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Camfill Farr announces staff promotions

May 16, 2011

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has promoted John Dauber to the position of vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada, and Thomas Frungillo to vice president of sales, Latin America and focus markets. Dauber has 19 years...

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Autodarkening welding helmet features self-contained personal respirator - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmet features self-contained personal respirator

May 16, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added the heavy-duty Titanium 9400i autodarkening welding helmet to its Arc Armor® powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) line. The PAPR units are self-contained personal respirators designed to protect the welder from hazardous welding fumes found in some...

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Manufacturing expected to return to U.S. from China

May 16, 2011

Within the next five years, the U.S. is expected to experience a manufacturing renaissance as the wage gap with China shrinks and certain U.S. states become some of the cheapest locations for manufacturing in the developed world, according to a new analysis by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)....

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Open-table CO2 laser machine allows position to be monitored, corrected as needed by the CNC - TheFabricator.com

Open-table CO2 laser machine allows position to be monitored, corrected as needed by the CNC

May 16, 2011

Bell Laser LLC offers the BL-C-4896-400 open-table, CNC laser machine. The rigid, precision-cutting machine features a ball-screw servomotor drive that serves as a closed-loop feedback system, allowing the position to be monitored and corrected as needed by the CNC. The welded steel frame...

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Marmon/Keystone adds new equipment to Fort Worth facility

May 16, 2011

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has completed installation of a model 6S modern automatic cutoff system at its Forth Worth, Texas, branch. The lathe system can process materials from 1 to 7 in. OD and handles jobs requiring high-speed, close-tolerance cutting. A second Amada PC saw 300 also has been...

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Automotive expert heralds return of Big Three - TheFabricator.com

Automotive expert heralds return of Big Three

May 16, 2011

"We’re back." That's how Emmy Award-winning automotive journalist John McElroy described the U.S. auto industry at a recent event at TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. Trumpeting the triumph of U.S. automakers as "the new reality," McElroy added, “There is no...

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Plasma cutting technology for mild steel introduced - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutting technology for mild steel introduced

May 16, 2011

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has introduced Contour Cut plasma cutting technology for mild steel on its HiFocus plasma cutting systems with PerCut 200/210 and PerCut 440/450 plasma torches. On small inside and outside contours, small webs, and other fine contours, angular deviation varies between 2...

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Updated and optimized CAD/CAM, nesting software available in three versions

May 16, 2011

Jetcam has released version 16.20.02 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software. The new version contains an entirely new entry-level product, as well as many new features. Three versions are available: Expert 1, Expert Premium, and Expert Lite. The latter excludes some of the automation of the...

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Aluminum stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs

May 16, 2011

Nelson Stud Welding®, part of the Doncasters Group of precision engineering companies, has developed a stud welding machine for use in a customer's shipyard to weld aluminum hulls. The portable stud welding machine can weld 0.50-in. threaded studs, which can be carried right into the bowels...

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Livers Bronze Co. celebrates 65th anniversary

May 12, 2011

Livers Bronze Co., Kansas City, Mo., a nationwide leader in architectural handrailing design, is celebrating its 65th anniversary. Family-owned Livers, now under the 4th generation's leadership, is one of only a handful of companies in the U.S. to manufacture custom railing systems from design and...

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Manufacturing renaissance?

May 11, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Yesterday's "Fabricating Update" e-newsletter featured an item from businessweek.com that suggested the U.S. is undergoing a "manufacturing renaissance." The article, "Manufacturing booms as Deere exemplifies productivity surge," quoted Wells Capital Management Chief Investment Strategist James...

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HRB prices down in U.S., up elsewhere

May 11, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for May 9 rose 0.5 percent to $636 per ton for the fourth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price rose 0.2 percent to $832 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 1.1 percent), ex-works, after falling two consecutive times. The...

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Lower-tier suppliers and the automotive recovery

May 11, 2011 | By Bernard Swiecki

The automotive suppliers who survived the recent economic crisis are smaller than before and their capability to add capacity has been reduced. With predictions of 15 million cars sold in 2011, this is a big concern.

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Determining the flow stress curve with yield and ultimate tensile strengths, Part I

May 11, 2011

Yield strength and ultimate tensile strength can be used to determine the flow stress curve. First, the tensile test reveals tensile force and elongation, which are used to obtain the stress-strain curve, which reveals yield stress and ultimate tensile strength.

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Industrial Senors

Making sense of industrial sensors

May 11, 2011 | By Matthew Scott, PE, CMA, MBA

Industrial sensors such as movement sensors, angle sensors, contact sensors, are considered common devices, but their use in transfer dies can help stamping companies like Ultra Tool & Manufacturing overcome application challenges.

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