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April 14, 2014
Quality assurance gets an upgrade at Eaton Fabricating
When it comes to quality checks and first-article inspections, which add value, and which do not? A shop may have thousands of active part numbers on the floor, and they don’t share the same quality requirements. Say a fabricator... Read more...

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October 9, 2013
Sidestepping punched-part deburring
The idea of throwing labor at a deburring job just doesn’t cut it in most job shops today. Metal fabricators want to reign in labor costs so they can be more competitive in bidding against the competitor down the street or across the... Read more...

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July 12, 2013
Joining aluminum with laser
Editor’s Note: This article is based on David Havrilla’s presentation at the Aluminum Laser Welding Symposium, co-sponsored by TRUMPF Inc. and Fraunhofer USA in Plymouth Township, Mich. Aluminum possesses many characteristics... Read more...

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July 2, 2013
Inspired fabrication atop One World Trade Center
Sam Kusack remembers the sunshine and the clear, pollution-free air of a seemingly perfect day. He remembers leaving his industrial loft, a humble Brooklyn workspace where he had recently launched Kusack Architectural Metals, or Kammetal Inc., to... Read more...

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April 30, 2013
Product line manufacturing meets contract fabrication
Sloan MacKarvich remembers eating at downtown Chicago’s Firehouse Restaurant, an all-too-appropriate venue considering the cellphone call he received there. This was 2011. MacKarvich had just spent the day at FABTECH®, and he was... Read more...

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March 7, 2013
Strong metal, light cutting
The automotive world is undergoing a sea change in vehicle design. Fuel efficiency and crash protection requirements have led to smaller and lighter yet stronger passenger vehicles. Center stage in this development is ultrahigh-strength steel... Read more...

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March 7, 2013
Tooling changeover can be a pressing issue
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the January 2013 issue of CIM-Canadian Industrial Machinery . It’s tough for a press brake department to keep up when jobs coming through are for small quantities, each... Read more...

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December 3, 2012
EuroBLECH 2012 recap: Fighting for more efficiency
Leading indices indicate that manufacturing output has declined for almost a year. Certain geographic areas are suffering greatly from very high unemployment rates. Local governments are unable to inject stimulus funds because of skyrocketing... Read more...

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July 16, 2012
Is a laser/punch machine right for you?
Most fabricators evaluate a part they need to process and think, “That’s a punch part, or that’s a laser part,” but it is not always so black and white. Often the part can be fabricated efficiently with either... Read more...

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February 1, 2012
No holes in modern laser cutting story
When CO2 laser cutting machines made their debut on the metal fabricating scene in a big way in the 1980s, people wondered about the future of the punch press. How could traditional punching technology compete with a machine tool that required... Read more...

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January 9, 2012
Introducing solid-state laser technology
Lately many in the metalworking industry have been discussing solid-state lasers. New offerings from equipment suppliers in this field have generated many questions among fabricators. How are solid-state lasers different from conventional... Read more...

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November 7, 2011
Concentrating on little things leads to big success
This is a whole other world,” said Ted Zuercher, operations manager, Metal Dynamics, Wooster, Ohio. That statement was comparing his current job working in a fabricating job shop with his previous jobs working at a metal service center... Read more...

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May 6, 2011
The personal side of metal fabricating
Probably the best reminder of the very early days of Southern Fabricators Inc., Polkton, N.C., is the customer that the job shop still makes parts for—just as it did in 1968 when brothers Ken and Everett Carpenter started work in a... Read more...

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February 25, 2011
The power of sheet metal design
Sheet metal design. These three simple words can have a tremendous impact on a company's bottom line. Ideally, effective, innovative, and creative sheet metal design ideas come early in the product design phase, because those ideas will... Read more...

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January 17, 2011
Laser cutting thick stainless steel—fast
The sale of safety products—especially ones designed to prevent unlikely but seriously scary disasters—doesn’t follow economic cycles, and one custom metal fabricator in Kansas is proof of that. That fabricator is part of... Read more...

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December 2, 2010
Through thick and thin, punching tooling can help
Ask a metal fabricator what’s on his plate and he’s likely to say “plate.“ The days of processing only thin sheet metal parts have gone the way of the five-week lead-time. Job shops and OEMs are processing metals of... Read more...

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October 4, 2010
New metal fabrication player touts high-value engineering
In 1990 Drew Greenblatt probably couldn’t have imagined he’d be sitting before congressional hearings opining the virtues of U.S. manufacturing. The president of Marlin Steel Wire Products has testified that small manufacturing... Read more...

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September 16, 2010
Where the tool meets the sheet metal
Jerry Ward remembers blue ink, rulers, flat layout, and templates. As a young fabricator several decades ago, Ward would mark a hole location with a vertical and horizontal line, center the tool on those crosshairs and drill, then repeat until... Read more...

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July 30, 2010
Progress in punching
These days it’s often difficult—if not downright impossible—to simply look at a part and definitively discern if it was made with a punch machine or some other fabricating process. You know the stainless steel warming tray... Read more...

