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Resistance soldering power supply replaces previous model, has enhanced features - TheFabricator

Resistance soldering power supply replaces previous model, has enhanced features

July 26, 2010

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the Uniflow3 power supply for resistance soldering, heat sealing, and conductive adhesive bonding applications. It replaces the Uniflow2 power supply and features hardware improvements, new process control features, upgraded limit and alarm options, and user...

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CNC plasma cutter for small to midsized shops introduced - TheFabricator

CNC plasma cutter for small to midsized shops introduced

July 26, 2010

Techno Inc. has introduced the HPLC CNC plasma cutting machine, designed for small to midsized shops. The company designs and programs its own CNCs and recently attached a plasma torch to the system and developed the electronic circuitry needed for automated torch functions. The plasma cutter is...

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Milwaukee loses one-third of manufacturing jobs in 10 years

July 26, 2010

The Milwaukee metropolitan area has lost 54,800 manufacturing jobs over the last 10 years, the 15th-biggest drop among the largest 100 metros in the country, according to a new Business First of Buffalo analysis. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

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Compact, HVLS fan designed for small spaces, areas with limited ceiling heights

July 26, 2010

The new Revolution® SP fan from Rite-Hite Corp. combines the company's high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan technology with a compact design for air circulation in small spaces and areas with limited ceiling heights. The fan circulates a large volume of air up to 50 ft. from the fan's center in...

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St. Petersburg College, Green Energy Engineering partner to offer online classes

July 26, 2010

The Corporate Training Department of St. Petersburg College (SPC), St. Petersburg, Fla., has partnered with Green Energy Engineering (GEE) to provide two online classes for professional engineers who need professional development hours. The courses may be taken through SPC's online learning...

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National-Precision opens new facility in Utah

July 26, 2010

National-Precision, a distributor of electronic hardware and fasteners based in Dallas, has opened a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the company's eighth location, and it expects to open four more in the next year. Scott Ambre is the area manager, and Robert Rist is the regional...

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BLS: Mass layoffs up in June, but manufacturing's proportion at lowest level in program history

July 26, 2010

Employers took 1,647 mass layoff actions in June that resulted in the separation of 145,538 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Each action involved at least 50 persons from a...

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Meet Metcam - a leaner, greener, meaner fabricator

July 23, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

Operating seven days a week fabricating and shipping products domestically and worldwide, Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam Inc. has found a formula for success that has this company thriving when others are struggling to survive.

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The unfortunate event of retirement

July 22, 2010 | By Dan Davis

As I write this, I'm sitting at a restaurant checking e-mail and doing some other work. Even though my eyes are working perfectly fine, I'm heading to the eye doctor. I'm watching about 30 senior citizens enjoy their morning coffee and cool temperatures before the summer sun becomes unbearable. It...

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Tell it like it is

July 21, 2010 | By Vicki Bell

I don't pretend to be an economic or political expert. I'm just an average U.S. citizen who is worried about our economy and about my fellow citizens, including friends and family, who can't find jobs. I'm also a taxpayer, and I want the money I pay Uncle Sam each year to be spent judiciously and...

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Fabricating more value

July 19, 2010 | By Tim Heston

I’m glad I talked with Drew Greenblatt last week. Otherwise, news of waning manufacturing output might have gotten to me. At Greenblatt’s company, Marlin Steel Wire Products, output certainly isn’t waning. The 28-employee contract manufacturer has grown throughout the recession, and much of...

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Bluff Mfg. buys B&L Structures

July 19, 2010

Bluff Mfg. Inc., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired B&L Structures Inc., a Dallas-based steel manufacturer. The B&L Structures brand will be retained, and production of its products, previously outsourced, will be moved to Bluff's...

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Serapid hires new staff members

July 19, 2010

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has hired four new employees since the beginning of 2010. Chris Evitts and Tom Zhang have joined the company's engineering team. Brian Kattleman has joined the marking department working on graphic design and animation. Rich Wodnicki is in the sales...

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Laser alignment kit checks, measures straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling - TheFabricator

Laser alignment kit checks, measures straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling

July 19, 2010

Pinpoint Laser Systems® has introduced the new Pinpoint Proline alignment kit, a visual laser system for checking and measuring straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, and leveling. The kit combines the features of a transit, an infinitely long straightedge, and laser alignment...

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