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Harris Products Group names national accounts director

April 6, 2010

The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Lorie Plengemeier to the position of director of national accounts. Plengemeier spent 10 years at Thermadyne in leadership positions in marketing and brand management and served as account manager and most recently as national accounts manager....

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BCN Technical appoints New England distributor

April 6, 2010

BCN (Bliss Clearing Niagara) Technical Services, Hastings, Mich., has announced its appointment of Northeast Press Sales Co. as distributor for 10 states in New England and the East Coast. Lee Walz, owner of Northeast Press Sales Co., will represent BCN Technical Services and its products in...

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ACE adds to engineering staff

April 6, 2010

Automated Cells & Equipment Inc., a provider of automation systems and robotics in Painted Post, N.Y., has added two new employees and promoted a current employee to its engineering department. Les Scrivener and Jeff Jelliff have been hired as mechanical design engineers. Scrivener has more than 10...

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PRIMA North America promotes sales/marketing manager

April 6, 2010

PRIMA North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., the North American subsidiary of PRIMA Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, has promoted Carl Bryant to the position of sales and marketing manager for PRIMA 3D Laser Systems and to the newly created position of automotive market manager for North America....

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NASA and partners develop new tank forming method

April 6, 2010

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., have partnered with Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver and MT Aerospace in Augsburg, Germany, to develop and manufacture a 16.4-ft.-dia. fuel tank entirely out of aluminum lithium 2195 alloy....

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Plasma bevel head designed to eliminate torch lead wind-up

April 6, 2010

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced the robo-kut plasma beveling head. The compact, 50-lb. unit features a rigid design and can be installed on small-footprint, precision, unitized cutting machines. The beveling head is designed to eliminate torch lead wind-up. It features patent-pending automatic...

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Automated metal removal system facilitates uniform U or J grooves in weld joint preparation

April 6, 2010

The Arcair-Matic® N6000 metal removal system from Thermadyne® Industries is designed for automated gouging of steels and other metals with the air carbon arc process. The system is suited for metal fabrication, particularly for preparing uniform U or J grooves in weld joint preparation. Groove...

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Indexable multitool can achieve any angle setting

April 6, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling offers the patent-pending Ultra® IMT™ fully indexable multitool, which can achieve any angle setting on the workpiece. The tool comes in two versions. The three-station unit uses Ultra 1-1/4-in. B-station punches and strippers and thick-turret, B-station dies. It...

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Modular fixturing for welding can be expanded in five directions

April 6, 2010

Bluco Corp. offers 3-D modular fixturing bases that provide the foundation for different fixture setups. The bases can be expanded in five directions by attaching modular angles, blocks, and beams with stabilizing legs where needed. They are suitable for both prototype and production...

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Crimping machine features automated quality control reporting options

April 6, 2010

Lillbacka Corp. has introduced the Finn-Power King Crimper 1200. It has a maximum crimping force of 1,200 tons and a crimping range from 7.87 to 25.59 in. The unit is equipped with a new UC controller, which features automated quality control reporting options and menu-guided operation. The...

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Barnes MetalCrafters Inc.

April 5, 2010

Tim and Nick Martin, Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. 252-291-0925 P.O. Box 2492 113 Walnut St. W. Wilson, NC 27893 http://www.barnesmetal.com sales@barnesmetal.com By Tim Martin and Nick Martin OPENED: Tim Martin purchased...

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Lots of lies? No surprise

April 1, 2010 | By Eric Lundin

American Metal Market held its Third Annual Steel Tube & Pipe Conference March 22-23 in Houston, and if you’re a steel tube or pipe producer, you might give some thought to attending its fourth annual conference. It held something for everyone—industry overview, industry forecast, and a...

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impluse manufacturing

If you don't measure it, you can't improve it

April 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

At Impulse Manufacturing, operators double as quality assurance personnel. The company tracks efficiency and quality via an innovative Web-based shop-management system. The company's mantra: If you don't measure it, you can't improve it.

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grinding safety

How to make grinding safer and more productive

April 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

When it comes to grinding, a more productive worker is often a safer worker, if given the right tools and training.

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Noting advances in powder coating

April 1, 2010 | By Dan Davis

Customers are asking their metal fabricating suppliers to assume more production responsibilities as they look to reduce the size their vendor bases. As a result, more fabricators are becoming involved in powder coating, either doing it themselves or coordinating the finishing process with a nearby custom coater. Of course, metal fabricators are first and foremost in the business of cutting, forming, and joining metal, but they still need to stay on top of the latest developments in powder coating.

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