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Steel Bridge Competition

Wentworth’s interdisciplinary team of civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, and electromechanical engineering students competed against 12 other participating colleges and universities in the competition, which focused on increasing student awareness of real-world engineering issues. The challenge required students to design, fabricate, and construct a 30-inch-wide, 23-foot-long, 3-foot-tall steel bridge that could hold 2,500 pounds. Read more.

Gerber Technology Customer Case Study

Salem Metal maximizes green light time with rapid laser inspection system. “For more than 40 years our family-owned business has grown through honest and straightforward business interactions, and by delivering a consistently high-quality part at a competitive price,” explains Jason Vining, president of Salem Metal. Read more.

Fabricators Magazine: “Being Fair and Competitive”

Jason Vining remembers working summers at his father’s shop, Salem Metal, north of Boston. He swept the floor, did office work and even ran turrets and press brakes on occasion. Most significant, he remembers the shop servicing some of the same customers as it does today, two decades later. Read more.

Salem Metal Promotes Jason Vining to President

Middleton, MA – July 1, 2009 – Salem Metal is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Vining to President of all company operations. Vining succeeds his father, Founder and former President Jim Vining – who will remain with Salem as Executive Vice President, to carry on Salem’s mission of delivering quality sheet metal fabrication with exceptional customer service at a fair and competitive price. Read more.

The Edge By Mitsubushi

For one New England fabricator, the investment in a new laser came with a bigger payoff than expected. Salem Metal purchased their first Mitsubishi laser, a 3015 LVP, for the machine’s superior cutting power and high-speed processing accuracy. Read more.

Laser Improves Productivity

Metal fabricators in the U.S. have had to adapt to the industry’s evolving demands, including shorter runs, prototyping and flexible operations. Fabricators serving the medical device field are no exception. As demand grows for these devices, so does the attention of suppliers, so when medical device customers say they want rapid turnaround on short-run parts, fabrication shops like Salem Metal, Middleton, MA, look for machinery that can do the job. Read more.

Punch Press vs. Laser

Are lasers slowly gaining in use as punching falls to the wayside? Or do they both still have a place in a fabrication shop? Could a perfect piece of fabricating equipment be a punch press / laser combination? Or is it still better to have both types of equipment on the shop floor? Read more.

Punch Press vs. Laser

As long-run production has made a steady migration overseas, metal fabricators in the US have had to adapt to demands for shorter runs, prototyping, and flexible operations. One especially promising area for manufacturers continues to be in the medical and dental device industry.  Read more.