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Jagemann Stamping appoints manufacturing manager responsible for ammunition product activities

June 20, 2011

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has appointed Mike Jagemann as manufacturing manager, responsible for the management and oversight of ammunition product activities, including engineering, manufacturing, and product development....

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Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line - TheFabricator.com

Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line

June 20, 2011

The TC720 automatic tube saw from BLM Group USA is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit or as part of a fully automated tube processing line controlled by a single CNC. The programming system has an applications-tested database that covers blade speeds and feeds for different materials,...

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Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded

June 20, 2011

Hypertherm has expanded its line of Duramax™ retrofit torches and consumables. The torches now are approved for use on the company's Powermax1650®, and a new straight torch joins the previously released 75-degree hand torch and convertible machine torch. The straight torch, designed...

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Beckwood Press names operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press names operations manager

June 20, 2011

Hydraulic press and automated systems supplier Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has promoted Josh Schroeder to operations manager. In his new position, Schroeder has the primary responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of the company’s engineering and manufacturing departments. He...

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Motoman Robotics recertified as continuing education provider - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics recertified as continuing education provider

June 20, 2011

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has recertified Motoman Robotics, Dayton, Ohio, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., as an authorized provider under the new ANSI/IACET 1-2007 standard. Motoman Robotics has been an authorized provider since 1993,...

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Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces

June 20, 2011

Designed with a horizontal-motor mount, CS Unitec's new MAB 150 portable magnetic drill is suitable for drilling in tight spaces. The 7-in.-tall, 24-lb. drilling machine features a 9.25-amp, 110-V, double-insulated motor with a no-load speed of 400 RPM. With annular cutters, it drills up to 1.5...

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Narrow-link conveyor released - TheFabricator.com

Narrow-link conveyor released

June 20, 2011

DE-STA-CO has announced the release of the CAMCO® Rite-Link conveyor. The slim, compact conveyor features narrow links (1.2 in. wide) with 2.95-, 4.53-, and 5.91-in. pitches. Five standard center distances are available. Custom conveyors also can be assembled and tested for customers'...

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Molybdenum use hits new high

June 20, 2011

Global use of molybdenum has soared to a new high of 474 million lbs., surpassing the peak use in 2007 of 470 million lbs., according to new full-year figures from the International Molybdenum Association, London. The greatest demand for molybdenum in 2010 came from China, where use increased from...

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Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials - TheFabricator.com

Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials

June 20, 2011

The MultiLoc® metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials. Powered by a Multicyl® air/oil intensifier, the fast-advance stroke is followed by a smooth hydraulic action. There are several machine alternatives for fastening sheet metal components....

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Robot pallet wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Robot pallet wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr.

June 20, 2011

GaleWrap has introduced the GW-4100 robot pallet wrapper. Designed for use with the company's oriented film, the wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr. and features a telescoping mast for accommodating loads up to 6 ft. 11 in. high. Features include a fully automated wrap-up/down cycle, built-in...

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Copper alloys medical equipment

Antimicrobial copper displaces stainless steel, germs for medical applications

June 20, 2011

Stainless steel is favored for many uses because it doesn’t rust and it’s easy to clean. However, for medical environments, copper is making inroads. Copper has been shown to kill six varieties of bacteria, and the EPA has registered more than 350 alloys to have antimicrobial properties.

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HPTR titanium tube

HPTR’s past, present, and future — Part I

June 18, 2011 | By Albert Nerino, Mark Deaver, Chris Nagele, John Reinhart

Initially developed in the 1950s for manufacturing tubing with ultrathin walls for nuclear fuel cladding, the high-precision tube roller (HPTR) continues to provide a fast, economical way to achieve extreme reductions in diameter and wall thickness.

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Metcam environmental policy

Implementing an environmental policy

June 18, 2011

No longer a green dream, environmental stewardship is becoming an imperative for manufacturers and fabricators. Thanks to its nearly decade long efforts, Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam has made impressive strides toward achieving this goal.

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Automation: The key to cost control

June 17, 2011 | By Dan Davis

Metal fabricators got a quick history lesson before technical presentations on automation at Mazak Optonics' open house event in Elgin, Ill., in mid-June. As with any look back, it gave everyone a better idea of what the road ahead may look like. Historical fact: While millions of U.S. citizens...

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'Think globally, act locally'

June 16, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Hexagon 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Held June 6-9, the conference hosted more than 2,500 attendees from 65 countries. Customers, partners, and members of the press were treated to keynotes, informational sessions in Geosystems; Intergraph Process, Power & Marine...

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