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Waterjet cutting system designed for distortion-free contour cutting - TheFabricator

Waterjet cutting system designed for distortion-free contour cutting

June 1, 2010

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the Hydro-Jet Eco 0615 S waterjet cutting system. According to the company, the compact system provides distortion-free contour cutting on almost any type of material, including coated and uncoated metals, aluminum, copper, and stainless steel. Equipped with a...

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Structural adhesives designed to withstand stress from shock, impact, vibration

June 1, 2010

3M's Scotch-Weld toughened epoxy and acrylic adhesives provide long-term structural reliability under high stress from shock, impact, and vibration. High shear and peel strength enables the adhesives to serve as alternatives to mechanical fasteners and welds while reducing overall weight and cost,...

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North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication - TheFabricator

North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication

June 1, 2010

MC Machinery System's West Coast dealer, North South Machinery of Brea, Calif., has hired Bob Stewart as vice president of fabrication. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the fabrication industry. 2010 marks 25 years of partnership for Mitsubishi, located in Wood Dale, Ill., and North...

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Big Kaiser hosts grand opening - TheFabricator

Big Kaiser hosts grand opening

June 1, 2010

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling welcomed customers and partners to the grand opening of its new headquarters April 29-30. The two-day event showcased the new, 33,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Highlights included a 5,000-sq.-ft. product showroom, a training and presentation...

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Prima ships 1,000th CP series industrial laser

June 1, 2010

Prima North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., has shipped its 1,000th CP series industrial CO2 laser. The machine is designed for metal cutting and welding in the aircraft, automotive, agricultural equipment, appliance, furniture, mining, and general fabricating sectors. The company reports...

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Beckmann Volmer to invest $10 million in Arkansas plant

June 1, 2010

Beckmann Volmer has announced plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Osceola, Ark., spending $10 million and employing 300 people. The German company makes major steel components for wind turbines. After its initial investment, the company has plans to invest an additional $7.5 million...

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Steelmax business acquired in April

June 1, 2010

Steelmax Tools LLC, Centennial, Colo., completed the acquisition of the Steelmax business in April, backed by investors who plan to build upon the successes of this specialty power tool brand that primarily serves the industrial and welding supply markets. The company will continue to operate...

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Welder 'Bob' dedicated as Hobart Institute celebrates 80 years - TheFabricator

Welder 'Bob' dedicated as Hobart Institute celebrates 80 years

June 1, 2010

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio, has unveiled "Bob," a bronze sculpture that stands at the entrance to the school, as part of the activities celebrating the institute's 80th anniversary. Sculpted by Gregory Johnson of Cumming, Ga., and cast by Eagle Bronze Foundry of Lander,...

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Electronic grinder has nonlocking paddle switch

June 1, 2010

Metabo Corp. offers an electronic 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine with a nonlocking paddle switch. The WEP14-150 Quick "Deadman" turns off automatically when released or dropped. With a 12.2-amp motor, the machine is suitable for use by welders, pipe fitters, plumbers, steam fitters,...

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ISM May ROB: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories contracting

June 1, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued June 1 by Norbert J....

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Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize' - TheFabricator

Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize'

June 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Galpin Auto Sports pushes the envelope when it comes to car customization, and plasma cutting helps the company push the limits.

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Making It in America

May 28, 2010 | By Dan Davis

I'll have the American flag flying outside my house this holiday weekend. It's not a statement of my patriotism so much as a view of summer as a time when all of those fun, all-American activities take place: baseball, competitive hot dog eating, and parades. It's the perfect time to let Old Glory...

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The Wisconsin Family Robinson - TheFabricator

The Wisconsin Family Robinson

May 28, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Anyone that works for Robinson Metal Inc. learns the business from the ground up. This approach has served it well as the De Pere, Wis., company has grown to become one of the largest fabricating job shops in the U.S.

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We don't need no education?

May 27, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

Not to disrespect your song, Pink Floyd, but we really do need an education. Nothing brought that point home to me more clearly than a cell phone conversation I overheard Wednesday at O'Hare airport. A young, Caucasian male, sat down across from me to wait for a plane to Atlanta. He scattered his...

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HRB prices down 1.9% to 5.6% in Western Europe, U.S., World, and China

May 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for May 24 fell 1.9 percent to $728 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.9 percent), ex-works, after being flat two weeks ago. The United States HRB spot price was down 2.1 percent to $760 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after 11...

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