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Lincoln Electric acquires Arc Products

February 1, 2011

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Arc Products, a privately-held manufacturer of orbital welding systems and welding automation components based in Southern California. Arc Products has annual sales of approximately $5 million and...

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3-D CAD design: Modeling a shop cart - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD design: Modeling a shop cart

February 1, 2011 | By Gerald Davis, Gerald David

Columnist Gerald Davis tackles a fabricating project that every shop takes on every so often: the shop cart.

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Beltless magnetic conveyor handles 10 million lbs. of scrap - TheFabricator.com

Beltless magnetic conveyor handles 10 million lbs. of scrap

February 1, 2011 | By Magnetic Products Inc.

A Midwestern stamper installed a new press with an unusually high drop from the passline of the press to the scrap removal conveyor. The stamper determined that a magnetic conveyor could handle the challenges presented.

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9 questions about tube bending software - TheFabricator.com

9 questions about tube bending software

February 1, 2011 | By Carsten Tripscha

Bending simulation software offers a way to improve workshop efficiency. It can save time and money as well as reduce the risk of accidents or damage.

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Electric motorcycles? No thanks.

January 31, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

Everyone knows that liquids, mainly gasoline and diesel, have been the main fuels for vehicles for decades. Although steam and electricity competed with gasoline at the turn of the last century, gasoline won that battle and ruled the automotive industry ever since. However, the oil shocks of the...

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Plate-edge beveling machine operates at up to 10 FPM

January 31, 2011

Gullco's KBM self-propelled bevelers can operate at up to 10 FPM. According to the manufacturer, they produce clean machined bevel angles of 22.5 to 55 degrees with no thermal distortion on steel and aluminum. The bevelers can be supplied with an exclusive adjustable-height, self-aligning,...

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Weld Tooling Corp. announces staff changes

January 31, 2011

Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., has announced the appointment of Dave Bloom to North American sales manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry and is already familiar with Bug-O's products and applications. Mark Binder has been promoted to director of...

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Brush Engineered Materials announces name change

January 31, 2011

Brush Engineered Materials Inc., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has announced that it will change its name to Materion Corp. and unify all of its businesses under the new brand effective March 8, 2011. Concurrent with the name change, the company also will unveil a new company Web site and companywide...

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Dantherm Filtration joins Nederman Group

January 31, 2011

Dantherm Filtration has become a part of the Nederman Group, Sweden, and has changed its name to Nederman. According to the company, this merger creates the largest industrial air filtration company in the world. Nederman has sales offices in 25 countries and agents in 30 more. Its product line...

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FARO celebrates 30 years with custom chopper - TheFabricator.com

FARO celebrates 30 years with custom chopper

January 31, 2011

FARO Technologies Inc., Lake Mary, Fla., a provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, celebrates 30 years in business in 2011. To mark the occasion, the company invited customer Paul Jr. Designs to build a custom chopper. The motorcycle build was featured on Discovery Channel's...

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Online welding system design tool introduced - TheFabricator.com

Online welding system design tool introduced

January 31, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced Equip to Weld™, an online tool designed to help users build a complete, customized, industrial GMAW/multiprocess/SMAW system from the ground up. At www.millerwelds.com/equiptoweld, users are led through a step-by-step process that helps them select...

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Jet Edge opens sales office in China

January 31, 2011

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced the opening of its new waterjet sales, service, and showroom office in Shanghai, China. The office allows the company to supply and support local customers with service and training facilities, a waterjet equipment demonstration showroom, and a...

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Automatic fastener-installation press performs without hydraulics - TheFabricator.com

Automatic fastener-installation press performs without hydraulics

January 31, 2011

The PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ automatic fastener-installation press system from PennEngineering® performs without hydraulics to install all types of self-clinching fasteners in thin metal sheets. The custom-built, fully servo-controlled, dual-axis, electromechanical actuator helps...

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Power consumption reduction system incorporated in punch presses, press brakes - TheFabricator.com

Power consumption reduction system incorporated in punch presses, press brakes

January 31, 2011

LVD Strippit has incorporated the new Energy Reduction System (ERS) into its Strippit VX-series punch presses and PPEC series press brakes. The system manages power consumption during machine operation, standby, and idle times, reducing energy consumption by 15 to 30 percent over...

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All-electric tube bender holds up to eight tool sets - TheFabricator.com

All-electric tube bender holds up to eight tool sets

January 31, 2011

The ELECT XL™ all-electric, 12-axis tube bending machine from BLM Group USA is designed to bend tubes up to 6 in. in diameter. The multistack bender holds up to eight tool sets, permitting rapid processing of complex parts and quick changeover, according to the manufacturer. It can be...

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