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RathGibson acquires Greenville Tube Co.

October 10, 2006

RathGibson, Janesville, Wis., has acquired Greenville Tube Co., Greenville, Pa., a supplier of specialty stainless steel and nickel-alloy tubing to the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical,...

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Mate appoints marketing VP

October 10, 2006

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has appointed Joseph Schneider as vice president of marketing.Most recently Schneider was Mate's product engineering manager. He was the company's e-business...

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TRUMPF's laser facility construction plan approved

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has received town approval to construct a new laser facility at its Farmington, Conn., campus.The laser factory is designed to consolidate the company's local laser R&D, manufacturing,...

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Five Star Die Casting appoints GM

October 10, 2006

Five Star Die Casting, Minneapolis, a division of Marshall Mfg., has appointed Alan Koch as general manager.Koch will lead all of Five Star's manufacturing operations, including engineering,...

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Tower Fasteners expands coverage in Mexico

October 10, 2006

Tower Fasteners, Holtsville, N.Y., has announced it is expanding its coverage in Mexico.The fastener and electronic hardware distributor has entered into an agreement with Marfil Reps of Mexico for...

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Jet Edge names international sales engineer

October 10, 2006

Antoine Deproost has been named international sales engineer by Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn.Deproost is in charge of sales in Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He is also responsible...

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Luminous aluminum makes light work

October 10, 2006

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Hapco Aluminum Pole Products, Abingdon, Va., fabricates aluminum light posts that must be beautiful while standing up to wind, and the forces of nature.

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Lasers loom larger in tube, pipe cutting

October 10, 2006

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Laser technology has a new, larger role in cutting tube and pipe. It's suitable not only for niche applications, but also for broader tube cutting applications such as cutoff.

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Bigger is better

October 10, 2006

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All automotive suppliers, regardless of size, find themselves facing a business environment more challenging than any they have previously experienced. Size with the economies of scale it brings is just one of numerous strategies that can be used to cope with the demanding nature of today's automotive industry.

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Growing, growing ... gone?

October 10, 2006

The fortune of Custom Tool & Mfg. Co. changed last year with a cold call from a representative of MFG.com. After signing on for the Web-based service, the fabricator is finding several fabricating jobs to bid on each week.

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3 steps to better laser maintenance

October 10, 2006

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Laser machine users know it, but often ignore it. Laser manufacturers swear by it, but often don't push it. It's maintenance, and it should be the watchword of anyone who owns and operates a laser.

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Manufacturing evolution in the job shop

October 10, 2006

Gardner Manufacturing, Horicon, Wis., needed automation and flexibility to keep up with more challenging customer demands. The contract manufacturer found its answer with two laser cutting devices with automated material handling and three new press brakes capable of precision bending.

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Aluminum pipe pioneer streamlines tube mill welding

October 10, 2006

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When Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co., a manufacturer of aluminum pipe, needed to replace its decades-old welding power supplies, it looked for units that could weld a variety of thicknesses at fast welding speeds. What it found were power supplies that allowed the company to run its mills faster and save money in several ways.

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Transfer technology

October 10, 2006

Venest Industries, an automotive parts supplier based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, needed an automated transfer system that could be parked away from the machine bed during progressive operations and die changes, so that new dies could be delivered to the press via an overhead crane.

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Die Basics 101

October 10, 2006

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Editor's Note: "Die Basics 101" is a 17-part article.

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