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EMT West names managing director

August 23, 2011

EMT (Elite Mfg. Technologies) West, Henderson, Nev., has appointed Rahul Sarkar to the new position of managing director. As managing director, he is responsible for overseeing all facility operations and production, as well as direct quality and lean manufacturing initiatives. Sarkar has more...

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Metal cutting consumables for Kjellberg systems introduced

August 23, 2011

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, has introduced Centricut consumables for owners of Kjellberg's Fine Focus 800 Plus system or HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i systems. The consumables are designed for companies that own these systems and cut mild steel using...

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Serapid supplies push/pull systems to Reed City Tool - TheFabricator.com

Serapid supplies push/pull systems to Reed City Tool

August 23, 2011

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has delivered several push/pull systems for die handling automation to Reed City Tool of Reed City, Mich. Seven RollBeams are used to push the dies in and out of the presses. Six have 5 ft. of travel and one has 10 ft. of travel. Each pushes the 18,000-lb....

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Airtronics Metal Products launches subsidiary to build food carts, trailers

August 23, 2011

Airtronics Metal Products, San Jose, Calif., a sheet metal design, engineering, and fabrication firm, has launched Metal Gourmet™, a subsidiary devoted to the design, assembly, and distribution of high-end mobile food carts and trailers. "What distinguishes Metal Gourmet from other food cart...

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Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power - TheFabricator.com

Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power

August 23, 2011

Thermal Arc®, a Thermadyne® brand, offers the first in a series of three-in-one multiprocess, fully integrated, portable welding systems for GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW applications. The Fabricator® 181i system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power from a 33-lb., compact system. Standard...

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Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models

August 23, 2011

Scotchman® Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced pipe notchers by ALMI. Suitable for preparing double-corner joints for welding, the machines help ensure that the correct cope is made on gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Three types of notchers are available: manual,...

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Avoiding a manufacturing traffic jam

August 22, 2011 | By Tim Heston

When do more cars travel on the highway, before or during rush hour?  It’s rush hour, right? Well, it depends on how you interpret the question. During rush hour, plenty of cars flood the highway at once, but they all take more time to get where they’re going. In fact, there’s a good chance...

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Optimism for 2012

August 18, 2011 | By Dan Davis

As the stock market implodes and everyone plans for what they believe to be an impending recession, I'm asking people to take a deep breath. Metal fabricators are optimistic for 2012, and so am I. Is the stock market truly something we want to use as a measuring stick for overall economic health...

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Metal fabrication goes back to school

August 16, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Last week I spoke with Harry Moser, chairman emeritus of GF AgieCharmilles LLC, the machine tool company. He will speak at the upcoming FABTECH expo in Chicago about his Reshoring Initiative. Moser has developed Total Cost of Ownership Estimator software that breaks down the costs and risks of...

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FAB 40 list debuts on thefabricator.com

August 16, 2011

FMA Communications Inc. has announced the online debut of the 2011 FAB 40 company list on its Web site. The list, posted under the "FAB 40" navigational tab or directly at www.thefabricator.com/fab40, ranks the most successful U.S. metal fabricating companies as profiled in the June 2011 issue of...

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Servo drive system for plasma, oxyfuel cutting introduced - TheFabricator.com

Servo drive system for plasma, oxyfuel cutting introduced

August 16, 2011

Dynatorch has introduced its XLR8 CNC motion control system with integrated arc voltage torch height control for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. Utilizing the company's proprietary software, the system is designed for increased torque and faster communications for enhanced detail and smooth motion....

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Fisher-Barton opens new materials research lab

August 15, 2011

The Fisher-Barton Group hosted the grand opening of its new $2 million, 1,800-sq.-ft. materials research laboratory Aug. 2 in Watertown, Wis. The new lab houses up-to-date instruments for the microscopic, chemical, and mechanical analysis of metals and other materials. Capabilities include...

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TRUMPF presents 2011 awards to distributors - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF presents 2011 awards to distributors

August 15, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., a producer of lasers and other fabricating machinery in Farmington, Conn., has presented 2011 awards of sales achievement to three of its distributors. Fabricating Machine Technology, Cleveland, received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of its...

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Safety switch mats provide more than 3 million actuations - TheFabricator.com

Safety switch mats provide more than 3 million actuations

August 15, 2011

Tapeswitch offers safety switch mats for protecting machinery, personnel, and equipment. The mats provide more than 3 million actuations, can be actuated at any point, and are fail-safe. The mats come in several styles, including the abrasion-resistant ControlMat, the puncture-proof and...

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Matheson opens winery, welding, and gas center

August 15, 2011

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened a new winery, welding, and gas center in St. Helena, Calif. This location is part of the company's western zone, central region and is positioned in Napa Valley wine country. The location offers easy access to winery, mechanical, and medical customers, the...

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