The Fabricator - Metal Fabricating News, Products, Articles, and More


Filter Content

HRB price decline continues

July 27, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ U.S. HRB price spot for July 25 fell 4.9 percent to $770 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the eighth consecutive decline. The World export HRB price declined 2.1 percent to $693 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive decline. The Western...

Continue Reading

U.S. durable goods orders fell in June

July 27, 2011

New orders for manufactured durable goods in June decreased $4.0 billion or 2.1 percent to $192.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 1.9 percent May increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.1 percent....

Continue Reading

Flexible metal fabrication needs flexible people

July 26, 2011 | By Tim Heston

When I interviewed executives at Mayville Engineering Co., a seven-plant, 1,000-employee behemoth of a contract fabricator, I could tell the CEO Bob Kamphuis was proudest of one statistic. The company delivered on time over 99 percent of the time. On time delivery of quality parts lies at the...

Continue Reading


Full steam (chest) ahead - TheFabricator.com

Full steam (chest) ahead

July 26, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

Welding and fabricating using exotic metals requires a special touch, one that Schwabel Fabricating Co., Tonowanda, N.Y., has built its business on for the last 53 years.

Continue Reading

NSK Steering Systems America announces expansion plans

July 25, 2011

Automobile manufacturing company NSK Steering Systems America has announced plans to expand its Dyersburg, Tenn., plant using a $280,000 state grant. The expansion is expected to create 180 new jobs — 90 this year and another 90 in 2012....

Continue Reading

RJLK Holdings to open metal fabrication plant in South Carolina

July 25, 2011

RJLK Holdings Inc., based in Indiana, has announced plans to locate a metal fabrication and distribution plant in the former Applied Engineering facility in Orangeburg, S.C. The building will hold several subsidiaries of the company. An investment of about $10 million over the next five years will...

Continue Reading


Joining Technologies appoints materials engineering manager - TheFabricator.com

Joining Technologies appoints materials engineering manager

July 25, 2011

Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., has announced the promotion of Salay Stannard to materials engineering manager. In her new role, Stannard is involved in setting strategic goals for technical sales and marketing and is responsible for implementing creative research strategies for...

Continue Reading

Three-axis drilling, marking, sawing machine introduced

July 25, 2011

Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. has introduced the new BeamCenter CNC 1200 saw and drill press center. It offers centrally controlled, customizable beam production, performing simultaneous three-axis drilling, marking, and sawing. The machine features four station tool changers per drill spindle,...

Continue Reading


Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors - TheFabricator.com

Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors

July 25, 2011

The PA4000 photoacoustic infrared gas monitor from General Monitors provides gas monitoring while eliminating interference from water vapors. Designed with a photoacoustic, infrared (IR) sensor to monitor gases including hydrocarbons, solvents, alcohols, CO2, and CO, the unit is selective to...

Continue Reading


Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials - TheFabricator.com

Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials

July 25, 2011

Exair's new Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system is an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry materials. It features a 30-, 55-, or 110-gal. drum and a wear-resistant design for cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel shot, garnet, metal chips, and sand,...

Continue Reading


Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters - TheFabricator.com

Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters

July 25, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator that features two CST 280 SMAW/GTAW inverters and 12,000 W of continuous three-phase power in a single unit. Powered by Mitsubishi's S4L2 4-cylinder diesel engine,...

Continue Reading


Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials

July 25, 2011

LT Fiber from BLM Group USA is the first automated laser tube cutting machine to use a fiber laser resonator, the company reports. With its 2-kW IPG fiber laser source, the system can process highly reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum, as well as galvanized steel. The...

Continue Reading

Evans Tool & Die appoints president/CEO

July 25, 2011

Evans Tool & Die Inc./Evans Metal Stamping Inc., Atlanta, has announced the appointment of Deanne "Dee" Barnes as its new CEO and president. Barnes is a granddaughter of company founder Leonard Evans Jr. and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership. She has been...

Continue Reading

Sheet metal manufacturing software designed to optimize processes from work orders to finished product

July 25, 2011

Lantek has launched Manufacturing Execution System Lantek Manager software, designed to help optimize sheet metal manufacturing processes from work orders to finished product. It simultaneously considers many factors, including delivery date, customer, machinery to be used, material thickness, and...

Continue Reading

Survey shows industrial companies confident in growth

July 25, 2011

From upgrading facilities to buying technology, industrial companies are investing confidently in their businesses to build upon a period of sustained growth, according to the results of the newest Industry Market Barometer™ (IMB) from ThomasNet, New York. Forty-five percent of the companies...

Continue Reading