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Solar Mfg. receives order for vacuum carburizing furnace

August 30, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has received an order for a specialized top-loading vacuum furnace required by a manufacturer of tube fittings, adapters, valves, filters, and related coupling hardware. Primary application of the vacuum furnace will be for the development and expansion of...

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Roll-Kraft expands at three locations - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft expands at three locations

August 30, 2010

Roll-Kraft plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in its facilities in Mentor, Ohio; Frankfurt, Ill.; and Woodbridge, Ont. The Illinois and Ontario facilities will add CNC machines, while the headquarters location in Ohio will install a new wire EDM. The new machines will eliminate...

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Waterjet cutting system pump rated at 94,000 PSI

August 30, 2010

Flow Intl. offers the Mach 4 system, which combines the company's HyperJet® pump and Dynamic Waterjet XD high-precision flat-stock and 3-D cutting technology. The pump, rated at 94,000 PSI, delivers continuous operating pressure at 87,000 PSI. Dynamic Waterjet eliminates stream lag and taper...

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Whitney Tool celebrates 40 years in manufacturing

August 30, 2010

In September Whitney Tool Co., located in Bedford, Ind., marks its 40th anniversary as a manufacturer of industrial cutting tools. The public and the company's customers, suppliers, and sales force are invited to tour the plant and view demonstrations of the manufacturing process during an open...

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LAI Intl. named to Inc. 5000 for fourth consecutive year

August 30, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., contract manufacturer of precision components and subassemblies, has again been ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine. The company has been on the Inc. 5000 list since it began in 2007. This year it earned the ranking...

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Power sources designed for medium to heavy-duty GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Power sources designed for medium to heavy-duty GMAW

August 30, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Origo MIG family of welding machines. The 320, 410, and 510 models are 230/460-V, three-phase, 60-Hz, step-switched power sources for medium to heavy-duty GMAW. The welding machines offer a range of currents and voltages for use with a...

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Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects - TheFabricator.com

Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects

August 30, 2010

SICK has introduced the WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor for leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects. The unit detects any object 0.47 in. or larger with its 1.97-in. detection height, regardless of object properties or position within the array — including clear...

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Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode

August 30, 2010

Lincoln Electric has launched its new, limited-edition Iron Man™ VIKING™ autodarkening welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet joins the 700G series and features authorized graphics inspired by the "Iron Man 2" movie and comic books by Marvel®. In addition to the Iron...

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HRB prices rudderless; World and U.S. prices up, Western Europe and China prices down

August 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ world export HRB price for August 23 rose 1.5 percent to $604 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive time. The U.S. HRB spot price rose 0,9 percent to $640 per metric ton, FOB the mill after six consecutive declines. The Western European HRB...

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Fabricators saw the end of management before the gurus

August 26, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Nothing gets the attention of a reader better than a headline that declares the death of something. For example, Wired's story "The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet" has generated all sorts of discussion as people debate whether apps, such as iTunes and Facebook, will continue to grow in...

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Inventory, cash, quarters, and economic growth

August 26, 2010 | By Tim Heston

If you work at a Chicagoland shop and need to drive downtown, bring a few extra quarters for parking. According to a recent BusinessWeek article, the Windy City’s government received $1.15 billion from a deal with Morgan Stanley, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Allianz Capital Partners. In...

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How great a sacrifice?

August 24, 2010 | By Eric Lundin

The world watches, the rescuers drill, and the 33 miners wait. The miners are alive, but the conditions are grim. They’re trapped 2,300 feet underground and have taken refuge in a shelter that measures about 525 sq. ft., which means each person gets an area that measures about 3 by 3 ft. The...

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Seeing red

August 23, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

It was a simple task, or so I thought. One of the temples on my favorite pair of eyeglasses — the pair with the Transitions® lenses that are perfect for reading outdoors — broke. I really like the original frames that were less than two-years-old — an inexpensive, yet stylish design from the...

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August business conditions report: Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during next three months

August 23, 2010

According to the August 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months. Conducted monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 130 metal...

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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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