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M&M Mfg. acquires Wilkins Corp.

October 11, 2010

M&M Mfg. LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, a portfolio company of TGF Management Corp., has announced its acquisition of The Wilkins Corp., Little Rock, Ark. Wilkins is a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of steel duct pipe and fittings for the HVAC industry. Operating out of a 50,000-sq.-ft....

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Weld cleaning brush designed for use on 4.5-in minigrinders - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush designed for use on 4.5-in minigrinders

October 11, 2010

Weiler Corp. has added a 4.5-in. Roughneck® to its line of stringer bead brushes. It is designed for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders for surface preparation, root-pass weld cleaning, and interpass weld cleaning. The brush features a high knot count and short trim length. It is available in...

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Cost estimating products offered with either perpetual or subscription-based licensing options

October 11, 2010

MTI Systems has released three new Costimator product configurations with either perpetual or subscription-based licensing options. Costimator Express is a stand-alone version designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized parts suppliers. This entry-level version provides all the necessary...

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Industrial manufacturers feel economic recovery is on track

October 11, 2010

Prime Advantage, Chicago, has announced the results of its sixth Prime Advantage Group Outlook Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for 2010. The study results indicate that the sense of confidence that returned to small and midsized industrial...

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Workshop to explore enhancement of lean tools

October 11, 2010

The Ohio State University is hosting a free workshop entitled "Industrial Engineering (IE) Science Helps to Adapt and Enhance the Lean Tools for High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing" on Dec. 9, 2010. Industrial engineers have an opportunity to develop the next generation of computer-aided lean tools....

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Welding helmet upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet upgraded

October 11, 2010

ArcOne has redesigned the Vision® helmet, upgrading both the shape of the helmet and the AD filter choices. Available filters are the Xtreme® dual, the new Xtreme Vi, and the Xtreme V with a 12.6-sq.-in. viewing area, with a 3 in the light state and shades 5-13 in the dark state. The...

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Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle - TheFabricator.com

Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle

October 11, 2010

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the OS32C Type 3 compact safety laser scanner. It has a 4.11-in. profile, 2.87-lb. weight, and 5-W power consumption. The detection zones are flexible and easily configured. The status display and eight patented individual sector indicators...

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CCAT hosts laser safety officer training

October 11, 2010

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) will host a laser safety officer training program at the CCAT Innovation Center in East Hartford, Conn. The program, being presented by the LaserVision Academy on Nov. 16-18, 2010, is designed for individuals using or working with lasers in...

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Chicago-Wilcox announces staff promotions

October 11, 2010

Chicago-Wilcox Inc., South Holland, Ill., has announced several staff changes to manage current and planned business growth in 2011 and 2012. Dan DeVeau has assumed responsibility as president of operations. He was group president at Berkshire Hathaway and chairman and owner of CP Industries Inc....

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RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China - TheFabricator.com

RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China

October 11, 2010

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has supplied Nanjing Turbine & Electric Machinery Group Co. Ltd. (NTC), located in China, with 40 tons of light-walled titanium tubing. The Chinese...

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Coe Press Equipment adds distributor in Canada

October 11, 2010

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the addition of Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT), located in New Dundee, Ont., to its North American distributor network. The company represents Coe’s coil handling and feeding equipment throughout Canada. In addition to being a...

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ABB appoints head of Robot Products Group in U.S. - TheFabricator.com

ABB appoints head of Robot Products Group in U.S.

October 11, 2010

ABB, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced the appointment of Joe Campbell as vice president of its U.S. Robot Products Group. In this position, he leads the sales, market development, technical support, and production delivery of the company’s robots in the U.S. Campbell joined ABB Robotics...

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Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies

October 11, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® StickScrew® system for small-screw insertion has been re-engineered with a new StickShooter™ driver, offering the capability to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies and allow for quick tooling changeover. The self-contained system combines the...

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Titanium foam developed for bone implants

October 11, 2010

A new material for bone implants could replace current solid-metal titanium implants to help improve flexibility and bone regrowth. Peter Quadbeck of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, and his colleagues have created a...

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Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation - TheFabricator.com

Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation

October 11, 2010

Kalamazoo Industries' model KVF3 vibratory finisher is designed for deburring, polishing, and other finishing operations requiring the gentle vibrating action of rotating media. The unit features a 3.3-cu.-ft.-capacity steel tub with cast urethane lining; a 0.75-HP, single-phase, 110-VAC motor;...

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