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Welding wire drum cart handles up to 1,000-lb. containers

May 13, 2008

The Kinetic Technologies LOBOY™ drum cart offers 2.3 in. of ground clearance and a low center of gravity for towing drums or boxes of welding wire used in robotic or hard-tooled welding...

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Coating thickness gauges have six measurement mode options

May 13, 2008

Dakota Ultrasonics has introduced the CMX series of coating and material thickness gauges. The new 100-MHz DSP platform, featuring FPGA technology, is equipped with auto probe zero, auto probe...

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Captive screw fasteners function as slam-to-close latches

May 13, 2008

The 1-035SL Captive-Joiner 9.5 Snap-Line from Dirak Inc. is a new technology for fastening sheet metal panels. The captive screw is designed for simplified installation and ease of use. It also...

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General Steel Holdings releases statement following China earthquake

May 13, 2008

General Steel Holdings Inc., one of China's non-state owned steel products producers, announced today that its operations were not adversely affected by the recent earthquake in the Sichuan province...

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Brennan Palmiter

See Brennan go

May 13, 2008

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Brennan Palmiter may look like an ordinary teenager, but behind the youthful grin is an incredibly driven16-year-old who has his sights set on a career in racing and welding.

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Arc Welder

Filler metal product approvals

May 13, 2008

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Filler metal product approval codes can seem like a foreign language. One thing is certain, and that is each agency that establishes product approvals, such as AWS or ASME, does so to ensure filler metals meet the requirements for which they are intended. Understanding the meaning behind each set of filler metal product approvals will help you to better understand your filler metal's capabilities.

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Protective welding clothes

Clothes before woes

May 13, 2008

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Welding injuries, from minor welding flash burns to serious third-degree burns, can be painful and, in extreme cases, can cause disfigurement and lead to career-ending disabilities. Wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is an easy way welders can help protect themselves against these risks and preserve their livelihood.

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ButlerBuilt Plasma Table

Plasma delivers precision for top seat manufacturer

May 13, 2008

ButlerBuilt, a leading manufacturer of motorsports seating located in Harrisburg, N.C., finds a new plasma cutting system to be a much better improvement over the 15-year-old plasma table it dumped in early 2007.

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Edge treatments for roll formed parts

May 13, 2008

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According to OSHA and BLS data, safety in metal manufacturing has been improving. Workplace injuries and injury severity fell from 2000 to 2006. The biggest improvements have been in severe injuries, so minor injuries have gotten more attention lately. One such minor injury is cutting. Roll formers can do their part to prevent workplace cuts by focusing on deburring.

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Roll bender Powder River

New roll bender 'bales' out farm implement manufacturer

May 13, 2008

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Powder River, a Provo, Utah-based fabricator of farm implements, turned to KNUTH Machine Tools USA for a three-roll bender the company uses to make its round bale feeders for horses.

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Partial straightener assembly

The finer points of coil handling for fineblanking

May 13, 2008

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Fineblanking operations require a heavy-duty press and special tooling. To produce straight, flat strip for the press and feed, stampers need a coil cradle, coil end peeler, debender, and hold-down arm, straightener, loop control.

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Custom or standard?

May 13, 2008

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Fabricators have two broad choices in the bend tooling they select: standard or custom. Using standardized tooling provides cost-effective versatility. A well developed tooling inventory can accommodate nearly any bending job. On the other hand, custom tooling is designed for speed and efficiency. Customized tools make one part and one part only as fast as possible. The trade-offs boil down to time and money: standardized tooling requires more time to set up but costs less. With custom tooling, changeover is quick, but the tooling costs more.

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Stainless steel surface finish

A 'weld-done' finish

May 13, 2008

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Stainless steel products are used in all parts of our daily life. Certain surface finish expectations must be met, and one of the major challenges in stainless steel treatment is meeting these expectations. The biggest problem has been the time required to rebuild the surface from a weld. While surface finishing of stainless steel still requires a good deal of effort, the proper grinding and polishing equipment makes it possible to create perfect finishes in a reasonable amount of time.

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Manufacturing Machine

What not to leave at work

May 13, 2008

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The metal fabricating industry is among the employment sectors with the highest rates of amputations from on-the-job accidents. Many are caused by improperly safeguarded machinery, hand tools, forklifts, and other equipment. Preventing workplace amputations requires adhering to strict safety guidelines, including making amputation awareness a part of your safety program.

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What do companies want from their workers?

May 13, 2008

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In his extensive career as a welder and welding instructor, Marty Rice has learned a thing or two about the qualities companies look for in their employees beyond skill proficiency. This anecdotal article discusses these qualities and their importance from Rice's perspective.

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