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Metal stampers on reshoring

January 12, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

The December issue of "Stamping News Brief" featured an item about reshoring, one of several terms used to describe bringing jobs back to the U.S. After citing examples of reshoring by companies such as Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar, which also were covered in a recent blog post, the newsletter...

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Detroit Auto Show gets serious about CAFE cars

January 12, 2011 | By Kate Bachman

Reports about the North American International Auto Show in Detroit indicates that the show has taken a serious turn toward fuel efficiency. According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog, the Detroit auto show has transformed itself from a showcase of the big, powerful, and outrageous to a...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. acquires Lampros Steel Inc.

January 12, 2011

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired the outstanding capital stock of Lampros Steel Inc. and a related interest in Lampros Steel Plate Distribution LLC. Lampros Steel Inc. is a steel service center company specializing in structural steel shapes with a facility located in Portland,...

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HRB prices climb

January 12, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for January 10 surged 7.0 percent to $805 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price rose 2.6 percent to $591 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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SigmaTEK Systems LLC participating in SolidWorks World 2011 - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK Systems LLC participating in SolidWorks World 2011

January 12, 2011

SigmaTEK Systems has announced that it is participating in SolidWorks World, January 23 – 26 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, where the company will exhibit its CAD/CAM nesting software, SigmaNEST, SigmaTUBE, and SolidNEST in booth No. 619. Jim Lindsey,...

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Head offices head to China

January 11, 2011 | By Tim Heston

If Dave Westphal doesn’t qualify as a lean manufacturing champion, I don’t know who would. The executive is director of global lean manufacturing for Nexteer Automotive, a $2 billion automotive supplier specializing in steering and front-axle components. Last year The FABRICATOR covered his...

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MJM Manufacturing Inc.

January 11, 2011

MJM Manufacturing Inc. 5205 N.W. 161 St. Miami, FL 33014 Phone: 305-620-2020 http://www.mjmmfg.com info@mjmmfg.com By Alexander Mijares OPENED: 1979 WHY: My father, Mike Mijares, president and CEO of MJM, founded the company as a one-man shop making prototypes...

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Reduction Process

How metal production affects the welding process

January 11, 2011 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Welders may recognize that when porosity is present, the cause isn’t always the shielding gas, welding filler, or operator error. It can be caused by the steel production method, which can introduce porosity and other flaws.

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Evolving from job shop to custom manufacturer

January 11, 2011 | By Jack Thornton

Equipment and software upgrades are helping Decimal Engineering, Pompano Beach, Fla., to increase its customer base and, as a result, increase its profits.

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Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high

January 10, 2011

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the new CBW 1212 pass-through wash system. This heated jet spray washer incorporates a powered, galvanized, 12-in. chain-belt conveyor, with variable speeds from 1 to 10 linear FPM. It can process parts up to 12 in. high. The heavy-duty, 12-ga....

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Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress

January 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has extended its Arc Armor™ line of welding protection products with the release of two new welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress. The CoolBand™ is an integrated headgear cooling system that reduces the temperature under the hood...

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FMA's Toll Processing conference to offer strategies for successful business

January 10, 2011

Metal producers and processors can learn the best way to position their companies in the marketplace and make informed business decisions by attending the Toll Processing 2011 conference, March 2 to 4, at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The theme of the 15th annual...

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Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts - TheFabricator.com

Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts

January 10, 2011

Mate's new Rollerball Deburr™ tool eliminates burrs and secondary operations on punched parts. Designed to deburr mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum sheet material in any thickness, the tool removes the burr automatically as part of the punching process. The tool is designed for...

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E.J. Bartells installs waterjet cutting system - TheFabricator.com

E.J. Bartells installs waterjet cutting system

January 10, 2011

E.J. Bartells has installed a Jet Edge waterjet cutting machine at its insulation, refractories, and HVAC fabrication facility in Spokane, Wash. The company provides thermal and acoustical-related products ranging from -350-degree-F cryogenics material to 3,000-degree-F high-temperature...

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NAM announces change of president, CEO

January 10, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has announced that John Engler has left his position as president and CEO to become president of the Business Roundtable (BRT). In his six years at NAM, Engler strengthened the organization and achieved major legislative victories...

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