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Welding chrome-moly steel - TheFabricator.com

Welding chrome-moly steel

September 8, 2010 | By Joe Bundy

Welding chrome-moly tube and pipe conventionally is done with shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) or submerged arc welding (SAW). Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) has been tried, but the wires had some drawbacks that prevented widespread acceptance. Recent developments have reduced some of these disadvantages, so GMAW deserves a fresh look. The switch might lead to improvements in the weld's characteristics or welding productivity.

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SAS Marketing, Optrel AG form strategic agency partnership

September 7, 2010

Optrel AG (Switzerland), formerly Sperian Welding Protection AG, has formed a strategic agency partnership with SAS Marketing LLC, located in Coventry, R.I. Resulting from Optrel AG's detachment from its parent company, Sperian Protection, SAS assumes the account management and growth initiative...

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Coe Press Equipment ships progressive feed line - TheFabricator.com

Coe Press Equipment ships progressive feed line

September 7, 2010

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped a new progressive feed line to Royal Die and Stamping, Bensenville, Ill., a provider of stamped components to the automotive, electronics, and telecommunication industries. The line can handle maximum coil widths of 18 in. with 8,000-lb....

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Joining Technologies opens laser additive manufacturing facility - TheFabricator.com

Joining Technologies opens laser additive manufacturing facility

September 7, 2010

Joining Technologies has added a new laser cladding workcell to its laser additive manufacturing division and is opening an additional production facility to house the unit, along with other equipment related to the laser additive process. The 10,000-sq.-ft., multipurpose industrial flex...

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Direct Metals Co. achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

September 7, 2010

Direct Metals Co. LLC has become an ISO 9001:2008-certified organization at both locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Park City, Ill. Its ISO conformance extends to warehousing, sales, fabrication, and distribution of all its industrial metals and fiberglass products. The company also is...

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Software provides end-to-end management of orders, materials, parts, nests, and assemblies

September 7, 2010

JETCAM Intl. s.a.r.l. will showcase its CrossTrack™ order, material, and assembly management software suite, along with the latest version of the JETCAM Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software, at FABTECH 2010. The software suite provides end-to-end management of orders, materials, parts, nests, and...

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wire and Tube China 2010 see record participation

September 7, 2010

The upcoming wire China 2010, the 4th All China - International Wire and Cable Industry Trade Fair, and Tube China 2010, the 4th All China - International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will be larger than ever before. A record 1,200 exhibitors from around the world will occupy 801,900 sq. ft. of...

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Diode laser delivery systems designed for relatively larger numerical apertures, fiber diameters

September 7, 2010

Laser Mechanisms has introduced a line of diode laser beam delivery systems with output wavelengths from about 800 to 980 nm. The units are designed for the relatively larger numerical apertures and fiber diameters of direct-diode systems. Units with SMA-905, QBH, LLK-B (Q5), and other fiber...

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Abrasive waterjet line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet line expanded

September 7, 2010

OMAX® Corp. has added the MAXIEM® 2040 and MAXIEM 0707 to its line of abrasive waterjet machines. The machines are made in the U.S., and all models incorporate 50,000-PSI, direct-drive pump technology. The pumps deliver more cutting power per kilowatt than intensifier-type pumps and are...

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PLC, robot controller combined in integrated unit - TheFabricator.com

PLC, robot controller combined in integrated unit

September 7, 2010

ABB has introduced an integrated unit that combines the AC500 PLC with the IRC5 robot controller for robot cell applications. With up to three local I/O boards and bus communications for remote I/Os, the integrated controller provides users with a single point of control for peripheral...

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Barton appoints Northeast regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Barton appoints Northeast regional sales manager

September 7, 2010

Barton Mines Co., Glens Falls, N.Y., has appointed Joe Morris as Northeast regional sales manager. He replaces Chris Waters, who has been promoted to manager of customer services. Morris has been with the company since 2006 working in inside sales and has a comprehensive knowledge and...

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Welding robot designed for automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact servo actuators - TheFabricator.com

Welding robot designed for automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact servo actuators

September 7, 2010

The six-axis Motoman® MS120 Master Spot welding robot is designed to help optimize automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact servo actuators. The slim-profile robot, which features a 264.6-lb. payload, can be placed in close proximity to workpieces and other robots to create...

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CNC for plasma cutting combines multiple-axis controls in one unit - TheFabricator.com

CNC for plasma cutting combines multiple-axis controls in one unit

September 7, 2010

Thermadyne®, the producer of Thermal Dynamics® branded manual and automated plasma cutting systems, now offers the XT series of CNCs. They combine multiple-axis controls in one unit and can be paired with any plasma cutting system. The CNC features dual-microprocessor control for multitasking...

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SHRM LINE survey: Manufacturing expected to bring on more workers in September, but hiring activity has slowed in recent months

September 7, 2010

According to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2010, the manufacturing hiring index improved in September on a year-over-year basis by a net of 24.2 points (a net of 38.0 percent of companies will hire in...

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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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