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Summer bummer

July 16, 2009

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I got a vacation e-mail reply today from a gentleman in Sweden who said he would be gone "Week 29 to Week 31" and would only be checking e-mail on a weekly basis. I guess I'll just check back with him in Week 32? The whole concept of being away from work for a stretch lasting three to four...

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Fabricators and politics

July 15, 2009

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Yesterday's "Fabricating Update" lead item ruffled feathers, raised hackles, and had this editor ducking for cover as fabricators sounded off about comments from the Obama administration's recently released employment report.The item cited an article that appeared in The Washington Post...

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HRB prices rebound worldwide

July 15, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for July 13 surged 8.7 percent to $501 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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Wilson Tool opens South Africa office

July 15, 2009

Wilson Tool International, an independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, announced today it has opened a new...

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Metal forming machine

Folding technology advancements

July 14, 2009

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Today's folding technology can help bring a new level of efficiency and capability to a metal forming operation. Among the enhancements in modern folding systems are increased automation and gauging capabilities and the ability to fold an even wider range of materials.

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Descaling tool suitable for heavy-duty applications

July 14, 2009

Dynabrade's air-powered Dynascaler is a descaling and surface preparation tool suitable for heavy-duty applications. The tool powers Roto Peen bonded flap assemblies for removing rust, oxide, scale,...

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Nitrogen purging system eliminates oxide deposits during brazing

July 14, 2009

Western Enterprises has announced the availability of a system that uses nitrogen for purging oxygen from AC line sets to eliminate oxide deposits during the brazing process.This system, called the...

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Stainless steel electrodes weld high-strength steels

July 14, 2009

Arcos Industries LLC offers bare wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, designed for welding stainless steels to mild steels and for welding high-strength steels that are difficult to weld with...

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Ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast cutting action on hard-to-grind metals

July 14, 2009

Weiler's Saber Tooth™ ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast cutting action on hard-to-grind metals, such as stainless steel. The disk features aggressive, self-sharpening ceramic grain and has a...

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Coil end welding machine accommodates strip widths 0.250 to 3 in., thicknesses up to 0.060 in.

July 14, 2009

Guild Intl. has developed a welding machine for joining coil ends on production lines producing cored wire. The HMA Welder produces complete edge-to-edge welds on all types of lines producing cored...

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Large vibratory deburring machine introduced

July 14, 2009

Nova Finishing Systems Inc. has introduced the Supernova 2000 large vibratory deburring machine. The 2-cu.-ft., benchtop unit has a 24-in. square metal stand base and a reinforced stainless steel top...

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Diverter exhausts air from industrial machinery

July 14, 2009

Nordfab Ducting has introduced a standard-duty diverter that exhausts air only from industrial machinery while it is operating to help reduce the amount of heated or cooled air exhausted from the work...

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Weld backing tape suitable for up to 240 amps

July 14, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about its Argweld® weld backing tape. Three different grades of tape are available for welding up to 240 amps.The tape is placed...

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Press brake die storage system accommodates any die width

July 14, 2009

Proper Storage Systems Inc. has introduced a new press brake storage unit with rollout shelves. Each shelf has 10 sets of adjustable blocking to accommodate any die width. The shelves are 30 in. deep...

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Band saw blades suitable for interrupted cutting applications

July 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Versatix™ MP line of multipurpose band saw blades. They feature a new tooth design that is suitable for interrupted cutting applications in structural...

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