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Fumes + Weld students = Bad news

March 14, 2009

A welding program in northeastern Arizona, looking to improve the air quality in its welding lab, replaced its fume extraction equipment.

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Turning the corner? I don't know

March 12, 2009

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I love conversations with my dad. Not too much is said, but I tend to learn a lot from these brief encounters. Take this interaction when I was a teenager: He"s the equivalent of spoken text messaging. He"s also the reason that I don"t offer too many thoughts on the current state of this...

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AP reports GM does not need March bailout money

March 12, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that General Motors will not need the $2 billion loan installment for March that it requested from the U.S. government in February.According to the AP, GM CFO Ray...

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'Alive and well'

March 11, 2009

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An item in yesterday's "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter described the dialogue surrounding reports of General Motors being more open to filing bankruptcy and the company's rebuttal that its stance on bankruptcy hasn't changed. This item concluded by noting that companies on the...

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HRB prices in free fall

March 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for March 9 dropped 6.3 percent to $479 per ton (on a Euro basis, it dropped 6.5 percent), ex-works, for the 16th consecutive drop....

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You can plasma cut it, but can you weld it?

March 10, 2009

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Time spent on extensive weld prep easily can eliminate any gains made from faster plasma cutting. Put another way, it doesn't matter how fast a plasma cuts if the resulting cut face can't be welded efficiently.

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Bending with kid gloves - TheFabricator.com

Bending with kid gloves

March 10, 2009

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Polyurethane film, inserts, pads, and bottom dies can help prevent marring and, in some cases, allow the die to take on a variety of materials and gauges, including perforated metal and diamond tread plate.

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Air foot switches conform to UL standards for wet, dry environments

March 10, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp. has introduced air foot switches designed to conform with UL standards and to operate in a variety of environments, both wet and dry. Air impulse bulbs are positioned on the...

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Abrasive-belt machine grinding head pivots 360 degrees

March 10, 2009

Dynabrade's Dynafile II air-powered abrasive-belt machine features a grinding head that pivots 360 degrees to access hard-to-reach areas.The machine features a 20,000-RPM, direct-drive air motor that...

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Weld cap sensors detect inclusions, faulty dressing, burrs

March 10, 2009

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced WTS10 weld cap sensors. The diffuse-mode sensors check the quality of welding cap fronts and detect faults such as inclusions, faulty dressing, or burrs.The sensors...

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Vertical press brakes enable accuracy to 0.0001 in.

March 10, 2009

Baileigh Industrial Inc. has added the BP series vertical press brakes to its line of metalworking machinery. Extra-wide guideways and encoder positioning of the vertical movement enable accuracy to...

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End prep tool holds up to three blades at once

March 10, 2009

The MILLHOG® line of end prep tools from ESCO Tool comes with the EscoLock™ blade lock system, which holds up to three blades at once to allow simultaneous beveling, facing, and boring...

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Laser beam analysis system designed for enhanced data baseline accuracy

March 10, 2009

Ophir-Spiricon has introduced the BeamGage™ laser beam analysis system. It is based on UltraCal™, the company's patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3...

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Welding generator produces 6,500 W peak power

March 10, 2009

The new Wildcat® 200 welding generator from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a compact unit that produces 6,500 W of peak generator power and 200-amp DC SMAW and GTAW output. It features a fully...

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Hand-held XRF metal alloy analyzer designed to regain lost traceability

March 10, 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers the Niton® XL3t series X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer with geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology. The unit can instantly...

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