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System protects cords, cables that run across the floor

November 10, 2011

The Ultra-Sidewinder Cable Protection System™ from UltraTech Intl. Inc. protects cables that run across a floor. The new design articulates left and right, allowing the system to turn corners and adapt to the layout of the room while maintaining full protection for the cables and trip protection...

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Martensitic electrodes introduced - TheFabricator.com

Martensitic electrodes introduced

November 10, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes in 0.045- and 0.0625-in. diameters. Select 410-AP is an all-position wire that delivers flat, well-washed beads with minimal weaving. It produces very low spatter and excellent slag peeling to minimize...

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Officers elected to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation

November 10, 2011

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), has elected a new slate of officers. Traci Tapani, co-president, Wyoming Machine Inc., Stacy, Minn., was elected chairwoman; Bryan Hawkins, president/CEO, Hawkeye...

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Melitron appoints new president

November 10, 2011

Melitron Corp., a contract manufacturer of precision metal enclosures and mechanical and electronic assemblies in Guelph, Ont., has promoted Mike Turner to the position of president and CEO. Formerly the company's vice president and general manager, Turner replaces Ted Turner, who founded the...

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Perceptron marks 30 years in business

November 10, 2011

In October Perceptron® Inc., Plymouth, Mich., celebrated 30 years of providing noncontact measurement and inspection systems to the automotive industry. Founded in 1981, the company now has operations in the U.S., Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China, and India. Its Commercial...

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Laser cutting system processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick

November 10, 2011

The Optiplex 3015 2-D laser cutting system is available from Mazak Optonics. The system features a flexible, two-pallet changer that provides high throughput and AO/5 automated setup technologies. The machine processes mild steel up to 1 in. thick. It features the PreView II touchscreen control...

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Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico - TheFabricator.com

Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico

November 10, 2011

Tube Specialties Co. (TSCO), Troutdale, Ore., a producer of fabricated steel tube components for the mobile equipment and transportation industries, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing and freight logistics facility in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The initial phase of the project is...

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Pipe notcher produces copes for pipes that must be welded together at an angle - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notcher produces copes for pipes that must be welded together at an angle

November 10, 2011

Scotchman Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced the AL100U-02 pipe notcher/grinder by Almi for notching of gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. The machine produces copes for pipes that must be welded together at an angle and is suitable for preparing double corner joints....

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Cutting gantry control for retrofit controls up to 12 stations

November 10, 2011

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision T5c control for retrofit onto cutting gantries. This updated version of the company's Vision T5 CNC is repackaged for quick installation in place of existing Vision controls on ESAB cutting gantries. The new control features an 18.5-in., wide-format...

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Cut-resistant gloves, sleeve introduced - TheFabricator.com

Cut-resistant gloves, sleeve introduced

November 10, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced two new Jackson Safety brand cut-resistant gloves and a cut-resistant sleeve. The G60 Level 5 cut-resistant gloves with Dyneema® fiber — spun from glass, stainless steel, and spandex — meet ANSI Level 4/EN 388 Level 5 cut resistance....

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Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America

November 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the promotion of Scott Jenkins, former general manager of the Miller Portable Power division, to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for ITW Welding North America. Jenkins oversees sales and marketing for all ITW...

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5th annual Manufacturing Summit on high-tech skilled jobs, apprenticeships held in Washington D.C.

November 8, 2011

Concerned for the future of manufacturing jobs, more than 150 leaders of businesses, community colleges, and workforce development organizations joined with The White House, U.S. Army Reserves, the Gates Foundation and others in addressing models to improve the skills gap and the public perception...

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What employers expect from welders

November 8, 2011 | By Marty Rice

In his inimitable style, Marty Rice shares his thoughts on the welding job market and what today’s employers want from their welders. He also gives examples of some deficiencies employers are seeing.

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Mechanized plasma cutting: Developments in high-definition technology improve versatility - TheFabricator.com

Mechanized plasma cutting: Developments in high-definition technology improve versatility

November 8, 2011 | By Jim Colt

The plasma cutting process is best-known for its simplicity and its ability to cut virtually any metal. These qualities plus the productivity it yields have made plasma cutting a universally accepted metal cutting process with a range of capabilities and applications. Engineering achievements throughout the last 10 to 15 years have contributed to the improved performance of he process.

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Metal fabrication, the Swiss way - TheFabricator.com

Metal fabrication, the Swiss way

November 8, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Switzerland’s manufacturers have no trouble finding citizens with technical skills; there just aren’t enough Swiss citizens. The country has a comprehensive apprenticeship program that helps prepare students for the working world.

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