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Wheels available for nearly any tungsten electrode grinder

March 5, 2010

Diamond Ground Products offers replacement diamond grinding wheels for nearly any tungsten electrode grinder on the market. The grinding wheels are in stock and ready to ship...

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Tube punching machine enables punching all four sides in single pass

March 5, 2010

AM Machinery Sales Inc. offers the Evergreen line of tube punching and drilling machines. They are designed to handle round, square, rectangular, and oval tubes, as well as profiles and heavy-gauge flat bar. The machines punch and drill without deforming the tube. They feature one to three punching...

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Deburring system designed with return-to-operator configuration

March 5, 2010

Abtex Corp. has introduced a compact, wet, Tri-Ten planetary-head deburring system in return-to-operator (RTO) configuration. In a single pass, the system deburrs both sides of flat parts up to 4.5 in. in diameter. Drenching the workpiece with coolant as it is deburred helps to keep parts clean and...

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Bluetooth interface allows scopes to transmit date more than 30 ft.

March 5, 2010

Fischer Technology has announced the availability of a Bluetooth® interface for its DELTASCOPE® FMP30, ISOSCOPE® FMP30, and DUALSCOPEr® FMP40 coating thickness instruments. The Bluetooth module enables data transmission to a distance of more than 30 ft. for documentation. The...

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Portable drilling machine features rail guide travel

March 5, 2010

Fab Tool Technologies LLC has introduced the PRO 36 magnetic drilling machine with 1.375- by 2-in. drilling capacity. The 22-lb. machine features a rail guide travel system that eliminates the need for alignment, maintains accuracy, and reduces cutter breakage, the company reports. The unit also...

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Steam pressure washers offer 1,000 PSI

March 5, 2010

Daimer®'s Super Max™ 15500SP steam cleaning systems offer pressure levels of 1,000 PSI, flow rates up to 4 GPM, and high temperatures for removing grease from surfaces and equipment. The fuel-heated, electric-powered systems combine a high flow rate, low pressure levels, and new Super...

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Behringer Saws names Hicks Machine Tool as Distributor of the Year

March 5, 2010

Behringer Saws, a provider of automatic band sawing machines and material handling systems in Morgantown, Pa., has announced that Hicks Machine Tool Co. of Memphis has been named the company's 2009 Distributor of the Year. Hicks represents the Behringer and Behringer Eisele brand product lines in...

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Sandmeyer Steel announces retirement of inside sales rep after 46 years of service

March 5, 2010

Loretta B. Wysocki will retire from Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, after 46 years of service. She joined the company on April 14, 1964, as a clerk typist for the sales department and then advanced the following year to executive assistant to the vice president of sales. Late in 1966, she...

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PaintExpo to include more than 300 exhibitors

March 5, 2010

The 3rd PaintExpo, an international trade fair for industrial coating technology, will be held April 13-16, 2010, in Karlsruhe Exhibition Center, Germany. It will include more than 300 exhibitors from 17 countries, with roughly 20 percent of all exhibiting companies coming from outside of Germany....

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Worthington acquires Gibraltar's steel processing assets

March 5, 2010

Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its steel processing business segment has acquired the steel processing assets of Gibraltar Industries Inc. The acquisition expands the capabilities of The Worthington Steel Co.'s cold-rolled strip business and its ability to service...

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TECHNI Waterjet names Hegman Machine Tool as distributor

March 5, 2010

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Hegman Machine Tool Inc. is distributing its 2- and 3-D waterjet cutting machinery in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and western Iowa. Located in Maple Grove, Minn., Hegman also provides service and support from factory-trained...

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T&H Lemont hires sales, marketing manager

March 5, 2010

T&H Lemont, Countryside, Ill., has hired Martin W. Byrne as manager of domestic sales and marketing. In this position, he formulates marketing and sales strategies for tooling, equipment, and operational services. Byrne has more than 30 years of experience in sales to the pipe, tube, and roll form...

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FMA, TPA seek applicants for industry awards

March 5, 2010

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards. The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by FMA, and TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by TPA,...

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Criterion NDT formed to provide NDT testing products, services

March 5, 2010

The new company Criterion NDT Inc. has opened in Auburn, Wash., providing eddy current NDT instruments, probes, and services for testing critical components in the automotive; medical; and bar, tube, and wire markets. A former business unit of Uson L.P., the company is the exclusive distributor of...

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ASTM revises steel sheet standards

March 5, 2010

ASTM Intl. Committees A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products, W. Conshohocken, Pa., have approved revisions to two ASTM standards that clarify the thickness tolerances for both uncoated and coated steel sheet products. The standards are...

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