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January 2015

Weaving a digital thread
Making fabrication more competitive by harnessing America's computing power.




What's Hot Sponsored Content


  • Multicyl Inc.

    Multicyl systems for Unipunch Tooling

  • Voortman Machinery

    Voortman customer testimonials - Ryerson

  • METEC 2015

    Bright World of Metals

  • Chemcoaters InterCoat ChemGuard performance properties

    Mike Tieri and Ted Jarosz from Chemcoaters describe the performance benefits of the company's InterCoat® ChemGuard for roll forming, stamping and other forming processes.

  • Hougen Manufacturing Inc.

    From low light to no light never worry about seeing where you are drilling again. Pilot Light improves visibility, increases operator accuracy and productivity.

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  • NEWCAST 2015 Specialist Article

    Foundries manufacture high-tech products with good prospects.

  • METEC 2015 Specialist Article

    Metal smelting: indispensable and innovative

  • GIFA 2015 Specialist Article

    Foundry industry: Focus on resource optimization and energy efficiency

  • Valve World Expo 2014

    Specialist Article No. 9: Speeding up the energy transition


  • Pacesetter Steel Service Inc.

    Insight: Analyzing yesterday's trends for tomorrow's future.

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  • Tru:Tuf stainless steel bar

    Tru:Tuf is an AISI 630 stainless steel bar (17-4 PH) available in diameters of 1/4 in. (6.35mm) up to 6 in. (152.44mm).

  • Hydraulic roller bars for stamping presses

    These hydraulic roller bars from Hilma are used in pairs or sets to lift the die and provide a roller surface to easily roll the die in and out during the die change process.

  • HPB press brakes help increase productivity and lower costs

    KAAST's new HPB Press Brakes are perfect for complicated, sensitive, single or multiple bendings on high speed.

  • k-vision allows for accurate cutting of printed materials

    The optional k-vision package is a fully integrated hardware and software solution that allows for accurate cutting of printed materials.

  • Die storage gas springs designed with a reduced rate of return

    These models are a direct replacement for traditional die storage components and do not need to be removed from the die before installation into the press.

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  • Murata Machinery USA Inc.

    Gotham LLC, a marketing agency specializing in marketing for machinery manufacturers, has announced that it has developed and launched the new website for Murata Machinery USA Inc.

  • Striker Systems

    For over 27 years, Striker Systems has been assisting sheet metal fabricators and manufacturers in the production of parts.

  • Wiley Metal Fabricating

    Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc. has developed a new website:

  • Grasche USA

    Gotham LLC has announced that it has developed and launched for Grasche USA.

  • IMS Systems Inc.

    IMS gauges measure the width, length, thickness, flatness, coating weight, cross-profile and other characteristics of hot and cold, ferrous and non-ferrous strip, plate and tube.

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Industry News

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  • Testing strength and formability

    Guest Editorial - Demand for stronger materials has led to the introduction of high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile steel materials.

  • Look ahead to 2015

    From the Editor - Happy New Year to our readers, and welcome back to work!

  • On the right track

    From the Editor - We’ve all seen them while driving, either stopped at a crossing or passing underneath a bridge: rail tank cars.

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Industry Partners

2D Fiber Laser Cutting

Laser Technology

Press Brake

Tool & Die

Salvagnini Amada America, Inc. Automec Pacesetter Systems

CNC Cutting (Plasma, Waterjet, Laser, Router)

Assembly Automation Alternatives, Inc. MC Machinery Systems, Inc.

Tube & Pipe

Multicam Inc. Mazak Optonics Corp.

Sawing Systems

Watts Specialties, Inc.


MC Machinery Systems, Inc. Cosen Saws

Tube & Pipe Ram Benders

Hougen Manufacturing, Inc. Vytek Behringer Saws, Inc. Bentec a div. of Kiffer Industries Inc.


Material Handling


Diamond Ground Products Muratec

Service Centers

Flow International

Hydraulic Presses

Metal Fabricating Machinery

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company Koike Aronson, Inc.
Multipress, Inc. Carell Corporation

Servo Presses

Waterjet Cutting

Industrial Sensors

LISSMAC Corporation AIDA-America TECHNI Waterjet
SICK, Inc. Scotchman Industries

Sheet Metal Software



Trilogy Machinery Inc. Metamation American Weldquip, Inc.






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