FABTECH 365: Buy American Initiatives: Walmart Leading the Way
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Buy American Initiatives: Walmart Leading the Way

Walmart is accelerating its program to purchase billions of dollars of more products from U.S.-based manufacturers. On July 8. Walmart held its first-ever Made in USA 'Open Call' Event" at its Arkansas headquarters. Five-hundred manufacturers pitched their products to Walmart buyers. The only requirement was that their products be manufactured or assembled in the United States. It was the first time in Walmart's history that the company made its buyers available in an open call.

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Fiber Laser Lights the Way for New Business Direction

To bring in more high-volume work, Deltec Inc., Batavia, Ohio, needed to expand its laser cutting capacity. New fiber laser cutting technology proved to be the right fit.

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Weld Fume Management in Your Shop

Maintaining a safe and comfortable work environment for employees should be a high priority for companies. Proper weld fume management is both a moral and legal responsibility, and it can also provide employers with a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining skilled welding operators.

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Digital Manufacturing Impacts Sheet Metalforming

You upload the supplied CAD data and material specifications into your forming-simulation software. During the next 2 hr., your engineers develop, simulate and refine the tooling design, flat-pattern design and forming-process variables. To address the tendency for the material to tear, they modify a tool radius and identify the ideal pressure for preventing wrinkles. All of this occurs before manufacturing a single tool or cutting a single flat pattern.

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Rolling Along: Powder Coating Car And Truck Wheels

Areway Acquisition finishes forged and cast aluminum wheels for many of the cars and trucks that you see on the road today. This single-source supplier offers complete in-house machining, automated polishing and buffing, powder and liquid painting, and an ISO-certified quality control system capable of ASTM, SAE and OEM specification testing.

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FABTECH Has Georgia on Its Mind

FABTECH is flying south for November! North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is expected to attract over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Nov. 11-13. Visitors will experience live equipment demonstrations, a comprehensive Education Program, keynote presentations, special events and a FABTECH Industry Night networking event held at the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

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