The Fabricator®

December 1999
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 December 1999 issue available online:

A breath of fresh air — an overview of in-plant filtration systems

November 15, 2001


The article explains how to carry out a facility and process evaluation and discusses the basics of in-plant air filtration system selection.

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Turning up the power

July 12, 2001


The most common power levels ranged between 1,500 and 2,000 watts. However, a statistical survey conducted by the AMT Laser System Product Group indicates a steady increase during the last 12 months of installations for high-power 3,000- to 4,000-watt laser systems and a decline in sales of lasers with power levels less than 2,000 watts.

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