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Hardness testers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Hardness testers introduced

May 31, 2011

The MicroMet 6000 series, a new class of dead-weight microindentation Vickers/Knoop hardness testers, is available from Buehler. The unit's hybrid user interface combines a touchscreen LCD for setup and data entry with hard-switch buttons for daily operation. A tabbed menu structure enables...

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Ergonomic manipulator available in load capacities of 330, 550, and 880 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Ergonomic manipulator available in load capacities of 330, 550, and 880 lbs.

May 31, 2011

The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator from Haeco counterbalances heavy loads to allow an operator to suspend, rotate, tilt, and transfer product with precision and reduced effort. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, three different models offer load...

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Macsteel renamed by Brazilian owner

May 31, 2011

Gerdau S.A., Brazilian owner of Macsteel, Jackson, Mich., has changed the company's official name from Gerdau Macsteel to Gerdau Special Steel North America. The new name coincides with the 110th anniversary of Gerdau's founding and an accompanying companywide rebranding. "We saw this anniversary...

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Yamaha moves ATV production to U.S.

May 31, 2011

Yamaha Motor Corp., Cypress, Calif., and Yamaha Motor Mfg. Corp. of America (YMMC) have announced that production of new ATV models has been moved from overseas facilities to Yamaha's Newnan, Ga., factory. The company has invested more than $250 million in the factory in the past 10 years. This is...

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Metal Sales Mfg. expands Denver location

May 31, 2011

Metal Sales Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has added 36,000 sq. ft. to its Denver facility. The location, the largest of 20 nationwide, now has a total of 132,000 sq. ft. and employs 80 full-time workers serving Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho,...

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Prima Power Laserdyne begins manufacturing Rapido laser in Champlin, Minn. - TheFabricator.com

Prima Power Laserdyne begins manufacturing Rapido laser in Champlin, Minn.

May 31, 2011

Prima Power Laserdyne has begun manufacturing the Rapido laser system at its Champlin, Minn., facility. Previously manufactured and delivered to the North American market exclusively from Prima Industrie S.p.A. headquarters in Torino, Italy, Rapido systems now will also be assembled, tested, and...

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Mexican manufacturing keeps moving forward

May 26, 2011 | By Dan Davis

An interesting thing occurred during my recent trip to attend FABTECH® Mexico, May 11-13, in Monterrey, Mexico. I ate fried crickets, but that wasn't it. I witnessed a spark of fabricating equipment innovation that originated within the country's own borders and from the minds of its talented...

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HRB prices down worldwide

May 26, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for May 23 slipped 0.3 percent to $634 per ton after rising four consecutive times. The World export HRB price slipped 0.5 percent to $728 per ton, FOB the port of export, after rising two weeks ago. The Western European HRB price fell...

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Factory workers and lawyers

May 25, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

A Fiscal Times article posted on money.msn.com May 23 noted that the U.S. labor market has been looking stronger in recent months as private-sector companies have added two million workers since early 2010, with the "overwhelming bulk" coming from small businesses.  As reported, so far this year,...

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U.S. durable goods orders post biggest decline in six months

May 25, 2011

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $7.1 billion or 3.6 percent to $189.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This is the largest decline recorded in six months. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 4.4 percent March increase. Excluding...

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Seconn Fabrication earns Sustainability Award

May 23, 2011

Seconn Fabrication, Waterford, Conn., has been awarded the Sustainability Award from Legrand |Ortronics. According to Nitin Raj Sharma, director of strategic sourcing at Legrand |Ortronics, the company "was pleased to find a supplier [Seconn Fabrication] that took the initiative prior to being...

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Cleaner, degreaser has blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications - TheFabricator.com

Cleaner, degreaser has blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications

May 23, 2011

Mean Green® industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser from CR Brands Inc. has a blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications. The product dissolves grease and grime quickly and lifts stains off all surfaces without environmentally harmful solvents. It is suitable...

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End prep tool features air power-assisted clamping - TheFabricator.com

End prep tool features air power-assisted clamping

May 23, 2011

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ end prep tool from Esco Tool features air power-assisted clamping for instant attach and release to the tube or pipe ID. Developed for repetitive end preps on tubes from 0.5 to 3 in. OD, the tool is suitable for use on boiler panels in limited-access...

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Flexible abrasive wheels offer extended wear - TheFabricator.com

Flexible abrasive wheels offer extended wear

May 23, 2011

Smooth Touch™ flexible, cotton-fiber abrasive wheels for pipe thread cleaning, polishing, and blending have been introduced by Rex-Cut Products Inc. They are made of cotton fiber impregnated with abrasives and a proprietary bond that allows them to last up to five times longer than...

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AccuBilt hires sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

AccuBilt hires sales engineer

May 23, 2011

AccuBilt Inc., Jackson, Mich., has named Jon Grugel as sales engineer. He has more than 20 years of sales experience in the welding industry working with robotic integrators, gas and welding supply distributors, welding power supply companies, and metal fabricators, as well as other industries....

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