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Knowing the grammar of metal fabrication

June 15, 2010

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John McPhee is a hero of mine. As one of the best nonfiction writers out there, the Princeton professor and contributor to The New Yorker magazine can turn any subject into a pleasurable read. He’s written about geology, the merchant marines, physics—heck, even an entire book on oranges....

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip during next three months

June 15, 2010

According to the June 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip during the next three months, an indication of...

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TRUMPF LaserLab now on exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center - TheFabricator

TRUMPF LaserLab now on exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center

June 14, 2010

Where does laser power come from? How can lasers be made even stronger — and why do we need them to be power-packed in the first place? These are just a few of the questions answered at TRUMPF’s...

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Lincoln Electric promotes two to global industry segment positions

June 14, 2010

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has named Peter Pletcher as director, global consumable development, and Ferry Naber as director, global machine development. Both are new positions within the...

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Hydro Aluminum names new leader for North American extrusion business

June 14, 2010

Matthew Dionne has taken over leadership of Hydro Aluminum's North American extrusion business in Linthicum, Md. The company has reorganized its extrusion business, dividing its Extrusion Americas...

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Motoman, Yaskawa Electric America combine

June 14, 2010

Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America Inc. have announced that they are combining to form Yaskawa America Inc. The Motoman operations in Dayton, Ohio, will form the Motoman Robotics Div. of...

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Whirlpool to close Michigan facility

June 14, 2010

Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to close its machining facility in Benton Harbor, Mich., at year-end 2010 or early 2011, eliminating 216 jobs. The announcement follows a comprehensive review of...

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90-degree clamp holds workpieces from the outside, leaving unobstructed space inside for welding

June 14, 2010

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the 90-degree Corner Magnet™ for holding workpieces from the outside, leaving unobstructed space inside the workpiece for welding. The boomerang-shaped...

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2-D laser system cuts thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps, and chamfers - TheFabricator

2-D laser system cuts thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps, and chamfers

June 14, 2010

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the SuperTurbo-X Mark III RTC 2-D laser cutting system for cutting thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps, and chamfers. A rotary table is standard equipment for...

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Gear shaping machine can be paired with vertical turning center, grinder - TheFabricator

Gear shaping machine can be paired with vertical turning center, grinder

June 14, 2010

Bourn & Koch Inc., a partner in the Star SU LLC go-to-market cooperative, offers the 1000VBS CNC gear shaper. The 40-in. machine has an 8-in. stroke capability and can be paired with the company's...

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CNC ironworkers, punching machines introduced

June 14, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced the Sunrise line of CNC ironworkers and CNC punching machines. On machines with a 20-in. or larger throat depth, an optional, factory-installed, semiautomatic CNC...

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Thermadyne adds to marketing, sales force

June 14, 2010

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, has announced that Tony Coco, Bill Wehrman, and Vickie Marshall have joined the company's...

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'Hackman' retires from LENOX after 48 years - TheFabricator

'Hackman' retires from LENOX after 48 years

June 14, 2010

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has announced the retirement of Lee "Hackman" Breton from a 48-year...

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Automated liquid penetrant testing system inspects for surface defects in base metal and welds

June 14, 2010

ARC Specialties has introduced an automated approach to the final inspection process in liquid penetrant testing (LPT). The Automated Liquid Penetrant (ALP) inspection system incorporates a Cognex CCD...

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So the government shows up and says, 'I'm here to help'

June 11, 2010

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Ask any metal fabricating business owner or manager what the government can do to help them out, and the response is pretty typical: "Stop trying to help." The last attempt that comes to mind is President Barack Obama's offer of a tax incentive to hire people. Business owners found it laughable....

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