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Weld seam inspection system determines size, position of all relevant defects in real time

May 17, 2010

A new sensor has been added to the VIROwsi welding seam inspection system from Vitronic. The system objectively inspects the seam and sorts out defective parts. It determines the size and position of...

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Robotic blast machine automates processing trayloads of components

May 17, 2010

Guyson Corp. has introduced a robotic blasting system that incorporates a component-manipulating, six-axis robot and a shuttle transfer cart to fully automate processing of trayloads of components....

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Chandler Products announces personnel changes

May 17, 2010

Chandler Products, Cleveland, has announced the retirement of Ron Siedler from the company. Siedler most recently served as the company's president after spending many years in the position of sales...

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Wilson Tool opens office in Mexico

May 17, 2010

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., has opened a new office in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The new office provides tooling systems, sales, and support. Jay Dienst, Wilson Tool’s vice...

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Fabricators on recovery and job creation

May 12, 2010

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If you didn’t receive this week’s "Fabricating Update," you missed some promising numbers about the economic recovery and manufacturing jobs. Have no fear; I'm repeating them here, because they are worth repeating: The U.S. added 290,000 jobs in April, the largest monthly total since March...

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HRB price surge stalls: U.S. up 0.5%; Western Europe flat; World down 0.3%; China down 1.2%

May 12, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 10 was up 0.5 percent to $776 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eleventh consecutive increase. The Western European HRB...

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The impossible dream

May 11, 2010

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From the CAD operator's point of view, he can use several tricks for sheet metal modeling that can keep the design in the realm of can-do manufacturing—the land where the tooling and metal processing technologies are commonly available.

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Is manufacturing cool again?

May 10, 2010

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Did you here? The folks who make things for a living are now … cool. Many business gurus out there, including Warren Buffett, say manufacturers are leading the economic recovery. The Institute for Supply Management reported the fifth month of growth in manufacturing employment. ISM’s employment...

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OSHA establishes severe violator program, increased penalties

May 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., in an effort to address urgent safety and health problems facing Americans in the workplace, is...

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Hobart Institute hires director of planning, development

May 10, 2010

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Rich Green to the newly created position of director of planning and development. He is responsible for directing...

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CNC punch presses combine high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with 48-station turret - TheFabricator

CNC punch presses combine high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with 48-station turret

May 10, 2010

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit VX series of CNC turret punch presses for processing thin sheet materials. The punch presses combine a high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with a...

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Stamtec offers free in-house service training

May 10, 2010

On Tuesday, May 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its facility in Manchester, Tenn., Stamtec will host a free service training event for owners of its presses. Attendees will receive hands-on...

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Genesis Systems names executive vice president

May 10, 2010

Genesis Systems Group, a robotic workcell integrator in Davenport, Iowa, has appointed Chuck Keibler to executive vice president – business development. In this role, he is accountable for all...

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LAI Intl. named Northrop Grumman preferred supplier for second year

May 10, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc., Los Angeles, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has been honored by Northrop Grumman Corp. as a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier for quality control and...

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Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears - TheFabricator

Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears

May 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has developed a new design for its magnetic cross-belt conveyor product line. UHMW wings extend over the bottom side edges of the belt to protect it from tramp metal...

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