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A band saw blade survival guide

May 3, 2010 | By Gene Ramsdell

A fab shop has diverse cutting requirements, so choosing the proper blades to suit all the required applications is vital.

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Folding machine supports standard and up-and-down bending

May 3, 2010

International Technologies Inc. has introduced the Schröder Evolution series folding machine. Supporting either standard or up-and-down bending, the machine is available in thicknesses of 11 ga. to 0.25 in. and lengths from 100 to 198 in. Features include integrated front gauging, automatic tool...

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AWS issues call for entries in 8th Annual Image of Welding Awards

May 3, 2010

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has issued a call for entries in the 8th Annual Image of Welding Awards program. This competition salutes the year's most outstanding public initiatives and programs that promote the image of welding. The entry deadline is July 12, 2010. The competition...

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Emhart Teknologies acquires Fastener Innovation Technology

May 3, 2010

Emhart Teknologies, a Black & Decker Company and producer of fastening and assembly technologies in Shelton, Conn., has acquired Fastener Innovation Technology Inc. (FIT), a designer and manufacturer of aerospace fasteners based in Gardena, Calif. FIT has long-term customer relationships with...

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Holders for thick-turret punch presses accommodate unlimited number of forming tool inserts - TheFabricator

Holders for thick-turret punch presses accommodate unlimited number of forming tool inserts

May 3, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced ULTRAFORM® FX™ and XT™ holders, which provide interchangeability with the company's ULTRAFORM insert system. The holders help reduce complexity for turret punch presses with precise stroke control and for machine users who infrequently use or...

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Lincoln Electric facility tours included in IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Conference

May 3, 2010

More than 120 manufacturing professionals from around the country took part in a presentation and plant tours at Lincoln Electric's world headquarters in Cleveland and consumables manufacturing plant in Mentor, Ohio, on April 19 as part of IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Conference. The conference...

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High-speed miter saw designed for cutting aluminum, brass, other relatively soft nonferrous materials - TheFabricator

High-speed miter saw designed for cutting aluminum, brass, other relatively soft nonferrous materials

May 3, 2010

The model KM10HS, a 10-in., high-speed miter saw from Kalamazoo Industries, is designed for cutting aluminum, brass, and other relatively soft nonferrous materials. The saw miters 45 degrees left, 60 degrees right, and has capacities of up to 4.5 in. at 90 degrees, 4 by 3.25 in. at 45 degrees, and...

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Lorain County Community College opens welding center

May 3, 2010

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Elyria, Ohio, has opened a new welding lab and classrooms. The center, made possible with a $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation, enhances the school's on-campus arm of the National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed). "The...

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400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system introduced

May 3, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced the HyPerformance® Plasma HPR400XD®, a 400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system. With patent-pending PowerPierce™, the system can pierce metal that is 60 percent thicker than the capacity of the company's HPR260 system and up to 25 percent thicker than any...

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Horizon Steel expands to new facility

May 3, 2010

Horizon Steel has announced an expansion of its Illinois operations through the acquisition of the former MC Steel Co.'s equipment and facility in Wheeling. In addition to a 72-in. cut-to-length line, a 24-in. slitting line with deburring capabilities, a sheared blanking line, and a second...

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Gauge detects welding wire level in drums, boxes

May 3, 2010

The Wire Wizard® wire level gauge from ELCo Enterprises Inc. detects the amount of wire left in weld wire drums or boxes. The gauge, which attaches to the cover of the drum or box, features magnetic wire detection that slides down the drum or box as wire is depleted. The level of wire...

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CGW hires application engineer - TheFabricator

CGW hires application engineer

May 3, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has hired Rodney Neil Finch as application engineer. He is responsible for market growth in the vitrified product line and supports new and existing products in metal fabrication. He also will structure the application engineering department to improve...

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Abrasive flap disk features trimmable backing - TheFabricator

Abrasive flap disk features trimmable backing

May 3, 2010

Weiler's Trimmable Tiger® abrasive flap disk features a trimmable backing. The design enables the operator to trim away the back of the disk up to 0.375 in. from the original diameter, exposing more flap abrasive to help extend the life of the disk. The disk is flexible and conformable....

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Saluting civilians

May 1, 2010 | By Amanda Carlson

Some people might think that the only way to serve their country is by joining the military. If that were true, then this country, the men and women currently serving, and our national security would be in a world of trouble. Even though they don't receive much recognition, the fact is civilians...

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Welding metals of dissimilar strengths

April 30, 2010 | By Dean C. Phillips

Welding metals of dissimilar strengths requires that a welder consider some specific factors, to ensure a solid joint.

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