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Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager

June 3, 2011

Paul Eckhoff has joined Thermadyne®, St. Louis, a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, as a senior product line manager for manual plasma cutting products. In this position, he plans and implements strategies to help the company compete globally and achieve...

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Sodick opens new warehouse - TheFabricator.com

Sodick opens new warehouse

June 3, 2011

Sodick Hightech EDM Consumables, Schaumburg, Ill., has opened a warehouse and distribution facility in California. It stocks wear, spare, and consumable items, including wire and filters. Orders are taken in Schaumburg or California for processing at the California distribution...

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Slat cleaner removes mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag - TheFabricator.com

Slat cleaner removes mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag

June 3, 2011

In addition to removing mild steel and aluminum slag, TRUMPF's new TruTool TSC 100 removes stainless steel slag. The slat cleaner can be used on flatbed laser machines with an output of up to 7 kW. It removes slag from the sides of the slats as well as in spaces between and right up to the...

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GRT-Mars changes name

June 3, 2011

GRT-Mars Inc., Mountainside, N.J., has announced its name change to Mars Intl. Inc. The company continues to operate in its current structure, and all contact information remains the same. The company has changed its domain name and Web site address to www.marsint.com, but the old e-mail and site...

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Steel Tube Institute launches HSS certified producer program

June 3, 2011

The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has launched an industrywide hollow structural section (HSS) product certification program. Called the STINA Certified Producer Program, it is designed to provide assurance that HSS identified with the Certified Producer’s Mark has been...

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Pleated bags for baghouses help lower energy costs - TheFabricator.com

Pleated bags for baghouses help lower energy costs

June 3, 2011

Apel Intl. Inc. has introduced the patented Pulse-Jet™ pleated bag to help lower energy costs and increase baghouse efficiencies. Serving as an alternative to fabric bags and cages, the pleated bag features top- and bottom-load designs, two to three times the filter life, 99.99 percent...

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Registration shear for nameplate manufacturing reaches production speeds of 1,200 cuts per hour

June 3, 2011

Spartanics offers the M250 registration shear for nameplate manufacturing. With registration accuracy of ± 0.002 in., the shear reaches production speeds of 1,200 cuts/hr. Touchscreen controls help simplify job setup and changeovers. PLC electronics and a color camera help ensure consistency in...

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Safety glasses designed for all-day wearability with no slipping - TheFabricator.com

Safety glasses designed for all-day wearability with no slipping

June 3, 2011

Gateway Safety has introduced Conqueror™ contemporary-design protective eyewear. The safety glasses feature a soft rubber nosepiece and contoured temple tips that don’t pinch, helping to ensure all-day wearability with no slipping. The lightweight frame is available in a glossy...

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Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced - TheFabricator.com

Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced

June 3, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the CT-P compact material storage and retrieval tower for Strippit turret punch presses, including the V, VT, M, and VX-series models. The system provides full capabilities for loading, unloading, and storage of raw material and finished parts, thus enabling...

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Soutec Ltd. names general manager

June 3, 2011

Peter Winkler has been hired as general manager of Soutec Ltd./USA, Farmington Hills, Mich. Having worked previously for Mahle and Rich Technology Intl., Winkler has an engineering background and more than 15 years of leadership experience in business development and operations, including laser...

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Pipe/tube cutting and profiling system designed for handrail, fencing fabrication - TheFabricator.com

Pipe/tube cutting and profiling system designed for handrail, fencing fabrication

June 3, 2011

VERNON Tool™ Co., a Lincoln Electric subsidiary, offers pipe and tube cutting and profiling systems for use in the handrail and fencing fabrication market. The MasterTube™ Cutter (MTC) and MasterPipe™ Profiler (MPP) models are suitable for small to medium-sized shops. The...

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Branch guitar AirTube V

Getting in tune with tube

June 2, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

Custom guitar-maker Gordon Branch started making guitars from wood, the traditional material, about 25 years ago. He went in a different direction when he created a design based on an aluminum billet, relying on the metal’s acoustic characteristics for a unique sound. Recently he decided to try combining an aluminum billet with aluminum tubing, with stunning results.

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Titanium glasses

Adventures in titanium—3 questions about repairing titanium eyeglasses by welding

June 2, 2011 | By David Hass

Nguyen needs his titanium eyeglasses repaired and wants some expert advice about how this can best be achieved. The answers to his questions about the process provide valuable insight into some aspects of welding titanium.

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Plate Rolling

Plate rolls keep rolling heavier plate

June 2, 2011 | By Tim Heston

These days, plate rolls are forming plate 6 and 7 inches thick--and even thicker. Vessel designs that would have been forged just a decade ago are now being sent to fabrication houses. The variable-geometry plate roll system, which really operates more like a press brake than a traditional plate roll, is making such extreme rolling possible.

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Modest job growth to continue in manufacturing in June

June 2, 2011

Manufacturers and service-sector companies will continue to add jobs in June, but the pace of payroll growth remains insufficient to drive unemployment rates down significantly, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey...

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