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Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power

October 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the W2000 7-in. angle grinder. The unit delivers 2,000 W of power for cutting, grinding, and sanding applications. Equipped with a 7-in. wheel guard, the grinder features a 15-amp motor, 89 in.-lbs. of torque, and a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM. It includes a simplified on/off...

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Electric lift trucks have tight turning radius, low center of gravity - TheFabricator.com

Electric lift trucks have tight turning radius, low center of gravity

October 17, 2011

The QX series is Nissan Forklift Corp.'s newest addition to its Platinum family of electric lift trucks. The series includes four models with capacities from 4,000 to 6,000 lbs., using 80-V, 100 percent AC power. The trucks feature a tight turning radius and low center of gravity. The standard...

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PennEngineering named official licensee for REMINC

October 17, 2011

PennEngineering®, a manufacturer of fasteners for electronics, industrial, and aerospace applications in Danboro, Pa., has been named as an official Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. (REMINC) licensee for TRILOBULAR™ and REMFORM™ thread-forming fasteners. Both fastener families...

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K&M Machine Fabricating hires operations manager

October 17, 2011

K&M Machine Fabricating Inc., Cassopolis, Mich., a provider of outsourced fabricating and machining services to the construction equipment, mining equipment, and power-generation industries, has hired Bart Hatch as operations manager. Before joining the company, Hatch worked for Whirlpool...

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Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life

October 17, 2011

Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM consumables when cutting at 275 amps and below, and more...

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Pferd names new director of sales

October 17, 2011

Pferd Inc., a producer of abrasive products, cutting tools, brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., and the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced the appointment of Mark Noe as director of sales. In this newly created position, Noe is...

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The power of positive thinking

October 13, 2011 | By Dan Davis

I've been in metal fabricating shops where company managers are open with information and make it a point to communicate regularly with their employees. Boy, does that make a difference. Even in the most trying of times—the first half of 2009, for example—this type of commitment kept everyone...

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Overlaying sheave

Don’t junk it, make it better

October 10, 2011 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

By using today’s new alloys, you can cut costs, extend equipment use, and actually improve products. Here are some examples of how this can be done by welding with aluminum bronze (CuAl).

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FABTECH 2011

Discover technology, opportunity at FABTECH® 2011

October 10, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

North America's largest metal finishing, forming, fabricating, and welding tradeshow returns to Lake Michigan shores Nov. 14-17.

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weld-seam normalizing

Heat-treating line pipe weld seams

October 10, 2011

As the use of thick-walled pipe for API applications grows, so does the need to verify that it has been correctly normalized. Use of 2-D simulation verifies that the temperatures and heating pattern needed to obtain the desired strength and toughness have been achieved.

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Trumpet

Brass instrument manufacturing: How metal makes music

October 10, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Getzen Co. uses 200-year-old technology to make its high-end trumpets and trombones. Walking into the company’s Elkhorn, Wis., facility is a bit like walking into a metalworking museum. Here, worker experience and skill reign supreme.

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Iron-worker

The ironworker stands ready for production

October 10, 2011 | By Mike Albrecht

These days the ironworker can play a role in production, thanks in part to the custom tooling available, as well as positioning and gauging systems that add accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency to the operation.

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Electromagnetic bending brake designed for light-duty forming - TheFabricator.com

Electromagnetic bending brake designed for light-duty forming

October 7, 2011

The Tennsmith electromagnetic brake from Trick Tools is designed without a full-length upper beam. This clamping system design eliminates typical interference points and incorporates only one moving part for light-duty forming. The machine comes with tooling for forming complex shapes,...

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Compact robotic welding cell requires only 32.8 sq. ft. of floor space

October 7, 2011

Reis Robotics offers the RV10-6 compact robotic welding cell. The movable, enclosed cell includes the robot, a high-capacity RobotStarV control, and two freely programmable additional axes. All supply, exhaust, and safety requirements are integrated within the cell. Its floor space requirement is...

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Robotic welding package suitable for small operations - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding package suitable for small operations

October 7, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced ArcPack™ Lean 1410, a fully configured, quick-start robotic welding package suitable for small operations. The system includes an IRB 1410 robot; an IRC5 compact controller; a Fronius TransSteel 3500 power supply and wire feeder; and a Tregaskiss 500-amp,...

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