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Arc Welding 101: Understanding acceptable undercut

September 23, 2016 | By Paul Cameron

Q: I find myself rejecting a lot of welds. I don't want to fail them and find out that I misinterpreted something. When there are small amounts of undercut throughout the length of the weld, I'm still not clear on what AWS means by "... in 2 inches up to 12 inches" [AWS D1.1, Table 6.1(7)]. So I...

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Consumables Corner: Preventing porosity on weldable primer-coated joints

September 23, 2016 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

Q: A majority of our welding is done on 1/4 to 5/8-in.-thick carbon steel that has a weldable primer. Most of the welding is done on basic partial joint penetration (PJP) T-joints without any joint prep. We use an E70T-1 0.052-in.-dia. flux-core wire with a 75 percent Ar/25 percent CO2 shielding...

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Aluminum Workshop: Know the Mg content of your 5XXX alloy

September 23, 2016 | By Frank Armao

This month’s topic doesn’t deal specifically with welding aluminum, but I think you will agree it has important implications in the design and fabrication of aluminum structures. This topic and its associated problems have come up in conversations twice in the past two months. It deals with...

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Huth Ben Pearson hires marketing and sales associate

September 23, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl., a manufacturer of compression pipe benders and end forming equipment in Hartford, Wis., has hired Jeanette Clayton to the newly created position of marketing and sales associate. Clayton previously worked at Guarantee Digital. She has a bachelor’s degree from the...

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AM General selected to build postal delivery vehicle prototypes

September 23, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., a manufacturer of vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide, has announced that its designs for advanced postal vehicles have been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Awards, in...

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Robotic nozzle cleaning station introduced

September 22, 2016

The new Robo-Quip robotic nozzle cleaning station from American Weldquip features a self-aligning nozzle clamp system that adjusts automatically to any nozzle OD, an enclosed antispatter chamber, and a 1.5-qt. antispatter reservoir. V-blocks and adjustments when changing nozzles have been...

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Andes Coil Processors adds incremental rail service in Indiana

September 22, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has announced its Gary, Ind., steel coil toll processing facility now is able to accept railcars via Canadian National (CN) Railway Co. The routing location within the CN system is the Burns Harbor, Ind., station. The added rail service bolsters the existing rail service...

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Hypertherm recognized for outstanding safety and health practices

September 22, 2016

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has received OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recognition for its manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. All seven of the company’s New Hampshire manufacturing locations now are designated VPP...

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Intimidator Inc. to expand operations in Arkansas

September 22, 2016

Batesville, Ark.-based Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of utility vehicles and lawn mowers, will invest $12 million to expand its existing facility in Batesville, Ark., and build a new one in Independence County Industrial Park.The expansion is expected to create 400 full-time jobs over the next...

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CAD/CAM waterjet software offered

September 22, 2016

Flow Intl. Corp. has introduced FlowXpert 2016® CAD/CAM waterjet software for 3-D pathing and cutting. The software integration was engineered in partnership with Ansys SpaceClaim™. Incorporating application tips, material cut speed knowledge, improved pathing algorithms, and expanded...

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Portable Solutions Group to expand in Kentucky

September 22, 2016

Portable Solutions Group Inc. (PSG), Worthington, Ky., has announced plans to add a facility in Wurtland, Ky. The new location has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space, which is more than double the company’s current manufacturing footprint. PSG provides turnkey ISO shipping...

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NAM study outlines excessive labor regulations

September 22, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released a study that outlines the effect of the Obama Administration’s labor regulatory agenda on manufacturers.According to NAM, regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union...

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CAD/CAM and nesting software adds right-angle shear sorting buffer logic

September 22, 2016

Jetcam has launched version 19.08 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software. Right-angle shear (RAS) sorting buffer logic has been added to allow parts to be unloaded in a predefined sorting bin list. The exit direction of forming tools can be specified to prevent collisions. Automatic turret...

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Forklift Certification Institute launches online forklift certification course

September 21, 2016

The Forklift Certification Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., has established an online course for forklift certification and recertification. The course is designed to provide prospective and current forklift operators with the information they need to know to safely operate a forklift. The online...

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Robotic torch system is water-cooled

September 21, 2016

American Weldquip has introduced a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series water-cooled system’s rotary electrical joint eliminates electrical cable twisting and torsional strain to help increase cable life. Its modular design concept...

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