The Fabricator®

November 2009
The FABRICATOR® is North America's leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. The magazine delivers the news, technical articles, and case histories that enable fabricators to do their jobs more efficiently. The FABRICATOR has served the industry since 1971. Print subscriptions are free to qualified persons in North America involved in metal forming and fabricating.

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Selected articles from the November 2009 issue available online:

press brake safety evaluation

One safeguard (not) for all

November 3, 2009

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No one press brake safeguard works fore all applications.

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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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smaw welding process

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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relieve stress welding

How to relieve stress in welding

November 2, 2009

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

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band saw circular cold saw

Band saw or circular cold saw?

November 2, 2009

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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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laser blanking flexible stacker

Say goodbye to hard tooling

November 2, 2009

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

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overhead traveling bridge crane

Everything you wanted to know about overhead cranes

November 2, 2009

Most fabricating operations have an overhead crane, but just what do these companies know about these material handling tools? This feature provides the answers to their questions.

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