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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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Waterjet intensifier pump produces up to 3 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet intensifier pump produces up to 3 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water

May 23, 2011

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the iP60-150, a 150-HP, 60,000-PSI waterjet intensifier pump. It can produce up to 3 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for precision waterjet cutting and UHP surface preparation applications. It supports orifices up to 0.025 in. and features dual intensifier systems....

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Serapid adds QDC equipment salesman - TheFabricator.com

Serapid adds QDC equipment salesman

May 23, 2011

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has appointed John Remington to the quick die change sales team. Remington has more than 20 years of experience selling pressroom and automation equipment. Before joining the company, he worked in sales at Minster Machine, Illinois Tool Works, and with...

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TG Mfg. acquires AIM Industries

May 23, 2011

TG Mfg., Grand Rapids, Mich., a division of Tiger Industrial Systems, has acquired AIM Industries in Grand Haven, Mich. AIM Industries, a provider of metal stamping, CNC machining, robotic welding, and tooling, is housed in a 41,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. TG Mfg.'s plans to integrate its...

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GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade - TheFabricator.com

GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade

May 23, 2011

Lincoln Electric has added the new Pipeliner® 80Ni1 GMAW wire to its line of Pipeliner consumables. It is designed for semiautomatic or automatic welding of root, hot, fill, and cap passes on up to API X80 grade pipe and root passes on up to X100 grade pipe. The wire can produce impact...

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QuikCut announces expansion plans

May 23, 2011

Steel fabricating company QuikCut has announced a planned expansion of its Fort Wayne, Ind., facility. The $345,000 expansion will include new equipment for fabrication, sandblasting, and painting, as well as general building improvements. The company expects to add 25 employees....

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Oberg Industries expands industrial welding services

May 23, 2011

Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies in Freeport, Pa., has expanded its welding support services to complement its metalworking operations that include metal stamping, tooling, machining, and grinding. The company has formed a strategic alliance with...

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Raster-to-vector conversion software updated with new tools - TheFabricator.com

Raster-to-vector conversion software updated with new tools

May 23, 2011

Arbor Image Corp. has released the latest version of Cutting Shop raster-to-vector conversion software for fabrication and artistic design applications. The software takes an original scanned-in paper drawing or digitized photograph and converts it from pixels to lines and arcs. This latest...

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Tube-Cut North America to open steel tube cutting factory in Salem, Ohio

May 19, 2011

Tube-Cut North America has announced that it is opening a steel tube cutting factory at Salem Industrial Park, Salem, Ohio. The announcement was made at the 2011 Columbiana County "Teaming4Success" Economic Summit. The company will begin by cutting welded steel tubing for Tubetech a Midwest based...

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Hiring heroes

May 18, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Since the news of Osama Bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals broke, I’ve shied away from writing about the event. It's been covered thoroughly by media and trumpeted at every opportunity as a major coup by the current administration—which you have to admit it is, no matter which...

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China to lose edge over U.S. by 2016 says manufacturing group economist

May 18, 2011

Based on recent analyses and reports, a leading manufacturing sector economist asserts the Chinese will stand to lose significant market share in the years to come, and will have not a cost advantage over U.S. manufacturing by the year 2016. "Such a statement would have evoked peals of laughter...

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Mitsubishi Power Systems, Governor Rick Scott discuss how to attract business investment to Florida

May 17, 2011

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. (MPSA) executives joined Florida Governor Rick Scott May 16 in a round table discussion that focused on how the Sunshine State can become more competitive in attracting additional manufacturing jobs and corporate investment. MPSA President and CEO Koji...

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