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Product manager named at CGW - TheFabricator.com

Product manager named at CGW

February 14, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has hired Roberto Lizano as product manager and West Coast sales support. He facilitates the company's relationships with suppliers in regards to product lines, pricing, quality, and packaging and is responsible for West Coast sales and purchasing...

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Beckwood Press hires sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press hires sales engineer

February 14, 2012

Hydraulic press and automated systems supplier Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has announced the addition of Josh Dixon as sales engineer. In this role, he acts as a primary customer contact, applying company technologies and capabilities to each customer's requirements and relaying project...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 66.4 percent in 2011

February 13, 2012

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $519.98 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Spirol adds U.S. OEM field sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Spirol adds U.S. OEM field sales manager

February 13, 2012

Spirol Intl. Corp., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining, has announced the addition of Andrew Robinson as the U.S. OEM field sales manager, based at the company's global headquarters in Danielson, Conn. Robinson has worked in the industry for 13 years in positions...

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Electrolux adds CTL system - TheFabricator.com

Electrolux adds CTL system

February 13, 2012

Electrolux Home Products has purchased a 60-in. by 0.060-in. by 25,000-lb. cut-to-length system for its Memphis, Tenn., plant from Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), a Formtek Maine company, Clinton, Maine. The line will be used to manufacture cooking appliances. The system features a coil...

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Mobile collaboration system assists with fixing equipment problems

February 13, 2012

Librestream has created a mobile collaboration system called Onsight. The system visually connects a person at the sight of an equipment problem to someone who can assist with fixing the problem. With the system, companies can take video collaboration to where equipment problems occur, whether...

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Stainless steel consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel consumable line expanded

February 13, 2012

Hypertherm offers an expanded line of Centricut consumables for the high-amperage cutting of stainless steel using Kjellberg's FineFocus 800, FineFocus 800 Plus, FineFocus 900, PA-S70, and PA-S75 systems. Hypertherm's patented CoolFlow nozzle helps ensure longer consumable life, according to...

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Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications - TheFabricator.com

Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications

February 13, 2012

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced its mobile MRO workstations, which are mini workstations and high-density storage cabinets on wheels. Suitable for maintenance and repair applications, the units can be maneuvered to take parts, tools, supplies, and equipment directly to job sites. The...

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Respirator use videos posted on OSHA site

February 13, 2012

OSHA has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. These short videos — nine in English and eight in Spanish — include topics such as OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing, and detecting...

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Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced

February 13, 2012

Weldwide Solutions has introduced the Axxair pipe cutting, beveling, and welding machine. The machine's operation can be changed from cutting to beveling to welding with an exchange of the motor. The machine cuts stainless steel, mild steel, and other alloy pipes from 0.02 to 0.59 in. thick in...

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Fume ventilation simulation program calculates, displays welding fume concentration

February 13, 2012

Plymovent has developed the FumeSimulator to help customers visualize the background concentration of welding fumes in their production facilities when using the company's general ventilation and filtration systems, such as Push-Pull and Diluter. The program calculates and displays the...

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3-D CAD: Project documentation - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Project documentation

February 13, 2012 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis explores the world of exploded views as he prepares the 3-D model to be much more than just a graphical representation of the part to be fabricated.

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Integrating nesting software into MRP systems - TheFabricator.com

Integrating nesting software into MRP systems

February 13, 2012 | By Doug Wood

Everyone knows that dynamic nesting by itself can translate into improved material utilization. What happens when the nesting software is fully integrated with an organization's material resource planning software? The metal fabricator can take material optimization to a new level.

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Quick response ushers in triple-digit growth - TheFabricator.com

Quick response ushers in triple-digit growth

February 13, 2012 | By Tim Heston

Between 2007 and 2011 sales at Eugene, Ore.-based Mohawk Metal Co. grew 700 percent. During normal times such growth would be seen as uncontrollable, but the past few years haven’t been normal times.

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It's about getting paid

February 10, 2012 | By Dan Davis

If you haven't checked the recent blog post by Vicki Bell, thefabricator.com's Web content manager, you are missing some good conversation. She referenced an e-mail from a fabricator who was responding to an article in the January 2012 "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter. In the response, the...

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