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NSK Steering Systems America announces expansion plans

July 25, 2011

Automobile manufacturing company NSK Steering Systems America has announced plans to expand its Dyersburg, Tenn., plant using a $280,000 state grant. The expansion is expected to create 180 new jobs — 90 this year and another 90 in 2012....

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RJLK Holdings to open metal fabrication plant in South Carolina

July 25, 2011

RJLK Holdings Inc., based in Indiana, has announced plans to locate a metal fabrication and distribution plant in the former Applied Engineering facility in Orangeburg, S.C. The building will hold several subsidiaries of the company. An investment of about $10 million over the next five years will...

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Joining Technologies appoints materials engineering manager - TheFabricator.com

Joining Technologies appoints materials engineering manager

July 25, 2011

Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., has announced the promotion of Salay Stannard to materials engineering manager. In her new role, Stannard is involved in setting strategic goals for technical sales and marketing and is responsible for implementing creative research strategies for...

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Three-axis drilling, marking, sawing machine introduced

July 25, 2011

Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. has introduced the new BeamCenter CNC 1200 saw and drill press center. It offers centrally controlled, customizable beam production, performing simultaneous three-axis drilling, marking, and sawing. The machine features four station tool changers per drill spindle,...

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Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors - TheFabricator.com

Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors

July 25, 2011

The PA4000 photoacoustic infrared gas monitor from General Monitors provides gas monitoring while eliminating interference from water vapors. Designed with a photoacoustic, infrared (IR) sensor to monitor gases including hydrocarbons, solvents, alcohols, CO2, and CO, the unit is selective to...

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Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials - TheFabricator.com

Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials

July 25, 2011

Exair's new Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system is an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry materials. It features a 30-, 55-, or 110-gal. drum and a wear-resistant design for cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel shot, garnet, metal chips, and sand,...

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Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters - TheFabricator.com

Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters

July 25, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator that features two CST 280 SMAW/GTAW inverters and 12,000 W of continuous three-phase power in a single unit. Powered by Mitsubishi's S4L2 4-cylinder diesel engine,...

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Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials

July 25, 2011

LT Fiber from BLM Group USA is the first automated laser tube cutting machine to use a fiber laser resonator, the company reports. With its 2-kW IPG fiber laser source, the system can process highly reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum, as well as galvanized steel. The...

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Evans Tool & Die appoints president/CEO

July 25, 2011

Evans Tool & Die Inc./Evans Metal Stamping Inc., Atlanta, has announced the appointment of Deanne "Dee" Barnes as its new CEO and president. Barnes is a granddaughter of company founder Leonard Evans Jr. and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership. She has been...

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Sheet metal manufacturing software designed to optimize processes from work orders to finished product

July 25, 2011

Lantek has launched Manufacturing Execution System Lantek Manager software, designed to help optimize sheet metal manufacturing processes from work orders to finished product. It simultaneously considers many factors, including delivery date, customer, machinery to be used, material thickness, and...

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Survey shows industrial companies confident in growth

July 25, 2011

From upgrading facilities to buying technology, industrial companies are investing confidently in their businesses to build upon a period of sustained growth, according to the results of the newest Industry Market Barometer™ (IMB) from ThomasNet, New York. Forty-five percent of the companies...

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Space for more innovation

July 22, 2011 | By Dan Davis

As the space shuttle Atlantis returned to terra firma this week, it marked the end of the space shuttle era for NASA. What began as a project that was supposed to make space travel more affordable, the space shuttle program didn't achieve that, but it did contribute mightily to the construction of...

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Meritor announces executive appointments

July 21, 2011

Meritor Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced changes to its executive management team, effective immediately. Meritor's board of directors has elected Pedro Ferro to the position of vice...

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What is abrasion-resistant material?

July 21, 2011 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Creating welding procedures for abrasive-resistant (AR) materials can be difficult because many of them do not conform to ASTM, ASME, or SAE standards for chemical or mechanical properties. However, these materials can be welded successfully.

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Combating internal condensation in your resistance welding machine - TheFabricator.com

Combating internal condensation in your resistance welding machine

July 20, 2011 | By Tom Snow

Resistance welding transformers generate a lot of heat, which is why most of them are designed to be water-cooled. But when condensation forms internally as a result of an improperly set chiller temperature, a number of catastrophic issues can arise. To avoid this, it's best to understand what causes internal condensation and how you can prevent it.

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