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Tool deburrs parts on punch press

April 25, 2011

Wilson has introduced a tool that deburrs parts on the punch press. Available for TRUMPF® or thick-turret-style punch presses, the tool coins a small chamfer on the cut edge to deburr straight lines or arcs, including acute angles and very small radii. The ball assembly design helps reduce setup...

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Amada to build laser manufacturing center in California

April 25, 2011

Mitsuo Okamoto, president and CEO of Amada Co., Ltd., has announced plans to broaden the company's global manufacturing capabilities. In addition to its manufacturing centers located in Japan and France, Amada has unveiled plans to build manufacturing centers in China and the U.S. The new...

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Fiber lasers make their mark on thin-gauge cutting

April 21, 2011 | By Dan Davis

The eyes don't lie. Solid-state lasers can hum. I've seen these fiber lasers running at EuroBlech 2010 in Hannover, Germany, and FABTECH 2010 in Atlanta. Most recently I witnessed another "fiber" laser at INTECH North America, TRUMPF's customer event at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The...

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Trickle-down effect of rising fuel costs

April 20, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Yesterday's "Tube Talk" e-newsletter discussed rising gas prices and the effect the increase is having on small businesses. More than 64 percent of small business owners polled on DollarDays.com said revenue is down as a result of increased gas prices, and more than a quarter said they will have...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association names 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners

April 20, 2011

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) has announced the 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Awards winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety....

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Two ways to manage manufacturing risk

April 19, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Last week I visited two facilities that focused on low- to medium-volume manufacturing. Both customize products to meet customer needs. Both tout quick response and comprehensive customer service. Yet in many respects, the two couldn’t have been more different. A week ago today I pulled into the...

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A method to job shop software madness

April 19, 2011 | By Adria Iles

Choosing job shop software can be a daunting task. How can you be sure to choose a system that accomplishes the tasks you want and provides the best return on investment?

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Timken to increase capacity across steel plants

April 19, 2011

The Timken Company will increase its annual steelmaking capacity by 120,000 tons across its steel manufacturing facilities in Canton, Ohio. The company is achieving this boost through a series of improvements at its Harrison Steel Plant that build upon and further leverage the $60 million...

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DeWys Manufacturing invests in new technology

April 18, 2011

West Michigan-based metal fabrication company DeWys Manufacturing Inc. has announced that it has invested in an automated loader/un-loader for its new laser cutting systems. The company recently acquired a new Amada Pulsar 2415 4kW 5 ft. by 16 ft. Production Laser System from Amada America. The...

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Bisco Industries opens facility in Virginia

April 18, 2011

Continuing its aggressive expansion, Bisco Industries Inc., a global distributor of electronic components, fasteners, and distribution services based in Anaheim, Calif., has opened its 38th facility. The new facility is located in Richmond, Va. Glen Ceiley is the chairman and CEO, Don Wagner is...

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Jagemann Stamping names engineering manager

April 18, 2011

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has named Dan Myers as engineering manager fineblank/progressive tooling. He is responsible for the management and oversight of fineblanking activities, including engineering and sales...

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Laser system combines fiber technology with 12,000-IPM linear-motor axis drives

April 18, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has expanded its laser cutting product line with the CL-900 series fiber laser cutting system. It combines fiber laser technology with 12,000-IPM linear-motor axis drives to cut mild steel two to three times faster than conventional lasers, according to the manufacturer....

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Welding package designed for multiprocesses

April 18, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the MultiMaster® 300, an industrial ready-to-weld package for GMAW, DC GTAW, and SMAW. It is designed for general fabrication, civil construction, repair and maintenance, and pipe welding. Proprietary Super Switch™ technology features a...

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Hand-operated grinder deburs laser-cut, punched parts - TheFabricator.com

Hand-operated grinder deburs laser-cut, punched parts

April 18, 2011

AM Machinery Sales Inc. has introduced the SwingGrinder for deburring laser-cut and punched parts. According to the manufacturer, the machine is three to four times faster than manual deburring. The hand-operated device, which features a rotating head, provides a grinding disc on one side and...

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American Weldquip appoints district manager - north central region - TheFabricator.com

American Weldquip appoints district manager - north central region

April 18, 2011

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, has appointed Marty Voss as district sales manager – north central region. In this position, he is responsible for managing activities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Voss joins the company with more than 25 years of process...

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