The Fabricator®

February 2010
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 February 2010 issue available online:

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill—Part II

May 29, 2014

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After defining the project in January, columnist Gerald Davis is now set to make a virtual prototype of the Shashlik Grill in 3-D CAD.

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Metal fabricator’s product launch proves profitable

September 2, 2011

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A business doesn't have to be glamorous to be profitable. For Zeus metal Works, a Siler City, N.C., fabricator, heavy-duty cabinets, a necessity in many industries, have opened the door (so to speak) to new business opportunities.

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generalmetalworks

Waste not, want more

February 11, 2010

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In recent years General Metal Works, Mequon, Wis., has leaned heavily on practices that eliminate waste in its shop floor operations and kept its work force engaged. The efforts have paid off in that no layoffs have occurred during the recent economic downturn, and the company is still on track to finish with $10 million in sales revenue in 2009. The company also has been named the winner of The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010.

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p and h mining

Tons of reasons for a new welding positioner

February 9, 2010

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P&H Mining equipment, Milwaukee, Wis., makes very large equipment, such as its largest electric shovel that weighs 1,200 tons. Shovel components keep getting larger, and to keep up with the market trends, the company needed a new welding positioner. That's a "big" deal in every sense of the word. Luckily, Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome was able to help.

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orion energy systems

Bright lights, big opportunity

February 9, 2010

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Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc, Wis., has found tremendous success as a company that manufactures energy efficient lighting. The company also found that the best way to keep manufacturing in-step with demand was to bring its metal fabricating activities in-house

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tube benders unannealed

No need for annealing

February 9, 2010

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Tube benders work with unannealed material and deliver better-performing products to customers.

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alabama laser hot wire

Two processes sometimes are better than one

February 9, 2010

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Alabama Laser ramps up its development efforts in hot-wire laser cladding, a new process that may have big potential, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

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ironworker accessories

Reinvigorating your ironworker

February 9, 2010

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Metal fabricators need to meet the challenges that new customers present, but they may not be in the position to invest in new equipment. With a small investment in accessories, however, that ironworker in the corner of the shop may be the answer to their production predicament.

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sure iron work corrugated pieces

Bending perforated weathering steel: Not a pedestrian challenge

February 8, 2010

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Sure Iron works takes on a fabricating challenge: bump-bending perforated weathering steel plate sections with edges that aren't designed to be perfectly square.

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