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MultiCam marks 25th anniversary

December 9, 2014

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, marks its 25th year in business in 2014. The firm was founded as Machine Automation Technology by Ken Koelling, who began building complete, customized CNC systems. Today the company offers CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and...

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Metcam completes, implements nine kaizen project

December 9, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has announced its completion of nine process improvements since it began its kaizen initiative in early 2014. Kaizen, which is Japanese for “good change,” is a business philosophy of continuous...

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Oxlean Mfg. announces $2.1 million expansion in Louisiana

December 9, 2014

Oxlean Mfg. will invest $2.1 million to expand and modernize its steel fabrication facility in Walker, La. The company, which is retaining 27 existing jobs, will create 73 new jobs at the facility and 122 indirect jobs. The project will include the installation of advanced robotic technology,...

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Economic growth continues in 2015, says forecast

December 9, 2014

Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2015, according to projections in a semiannual economic forecast issued by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM). In the forecast, purchasing and supply management executives share their expectations for a...

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The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit 2015

February 25-27, 2015
  • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Developed in cooperation with executives of progressive job shops, this 10th annual event is an opportunity to talk with The FABRICATOR editors, columnists, advertisers, and award winners, as well as other fabrication business leaders about whatever topics are on your mind.

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    Safety expert training class introduced

    December 9, 2014

    Pilz Automation Safety has introduced the CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert training class. This international qualification in the field of machinery safety deals with the complex technical issues surrounding machinery safety and enables an understanding of the safety life cycle, from...

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    SME names executive director/CEO

    December 9, 2014

    SME, Dearborn, Mich., has named Jeffrey M. Krause as its executive director and CEO, effective Dec. 15. In this role, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, while also leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders. Since...

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    Aluminum Workshop: Acceptable tensile sample failure

    December 9, 2014

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    Q: We are fabricating components from ½-in.-thick 5083-H131 armor plate using robotic GMAW and 5183 filler metal. The tensile samples are failing at 41 KSI during welding procedure qualification. My customer says this is unacceptable and that the tensile samples should fail at 46 KSI or higher....

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    Thanking your customers at Christmas

    December 9, 2014

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    There are traditions, and then there are the stories behind them—something we often don’t know. In this post, Nick Martin explains Barnes MetalCrafters’ tradition of thanking its customers at Christmas.

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    Reading Bakery Systems to expand in Pennsylvania

    December 9, 2014

    Reading Bakery Systems has announced plans to double the size of its oven manufacturing facility in Robesonia, Pa. The expansion will bring the plant to 38,000 sq. ft., with space for manufacturing and assembly, cutting, and...

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    Industrial gas apparatus products offered for oxyacetylene cutting, GTAW, GMAW

    December 9, 2014

    Matheson has introduced new industrial gas apparatus products as part of its Select® line of welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools, and filler metals. The new lineup includes preconfigured outfits for oxyacetylene cutting and heating, as well as related individual components, such as...

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    Drill press vises available from 1.5 to 6 in.

    December 9, 2014

    Palmgren® offers multipurpose traditional drill press vises for drilling, tapping, reaming, spot-facing, counterboring, and countersinking operations. Available in sizes from 1.5 to 6 in., they feature replaceable jaws and a base and bed parallel to 0.001 in. The center of the base is open for...

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    Fiber laser processes parts automatically from the coil

    December 9, 2014

    Dallan S.p.A. offers Dalcos® LXN coil-fed laser systems, designed for production of parts of any batch size automatically from the coil. The fully automatic system is equipped with a decoiling reel, straightener, and feeder that provide the material continuously to the line. It can process coils...

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    FNA Group’s OEM Industries Division to open Wisconsin manufacturing plant

    December 8, 2014

    The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has announced plans for a new $3 million manufacturing, distribution, and R&D facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 176,000-sq.-ft facility, which will create more than 100 jobs, will be used to manufacture pressure washers...

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    ESAB & VICTOR: Now this is a Power Lineup

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    There’s a new team in town. The joining of ESAB and Victor brings together five heavy hitters. Now all the welding and cutting solutions you need are available from one company – ESAB.