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3-D CAD design: The next dimension of services you will offer? - TheFabricator.com

3-D CAD design: The next dimension of services you will offer?

January 17, 2011 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis provides readers with an idea on how transforming a 2-D sketch into a 3-D model can prove helpful in bettering a customer's original design.

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Capital spending set to spike - TheFabricator.com

Capital spending set to spike

January 17, 2011 | By Tim Heston

2011 capital equipment spending could rise significantly, according to a recent survey from FMA Communications, publisher of The FABRICATOR. When compared with 2010 projections, projected plasma arc cutting investment jumped 47 percent, turret punch press investment projections were up 90 percent, and expected welding power source investment increased 70 percent.

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Jetcam celebrates silver anniversary

January 17, 2011

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, marks its 25th anniversary in 2011. The company was founded in Australia in 1986, relocating to Germany in 1990. With several machine tool manufacturers selecting to bundle the product with their machines, the company grew and subsequently relocated to the south of...

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S-Tech LLC named distributor for Gasparini, CEMSA machines

January 17, 2011

S Tech LLC, Chesterton, Ind., has been named the exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada for Gasparini S.p.A., Mirano, Italy, and the exclusive distributor in North America for CEMSA S.p.A., Milano, Italy. Gasparini is a manufacturer of custom roll forming systems and flexible manufacturing...

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Aftermarket cavity, beam delivery mirrors available - TheFabricator.com

Aftermarket cavity, beam delivery mirrors available

January 17, 2011

A new series of aftermarket, OEM-quality cavity and beam delivery mirrors for TRUMPF® lasers is offered by Laser Research Optics. The optics feature plane-parallel configurations and include zero-phase, phase-lock, and rear mirrors; output couplers; and phase retarders in 1.5- to 2.7-in....

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Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced - TheFabricator.com

Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced

January 17, 2011

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the new Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. This overhead track-style, modular lighting system uses UV-A and white-light LEDs attached to a mountable platform. It is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths and for preinspections and...

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AWS elects 2011 president-chairman of the board - TheFabricator.com

AWS elects 2011 president-chairman of the board

January 17, 2011

John L. Mendoza, a 36-year veteran of the welding industry, has been named as the 2011 president and chairman of the board of the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami. "My goal is to challenge our sections and members to raise the issues that are important today by focusing on the image of...

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Semiautomatic abrasive saw enclosed with outlet to contain cutting dust and abrasive particulate mater - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic abrasive saw enclosed with outlet to contain cutting dust and abrasive particulate mater

January 17, 2011

The Kalamazoo Industries model K26E 26-in., semiautomatic abrasive saw is totally enclosed with a 6-in. outlet to contain the dust and abrasive particulate matter produced during cutting. The saw features a 26-in. wheel; an air-over-oil, 0- to 12-FPM power downfeed; a 20-HP, three-phase motor...

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Band saw features automatic material sensor - TheFabricator.com

Band saw features automatic material sensor

January 17, 2011

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model XT320 A-NC double-column band saw is designed with fully automated controls and heavy-duty construction. The control has an automatic material sensor to detect the cutoff point and material height, eliminating two of the settings that traditionally must be made by...

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Tubetech North America names president/COO

January 17, 2011

Tubetech North America, East Palestine, Ohio, has announced the promotion of Jonathan W. Roscow as president and COO. The company produces and markets electric welded steel tubing for automobiles and appliances within the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Roscow most recently served as vice president of...

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Thermadyne names national accounts manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne names national accounts manager

January 17, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of Matthew Proffit as national accounts manager. In this position, Proffit is responsible for the strategic management of existing customer...

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Welding end prep tool suitable for cutting high-chrome-content boiler tubes, stainless steel, and tubes with overlay - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool suitable for cutting high-chrome-content boiler tubes, stainless steel, and tubes with overlay

January 17, 2011

Esco Tool offers the Mongoose MILLHOG® right-angle-drive, ID-clamping welding end prep tool. It features a 1.25-HP motor with a reduction drive gear that produces 240 lbs. of torque at 100 RPM. Suitable for cutting high-chrome-content boiler tubes, stainless steel, and tubes with overlays,...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent TRUMPF

January 17, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has selected Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent its sheet metal fabricating equipment in Louisiana and Texas. The Dallas-based representative has worked with TRUMPF in the past as well....

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial applications

January 17, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored, austenitic stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial welding applications. SelectAlloy 309H-AP is composed of nominal weld metal of 24 percent chromium and 13 percent nickel with a carbon content of 0.04 to...

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A primer on waterjet accessories - TheFabricator.com

A primer on waterjet accessories

January 17, 2011 | By Dr. John H. Olsen

For fabricators and metalworkers considering their first purchase of a waterjet, return on investment will be heavily influenced by features, options, and accessories that provide a match to their unique needs.Investigating and evaluating the latest alternatives will go a long way in boosting profitability.

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