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Stainless steel/polyester reinforced knit glove protects against cuts, abrasions, slips

March 7, 2011

Showa Best Glove offers the 250 Aegis KVS4 stainless steel/polyester reinforced aramid knit glove with sponge nitrile coating. The glove features a coated palm, elasticated cuff, seamless knit, and lightly pebbled finish. Made of Kevlar® fiber, the glove does not contain silicones. It is designed...

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Metcam earns Gold Level Partner designation from Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia

March 7, 2011

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs based in Alpharetta, Ga., has announced that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. The partnership fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental...

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Press brake automation software designed to facilitate quick production

March 7, 2011

Haco-Atlantic has partnered with Robosoft to provide an automated production cell for press brakes. The software allows the production of a complete part in less than one minute, according to the manufacturer. The software can be used in combination with the new Haco robotic cell to provide...

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Tube measuring software introduced

March 7, 2011

Advanced Tubular Technologies and Faro Technologies have collaborated to introduce VTube tube measuring software. When used with a Faro Laser ScanArm®, the software can reverse-engineer a new part with five bends in less than two minutes, according to the manufacturer. This includes software...

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Industrial Magnetics celebrates 50 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Industrial Magnetics celebrates 50 years in business

March 7, 2011

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2011 as a manufacturer of magnetic components and assemblies. Established in 1961 in Detroit by Mike Stowe, the company began by serving the automotive markets with holding and fixturing magnets. The company...

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PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system - TheFabricator.com

PennEngineering awarded license for patented drive system

March 7, 2011

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has been awarded a license from Phillips Screw Co. for its patented MORTORQ® Super spiral drive system. The proprietary drive system was developed to deliver high torque for fasteners without damaging screw heads or surrounding areas. The drive will be...

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Marmon/Keystone opens hot-rolled seamless tubing depot on West Coast

March 7, 2011

Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., has added a hot-rolled seamless tubing depot at its Los Angeles branch. This new inventory supplies customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Utah. The new depot stocks the sizes of hot-rolled seamless tubing that previously had been shipping out...

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Weld gas analyzer helps ensure optimum conditions for stainless welding

March 7, 2011

Weldwide Solutions Ltd. offers two models of weld gas analyzers for measuring the oxygen content in the purge environment to help ensure optimum conditions for stainless welding and to help eliminate weld oxidation. Both the Ar-Gone and new, exclusive-design Argo-Naught analyzers provide...

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Lantek celebrates 25 years in fabrication industry

March 7, 2011

Lantek, Miñano (Álava), Spain, marks 25 years in business during 2011. Formed in 1986, the company originally developed software products before specializing in CAD/CAM and ERP systems for sheet metal applications. The company has 25 subsidiaries in 17 countries, as well as an extensive network...

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Zero-backlash servo drive can be used with rotary and linear systems - TheFabricator.com

Zero-backlash servo drive can be used with rotary and linear systems

March 7, 2011

DE-STA-CO has announced the release of the CAMCO® RSD rotary servo drive. The zero-backlash, cam-actuated drive can be used with rotary and linear systems. The new drive is compatible with a variety of industry-standard servomotors, offering the flexibility and logic to handle applications...

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Lincoln Electric's virtual reality welding system wins international innovation award - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric's virtual reality welding system wins international innovation award

March 7, 2011

The VRTEX® 360 virtual reality welding system from Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been recognized by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) with its 2011 Heinz Sossenheimer Award. This accolade is conferred every two years in recognition of software systems that contribute to...

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Answers to 6 FAQs about FCAW-SS

March 7, 2011 | By Andy Monk

A reliable process for heavy-duty applications, self-shielded flux-cored welding (FCAW-SS) has its challenges. Here are some FAQs about these challenges and suggestions for overcoming them.

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AK Tube plants recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 3, 2011

The Columbus, Indiana, and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, have been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) — a leading trade organization that serves the metal forming and fabricating...

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Manufacturing hiring continues to improve

March 3, 2011

The U.S. private-sector labor force is forecasted to add jobs in manufacturing in March compared with last year, but hiring will ebb in the service sector for the same timeframe, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE)...

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Welders, wars, and monuments

March 2, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

On a recent trip to the Washington D.C. area, my husband and I took the American Spirit Monument Tour. With only a little time for sightseeing, we had to choose what we wanted to see most, and the monuments won out. Yes, I have seen them many times in movies — who can forget the Lincoln Memorial...

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