The Fabricator®

May 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 May 2010 issue available online:

How the sales function became so important - TheFabricator.com

How the sales function became so important

September 13, 2011

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Fred Wilke of Wilke Enginuity knows how important the sales function is. Small jobs helped the company grow, but in 2007 they were looking to take the company to the next level. It was time to concentrate on the larger contracts. Then the recession happened.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill, Part V

May 4, 2010

Proper organization of files and folders makes a designer's life a lot easier.

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Report from Europe: Finding the sweet spot in fabricating automation

May 4, 2010

Different markets call for different approaches to business. But automation, integrated into the right application, can shorten leadtimes,a fact that doesn't change for any fabricator in any country.

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combination machines

Done-in-one, cutting plate

May 4, 2010

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Combination machines have brought the done-in-one concept to the heavy plate fabricator's shop floor.

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band saw blades

A band saw blade survival guide

May 3, 2010

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A fab shop has diverse cutting requirements, so choosing the proper blades to suit all the required applications is vital.

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right filler metal

Welding metals of dissimilar strengths

April 30, 2010

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Welding metals of dissimilar strengths requires that a welder consider some specific factors, to ensure a solid joint.

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portable magnetic drill

A guide to portable magnetic drills

April 30, 2010

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On-site hole-making is a common fabrication activity, but not much thought is given to the tool used for the job. As with any job, the right tool can make a real difference in how smoothly the operation goes.

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tampa museum

The 'hole' story about the Tampa Museum of Art

April 30, 2010

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How does an architect create a building that mirrors the daylight and a nearby river? In the case of the new Tampa Museum of Art, architect Stanely Saitowitz turned to perforated metal panels that enveloped the entire building, all 96,000 square feet of building surface.

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