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20 students earn manufacturing scholarships from FMA

June 20, 2011

Twenty students seeking careers in manufacturing each earned $1,500 toward their college or trade school education from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA). This year FMA awarded manufacturing scholarships totaling $30,000. The 2011 winners are: Nicholas Cullum,...

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Serapid hires marketing manager

June 20, 2011

Serapid Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed Bonnie Taube to the position of marketing manager for North America and Europe. She is responsible for coordinating global marketing, developing the corporate brand identity, and generating new project opportunities. Taube has more than 15...

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CCAT expands Advanced Manufacturing Center

June 20, 2011

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has expanded its Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) to include a machining applications laboratory. At the AMC, new technologies are evaluated, proven, and transferred to production. The center allows for development...

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Jagemann Stamping appoints manufacturing manager responsible for ammunition product activities

June 20, 2011

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, Wis., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings, has appointed Mike Jagemann as manufacturing manager, responsible for the management and oversight of ammunition product activities, including engineering, manufacturing, and product development....

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Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line - TheFabricator.com

Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line

June 20, 2011

The TC720 automatic tube saw from BLM Group USA is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit or as part of a fully automated tube processing line controlled by a single CNC. The programming system has an applications-tested database that covers blade speeds and feeds for different materials,...

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Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded

June 20, 2011

Hypertherm has expanded its line of Duramax™ retrofit torches and consumables. The torches now are approved for use on the company's Powermax1650®, and a new straight torch joins the previously released 75-degree hand torch and convertible machine torch. The straight torch, designed...

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Beckwood Press names operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Beckwood Press names operations manager

June 20, 2011

Hydraulic press and automated systems supplier Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has promoted Josh Schroeder to operations manager. In his new position, Schroeder has the primary responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of the company’s engineering and manufacturing departments. He...

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Motoman Robotics recertified as continuing education provider - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics recertified as continuing education provider

June 20, 2011

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has recertified Motoman Robotics, Dayton, Ohio, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., as an authorized provider under the new ANSI/IACET 1-2007 standard. Motoman Robotics has been an authorized provider since 1993,...

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Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces

June 20, 2011

Designed with a horizontal-motor mount, CS Unitec's new MAB 150 portable magnetic drill is suitable for drilling in tight spaces. The 7-in.-tall, 24-lb. drilling machine features a 9.25-amp, 110-V, double-insulated motor with a no-load speed of 400 RPM. With annular cutters, it drills up to 1.5...

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Narrow-link conveyor released - TheFabricator.com

Narrow-link conveyor released

June 20, 2011

DE-STA-CO has announced the release of the CAMCO® Rite-Link conveyor. The slim, compact conveyor features narrow links (1.2 in. wide) with 2.95-, 4.53-, and 5.91-in. pitches. Five standard center distances are available. Custom conveyors also can be assembled and tested for customers'...

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Molybdenum use hits new high

June 20, 2011

Global use of molybdenum has soared to a new high of 474 million lbs., surpassing the peak use in 2007 of 470 million lbs., according to new full-year figures from the International Molybdenum Association, London. The greatest demand for molybdenum in 2010 came from China, where use increased from...

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Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials - TheFabricator.com

Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials

June 20, 2011

The MultiLoc® metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials. Powered by a Multicyl® air/oil intensifier, the fast-advance stroke is followed by a smooth hydraulic action. There are several machine alternatives for fastening sheet metal components....

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Robot pallet wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Robot pallet wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr.

June 20, 2011

GaleWrap has introduced the GW-4100 robot pallet wrapper. Designed for use with the company's oriented film, the wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr. and features a telescoping mast for accommodating loads up to 6 ft. 11 in. high. Features include a fully automated wrap-up/down cycle, built-in...

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Copper alloys medical equipment

Antimicrobial copper displaces stainless steel, germs for medical applications

June 20, 2011

Stainless steel is favored for many uses because it doesn’t rust and it’s easy to clean. However, for medical environments, copper is making inroads. Copper has been shown to kill six varieties of bacteria, and the EPA has registered more than 350 alloys to have antimicrobial properties.

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HPTR titanium tube

HPTR’s past, present, and future — Part I

June 18, 2011 | By Albert Nerino, Mark Deaver, Chris Nagele, John Reinhart

Initially developed in the 1950s for manufacturing tubing with ultrathin walls for nuclear fuel cladding, the high-precision tube roller (HPTR) continues to provide a fast, economical way to achieve extreme reductions in diameter and wall thickness.

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