March 10, 2011 | By Thomas Vacca
Choosing the right spring for working with HSLA is very important. The author recommends chrome nitrogen springs of well-known brands for proper quality control.
March 10, 2011 | By Bernard Swiecki
Automakers have held the ground on the sales incentives that had eaten away at the industry's profitability for a decade. As a result, many suppliers are reporting positive financial performances, revenue growth, and a return to functioning outside the panic mode of the last two years.
March 10, 2011 | By Taylan Altan, Ph.D.
CPF has conducted experiments using finite element simulation of the hot stamping process. The process can help manufacturers predict such final part properties as thickness, temperature, and hardness distribution.
March 10, 2011 | By Tim Heston
E-commerce now involves the full gamut of business communications, from quoting and paying invoices to job tracking. Technology, sources said, has made the supply chain more transparent, accountable, and efficient.
March 10, 2011 | By Gerald Davis
Columnist Gerald Davis bypasses CAM software and uses his 3-D software to create a nest of parts.
March 10, 2011 | By Dan Davis
Emerson Network Power's Liebert Precision Cooling facility wanted to implement the idea of one-piece flow on its shop floor in Columbus, Ohio, but the only way that was going to happen effectively was with the introduction of an automated bending cell. The company found its answer with an electric panel bender from Prima Finn-Power.
March 10, 2011 | By L. Ray Osborne
The increased use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) have caused many fabricators to rethink the way they bend metal. AHSS have a relatively high springback associated with it, so much larger overbend angles are generally required. Rotary bending technology is a suitable way to product that overbend angle.
March 9, 2011 | By Eric Lundin
Judging by the political developments in Libya and the current price of petroleum, you’d think that Libya was some sort of heavyweight exporter. Last fall West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil was trading at less than $85 per barrel on the spot market. Protests in Libya started in February, and...
March 9, 2011
Pipe producer TMK IPSCO is making a number of investments at its facility in Wilder, Ky., intended to improve operational efficiency and add value for its oil and gas industry customers. The company's most significant investment in Wilder will be the installation of a thread shop, for which the...
March 8, 2011 | By Tim Heston
Immediately after listening to a presentation at The FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit last week, a metal fabrication executive turned on his iPhone®, rose his eyebrows, and, smiling, showed me the screen. The iPad® 2 had been announced minutes earlier. The moment couldn’t have been more...
March 8, 2011
AMECO USA, a metal fabricator of engineered products, has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 4600 West 160th Street in Cleveland. The new facility increases the company's manufacturing space to 62,000 square feet. This includes its sister company, ArcAlloy Metal Fabrication...
March 8, 2011
Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that it raised more than $570,000 in support of the United Way and its agencies during the company's 2010 United Way Campaign. Of the total, $328,488 was pledged by more than 900 employees throughout Kennametal facilities nationwide. More than...
March 7, 2011
Nucor Corp. announced today that it has broken ground on its direct reduced iron (DRI) making facility that will be located in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dan DiMicco, spoke at the event, alongside Governor Bobby Jindal and Economic Development...
March 7, 2011
Showa Best Glove offers the 250 Aegis KVS4 stainless steel/polyester reinforced aramid knit glove with sponge nitrile coating. The glove features a coated palm, elasticated cuff, seamless knit, and lightly pebbled finish. Made of Kevlar® fiber, the glove does not contain silicones. It is designed...
March 7, 2011
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs based in Alpharetta, Ga., has announced that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. The partnership fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental...