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A most-fitting memorial to 9/11

November 4, 2009 | By Vicki Bell

It's been eight years since the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and killed almost 3,000 innocent prople— enough time for two presidential elections; U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq; the fall of a dictatorship; the battle of New Orleans versus Katrina;...

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GoIndustry DoveBid, GE Healthcare announce strategic collaboration

November 4, 2009

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced a strategic collaboration with GoIndustry DoveBid (GoIDB). The partnership enhances GE Healthcare's asset disposal capabilities and expands its ability to provide critical business intelligence to customers by providing data from...

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KardexRemstar introduced

November 4, 2009

Kardex AG, the parent company of Kardex Remstar International, having acquired Kardex Systems Inc. of Marietta, Ohio, at the beginning of 2009, has now fully merged their operations together, renaming the new organization KardexRemstar Inc. The company is a provider of automated storage and...

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Laser welding update

November 4, 2009 | By David Havrilla

The number of global laser welding applications has increased over the years thanks to steady technology advancements. One of those advancements, the disk laser—a combination of a solid-state laser and a semiconductor laser—has opened the door to several new or improved joining applications.

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Band saw blade basics

November 4, 2009 | By Gene Ramsdell

Making interrupted cuts on materials like structurals, tubes, bundles, and angle iron can wreak havoc on your band saw blade. Not following proper blade break-in procedures can be just as damaging. Following a few tips for both can keep your band saw blade in good working order longer. It can also improve the quality of your cuts.

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The economy: It could be worse

November 3, 2009 | By Tim Heston

The status of...

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press brake safety evaluation

One safeguard (not) for all

November 3, 2009 | By Christopher King

No one press brake safeguard works fore all applications.

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Harco acquires new technologies

November 3, 2009

Harco Metal Products, a tube fabricator with facilities in Tempe, Ariz., and Fort Payne, Ala., has announced that it has procured several new machines to complement its existing equipment. These include:CNC tube bending equipment, including rotary arm, free-form multidimensional, roll, ram, and...

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Allied Tube & Conduit celebrates 50th anniversary with flagship facility expansion

November 3, 2009

Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., a business within Tyco Electrical & Metal Products, which is a segment of Tyco International, has announced the grand opening of a 514,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing center in Harvey, Ill.The $30 million investment will double the size of the existing...

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Drafting useful drawings

November 3, 2009

No matter what drafting standards you adhereto, a CAD jockey should always strive todeliver information in the best and mostcomplete format to the manufacturing floor.

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No cracking under pressure for pipeline contractor

November 3, 2009

Progressive Pipeline Inc., Meridian, Miss., found that a new low-hydrogen vertical electrode made a real difference in a pipeline project the company worked on in 2008.

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Manufacturing activity grows for third consecutive month; growth rate highest since April 2006

November 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the third consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the sixth consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Norbert J. Ore,...

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How to relieve stress in welding

November 2, 2009 | By Tim Heston

Relieving residual stress through welding technique as well as temperature control can greatly reduce weld distortion.

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Band saw or circular cold saw?

November 2, 2009 | By Frank Truckly

The latest technology advancements between band saws and circular saws have made the choice between the two technologies less clear-cut.

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Say goodbye to hard tooling

November 2, 2009 | By Charles Caristan, Jay Finn

The high-powered fiber laser now can take on the work of the blanking press.

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