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Got milling? You’re hired. - TheFabricator.com

Got milling? You’re hired.

December 9, 2011 | By Tim Heston

A good machinist is hard to find. Why? It’s a mixture of factors. Machining suffers from the same image problem as the other manufacturing trades, so not enough people enter the field. But this country also lacks hands-on training programs.

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DGI Supply acquires Tru-Cut, Supreme Saw

December 6, 2011

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has acquired Tru-Cut Tool and Supply Co. of Alsip, Ill., and its subsidiary, Supreme Saw & Service Co. Inc. Greg Muntean, owner of Tru-Cut, remains with the company as director of business development for DGI’s Sawing Products division. DGI...

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Waukesha Metal Products wins productivity award

December 6, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, a provider of precision tools, stamping, fabrication, value-added services, and assembled components in Sussex, Wis., has received the 2011 Zierick Mfg. Corp. Productivity Award for its efforts to reduce significantly the price of and increase productivity for high-volume...

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Cincinnati Incorporated adds senior sales engineer in Texas

December 6, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has announced the addition of Kent Dixon as a senior sales engineer for Texas. He has more than 10 years of engineering experience, including design, manufacturing, and project management, and 13 years of capital equipment sales experience to Cincinnati. In this position,...

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Wise Metals Group hires CFO

December 6, 2011

Monte D. Schaefer has joined Wise Metals Group, Muscle Shoals, Ala., as CFO. Schaefer worked previously at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., Nashville, where he was vice president of finance and controller. Before working in the aluminum industry, he was director of operations and finance for...

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Portable measuring system features dynamic referencing function

December 6, 2011

MoveInspect from Aicon, a portable measuring system that works with high-resolution digital cameras and a hand-held probe, features a dynamic referencing function that compensates for object and measuring device movement so they do not affect results. The system uses optical reference points so...

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Clamshell straightener facilitates roller inspection, cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Clamshell straightener facilitates roller inspection, cleaning

December 6, 2011

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of its new clamshell straightener with a design that allows the top rollers to rise up and separate from the bottom rollers to provide access for inspection and cleaning of the rolls. With this open-head feature, users can ensure the rolls are...

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Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

December 6, 2011

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, with a TruDisk fiber-guided solid-state laser, is designed for cutting parts out of thin sheet material at high speeds. In fusion cutting of stainless steel up to 0.16 in. thick, the fiber achieves feed rates up to three times faster than the CO2 version,...

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CNC press brake accommodates all types of punches and dies with appropriate adapters - TheFabricator.com

CNC press brake accommodates all types of punches and dies with appropriate adapters

December 6, 2011

The latest version of Bystronic's midrange Xact CNC-synchronized press brake incorporates the Windows® XP 2-D graphics-based Cybelec DNC 880S control system, capable of selecting bend sequences automatically. The press brake, which features an optional four-axis backgauge, allows standard...

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Aluminum welding machine incorporates pulsed GMAW capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum welding machine incorporates pulsed GMAW capabilities

December 6, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new AlumaPower™ 450 MPa is a dedicated aluminum welding machine with built-in synergic pulsed GMAW capabilities designed to help increase power while maintaining ease of use. The machine, rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle, offers a simple interface and...

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Thermadyne names Built With Class contest winners

December 6, 2011

St. Louis-based Thermadyne® has announced the winners of its Built With Class welding contest. The contest was open to all students who were currently enrolled in a welding instructional program at a secondary, postsecondary, technical, or vocational school. In the beginner student category,...

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Lincoln Electric sponsors AWS's Careers in Welding trailer - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric sponsors AWS's Careers in Welding trailer

December 6, 2011

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, is partnering with the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, to provide a hands-on welding experience to help attract new people to the profession. As part of this partnership, Lincoln Electric recently provided VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welders for...

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Lean thinking: Quality first, delivery second, price third

December 5, 2011 | By Tim Heston

This week I’m at LeanFAB, a Charlotte, N.C., lean manufacturing conference organized by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. When I pulled into the hotel parking lot this evening, I noticed a truck hauling equipment with a familiar logo: Vermeer, a Pella, Iowa, construction equipment...

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Family feud: Fighting the negative image of manufacturing

December 2, 2011 | By Dan Davis

How pervasive is the push to try and channel everyone into college? Check out this story. During an interview I had with a very successful job shop owner in November, we began talking about the dearth of qualified manufacturing talent in the local area. The owner lamented how the educational...

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Biselado con plasma: ¿qué pueden dar las máquinas de la actualidad? - TheFabricator.com

Biselado con plasma: ¿qué pueden dar las máquinas de la actualidad?

December 1, 2011 | By Rodney Plowe

Como puede decírselo cualquier fabricante de metal, un taller es tan eficiente como todos sus procesos en conjunto—no sólo uno.

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