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April 1, 2010
How to make grinding safer and more productive
Even people who sell hand power tools for a living aren't shy about an obvious truth: No child dreams of one day working in a fab shop's grinding department. The job can be dirty. It can be loud. And without the proper tools, protection, and... Read more...

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December 4, 2009
Punching holes in aerospace manufacturing theories
Tin banging is not a term commonly used in aerospace manufacturing. The term—sometimes greeted warmly by metal fabricators, but derided by others in the field—is used to describe the general work of making parts out of thin sheet... Read more...

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November 4, 2009
Laser welding update
Since industrial lasers were first introduced nearly 40 years ago, revolutionary developments in laser welding technology have enabled new and innovative joining applications. In the early years, advancements in the power and beam quality of... Read more...

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April 28, 2009
Redesigning parts for cost savings
Modern machine technology has changed in the past decade. But have your designs kept up? Now might be a good time to reassess existing designs for cost savings and optimal equipment utilization. The best part of this type of reassessment is... Read more...

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January 13, 2009
EuroBLECH 2008: A celebration of metal fabricating and forming
What does a European metal fabricating and forming tradeshow mean for a U.S. fabricator? Apparently, a whole lot. "It means everything. It has influenced who we are," said Don Begneaud, speaking about his company, BEGNEAUD Manufacturing, in... Read more...

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October 14, 2008
Reasons for a press brake upgrade
The press brake remains one of those last bastions of manual operation. Even the smallest job shops may use a welding robot, perhaps a small-footprint sheet metal cutting cell with automated material handling. But it's not uncommon to see most... Read more...

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August 26, 2008
When does a punch/laser make sense?
Business growth led Hawkeye Industries President and CEO Bryan Hawkins to seek a machine that could punch and laser-cut material. The Tupelo, Miss., job shop—which fabricates parts for more than 100 customers in specialty lighting,... Read more...

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July 15, 2008
6 keys to laser welding
Some of the keys to laser welding success may surprise you, especially if you are an engineer or scientist. In the world of high technology, it's very tempting to reduce the success of a manufacturing process down to a keen understanding of a... Read more...

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July 15, 2008
Laser optics: Special delivery
In CO 2 laser cutting and welding, optics is where the rubber hits the road. No matter how precise the motion control or the beam quality from the resonator is, a high-quality, highly efficient operation can't happen without the right optics... Read more...

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February 12, 2008
Nothing standard about this fab shop
After five years of working for a family-owned metal fabricating business in eastern Connecticut, Rob Marelli wanted to do things his way. He approached the president with an offer to buy the company from him, but he was soon gone with a... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
It's a wrap
It's no surprise that show organizers, attendees, and exhibitors alike are billing the 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show as one of the best ever. If you were there, then you know why. If not, the numbers tell the story,... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
Fabrication in transition
Which comes first—the purchase orders or the equipment investment? It's not quite the-chicken-or-the-egg question, but it's an interesting debate in the world of metal fabricating. Management at Arcadia Waterjet, Albany, N.Y., has asked... Read more...

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August 8, 2007
3 ways to get the most from your laser operation
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. —Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. To say Mr. Gates lived his conviction successfully would... Read more...

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March 13, 2007
Air cutting revisited
Editor's Note: This is an update of " A breath of fresh air ." In the summer of 2006, industry reports were made public regarding the initial study results on the benefits of laser cutting parts using compressed air instead of oxygen or... Read more...

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February 13, 2007
Cutting lead-times with lasers
Midwest Precision (MPI), Tulsa, Okla., has held onto its goal of remaining flexible since opening in 1973. Known as Miller Manufacturing back then, the only equipment in the garage were a drill press and a small hand former. In the beginning... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
Safety still pressing for press brakes
The leading trend in press brake safety is to protect the operator without sacrificing speed or hampering operators' ability to work productively, according to press brake and safety equipment manufacturers. This goal is achieved with... Read more...

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August 8, 2006
A breath of fresh air
Ten years ago laser cutting offered a distinctive advantage to those who invested in the technology. For the most part, successful laser cutting required gas, optics, and patience. The decade has brought many changes to laser cutting,... Read more...

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January 10, 2006
Wading through the world of welding
Many high-tech gadgets that once were handy extras are becoming indispensable in the workplace. A personal digital assistant (PDA) device makes programming a welding power supply faster and easier than manual programming. Photo provided by... Read more...

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October 11, 2005
'Star Wars,' move over: Presenting ... the Job Shop Trilogy
Laser welding is the basis of hybrid laser-arc welding. First flat-sheet bed cutting expanded job shop capabilities. Then multiaxis processing came along. Today, even as the dark side squeezes hard on job shop profits, new opportunities... Read more...

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October 11, 2005
Fitness equipment manufacturer pumps up
Given the spirited competition in the fitness industry these days, Los Angeles-based Paramount Fitness Corp. can't afford to get the slightest bit out of shape. A leader in the design and manufacture of commercial strength training... Read more...

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September 13, 2005
Tube mill cutoff die setup for square and rectangular profiles
Modern high-speed tube mills produce square and rectangular tubing very efficiently. They typically reshape square and rectangular tube from a welded round in the sizing section of the mill ( Figure 1 ). Figure 1 Tube Mill Cutoff -... Read more...

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September 13, 2005
Keys to success in laser welding
A technician explains the features of an Nd:YAG laser. Involving production personnel early in the process is an important way to ensure the success of a laser project. Engineers and project managers sometimes... Read more...

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July 12, 2005
Laser welding in Singapore
Amtek uses this 3-kW, high-power CO 2 laser welding system to join steering column casings. The system is equipped with five-axis beam manipulation and robotic part loading and unloading. Prototyping parts for projects... Read more...

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March 8, 2005
Anchor's a way down the road to improvement
Anchor Fabrication has a reputation for the ability to form long and awkward parts. A 1,200-ton, 52-ft. Pacific press brake in the Precision Division assists in reducing downtime and material handling costs because the parts no longer have... Read more...

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February 8, 2005
Manufacturing more efficiently south of the border
World-class manufacturing requires more than efficient, flexible, and productive machinery, according to Industrias John Deere (IJD), a subsidiary of John Deere in Mxico. It also takes reliability and service. In the 1990s IJD... Read more...

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February 8, 2005
FMA goes to China
The group had just spent 11 days last November traveling through Taiwan and China, visiting sheet metal stamping and fabricating operations, as well as the facilities of tour sponsors SEYI Presses and The TRUMPF Group. They had seen global... Read more...

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September 14, 2004
Getting your assets in order
A new 4-kilowatt laser just hit the floor. The technician will arrive on Monday to install it. It's your responsibility to make sure the gases arrive. The preinstallation manual was faxed to your local gas supplier, and all is well. Not... Read more...

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April 6, 2004
A most excellent fabricator
One recent afternoon Don Begneaud was on the phone with his contractor trying to drive home a point. "I don't want to drill shafts. I don't want to hear that we have to drill shafts," he said. It was an indication to the visiting... Read more...

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February 26, 2004
Three optional techniques for beveling
  All of these methods generate no dust or fumes and produce paintable edges without distortion or a heat-affected zone (HAZ). Finished edges have consistent angles along the bevel's entire length. Punch and Nibble Method Punch... Read more...

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February 12, 2004
Cutting through five myths about modern lasers
The following five myths about modern laser cutting machines can help the experienced user stay on top of the game and give the prospective laser user a few things to keep in mind. Myth 1: Automated laser cutting systems are too... Read more...

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November 20, 2003
Laser tube processing
Although many new applications are made possible by modern lasers, laser processing is not entirely new to tube production. Manufacturers have used lasers to cut tube and pipe since the late 1970s. At job shops most of this laser tube... Read more...

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October 23, 2003
Pinpointing future laser welding markets
While some laser welding equipment manufacturers are thriving right now, others still fight a battle as old as the technology itself—gaining acceptance for equipment that carries a hefty initial price tag (albeit one that can... Read more...

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June 26, 2003
Laser-integrated robotics for assembly
Recently a cell phone manufacturer set out to be the first to develop an all-aluminum flip-type package for its ultracompact cell phone. Conceptually, the manufacturing seemed feasible, except for the joining of the materials.... Read more...

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January 16, 2003
Five ways to add punch to productivity
  One of the easiest ways to increase productivity is by getting the most out of existing punching machinery. Following are some basic but often overlooked ways to do this. 1. Eliminate the Shearing Step According to lean... Read more...

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November 7, 2002
Focusing on tube cutting lasers
It travels at 186,287.490 miles per second (299,792,458 meters per sec.). Its visible spectrum ranges from 400 to 700 nanometers. Its smallest unit is a packet of energy, a photon. While its chief use is illumination, it has many other... Read more...

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August 8, 2002
Science Nonfiction
Forty years ago no one would have thought it possible to cut plate steel with focused light. Over time it has not only become possible but common in manufacturing operations. However, making this science fiction into fact wasn't enough,... Read more...

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July 25, 2002
Embracing change
It's been ages since horse-drawn carriages routinely transported passengers. In today's world, bypasses and interstates weave paths across the country, and many of the classic cars we see on the road are being carted from one classic-car show to... Read more...

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February 14, 2002
Cash in on lean manufacturing
Everyone is promoting lean manufacturing today, but some fabricators still have a lot of questions about it. The FABRICATOR® looked at three types of manufacturing operations to characterize lean manufacturing, what’s required... Read more...

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August 16, 2001
In search of the perfect bend
Press brake manufacturers have made tremendous advances in the art of machine design and manufacturing. Machine frame components are designed to use proven mechanical engineering principles combined with CAD technology to identify the areas most... Read more...