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Award-worthy and then some

October 28, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

It was a typical October day in Orlando, Fla., sunny, warm, and crowded with tourists from all over the world (at least it seemed so during my time at the Orlando airport October 26). I flew in to attend the Laser Institute of America's annual awards luncheon, at which Dr. Berthold Leibinger...

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Royalton Industries appoints new vice president of sales

October 28, 2011

Royalton Industries has appointed Len Steinmeyer as vice president of sales. He will head up the company's sales and marketing efforts for its line of metal forming and coil processing equipment Steinmeyer has 40 years experience in the metal working industries. He began his career in service for...

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Adventures in titanium—WPS

October 26, 2011 | By David Hass

Your customer wants two pieces of metal welded together. Why should you bother with a welding procedure specification? Because conformity leads to quality and enhances safety.

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The ketchup-packet economy

October 25, 2011 | By Tim Heston

I’m not a big sports fan. There, I said it. But my wife is; most of my friends are; so are my parents. I’m the odd guy out, I suppose (or just plain odd).  But because I’m pretty much surrounded by people who love sports, I appreciate how the games affect us. They’re so compelling. Like...

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Foreign fabricators setting up shop in the U.S.

October 24, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

The October "Stamping News Brief" featured an item about South Korean auto parts maker GNS Automotive buying the former Walway Enterprises of Holland, Mich., in December 2009 as part of its plan to better serve its main customer, General Motors, and move up the value chain from a Tier 2 to Tier 1...

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Industry economist says nearshoring strategy will boost U.S. manufacturing jobs

October 24, 2011

The phenomenon of nearshoring — the relocation of manufacturing production to countries that provide less expensive production processes and are closer to the end consumer — offers the potential for a mass return of jobs from China to the North American market and will get under way sooner...

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Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines

October 24, 2011

Nexen Group Inc., Vadnais Heights, Minn., has entered into an exclusive agreement with Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., to use Nexen's roller pinion system for Flow’s new line of waterjet machines. The system offers linear positioning with zero backlash for high-precision motion control...

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Weld electrocleaning system components introduced - TheFabricator.com

Weld electrocleaning system components introduced

October 24, 2011

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced new components for its Surfox weld electrocleaning system, including two types of electrolyte cleaning solution, a new application pad, a passivation tester, a stainless steel grade ID tester, and marking kits. The electrocleaning system cleans...

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Replacement CO2 laser optics designed to eliminate the need for beam centering upon installation

October 24, 2011

II-VI Infrared provides replacement cut lenses used in TRUMPF®'s latest-generation TruLaser single-cutting-head machines. The lenses feature a contoured flat on one edge that works with TRUMPF's LensLine monitoring system. The system monitors cut lens contamination and provides feedback to the...

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Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork - TheFabricator.com

Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork

October 24, 2011

MAGNUM CLEAN® is an elastic disc from CS Unitec Inc. for the deep cleaning of metals. The disc removes paint, rust, scale, and oil smears, cleaning and exposing without material removal. It is suitable for use in fabrication shops on thin sheet metal, for cleaning welds on stainless steel,...

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DoALL names new executive at Continental Machines

October 24, 2011

DoALL Co., Wheeling, Ill., has hired Kurt Plechaty as executive vice president in charge of plant operations at Continental Machines. An engineer, Plechaty has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and quality. Located in Savage, Minn., Continental Machines manufactures band saws under...

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Faro Technologies launches campaign to help breast cancer research

October 24, 2011

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has launched the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which includes an online message board to raise money for breast cancer research. Visitors to www.faro.com/wearpink are invited to add their name and message to...

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Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip - TheFabricator.com

Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip

October 24, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers updated Jackson Safety G40 nitrile foam-coated gloves that are washable and silicone-free. The enhanced gloves, now colored blue instead of the former purple, feature improved oil and industrial grease grip and maintain EN388 ratings through at least five wash...

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Shaw establishes fabricating, manufacturing joint venture in Brazil

October 24, 2011

The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has announced a new joint venture between Shaw's Fabrication & Manufacturing Group and Empresa Brasileira de Solda Eletrica S.A. (EBSE), a manufacturer and fabricator in Brazil. The joint venture, EBSE Shaw Spool Solutions Fabricação de Sistemas de...

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Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature

October 24, 2011

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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