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This welding news will get you fuming

August 13, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Most metal fabricators were aware that welding fume control equipment had to be in place as of May 31 of this year in order to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hexavalent chromium [CR(VI)] standard. While not pleased that they may have been forced to...

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Shielding gas consumption efficiency - TheFabricator

Shielding gas consumption efficiency

August 13, 2010 | By L.R. Standifer

This is the second part of a two-part series on making shielding gas systems more efficient.

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Dumpster swimming

August 11, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

Four years ago I wrote a blog post about turning large shipping containers into homes. I found the concept, process, and results fascinating. That post is no longer available, and the links it contained are no longer active — the Web moves on — but the topic of the post, cargotecture, is very...

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HRB prices bottoming; down 0.5 percent in U.S., up elsewhere

August 11, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Aug. 9 rose 2.3 percent to $527 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price rose 1.8 percent to $690 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.0 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive increase. The World...

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JDSU, Amada co-develop high-power fiber laser

August 10, 2010

JDSU, a provider of optical products for the communications, commercial, and consumer markets in Milpitas, Calif., has collaborated with Amada, Buena Park, Calif., to develop a new, high-power, 4-kW fiber laser. The laser has been integrated into a new sheet metal cutting system that Amada plans to...

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3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications - TheFabricator

3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications

August 10, 2010

LVD Strippit offers CADMAN®-B 3D version 7.2 offline programming software for its PPEB and Easy-Form® series of CNC press brakes. It also supports robotic bending applications. The software helps simplify the programming of complex formed parts by providing a virtual 3-D bending...

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Lincoln Electric Automation to host structural steel industry event

August 10, 2010

Lincoln Electric Automation will host a SteelDay event at the company's Automation Center of Excellence on Sept. 24. The full-day agenda will include presentations, demonstrations, a facility tour, and lunch. Special guest Dr. Omer Blodgett will be available to sign books. SteelDay 2010, sponsored...

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End forming/roll forming machine offers new control system, includes maintenance diagnostics - TheFabricator

End forming/roll forming machine offers new control system, includes maintenance diagnostics

August 10, 2010

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced the model M10-H3-R end forming/roll forming machine, featuring standard MTD components and using the same tooling as the M71-H-3 and 24008 machines. The unit offers the new HMI programmable, flexible control system and includes diagnostics for...

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Metal-cored electrodes for SAW on chrome-moly steel introduced - TheFabricator

Metal-cored electrodes for SAW on chrome-moly steel introduced

August 10, 2010

Hobart Brothers has introduced two new metal-cored electrodes designed for submerged arc welding on chrome-moly steel. The Tri-Mark® Metalloy B2-S and Metalloy B3-S low-alloy SAW electrodes provide weld deposits that withstand elevated service temperatures. Both products meet AWS A5.23...

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TRUMPF presents 2010 awards to distributors - TheFabricator

TRUMPF presents 2010 awards to distributors

August 10, 2010

TRUMPF Inc. presented 2010 awards of sales achievement to two companies at its annual distributor meeting held July 28 at TRUMPF headquarters in Farmington, Conn. Hegman Machine Tool Inc., Maple Grove, Minn., received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of the company's...

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With fixture enhancements, grinder sharpens punches, dies up to 8 in.

August 10, 2010

DCM Tech Inc. offers the model PDG punch and die grinder for sharpening turret press tooling, progressive dies, and small die sets. Standard center-mounted rotary fixturing holds punches and dies up to 6.25 in. in diameter with fixture enhancements available to sharpen dies up to 8 in. The punch...

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Trilogy Machinery sells world's largest angle bending roll to Greiner Industries - TheFabricator

Trilogy Machinery sells world's largest angle bending roll to Greiner Industries

August 10, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., the exclusive North American distributor for ROUNDO bending rolls of Sweden, has sold a ROUNDO model R-16S, which the company says is the world's largest angle bending roll, to Greiner Industries of Mt. Joy, Pa. The machine can roll up to a W44-in. by...

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Servimetal expands operations with new division

August 10, 2010

Servimetal Inc., a processor, distributor, and manufacturer of flat metal products in Caguas, Puerto Rico, has announced the start-up operations of its new Rolled Forming Division. The company has invested more than $3 million in equipment and a building expansion to supply the present and future...

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New high-strength alloy concept for large-diameter steel pipes receives award

August 10, 2010

Research into the use of a novel alloying concept that produces steel pipeline with both increased strength and toughness has won a group of scientists in Germany the 2010 Charles Hatchett Award. The annual medal and prize is awarded to authors who have written the best paper on the science and...

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Bunting increases college scholarship program

August 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the 2010-2011 recipients of the Walter F. Bunting and June A. Bunting Memorial Scholarships. This year 18 scholarships were awarded, up from 12 in 2009. The scholarships, which are $440 each, are awarded to employees' college-age children for...

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