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Stamper enters solar market via partner - TheFabricator.com

Stamper enters solar market via partner

August 31, 2011 | By Lou Kren

Bennett Machine & Stamping Co., Geneva, Ohio, made its foray into the solar energy market from another manufacturer in Painesville, Ohio, American Roll Form. Bennett's ability to construct dies of various complexities, run them in a variety of presses, and provide engineering positioned it as a flexible and valuable partner.

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Metal fabricating with a sense of ownership

August 30, 2011 | By Tim Heston

I really like my job--but not in a corny sense. I don’t wake up and immediately whistle away in gleeful anticipation of the workday. Some days I feel I can’t write another word, while other days I type several pages before I realize that what I just wrote is either unintelligible or just plain...

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John Deere factory celebrates 100th anniversary

August 29, 2011

John Deere Horicon Works, Horicon, Wis., is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Products produced at the facility range from horse-drawn grain drills to the latest in lawn care equipment and utility vehicles. "100 years of successful business is a great accomplishment. It is a true testament to...

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Straight-side press accommodates capacities from 315 to 1.250 tons - TheFabricator.com

Straight-side press accommodates capacities from 315 to 1,250 tons

August 29, 2011

AIDA-America Corp. has introduced the MCX series of straight-side stamping presses. The modular presses provide stampers with a variety of press configurations and specifications. Options include single or double gear; 0.25- or 0.5-in. rating points; five drive options, including mechanical or...

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Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds - TheFabricator.com

Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds

August 29, 2011

Linde Gases, a division of the Linde Group, has announced the introduction of the OHE350 electronic welding helmet, constructed for use in arc welding to protect welders in the construction, manufacturing, and engineering sectors. The high-speed electronic darkening filter lens, which offers...

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Dennen Steel breaks ground on new facility in Mississippi - TheFabricator.com

Dennen Steel breaks ground on new facility in Mississippi

August 29, 2011

Dennen Steel Corp., a contract stamping manufacturer of steel products, has begun construction of a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. The project represents a company investment of more than $7.4 million and will initially create 50 new jobs. The facility will purchase large...

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ABI acquires Interstate Tool assets

August 29, 2011

Avery Barron Industries LLC (ABI), Tulsa, Okla., has formed Avery Barron Industries – Stamping LLC (ABI‐Stamping) with the acquisition of the assets and trade name of Interstate Tool and Mfg. Co. The acquired company, a tool and die manufacturer providing metal stampings to domestic and...

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Eriez to move service center

August 29, 2011

Eriez® will move its 5-Star Service® Center to a newly purchased 114,000-sq.-ft. building in Erie, Pa., about 15 miles from the company's world headquarters. Previously located in a rented facility in Lake City, Pa., the center repairs and services customers’ magnetic, vibratory, and...

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Donaldson expands testing capabilities

August 29, 2011

Donaldson Co. Inc., a manufacturer of filtration systems and parts in Minneapolis, has opened three new test labs in China, India, and the U.S. The company has added a new testing lab in the Greater China R&D Center at its regional headquarters in Wuxi, China, to support the rapid expansion of...

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Praxair acquires Weldco

August 29, 2011

Praxair Inc., a provider of industrial gases in Danbury, Conn., has acquired the assets of Weldco Inc., Cincinnati. Weldco, which employs 23 people, has sales of $8 million. The acquisition gives Praxair a stronger presence in southwestern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky....

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Plasma cutter with drilling spindle designed for heavy plate

August 29, 2011

MultiCam® Inc. offers the heavy-duty 6000 series CNC bridge and rail plasma with drilling spindle. The system is designed for manufacturers cutting heavy plate or needing a large processing area while maintaining accuracy and cut quality. The motion platform is independent from the cutting...

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Bar code tags designed for harsh processes, environments - TheFabricator.com

Bar code tags designed for harsh processes, environments

August 29, 2011

InfoSight has introduced a bar code traceability system for many harsh processes and environments to help trace products from the fabrication shop to the customer. KettleTag®PLUS is a metal bar code tag formulated to withstand hot-dip galvanizing, surviving the molten zinc dip and resisting...

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Quaprotek to open manufacturing plant in Tennessee

August 29, 2011

Quaprotek USA has announced plans to invest $22 million in an existing 63,000-sq.-ft. building in Ripley, Tenn. The manufacturing plant, which is expected to create more than 120 jobs over five years, will produce metal parts for vehicles, engines, and power trains....

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Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers - TheFabricator.com

Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers

August 29, 2011

High-power CO2 laser optics from Laser Research Optics, optimized for 10.6 µm and offered in 1.5- to 2.5-in. diameters, are designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers. With focal lengths from 3.5 to 12 in., the lenses are A/R-coated and exhibit total absorption of less than 0.2...

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Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes - TheFabricator.com

Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes

August 29, 2011

The industrial-grade Robotiq S-model adaptive gripper, available from Motoman Robotics, is designed for applications including machine tending, fixture loading and unloading, high-mix part handling, and kitting. Its three articulated fingers can adapt automatically to various part sizes and...

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