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Evolving from job shop to custom manufacturer - TheFabricator.com

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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Grinder/polisher stores, recalls 32 methods - TheFabricator.com

Grinder/polisher stores, recalls 32 methods

January 10, 2011

Buehler has introduced the EcoMet® 250/300 Pro grinder/polisher with AutoMet® 250/300 power head. It can store and recall 32 methods via touchscreen controls. A Zaxis (Z-axis) function removes material by depth instead of time. Platen and power head speeds adjust in 10-RPM increments....

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Hypertherm receives OSHA STAR safety status

January 10, 2011

Hypertherm has been selected as a STAR worksite by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The program recognizes organizations that have outstanding safety and health practices. Organizations must maintain injury and illness rates that are...

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Demmer Investments acquires Quality Tool

January 10, 2011

Demmer Investments IV Inc., an entity formed by shareholders of Demmer Corp., Lansing, Mich., has announced the acquisition of Quality Tool Inc. Quality Tool provides precision metal fabrication, stamping, machining, busbar, and design service, with more than 110,000 sq. ft. of production space...

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Flat-deck cart tows up to 4,000-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Flat-deck cart tows up to 4,000-lb. loads

January 10, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new double fifth wheel, four-wheel-steer, 48- by 96-in. flat-deck cart for towing up to 4,000-lb. loads. The four-wheel steering helps improve tracking of carts in long trains for cornering or maneuvering in tight aisles. The laser-cut and -formed...

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Hynes Industries wins Wabash National Platinum Award

January 10, 2011

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized the quality and delivery performance of Hynes Industries Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, with a Platinum Award. Hynes is the exclusive supplier of roll formed roof bows, side posts, and other structural and cargo restraint components for Wabash’s...

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Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft. - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft.

January 10, 2011

Weighing 5 lbs. and measuring less than 1 ft. across, the new Sidewinder push camera from Peerless Creations can be carried up ladders and across catwalks to inspect process piping, heat exchanger tubes, exhaust stacks, and other confined spaces as narrow as 0.875 in. in diameter. Bright LEDs...

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Fabricating Update Survey Concern 1

Are conditions improving for metal fabricators?

January 10, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but many metal fabricators were still in the thick of it as that year ended. Did conditions improve for this sector in 2010? How’s business now for fabricators compared to a year ago?

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 82.7 percent year-to-date

January 10, 2011

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $318.18 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 USMTC program, was down 17.7 percent...

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