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FTI marks 25 years in business

September 23, 2014

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The company incorporated in October 1989 in Oakville, Ont., as a small engineering and consulting company for...

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Energy Department to provide $2 million to support tall wind turbine tower manufacturing

September 23, 2014

The Energy Department, Washington, D.C., has announced it will give $2 million to two organizations for developing tall wind turbines to harness the stronger winds available at higher heights. These projects will support the design and manufacturing techniques to produce towers that are nearly 400...

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Selecting filler metals for stainless steel welding

September 23, 2014

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Q: We're a midsize job shop that manufactures a wide variety of products from various types of metal. Currently we have a project that requires welding 304L to 316L stainless steel and welding both of these alloys to A572 Grade 50 steel. Some of the welds are structural and some are used in...

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100-HP direct-drive waterjet pump delivers 30 percent more power to nozzle

September 23, 2014

OMAX® Corp. has introduced a 100-HP, ultrahigh-pressure direct-drive pump with EnduroMAX® technology. The pump delivers JetPower at the nozzle that equals current 135-HP intensifier designs, according to the manufacturer. This increase creates a powerful abrasive stream for fast cutting speeds...

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Globular-transfer mode for MIG

September 23, 2014

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Q: I am employed as an AWS D.1.1-qualified welder at a machine shop. I was wondering why you can certify on 75 percent argon/25 percent CO2 when you are not allowed to use a short-circuit transfer on materials over 3/16 in. You need at least 83 percent argon to obtain a spray transfer, yet I passed...

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DuPont Protection Technologies announces winners of Glove Innovation Awards

September 23, 2014

DuPont Protection Technologies, Richmond, Va., has announced the winners of the 2014 DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards in conjunction with the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in San Diego. The awards recognize innovative glove designs from Kevlar licensees. Winning glove...

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Fiber laser system suitable for desktop use

September 23, 2014

Laser Photonics has introduced the LaserTower™ LG - Little Giant fiber laser system. It is equipped with a 20-W, Q-switched fiber laser (1,060 nm), FiberScan C3 LG™ (Rev2.1-2014) software, and a safety enclosure with a laser-rated protective viewing window. The compact design makes the...

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Femtosecond laser source minimizes postprocessing

September 23, 2014

Miyachi America Corp. has introduced its new Sigma Femtosecond laser tube cutting system. It is suitable for medical device applications, handling a variety of tube and stent diameters. The tube cutter is a femto-powered machine, based on laser source provider Jenoptik’s ultrashort-pulse disc...

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Muns Group marks 25 years in business

September 22, 2014

Muns Group Inc., a piping and mechanical construction company in Beech Island, S.C., celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1989 the company now has a 14,000-sq.-ft. fabrication shop and a 3,800-sq.-ft. administration building that house what has grown into three separate...

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CNC 5-axis router offers small footprint

September 22, 2014

Diversified Machine Systems offers an enclosed, 5-axis, overhead-gantry CNC router. Initially designed for composites manufacturing, the router features a Fagor 8055i CNC, solid 2- by 3-ft. twin tables, and 30 in. of Z stroke, as well as a glass, clamshell-style roof. The small-footprint...

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Sciaky to provide turnkey EBAM system to Lockheed Martin Space Systems

September 22, 2014

Sciaky Inc., Chicago, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing systems, has received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Bethesda, Md., to provide a turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system for use...

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Stainless steel flat nozzle resists corrosion

September 22, 2014

Exair’s new 1-in., high-power stainless steel flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat, 1-in.-wide airstream with a 16-oz. blowing force when mounted 12 in. from the target. Designed to fit into tight spaces, the nozzle is made of Type 316 stainless steel to withstand corrosive, high-temperature...

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Direct Metals hires inside sales rep

September 22, 2014

Direct Metals, an international steel service center based in Kennesaw, Ga., has hired Bryce Vartenisian as inside sales representative. His responsibilities include developing sales quotes and maintaining the company’s inventory level. Vartenisian has a degree in business administration from...

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Electric end forming machine offers extended stroke

September 22, 2014

The 1001EL end forming machine from Wauseon Machine and Mfg. Inc. is a single-hit end former with an electric servo-driven ram and an extended 8 in. of stroke. The extended stroke makes the machine suitable for shell, coupling, or bead locking since the entire process can be completed in a single...

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Waterjet system comes in ready-to-build kit

September 22, 2014

WARDJet offers WARDKit™ waterjet systems. Featuring the same construction and engineering as the manufacturer’s Emerald series, these machines are designed to be a cost-effective option for shops looking to add waterjet capabilities. The user builds the machine by following instructions after...

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