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Ordered: The Largest Slitter in North America

Monday, December 12, 2011

A new TMK Ipsco pipe-manufacturing facility under construction in Wilder, KY, will house what’s being called the largest slitter in North America, a new 0.625- by 87-in. line. The slitter, which will be owned and operated on a toll basis for TMK Ipsco by Ferrous Metal Processing, will be capable of processing master coils from 30 to 87 in. weighing as much as 82,000 lb. More at; read up on Ferrous Metal Processing’s slitting technology here.


Makino Sets 2012 Schedule for Online Seminars

Monday, December 12, 2011
Learn about new milling, EDM and control technology by attending an online seminar offered by machine-tool maker Makino, Mason, OH. Seminars—free of charge--include a 20- to 30-min. presentation followed by an interactive Q & A session. Among the topics: the affect of rust on steel parts during the EDM process; reducing cycle time during sinker EDM; and five-axis machining of aluminum monolithic aerospace structures. View the complete schedule and register to attend at

Fanuc Named Top Global Innovator

Friday, December 9, 2011
Thomson Reuters named Fanuc Corp., Hoffman Estates, IL, one its 2011 Top 100 Global Innovators, recognizing its successful patent-approval rate, global reach of patent portfolio, patent influence in literature citations and overall patent volume. The award comes on the heels of Fanuc earning recognition from Forbes magazine as one of the top 100 World’s Most Innovative Companies. Fanuc supplies robots, machine tools and CNC systems;



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