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Portable measurement arm/laser probe available in three working volumes - TheFabricator.com

Portable measurement arm/laser probe available in three working volumes

May 2, 2011

Faro Technologies Inc. has introduced the Faro Edge portable measurement arm and V4 laser line probe. The portable measurement arm allows manufacturers to verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard probing...

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Dorner appoints West region sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Dorner appoints West region sales manager

May 2, 2011

Carlyn Bargemann has been appointed new West region sales manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis. In her new position, she works with sales channel partners and key accounts to help increase the company's industrial and sanitary conveyor business. Before joining the company, Bargemann...

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Mobile abrasive waterjet system mounted to steel base with forklift access points - TheFabricator.com

Mobile abrasive waterjet system mounted to steel base with forklift access points

May 2, 2011

OMAX® Corp. has developed mobile JetMachining® centers for oil field maintenance, high-rise steel construction, shipbuilding, and commercial industries supporting government programs. The abrasive waterjet machines are mounted to a steel base with forklift access points so they can be...

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Ohio Rod Products announces changes to inside sales staff

May 2, 2011

Ohio Rod Products, a division of Elgin Fastener Group in Versailles, Ind., has promoted Ryan Detmer to the position of inside sales supervisor. Detmer, a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., has been employed with the company since 2003, working as a sales/customer service...

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STI/SPFA presents awards for steel tanks and fabricated products

May 2, 2011

STI/SPFA, Lake Zurich, Ill., an association for fabricators of steel tanks, pipe, and pressure vessels, recently recognized member companies in specific industry categories by conferring its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2010. Standpipe category - CB&I, San Luis...

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MultiCam names director of engineering and technical services - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names director of engineering and technical services

May 2, 2011

Tony McGrew has been appointed as director of engineering and technical services for MultiCam Inc., Dallas. He has been with the company for 15 years and has overseen all facets of machine operation and production, from system design through quality control. With a background in engineering and...

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Welding machine updated with gas engine

May 2, 2011

Lincoln Electric has updated its Outback® 145 with a Kohler® 9.5-HP model CH395 OHC (overhead cam) gasoline engine. The welding machine is designed for contractors, maintenance crews, farmers, and ranchers, as well as for use on service trucks where portable DC SMAW and AC generator power are...

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Air-driven pipe cutter also performs horizontal front cutting - TheFabricator.com

Air-driven pipe cutter also performs horizontal front cutting

May 2, 2011

Delivering 1.75 HP at 12,000 RPM, the new air-powered Titan 150™ from Pipeline Renewal Technologies cuts almost any pipe or liner material quickly and cleanly. With two-axis articulation, its cutter arm reaches up 9 in. and sweeps 400 degrees; it also performs horizontal front cutting....

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Nesting interface for CAD/CAM released

May 2, 2011

Striker Systems has announced the release of PARTshare for Siemens' Solid Edge 3-D CAD system. The add-in allows the CAD system to share sheet metal manufacturing data with Striker Systems’ nesting software. An individual part or entire assembly is extracted from the CAD environment. Sheet metal...

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ERW tube inspection system uses advanced phased-array technology

May 2, 2011

Olympus offers an inline ERW tube inspection system. This ultrasonic, industrial NDT system uses advanced phased-array technology to inspect weld seams and the HAZ of ERW tubes. According to the manufacturer, phased array offers broad sector coverage of the HAZ while maintaining constant amplitude...

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Tis the season, four years later

May 1, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

I've been at the PWT desk for a little more than four years, and I've found that one of the best parts of the job is meeting and talking to people who have a contagious energy about the welding industry and what they do. After about eight months on the job, I received a phone call from a guy named...

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Catching the wave of reshoring

April 28, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I'm working on our FAB 40 editorial feature for June. It's a collection of 40 metal fabricating companies that have submitted to us their revenue figures for 2010, projected revenue for 2011, and outlook for this year. The listing provides a great snapshot of the overall health of the fabricating...

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HRB prices up slightly in China, down elsewhere

April 28, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 25 rose 0.8 percent to $633 per ton for the third consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price fell 1.2 percent to $830 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 2.2 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive decline. The...

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Class of 2011

April 27, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Are you graduating from college this year, or do you know someone who is? This year's graduates may have something to celebrate besides their newly earned degrees. According to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers plan to hire 19.3 percent more recent...

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U.S. durable goods orders rise for third consecutive month

April 27, 2011

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $5.0 billion or 2.5 percent to $208.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up three consecutive months, followed a 0.7 percent February increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3 percent....

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