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.
January 17, 2011 | By John Karpus
The NFPA-51 standard outlines how to properly store, transfer, and use industrial gases; how to handle such gases while they are in their gaseous or liquid phases; and how to implement storage, piping and distribution, and operating practices. While most safe practices are based on common sense, others may take volumes of technical reference, as specified in NFPA-51, to explain.
January 17, 2011
Too often, specifying clamps for a fixture in an automated welding cell is an afterthought. That slight can lead to unnecessary costs and complexity.
January 17, 2011 | By Tim Heston
Fabricator uses a 7-kW CO2 laser cutting system to cut thousands of thick, stainless steel components for a critical component of nuclear plant safety. Today, the shop hopes to leverage its technology to gain work in other sectors.
January 13, 2011 | By Eric Lundin
If you work in manufacturing, you’ve probably heard that some government agencies, notably OSHA and the EPA, have been mandated to become self-funding. I heard this in a discussion at a recent conference, and it seems reasonable. The government debt is $14 trillion, so why wouldn’t the...
January 12, 2011 | By Vicki Bell
The December issue of "Stamping News Brief" featured an item about reshoring, one of several terms used to describe bringing jobs back to the U.S. After citing examples of reshoring by companies such as Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar, which also were covered in a recent blog post, the newsletter...
January 12, 2011 | By Kate Bachman
Reports about the North American International Auto Show in Detroit indicates that the show has taken a serious turn toward fuel efficiency. According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog, the Detroit auto show has transformed itself from a showcase of the big, powerful, and outrageous to a...
January 12, 2011
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired the outstanding capital stock of Lampros Steel Inc. and a related interest in Lampros Steel Plate Distribution LLC. Lampros Steel Inc. is a steel service center company specializing in structural steel shapes with a facility located in Portland,...
January 12, 2011
The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for January 10 surged 7.0 percent to $805 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price rose 2.6 percent to $591 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...
January 12, 2011
SigmaTEK Systems has announced that it is participating in SolidWorks World, January 23 – 26 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, where the company will exhibit its CAD/CAM nesting software, SigmaNEST, SigmaTUBE, and SolidNEST in booth No. 619. Jim Lindsey,...
January 11, 2011 | By Tim Heston
If Dave Westphal doesn’t qualify as a lean manufacturing champion, I don’t know who would. The executive is director of global lean manufacturing for Nexteer Automotive, a $2 billion automotive supplier specializing in steering and front-axle components. Last year The FABRICATOR covered his...
January 11, 2011
MJM Manufacturing Inc. 5205 N.W. 161 St. Miami, FL 33014 Phone: 305-620-2020 http://www.mjmmfg.com email@example.com By Alexander Mijares OPENED: 1979 WHY: My father, Mike Mijares, president and CEO of MJM, founded the company as a one-man shop making prototypes...
January 11, 2011 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith
Welders may recognize that when porosity is present, the cause isn’t always the shielding gas, welding filler, or operator error. It can be caused by the steel production method, which can introduce porosity and other flaws.
January 11, 2011 | By Jack Thornton
Equipment and software upgrades are helping Decimal Engineering, Pompano Beach, Fla., to increase its customer base and, as a result, increase its profits.
January 10, 2011
Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the new CBW 1212 pass-through wash system. This heated jet spray washer incorporates a powered, galvanized, 12-in. chain-belt conveyor, with variable speeds from 1 to 10 linear FPM. It can process parts up to 12 in. high. The heavy-duty, 12-ga....