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Waukesha Metal Products nominated for 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 22, 2011

Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has been nominated for a 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award. The company, one of 53 Wisconsin companies nominated for this year's awards, is competing in the Small Company category, for companies with 1 to 99 employees. Waukesha Metal Products...

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Coe Press Equipment expands to Brazilian market

February 22, 2011

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced its expansion into Brazil through a new business partnership with Cydak do Brasil Ltd., a distributor and integrator experienced in retrofitting and commissioning of stamping presses and sheet metal processing equipment. Cydak, located in...

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Waterjet cutting head delivers up to 8.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting head delivers up to 8.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water

February 22, 2011

Jet Edge’s High Flow Abrasivejet delivers up to 3.5 lbs./min. of abrasive and up to 8.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for abrasive waterjet cutting applications. The cutting head is suitable for making separation cuts in steel plates or pipes. It can operate at up to 55,000 PSI and is...

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Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

February 22, 2011

The BySprint Fiber 3015 is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention Fiber laser machine. The laser is the company's first production series laser cutting system to employ fiber laser technology. Equipped with a 2-kW Fiber 2000 fiber...

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Flux-cored welding wires suitable for HSLA steel applications

February 22, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers two gas-shielded, flux-cored welding wires: Tri-Mark® TM-811N1 and TM-811N2. With their low-temperature impact strengths, the wires are suitable for petrochemical applications and the fabrication of mining and earthmoving equipment (TM-811N1), along with shipbuilding,...

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Arc welding robot fully integrates process equipment - TheFabricator.com

Arc welding robot fully integrates process equipment

February 22, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 2600ID integrated dress pack model midsized robot designed for arc welding. With its 6.56-ft. reach and 17.64-lb. payload, the robot features a flexible conduit in its upper arm/wrist for routing the cables and hoses, fully integrating the process equipment...

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Maysteel announces executive appointments

February 22, 2011

Maysteel LLC, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis., has announced several changes to its executive staff. The company has named J. Monte Roach as president and CEO, Kevin Matkin as vice president of operations, and Elizabeth (Beth) Feldman as chief financial officer....

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Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter

February 22, 2011

The Fronius Fazor 1000 welding helmet features a continuously adjustable autodarkening filter (9-13) and a switching time (bright to dark) of 0.22 ms. Sensitivity can be adjusted between active and inactive. The helmet weighs 1.3 lbs. and features an adjustable headband for proper...

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FMA seeks participants for 2011 Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey

February 22, 2011

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) encourages industry executives to participate in the 2011 Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey that will provide comprehensive data for company owners and managers in the metal forming and fabricating industry. The...

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Timken increasing prices on special bar quality products

February 22, 2011

The Timken Company has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $40 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on April 1, 2011, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges remain in effect....

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What would-be MIG welders want to know: Where can I learn, and what equipment do I need?

February 22, 2011 | By Marty Rice

Welding instructor and reader-favorite author Marty Rice answers the two questions he’s most often asked by those interested in learning to MIG weld.

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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development - TheFabricator.com

Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development

February 17, 2011

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, announces the appointment of Frank Baeumler to the position of vice president of business development. He is responsible for identifying complementary business segments for the company to provide diversification and...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery promotes regional managers

February 17, 2011

Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., has promoted David Wetzel and David Fridey to regional managerial positions. Wetzel has been with the company for five years and has 23 years of experience in the metal fabrication machine tool industry. He oversees all sales managerial duties for the...

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Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position - TheFabricator.com

Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position

February 17, 2011

Meta Vision Systems has introduced a new version of its VistaWeld laser guidance system for increasing the speed and accuracy of SAW in longitudinal pipe mills. The new version includes noncontact tracking of the true root position and built-in look-ahead compensation as standard features. The...

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