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Nonmarring safety air gun delivers strong blowing force - TheFabricator.com

Nonmarring safety air gun delivers strong blowing force

December 6, 2010

Exair's new lightweight, precision safety air gun delivers a highly focused, forceful blast of air for cleaning and other industrial applications. The air gun has a small-diameter nozzle and extension that fit into tight spaces while delivering a strong blowing force. The gun's Nano Super air...

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Van Reenen Steel wins Swedish Steel Prize

December 6, 2010

SSAB has awarded this year's international Swedish Steel Prize to the South African company Van Reenen Steel Ltd. The company has developed a lighter and more durable body for dump trucks in the mining industry. The purpose of the prize is to provide inspiration and to disseminate knowledge about...

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RoHS-compliant construction tubing offered - TheFabricator.com

RoHS-compliant construction tubing offered

December 6, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 990-AL construction tubing for tube clamp connectors as part of its new line of tube connection and conveyor components. The RoHS-compliant tubing comes in inch sizes in round versions, and in metric sizes in both round and square versions. It is offered in...

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Materials testing consumable kits contain grinding, polishing materials to prepare 100 specimens - TheFabricator.com

Materials testing consumable kits contain grinding, polishing materials to prepare 100 specimens

December 6, 2010

Buehler has created Sum-Met™ Bundles to help simplify ordering consumables for materials testing and analysis labs. The kits contain all the grinding and polishing consumables required to prepare 100 specimens. Kits are available for several testing applications: ferrous and nickel-based...

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Two Lincoln Electric employees elected to AWS 2010 Class of Counselors

December 6, 2010

Lincoln Electric's Richard J. Seif and David Fink have been elected to the 2010 Class of Counselors of the American Welding Society (AWS). The two were honored at the 2010 FABTECH® Intl., held in Atlanta, and inducted during the AWS annual business meeting on Nov. 1. The election as an AWS...

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Minster relocates expanding Automation Division

December 6, 2010

The Minster Machine Co. will relocate its expanding Automation Division from Beaufort, S.C., to its global manufacturing headquarters in Minster, Ohio. "The decision was made to facilitate our Automation Initiative, which includes expanding our existing technologies and product offerings to...

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Beam manipulator helps keep welders safe while working on beams - TheFabricator.com

Beam manipulator helps keep welders safe while working on beams

December 6, 2010

SMS Inc. has developed the Rimco Rotator for keeping welders safe while working on beams. It comprises a pair of clamshell wheels that mount and lock around the ends of a beam. The wheels sit in motorized rotator bases that can be fixed to the shop floor, mounted on rails, or left freestanding...

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Online SDS delivery service aids REACH compliance

December 6, 2010

REACH Delivery Intl. has announced the upcoming launch of REACH Delivery, a new online service that enables chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and downstream users to guarantee the secure delivery and receipt of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and associated documentation when they ship...

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METALCON's 20th annual show experiences growth

December 6, 2010

The Metal Construction Association, Newton, Mass., has announced that the 2010 METALCON International show, held Oct. 20-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, drew 5,445 designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators, and suppliers from more than 50 countries. Product experts from 300...

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3i finalizes acquisition of Stork Materials Technology

December 6, 2010

London-based 3i, an international investor in private equity, infrastructure and debt management, and funds managed by 3i, has signed an agreement to acquire Stork Materials Technology, an international materials testing services business. SMT, with headquarters in the Netherlands, employs more...

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Vacuum lifter designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia. - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia.

December 6, 2010

The VPFL-4 air-powered, below-the-hook vacuum lifter, designed for lifting precision metal coils up to 4 ft. dia. from the skid to the winding machine, has been introduced by Anver Corp. The lifter has an X frame with adjustable suction pads and spring suspensions to accommodate and grip...

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SHRM LINE survey: Payrolls show signs of stabilizing in December compared with a year ago

December 6, 2010

The U.S. private-sector labor force is expected to add jobs in manufacturing in December, but the hiring pace is still too slow to put a sharp dent in unemployment, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for December...

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A time to be thankful

December 3, 2010 | By Dan Davis

I didn't post a blog last week. I got caught up in the holiday rush. Cooked my own turkey on Wednesday, celebrated with the family on Thursday, got the Christmas tree on Friday, decorated the tree and the house on Saturday, and tied up the loose ends on Sunday before the second part of the holiday...

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FCAW-S basics: Fast, no gas cylinders required - TheFabricator.com

FCAW-S basics: Fast, no gas cylinders required

December 3, 2010 | By Tom Myers, Frank Dragolich Jr.

In a nation striving to upgrade its infrastructure, FCAW-S has become the process of choice for many. It combines the efficiency of wire welding with the portability and flexibility of SMAW.

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FABTECH ushers in growth - TheFabricator.com

FABTECH ushers in growth

December 2, 2010 | By Tim Heston

At this year’s show, many attendees said they expected significant growth ahead. Some companies have acquired previous competitors, and the recession’s survivors are gearing up for growth.

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