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Speak up but don't hold your peace

June 4, 2010

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The continuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is silently eating away at my insides. My grandmother purchased a camp in Clermont Harbor, Miss., back in 1969 after Hurricane Camille dramatically rearranged the Gulf Coast. Growing up I spent most of my summers down on the white beaches of the...

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New press brake, new production philosophy - TheFabricator

New press brake, new production philosophy

June 4, 2010

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A new press brake and tooling purchase leads to a new way of thinking about manufacturing, including the reduction of batch sizes and work-in-process.

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Small components, big plans - TheFabricator

Small components, big plans

June 4, 2010

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Since its start as a supplier of a single fabricated item in 1936, Zeman Manufacturing Co. has expanded its fabricating services to include all manner of cutting, bending, end forming, and finishing processes. In response to growing competition from companies in low- cost-of-manufacturing countries, it took a journey down the lean path and became a nimbler company in the process.

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Robotic advancements in welding tube, pipe - TheFabricator

Robotic advancements in welding tube, pipe

June 4, 2010

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Robotics gained a foothold in industry because they can work in environments that are hot, toxic, or otherwise dangerous. The drawback was the programming, which initially was tedious and time-consuming, especially for precision tasks such as welding. Advancements in tactile sensing systems, automated arc welding controls, and software for tube and pipe welding have helped to spread robotic welding technology.

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Crisis management and small business

June 3, 2010

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Google "crisis management" (with the quote marks) and you'll retrieve a list of almost 3 million results, many with links to articles about how companies can manage crises that threaten their existence.   Google "BP crisis management" (also with quote marks) and you’ll get more than 6,000...

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Wire welding in the structural steel world - TheFabricator

Wire welding in the structural steel world

June 1, 2010

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Many structural steel fabricators are loyal to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). But technology advancements in the wire feed process known as flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), paired with an increasingly competitive market, have changed the landscape of structural steel environments, and by extension the opinions of the most loyal SMAW users.

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What's NEXt? Growth - TheFabricator

What's NEXt? Growth

June 1, 2010

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NEX Solutions experiences double-digit growth during the worst economic climate in a generation. How did managers and employees achieve such performance? By adding value.

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High-frequency electric resistance welding: An overview - TheFabricator

High-frequency electric resistance welding: An overview

June 1, 2010

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Architects and engineers are designing structures with new and innovative shapes. To meet these ever-changing requirements, manufacturers may turn to solid-state, high-frequency electric resistance welding (HF ERW) to produce engineered structural sections at high speeds with unlimited beam profiles, better structural performance, and with lighter weights.

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Air-powered drills available in pistol-grip, angle-head, vacuum models

June 1, 2010

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a line of industrial-quality, air-powered drills in pistol-grip, angle-head, and vacuum models. With RPM speeds of 500, 1,000, 2,400, 3,600, 5,500 and 20,000, the...

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Three-roll, pyramid-typed universal roll bending machines introduced - TheFabricator

Three-roll, pyramid-typed universal roll bending machines introduced

June 1, 2010

Eagle Bending Machines Inc. has introduced the ZM402 and ZH402 three-roll, pyramid-type universal roll bending machines. They have a 2-in. capacity, a manually or hydraulically adjusted forming roll,...

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Waterjet cutting system designed for distortion-free contour cutting - TheFabricator

Waterjet cutting system designed for distortion-free contour cutting

June 1, 2010

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the Hydro-Jet Eco 0615 S waterjet cutting system. According to the company, the compact system provides distortion-free contour cutting on almost any type of material,...

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Structural adhesives designed to withstand stress from shock, impact, vibration

June 1, 2010

3M's Scotch-Weld toughened epoxy and acrylic adhesives provide long-term structural reliability under high stress from shock, impact, and vibration. High shear and peel strength enables the adhesives...

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North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication - TheFabricator

North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication

June 1, 2010

MC Machinery System's West Coast dealer, North South Machinery of Brea, Calif., has hired Bob Stewart as vice president of fabrication. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the fabrication...

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Big Kaiser hosts grand opening - TheFabricator

Big Kaiser hosts grand opening

June 1, 2010

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling welcomed customers and partners to the grand opening of its new headquarters April 29-30. The two-day event showcased the new, 33,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Hoffman...

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Prima ships 1,000th CP series industrial laser

June 1, 2010

Prima North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., has shipped its 1,000th CP series industrial CO2 laser. The machine is designed for metal cutting and welding in the aircraft, automotive, agricultural...

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