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Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams

June 14, 2011

Koike Aronson's Wel-Twin is a heavy-duty, portable welding carriage designed to weld on both sides of a stiffener rib or I-beam up to 24 in. tall. Common uses are for shipbuilding, trailer building, and custom I-beam construction. The unit is attached magnetically from both sides of the plate...

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Heidtman Steel upgrades Cleveland pickling line

June 14, 2011

Heidtman Steel, a North American supplier of steel products and services in Toledo, Ohio, has placed an order for a new hydraulic leveler from The Bradbury Co. for insertion into its Cleveland 0.625-in. pickling line. The Bradbury 4.0-in., 11-roll Auto-Selective™ hydraulic pull-through leveler...

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Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications

June 14, 2011

Hobart Brothers has expanded its Tri-Mark® Matrix™ metal-cored wire line to include 0.063-in.-dia. wire for welding on applications composed of thicker materials. The wire also is available in 0.045- and 0.052-in. diameters. The wire is designed for use in high-volume robotic welding...

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Safety controller touchscreen facilitates resetting up to four zones - TheFabricator.com

Safety controller touchscreen facilitates resetting up to four zones

June 14, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced a status display touchscreen for G9SP programmable safety controllers. This plug-and-play touchscreen displays safety I/O error codes and enables users to view the status of safety inputs and outputs without the cost of installing and wiring...

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Welding gun flexible barrel bends from 180 degrees to beyond 90 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Welding gun flexible barrel bends from 180 degrees to beyond 90 degrees

June 14, 2011

MK Products has introduced a flexible barrel that bends from 180 degrees to beyond 90 degrees depending on the application. The Flex Barrel offers the ability to weld in difficult areas found in aluminum welding. It also can be used for hard-wire applications. The product is designed to fit...

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Rofin-Sinar invests in new production capacities for fiber lasers

June 14, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., through its wholly owned subsidiary Corelase Oy, has acquired a block of buildings in Tampere, Finland. The acquisition of these facilities increases the manufacturing capacity for the company's fiber laser series. The $5.3 million investment includes...

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Double-pinch hydraulic plate roll introduced - TheFabricator.com

Double-pinch hydraulic plate roll introduced

June 14, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the new SIHR series three-roll, double-pinch plate roll. Options include a heavy-duty, hydraulic-powered sheet support table; section dies installed on extended roll shafts for quick rolling of several types of barstock and structural sections; and LED digital...

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Press brake tooling designed to allow material to flow into die more evenly with less drag

June 14, 2011

LVD Strippit offers precision-ground tooling with the patented STONE® radius for its press brakes. The tooling is produced with a progressive radius on both sides of the V opening, allowing the material to flow into the die more evenly and with less drag. The radius helps ensure accurate bend...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 105.3 percent in 2011

June 13, 2011

April U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $396.92 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Sometimes it pays to listen to the new guy

June 10, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I was chatting with Jeremy Riniker, a buyer/estimator/designer for Giese Manufacturing, Dubuque, Iowa, the other day for an upcoming story. I was giving him a hard time about his plethora of responsibilities, but he said the multitude of job duties keeps each day fresh and exciting, even if he...

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New uses for conventional materials

June 9, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

Mankind has been making tools and gadgets from metals for millennia. The discovery of copper and tin ushered in the Bronze Age about 5,000 years ago, and new metal tools swept aside stone tools in a hurry. Iron and steel have been used widely for about 3,000 years, but these days it appears that...

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Seconn Fabrication shop floor

Don't waste a good recession

June 7, 2011 | By Dan Davis

When others sat on the sidelines praying for a miracle during the Great Recession, Seconn Fabrication added 25,000 square feet, invested in new equipment, implemented a new MRP system, refocused its marketing efforts, and tackled other projects to better prepare itself for the economic rebound.

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MEC Robotic Welding

How a big fabricator grows even bigger

June 7, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Mayville Engineering Co. of Mayville, Wis., has grown into a metal fabrication powerhouse, with seven plants that altogether employ more than 1,000 workers. But it hasn’t been an easy ride. Less than a decade ago, MEC was struggling to find its way. Today, the company has a conservative, healthy balance sheet, and plenty of runway room for serious growth.

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Get the most from your quoting software

June 7, 2011 | By Gene Barsaleau

Even a modern quoting software package is no guarantee that all job estimates will be done consistently and correctly. But tips, such as investigating the software's full capabilities and establishing master routing templates, can help the software meet those high expectations.

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LAI International wins Manufacturer-of-the-Year Award from the Arizona Manufacturing Council

June 3, 2011

LAI International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, won a Manufacturer-of-the-Year Award from the Arizona Manufacturing Council. The company was recognized as Outstanding Small-to-Medium Manufacturer of the Year at the AMC's...

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