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Modular production welding system suitable for repetitive, nonorbital custom applications - TheFabricator.com

Modular production welding system suitable for repetitive, nonorbital custom applications

September 26, 2011

The Arc Machines model 2 weld head is a modular, configurable tool for repetitive, nonorbital custom applications. Mounted to a side beam, boom, or positioning carriage, it is used in production applications requiring heavy-duty production welding, such as component and vessel manufacturing....

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ITW Muller wins Greener Package™ Environmental Impact Award - TheFabricator.com

ITW Muller wins Greener Package™ Environmental Impact Award

September 26, 2011

ITW Muller, a manufacturer of stretch-wrap equipment and film based in Arlington Heights, Ill., has won the 2011 Environmental Impact Award from Greener Package. Its OctoMAX™ monitoring system, used on the Octopus 303 rotary ring stretch-wrapping machine, won the award in the packaging...

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Not all for one, one for all

September 21, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I just got off the phone with a retired "sheet metal mechanic," as he called himself. He wanted to send in a letter to the editor about his experiences in metal fabricating, and I'm not sure we'll have enough room to include all of the points he covered in our 10-minute phone call. This was his...

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'The devil is in the details'

September 21, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Earlier this month President Obama delivered a speech about the proposed American Jobs Act to Congress. His speech included these remarks: "... we're going to make sure the next generation of manufacturing takes root not in China or Europe, but right here, in the United States of America. If we...

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OTC Daihen, Miller Welding to host Aluminar 2011 October 5

September 21, 2011

OTC Daihen and Miller Welding are hosting a complimentary one-day seminar, Aluminar 2011, at Miller Welding's facility, 311 Post Road, Buchanan, Mich., on Wednesday, October 5. The seminar will feature demonstrations of aluminum arc welding equipment from OTC, including wave pulse MIG, hybrid...

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Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced

September 19, 2011

Guyson Corp. has integrated a machine-tending robot for automatic loading and unloading of its RXS-900 rotary spindle-blast system in an unmanned blast-finishing workcell. The company claims the component-manipulating robot and automated spindle-blast system can support a faster pace of blast...

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Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability - TheFabricator.com

Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability

September 19, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s line of Vortec Pro® bonded abrasive products are designed for general-purpose grinding and cutting applications on steel, iron, and other ferrous metals. Reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability, all products are resin bond-formulated for aggressive stock removal and...

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Thermocouple cable designed for continuous-flexing applications

September 19, 2011

A thermocouple cable designed for continuous-flexing applications is available from igus®. Chainflex® CF Thermo for temperature-sensing equipment, available in types J, K, and T, acts as a thermocouple extension link. Featuring an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket, the cable can be used in...

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Pferd receives Top 100 designation

September 19, 2011

August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co., manufacturer of Pferd brand grinding, finishing, cutting, and maintenance tools, has been named a 2011 recipient of a Top 100 Award designation for small and medium-size companies in Germany. Organized by compomedia GmbH and scrutinized by the Vienna University of...

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Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics

September 19, 2011

The new VIKING™ 3350 series autodarkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery, have a 3.34-in.-high viewing area in a U.S.-standard...

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Canada to get its own FABTECH show in 2012 - TheFabricator.com

Canada to get its own FABTECH show in 2012

September 19, 2011

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), and American Welding Society (AWS) have announced plans to launch the first FABTECH® Canada, to be held March 20 to 22, 2012, at the Toronto Congress Centre. The event will showcase the...

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Behringer Saws adds sales manager for Southwest

September 19, 2011

Behringer Saws Inc., Morgantown, Pa., has announced that Kyle Adams has joined its sales team as the Southwest regional sales manager. His territory is Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. Adams previously worked for Heyco Products and for six...

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Centerless deburring, polishing machines offered in both dry, wet configurations

September 19, 2011

Midwest Sandright has introduced the redesigned line of Rand-Bright centerless deburring and polishing machines to handle 0.25- to 6-in.-dia. parts. The line is offered in both dry and wet configurations for use with traditional coated abrasive belts, 3M Trizact™ belts, and 3M ScotchBrite™...

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Atlas Copco named among most innovative by Forbes

September 19, 2011

Atlas Copco, Rock Hill, S.C., has been ranked No. 67 on the list of Top 100 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes magazine. Researchers compiled the list using a number of factors, including a company's Innovation Premium, which projects company income from existing businesses in...

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Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines - TheFabricator.com

Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines

September 19, 2011

Hobart Brothers has developed a gas-shielded, metal-cored wire designed to help improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. Metalloy® 71 SG wire features high deoxidizer levels that can produce consistent welds through mill scale. According to the...

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