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Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections

October 3, 2011

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT Jumbo series automatic laser tube cutting system for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes. The system can be used to cut round, square, and rectangular tubes, as well as nontubular open structural sections in diameters from 3 to 20 in. and lengths up to 60 ft....

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STINA announces first companies to achieve Certified Producer status - TheFabricator.com

STINA announces first companies to achieve Certified Producer status

October 3, 2011

The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has announced that six steel tube producing companies have passed its audit process and may display the STINA Certified Producer mark on their products. The companies are the first to pass a three-month process of internal audits and...

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Defending Chinese-made products

September 29, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Ricky Nelson had it right. You certainly can't please everyone, and it's foolish to try. If we editors had to please everyone every time we write something, nothing would ever be published. Someone somewhere will find fault, perhaps deeming it factually or politically incorrect or personally...

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The best of management-labor relations, the worst of management-labor negotiations

September 28, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

Two stories of management-labor relations came to my attention in the past few days, and the two stories couldn’t be more different from each other. They’re so opposite that Charles Dickens’ well-known introduction to A Tale of Two Cities accurately describes them. “It was the best of...

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Bystronic introduces financial arm - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic introduces financial arm

September 28, 2011

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new financial arm, ByFinances, to assist customers in purchasing the company's equipment. According to the company, the service features an easy application and approval process, competitive rates, and programs independent from banks and market...

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Manufacturing is not farming

September 27, 2011 | By Tim Heston

In manufacturing, fewer Americans are producing more. The output keeps growing, the employment numbers keep shrinking, and this spurs people to think about corn and soybeans. The same thing that happened to farming--which employs so few but produces so much--is happening to manufacturing. But...

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GTAW welding

From GTAW torches to accessories:

September 27, 2011 | By Joshua Sprinkle

Learning the facts about five common misconceptions about gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) equipment can help you optimize this highly versatile process.

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Bosch expands social responsibility commitment in U.S.

September 26, 2011

As part of the company's 125th anniversary activities, the Bosch Group, a supplier of technology and services, announced the launch of a U.S. foundation, effective January 2012. The Bosch Community Fund (BCF) will award up to $3 million in grants annually, providing additional support for the...

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Fiber-optic laser machine designed for tube and profile processing

September 26, 2011

Haven Mfg. Corp. offers the SOCO Machinery SLT-150 fiber-optic laser machine to the U.S. market. Designed for tube and profile processing, the laser cutting machine combines multiple machining processes in one system. The company manufactures tube cutting and processing equipment, including...

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PMA to host inaugural Women in Manufacturing Symposium

September 26, 2011

More than 150 women executives, managers, and supervisors will gather in Cleveland Oct. 25-26, 2011, for the first Women in Manufacturing Symposium, hosted by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA). The event, designed for women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry, will...

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Kinetic Technologies appoints manager for Midwest territory - TheFabricator.com

Kinetic Technologies appoints manager for Midwest territory

September 26, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. Wickliffe, Ohio, designer and manufacturer of lean material handling systems, has appointed Todd Jones to the position of Midwest territory manager. In this position, Jones works with manufacturing facilities and distribution centers on their material handling...

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Laser safety officer training to held Oct. 18-19

September 26, 2011

IPG Photonics Corp. will hold a two-day Industrial Laser Safety Officer training Oct. 18-19, 2011, at its Midwest operations in Novi, Mich. Available for a fee, the course uses a nonmathematical approach to teach the duties of LSOs as described in the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard to...

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Goggle retainer for hard hats introduced - TheFabricator.com

Goggle retainer for hard hats introduced

September 26, 2011

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) has introduced the Uvex Stealth® goggle retainer for hard hats. Designed to attach to most hard hats, the adjustable-fit goggle retainer helps ensure workers’ eyes are protected by creating a gap-free seal around the eyes. When not in use, the goggles...

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Leland Powell hires quality manager - TheFabricator.com

Leland Powell hires quality manager

September 26, 2011

Leland Powell Fasteners Inc., Martin, Tenn., has named Greg Cool as its new quality assurance manager. He has 29 years of experience in fastener manufacturing, having previously served in management positions with Emhart, Bollhof Rivnut, and Talma Fasteners. Cool holds a bachelor's degree from...

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Bending simulation software features virtual gauge check

September 26, 2011

Aicon has launched the new software version 4.7 for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system. The software lets operators simulate the bending process considering individual correction values. It also verifies the effect of those values on accuracy to gauge via a virtual gauge check. With the...

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