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Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Flow Intl. to use Nexen roller pinion systems in waterjet machines

October 24, 2011

Nexen Group Inc., Vadnais Heights, Minn., has entered into an exclusive agreement with Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., to use Nexen's roller pinion system for Flow’s new line of waterjet machines. The system offers linear positioning with zero backlash for high-precision motion control...

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Weld electrocleaning system components introduced - TheFabricator.com

Weld electrocleaning system components introduced

October 24, 2011

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced new components for its Surfox weld electrocleaning system, including two types of electrolyte cleaning solution, a new application pad, a passivation tester, a stainless steel grade ID tester, and marking kits. The electrocleaning system cleans...

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Replacement CO2 laser optics designed to eliminate the need for beam centering upon installation

October 24, 2011

II-VI Infrared provides replacement cut lenses used in TRUMPF®'s latest-generation TruLaser single-cutting-head machines. The lenses feature a contoured flat on one edge that works with TRUMPF's LensLine monitoring system. The system monitors cut lens contamination and provides feedback to the...

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Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork - TheFabricator.com

Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork

October 24, 2011

MAGNUM CLEAN® is an elastic disc from CS Unitec Inc. for the deep cleaning of metals. The disc removes paint, rust, scale, and oil smears, cleaning and exposing without material removal. It is suitable for use in fabrication shops on thin sheet metal, for cleaning welds on stainless steel,...

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DoALL names new executive at Continental Machines

October 24, 2011

DoALL Co., Wheeling, Ill., has hired Kurt Plechaty as executive vice president in charge of plant operations at Continental Machines. An engineer, Plechaty has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and quality. Located in Savage, Minn., Continental Machines manufactures band saws under...

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Faro Technologies launches campaign to help breast cancer research

October 24, 2011

Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has launched the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which includes an online message board to raise money for breast cancer research. Visitors to www.faro.com/wearpink are invited to add their name and message to...

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Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip - TheFabricator.com

Nitrile gloves feature improved oil and industrial grease grip

October 24, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers updated Jackson Safety G40 nitrile foam-coated gloves that are washable and silicone-free. The enhanced gloves, now colored blue instead of the former purple, feature improved oil and industrial grease grip and maintain EN388 ratings through at least five wash...

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Shaw establishes fabricating, manufacturing joint venture in Brazil

October 24, 2011

The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has announced a new joint venture between Shaw's Fabrication & Manufacturing Group and Empresa Brasileira de Solda Eletrica S.A. (EBSE), a manufacturer and fabricator in Brazil. The joint venture, EBSE Shaw Spool Solutions Fabricação de Sistemas de...

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Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature

October 24, 2011

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Green corrosion inhibitor introduced

October 24, 2011

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metcor 52, a botanical, water-based corrosion inhibitor. The product serves as an alternative to oil- and solvent-based rust inhibitors, eliminating VOCs associated with these products. The biodegradable corrosion inhibitor provides 12 months of indoor protection on...

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NAM document outlines plan for U.S. economic growth

October 24, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has published a plan to revive the economy and put Americans back to work. Called A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth, the document is based on NAM's Manufacturing Strategy and features the policies needed to...

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Exhibitor registration strong for wire and Tube 2012

October 24, 2011

Less than six months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, 1,810 exhibitors from around the world have registered to take part. The international trade fairs will take place March 26-30, 2012, in Düsseldorf,...

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The choice of reading about greatness

October 21, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I once knew a gentleman in the metal fabricating business who said his favorite leisure-time activity was reading "business books." Wow. Nothing says "party" like a weekend with Blue Ocean Strategy or The Wisdom of Crowds. Pardon me if I'm skeptical of such literary efforts. But I've met a bunch...

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Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables - TheFabricator.com

Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables

October 20, 2011 | By Frank Laberi

For GMAW consumables in particular, several pitfalls exist that can shorten their life span. Taking the time to learn tips for keeping them clean and lasting longer can positively affect productivity, quality, and the bottom line.

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3-D CAD: Producing a 2-D flat layout from 3-D data - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD: Producing a 2-D flat layout from 3-D data

October 20, 2011 | By Gerald Davis

After demonstrating how a 3-D concept model can be turned into a production model, which is useful for as long as the project has the green light, columnist Gerald Davis takes a look at how you can take a concept model and turn it into a simple flat layout for CNC fabricating equipment.

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