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Mayville Engineering to purchase assets of Fabricating Specialists

September 16, 2008

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), a contract manufacturer in Mayville, Wis., has acquired the assets of Fabricating Specialists LLC, a manufacturer of formed tubular components and assemblies for the...

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Roll-Kraft upgrades FEA system

September 16, 2008

Citing increased demand for finite element analysis (FEA) services in the roll forming and tubing industries, Roll-Kraft has announced upgrades to its current system. Updates included integration of a...

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Industrial Metal Supply launches 3-D laser cutting and fabrication division

September 16, 2008

Industrial Metal Supply Co., Sun Valley, Calif., has created a new business unit that will provide six-axis, 3-D laser cutting and fabrication services to the company's customer base of design and...

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Red Bud to host coil processing seminar

September 16, 2008

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio, Nov. 18. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling,...

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Weiler Corp. announces staff appointments

September 16, 2008

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has promoted Chris Weiler to president and COO and added Jim McDaniel as vice president of sales and marketing.Weiler is responsible for sales, marketing, and operations....

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HFI Tube and pipe mills

Increasing efficiency of HFI tube and pipe mills

September 16, 2008

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Manufacturing welded tube and pipe efficiently requires controlling several variables. The material type, gauge, edge condition, tooling setup, and weld heat are just a few of the factors that quality control managers, mill supervisors, and operators must pay attention to in their efforts to...

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Weld training

But anybody can weld, right?

September 16, 2008

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Welding is a craft that requires both proper training and practice. Training your welders can have a very positive effect on your operation. A well-trained welder is more likely to produce high quality welds efficiently and weld safely. He also may be more satisfied with his job and stick around longer

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Minisensors

Sensors evolve to meet new errorproofing role

September 16, 2008

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Having the right sensors in your operation can make the difference between poor- and high-quality production. Today's sensors have evolved dramatically to fit tight spaces and accomplish more tasks than earlier versions. New technology merging sensor and vision systems is allowing manufacturers to have the best of both in a single device.

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Robotic GTAW

September 16, 2008

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Robotic GTAW is a little-known process that has made significant advancements recently, thanks in part to the advancements made to manual GTAW that have made it more user-friendly and compatible with the environment. Applications that were once nearly impossible to accomplish can be handled with relative ease with modern GTAW systems. Even today robotic GTAW continues to improve and advance into new fields to create a better future for the welding industry.

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Welding Robot

Automating the Small

September 16, 2008

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Robotic welding has entered the job shop market with gusto, and here's why.

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Virtual engineering software

Next-generation large-tonnage presses rely on new software for virtual integration

September 15, 2008

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Operating large flexible press systems without sacrificing speed and quality can be a complex undertaking. New software takes CATIA to the next level. Users can really learn how to "drive" their large presses optimally by virtually integrating the slide motion, the transfer movement in a way that allows 1) the press to be built, 2) the transfer to be integrated and 3) the die to be built to most efficiently run in the system--a quantum leap. Now being used by Ford and Magnum.

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Get burned up after reading

September 11, 2008

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I heard this company president say one time that one of his hobbies was reading business books. I thought to myself that hobby ranks right up there with sword swallowing and power walking in malls as things that make me scratch my head.I"ve got my own management theory. If a company is run by...

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Where the jobs are and aren't

September 10, 2008

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Texas made the national news today when thousands of Texans in Brazoria County were urged to evacuate, and officials contemplated ordering a mandatory evacuation of one million people in a second county, as Hurricane Ike gathered strength in the Gulf of Mexico on its way toward the state. If the...

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HRB prices on a downtrend

September 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export price for Sept. 8 dropped 4.9 percent to $957 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive time. The Western European HRB price dropped 4.0...

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Weathering the storm on Cape Ann

September 9, 2008

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The economy is looking like an intricate patchwork that"s still holding together, though with some seriously thread-bare areas. The housing and financial service sectors make up the brunt of those bare threads, while manufacturing continues to hold surprisingly strong, if you don"t include sectors...

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