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Fabricating tube, learning lessons in Americaís Dairyland - TheFabricator.com

Fabricating tube, learning lessons in America's Dairyland

January 21, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

J & D Tube Benders Inc., founded as a partnership to produce a single part number in 1971, today generates $16 million in annual revenues and is on the cusp of the third generation of family ownership. The key to its longevity is learning valuable lessons throughout the past four decades, finding opportunities during expansions and downturns.

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Determining the forming behavior of tailor welded blanks - TheFabricator.com

Determining the forming behavior of tailor welded blanks

January 21, 2011 | By R. Ganesh Narayanan

The forming behavior of a tailor-welded blank (TWB) is influenced by many factors. Predicting these factors can help a fabricator determine the TWB's formability. Researchers have been developing an expert system for TWBs that can predict their tensile, deep drawing, and forming behaviors.

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U. S. Steel announces management appointments in supply chain organization

January 20, 2011

United States Steel Corp. has announced three management appointments in its supply chain organization effective immediately. Gerald W. Gagliano has been named general manager – customer service. Gagliano replaces Elizabeth L. Swearingin, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities....

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Deere & Company to construct new factory and expand existing factory in India

January 20, 2011

Deere & Company has announced that it is increasing its capacity to build agricultural tractors in India. Deere said the action will better position the company to pursue the considerable growth projected for the Indian tractor market. Deere will invest approximately $100 million to build a...

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Steel prices rising

January 19, 2011 | By Vicki Bell

Being an editor means putting yourself out there for criticism. No matter how objective or neutral you try to be, chances are someone, somewhere will read something you write and say, "That's quite the mouthful ... please just tell me how you can make that statement?"   How do I know? Because...

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NAM: President's review of regulations a positive step for job growth

January 18, 2011

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Aric Newhouse issued the following statement today regarding President Obama's executive order to review federal regulations harming economic growth: "Manufacturers appreciate President Obama's...

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Setting up for manufacturing growth

January 17, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Last week the federal government released a report saying exports grew for the third straight month. Despite the fact that new orders in November declined slightly, year over year new orders increased 12.3 percent from 2009 to 2010. Sure, the growth is coming off of some unprecedented lows, but the...

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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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