August 13, 2010

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This is the second part of a two-part series on making shielding gas systems more efficient.

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Dumpster swimming

August 11, 2010

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Four years ago I wrote a blog post about turning large shipping containers into homes. I found the concept, process, and results fascinating. That post is no longer available, and the links it contained are no longer active — the Web moves on — but the topic of the post, cargotecture, is very...

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HRB prices bottoming; down 0.5 percent in U.S., up elsewhere

August 11, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Aug. 9 rose 2.3 percent to $527 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price rose 1.8 percent to $690 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.0 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive increase. The World...

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JDSU, Amada co-develop high-power fiber laser

August 10, 2010

JDSU, a provider of optical products for the communications, commercial, and consumer markets in Milpitas, Calif., has collaborated with Amada, Buena Park, Calif., to develop a new, high-power, 4-kW...

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3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications - TheFabricator

3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications

August 10, 2010

LVD Strippit offers CADMAN®-B 3D version 7.2 offline programming software for its PPEB and Easy-Form® series of CNC press brakes. It also supports robotic bending applications. The software...

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Lincoln Electric Automation to host structural steel industry event

August 10, 2010

Lincoln Electric Automation will host a SteelDay event at the company's Automation Center of Excellence on Sept. 24. The full-day agenda will include presentations, demonstrations, a facility tour,...

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End forming/roll forming machine offers new control system, includes maintenance diagnostics - TheFabricator

End forming/roll forming machine offers new control system, includes maintenance diagnostics

August 10, 2010

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced the model M10-H3-R end forming/roll forming machine, featuring standard MTD components and using the same tooling as the M71-H-3 and 24008 machines. The...

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Metal-cored electrodes for SAW on chrome-moly steel introduced - TheFabricator

Metal-cored electrodes for SAW on chrome-moly steel introduced

August 10, 2010

Hobart Brothers has introduced two new metal-cored electrodes designed for submerged arc welding on chrome-moly steel. The Tri-Mark® Metalloy B2-S and Metalloy B3-S low-alloy SAW electrodes provide...

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