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Pacific Press offers upgrade program

May 12, 2009

Pacific® Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, Ill., offers a program designed to upgrade older or outdated metal fabricating equipment and bring it back to productive life. The Productivity Enhancement...

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Nederman receives two energy sector orders worth $4.4 million

May 12, 2009

Nederman Inc., Westland, Mich., has received an order worth $1.3 million for a system that will be used in a manufacturing plant producing rotary blades for wind turbines from composite materials. ...

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AMI adds FANUC laser service to network

May 12, 2009

Automated Machinery Inc. (AMI), Milford, Ohio, and Advanced Laser Services LLC (ALS), Douglasville, Ga., have announced a strategic alliance that will enhance the ability of both companies to provide...

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Rubis-Precis/Micropierre expands two plants

May 12, 2009

The French group Rubis-Precis/Micropierre, a producer of high-precision components and assemblies in stainless steel, titanium, gold, platinum, and tungsten carbide, has expanded its two plants:...

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Flow announces cancellation of OMAX acquisition

May 12, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced that it is not exercising its option to acquire OMAX...

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Tooling organization means punching optimization

May 12, 2009

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Turret punch press uptime will increase if you know your process capability, manufacture products within that capability, and optimize the layout of your tooling. It also will increase if you optimize programming, design, and tooling. It also is important to maintain proper die clearance and alignment of the press station.

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Hand Held Angle Grinders

Grinding and cutting safely

May 12, 2009

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Hand-held angle grinders, which now are being used more frequently in industries besides metal fabrication and welding, can cause injury if used improperly and without following all safety guidelines. This article covers the safety practices involved when using these grinders with resin-bonded wheels.

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Hydraulic presses perform compression molding

May 11, 2009

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Many companies in the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, and wind energy industry segments are using composites and thermoplastics to augment and support metal stampings.

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10.25-in. carbide saw introduced

May 11, 2009

Tsune America LLc has added the TK5C-260G ferrous carbide saw to its product line. The machine is equipped with a resharpenable 830 mm diameter carbide saw blade that provides a cutting capacity from...

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Lincoln Electric dedicates new facility in India

May 11, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today dedicated a 100,000-square-foot welding consumables facility in Chennai, India, which will serve the growing market in that country and markets throughout the Asia...

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Weld fixturing from virtual to reality

May 11, 2009

A Florida job shop saved on material costs by integrating modular fixturing set up in SolidWorks. The CAD-friendly system allowed the company to define the fixture and the completed weldment before it hit the shot floor.

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Music to my ears

May 8, 2009

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At what point in a tough manufacturing economy does a metal forming and fabricating company pull back its marketing efforts? For most companies, it's one of the first areas to be cut. Others, however, see an opportunity to stand out, while others step back and wait for better times.As one...

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Two steps to success?

May 7, 2009

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This is going to sound strange, but a recession like this sometimes feels like a breath of fresh air. If a company can operate through a downturn like this relatively unscathed, that's really something. If a company's inefficient, it shutters its doors. Sometimes bad things happen to good...

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Delcam announces new hires

May 7, 2009

Software provider Delcam is introducing two new staff members at the EASTEC exhibition May 19 to 21 in Springfield, Mass. David Gray has joined the company as sales engineer for the Southeast U.S.,...

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Mr. Holland's Opus

May 6, 2009

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My last blog post was addressed to Crook County (Oregon) High School officials and others who could help decide the fate of vocational and technical programs in the U.S., which often are the first items on the chopping block when funding for education is tight. It featured an item from News/Talk...

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