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3-D CAD on the grill, Part X - TheFabricator.com

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part X

October 26, 2010 | By Gerald Davis

Working on a 3-D design for the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues working on the top-level assembly. This time he's modeling two skewer supports.

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The power of predictability

October 25, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Several years ago Doug Gardner, president of Johnson City, N.Y.-based Hi-Tech Industries of New York, landed what’s increasingly rare today for fabricators: a multiyear contract. The shop’s Amada Pulsar 2-kW laser ran 24 hours a day and just couldn’t keep up, Gardner said, adding that the...

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Taylor-Winfield Corp. announces sale of its assets to The Brilex Group of companies

October 25, 2010

The Brilex Group has acquired the assets of metalworking machinery supplier Taylor-Winfield Corp. A new company, Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc., has been formed and funded by Brian and Alex Benyo, co-owners of The Brilex Group of companies. "Taylor-Winfield Technologies core competencies will...

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TRUMPF earns CQIA Innovation Prize for its TruLaser 1030

October 25, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has received an award from Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership Inc. (CQIA) for its ability to successfully bring to the marketplace new products and services, even in a faltering economy. A letter from CQIA stated, in part: "The twelve 2010 CQIA...

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GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source - TheFabricator.com

GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source

October 25, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® Weld Cable Control (WCC) system, which comprises an XMT 350 or XMT 456 multiprocess welding inverter, a voltage-sensing SuitCase® X-TREME™ WCC wire feeder, and a WCC. The GMAW/FCAW system allows welders working more than 100 ft....

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Reduced-noise vibratory tub measures 95 in. long, 35 in. wide, and 33 in. deep - TheFabricator.com

Reduced-noise vibratory tub measures 95 in. long, 35 in. wide, and 33 in. deep

October 25, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 54S vibratory tub. This 54-cu.-ft. shaker offers a tub measuring 95 in. long by 35 in. wide by 33 in. deep. The tub is lined with a urethane body liner and manganese end liners. The 1-in. acoustic foam insulated cabinet, along with the internally...

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Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award

October 25, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been honored with the Market Share Leadership Award for best practices in the world pipeline industry related to welding equipment and consumables. The award, based on global research by analysts and consultants and outlined in Frost and Sullivan’s "CEO...

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ARKU opens newest leveling center in Cincinnati - TheFabricator.com

ARKU opens newest leveling center in Cincinnati

October 25, 2010

ARKU, Baden-Baden, Germany, recently opened its newest leveling center in Cincinnati with an Oktoberfest-themed celebration. The company has installed three FlatMaster® and two EcoMaster® precision levelers at the center. The machines can level sheet metal parts with thicknesses from...

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Slitting tooling system expanded

October 25, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling offers an expanded LongLife™ slitting tool system. The system, which combines premium tool steel punch and die inserts with punch and die holders, now includes inserts in lengths from Size 56, 0.787 to 2.205 in., and Size 76, 2.206 to 3.000 in. Widths are available up to...

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Gas pressure regulators introduced

October 25, 2010

WITT-Gasetechnik has introduced two new dome pressure regulators for a variety of applications and technical gases. Models 747LE and 757LE offer a pipe diameter of up to 2 in. and an increased maximum flow rate over a variety of pressures. They are suitable for users who need constant gas pressure...

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Ultrathin cutoff wheels cover Type 01 straight, Type 27 depressed-center 4 to 6 in. wheels - TheFabricator.com

Ultrathin cutoff wheels cover Type 01 straight, Type 27 depressed-center 4 to 6 in. wheels

October 25, 2010

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc. has expanded the Norton RightCut™ line of cutoff wheels for right-angle grinders with new, 0.040-in.-thick wheels. The Norzon Plus RightCut is offered in the Best tier. It is made with the combination of Norton SG® seeded-gel ceramic alumina and Norzon...

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SSAB to establish R&D facility in China

October 25, 2010

SSAB, Stockholm, Sweden, will build a research and development facility in Kunshan, China, as part of a strategy to establish a strong footprint in Asia. The center will focus on workshop expertise and application development of high-strength steels. Chinese customers will receive training on how...

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Chicago Slitter to distribute IRON Spa coil processing machinery

October 25, 2010

Chicago Slitter, Itasca, Ill., has formed a joint-venture partnership with IRON Spa of Mareno di Piave, Italy, to provide cut-to-length lines, press feed equipment, punching/bending production lines, and a patented coil-fed laser processing system to metal fabricating customers throughout North...

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SigmaTEK aims seminar at manufacturers using cutting, punching machines

October 25, 2010

Manufacturing software provider SigmaTEK Systems, Cincinnati, hosted its first SigmaTEK Academy seminar series Oct. 5-8. The educational series, targeted toward manufacturers using plasma, laser, punch, and waterjet cutting machines, was intended to help fabricators improve their productivity using...

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ILSCO Extrusions to restart Greenville, Pa., plant, add new jobs

October 25, 2010

ILSCO Extrusions is in the process of restarting operations at the former Signature Aluminum plant in Greenville, Pa. The former Signature Aluminum plant had been closed since April 2009. At least 52 jobs will be created at the plant within three years. ILSCO invested nearly $5 million to buy the...

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