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Is manufacturing cool again?

May 10, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Did you here? The folks who make things for a living are now … cool. Many business gurus out there, including Warren Buffett, say manufacturers are leading the economic recovery. The Institute for Supply Management reported the fifth month of growth in manufacturing employment. ISM’s employment...

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OSHA establishes severe violator program, increased penalties

May 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., in an effort to address urgent safety and health problems facing Americans in the workplace, is implementing a new Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) and increasing civil penalty...

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Hobart Institute hires director of planning, development

May 10, 2010

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Rich Green to the newly created position of director of planning and development. He is responsible for directing and coordinating activities related to establishing long-range strategic and annual plans and for...

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CNC punch presses combine high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with 48-station turret - TheFabricator

CNC punch presses combine high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with 48-station turret

May 10, 2010

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit VX series of CNC turret punch presses for processing thin sheet materials. The punch presses combine a high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with a 48-station turret. The hydraulic press drive and motor system delivers axis speeds of up to 530 HPM on...

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Stamtec offers free in-house service training

May 10, 2010

On Tuesday, May 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its facility in Manchester, Tenn., Stamtec will host a free service training event for owners of its presses. Attendees will receive hands-on training in proper setup and operation, fundamental techniques used in an effective preventive maintenance...

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Genesis Systems names executive vice president

May 10, 2010

Genesis Systems Group, a robotic workcell integrator in Davenport, Iowa, has appointed Chuck Keibler to executive vice president – business development. In this role, he is accountable for all aspects of business development, client discovery, service, and training. He also administers the...

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LAI Intl. named Northrop Grumman preferred supplier for second year

May 10, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc., Los Angeles, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has been honored by Northrop Grumman Corp. as a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier for quality control and on-time delivery of precision-manufactured airframe components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It...

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Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears - TheFabricator

Magnetic cross-belt conveyor's design protects it from tramp metal tears

May 10, 2010

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has developed a new design for its magnetic cross-belt conveyor product line. UHMW wings extend over the bottom side edges of the belt to protect it from tramp metal tears. This wing design seals the edge of the belt and keeps tramp metal from snapping to the side of...

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Pulsed Nd:YAG laser introduced - TheFabricator

Pulsed Nd:YAG laser introduced

May 10, 2010

Prima North America Inc., the North American subsidiary of Prima Industrie S.P.A., has introduced the Convergent Lasers CL-R pulsed Nd:YAG laser. According to the company, the laser is designed to be an in-place replacement for the JK704 lasers used by its customers. Users of earlier-model...

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TRUMPF names new sales managers

May 10, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed two new managers in its sales division. Mike Morissette has been named sales finance manager for TRUMPF Finance in Farmington, and Chris McMillin replaces him as regional sales manager based in Arizona. Morissette helps customers finance their...

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Flying-optic CO<sub>2</sub> laser cutting system has dual shuttle tables - TheFabricator

Flying-optic CO2 laser cutting system has dual shuttle tables

May 10, 2010

Han-Kwang USA has introduced the FS8025, a flying-optic CO2 laser cutting system with dual shuttle tables, each measuring 26 ft. long by 8 ft. wide. Powered by a 2.5-, 4- or 6-kW Panasonic laser resonator, the machine is the only laser in the industry on which the cutting head can cover the...

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Serpentine benders eliminate need to rotate material between bends

May 10, 2010

Winton Machine has introduced SB series CNC serpentine tube benders for production use. They perform serpentine bending without the need to rotate the material between bends (R axis plane rotation). The user programs the bend angles, centerline radius, and straight lengths, and serpentine bending...

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SHRM LINE survey: More manufacturers adding to payrolls in May

May 10, 2010

Hiring activity in the manufacturing sector will increase significantly in May compared with a year ago, according to the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for May 2010. The 54.5 percent of manufacturers that will add jobs in...

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Bonding with adhesives

May 7, 2010 | By Jeff Chapman

Welding and fastening have long been the go-to methods for metal bonding applications, but are they always the best, most cost-effective methods? Maybe, maybe not. Adhesives are gaining in popularity, particularly for joining dissimilar materials.

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Selecting a cold saw to fit your requirements

May 7, 2010 | By Peter Haas

When it’s time to purchase a cold saw for your fabricating operation, how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right equipment? Knowing the questions to ask can help you make the appropriate selection.

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