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Precoated stainless steel improves tactile domes forming - TheFabricator.com

Precoated stainless steel improves tactile domes forming

September 6, 2010 | By Kate Bachman

Situation Tactile domes are used in communication devices as the switch element incorporated into membrane switches and control panels. Generally, they are made of 301 stainless steel preplated with 3 to 7 microns of nickel or silver. A global electronics stamper with business in the tactile...

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The new rules of inventory

September 3, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Dr. Chris Kuehl, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association's economist, had this nugget of wisdom in his "Business Intelligence Brief" for Sept. 2: "The role of the manufacturing sector in this recession and subsequent recovery is going to be studied for a long time. Thus far...

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Tri-State Fabricators, Inc.

September 2, 2010

Tri-State Fabricators, Inc. 1146 Ferris Road Amelia, OH 45102 (Phone) 513-752-5005 (Fax) 513-752-2107 www.tristatefabricators.com sales@tristatefabricators.com By Joe Vogt and Rick Vogt OPENED: 1983 WHY: I...

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Sub-Zero to move 100 hourly jobs from Madison, Wis., to Arizona

September 2, 2010

As reported in the Wisconsin State Journal, Sub-Zero is moving 100 of its nearly 500 hourly jobs from Madison, Wis., to a new factory in Goodyear, Ariz., over the next two years. The company said its goal is "to streamline production and consolidate manufacturing." In a news release, Chuck...

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Future planning starts at FABTECH

September 1, 2010 | By Amanda Carlson

Thom Shelow and wife Teresa Beach-Shelow of Superior Joining Technologies Inc. (SJTI), Machesney Park, Ill., had a plan, and come hell or high water, they were going to move forward. Wanting to diversify their business (read their story, "How can laser work for you?"), they decided to act by...

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Total (hip) recall

September 1, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

Last week I wrote about a problem I encountered when trying to get my eyeglasses repaired — the lenses would not fit the identical replacement frames, because these frames are made in China, and each batch is different. This is just one example of the enormous quality issue surrounding...

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ISM August ROB: New orders, production, employment, and inventories growing; supplier deliveries slower

September 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 16th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Sept. 1 by Norbert J....

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Consequences of a non-neutral Internet

August 31, 2010 | By Tim Heston

In recent weeks the Net neutrality debate took a turn--in what direction? Well, we’re not sure yet. Google, aka the “Don’t be Evil” corporation, came out and said network providers should follow Net neutrality, but only to a point. If Internet service providers (ISPs) need to muck with...

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PMT Corp. acquires Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing Inc.

August 31, 2010

As reported in Crain's Detroit Business, metal stamping supplier PTM Corp. has acquired Fraser, Mich.-based Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing Inc. in a move to add a large press operation and nonautomotive customers. Terms of the acquisition, which closed June 30, were undisclosed. The...

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CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities - TheFabricator.com

CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities

August 30, 2010

Maruka offers the Chiyoda Kogyo EX series CNC tube benders with Windows® XP-based control system. The modularly designed main body has little interference area. The machine features the performance characteristics of the SP series CNC bending machine, along with extendability and new...

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CNC punching machines, ironworkers introduced

August 30, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced Sunrise CNC ironworkers and CNC punching machines. A semiautomatic CNC plate and angle positioning table is available as a factory-installed option on any ironworker or punching machine with a 20-in. or larger throat depth. Its pendant-mounted graphical...

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FMA Communications announces partnership with NOMMA

August 30, 2010

FMA Communications Inc., Rockford, Ill., has announced a partnership with the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). Under the partnership, FMAC serves as the exclusive sales representative for Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metal Fabricator magazine, adding it to its...

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Circular saw blades designed for smooth, fast cuts; less vibration; longer life - TheFabricator.com

Circular saw blades designed for smooth, fast cuts; less vibration; longer life

August 30, 2010

The M. K. Morse Co. has introduced Metal Devil NXT™ metal cutting circular saw blades. The line comprises 10 new steel cutting blades from 5-3/8 to 14 in. The blades' rake angles and tooth geometries have been optimized for each diameter of blade, resulting in smooth, fast cuts; less...

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Solar Mfg. receives order for vacuum carburizing furnace

August 30, 2010

Solar Mfg. Inc., Souderton, Pa., has received an order for a specialized top-loading vacuum furnace required by a manufacturer of tube fittings, adapters, valves, filters, and related coupling hardware. Primary application of the vacuum furnace will be for the development and expansion of...

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Roll-Kraft expands at three locations - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft expands at three locations

August 30, 2010

Roll-Kraft plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in its facilities in Mentor, Ohio; Frankfurt, Ill.; and Woodbridge, Ont. The Illinois and Ontario facilities will add CNC machines, while the headquarters location in Ohio will install a new wire EDM. The new machines will eliminate...

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