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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product visualization

April 16, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through a hypothetical production development design exercise to show just how different product development CAD work is from production-ready CAD assignments.

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At the Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations on about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating...

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Fiber laser comes with three cutting modes

April 15, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. offers the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser for precision cutting of sheet metal and such reflective materials as copper and aluminum. Incorporating IPG resonators, the laser uses about one-third less power than conventional CO2 lasers, states the company. In addition,...

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packIQ to source corrosion-inhibiting products from Cortec

April 15, 2014

Anderson, S.C.-based packIQ has announced it has secured a relationship with Cortec Corp. to supply Cortec VpCI® corrosion-inhibiting products for use with packIQ’s wooden crates, steel racking, industrial bins, and material handling totes. The films, wraps, emitters, and cushions protect...

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3-D white light scanner inspects big components, delicate structures

April 15, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers the breuckmann stereoSCAN for inspecting big components directly in the production run. The white light scanner captures minimal deviations and delicate structures with high accuracy. The scanner captures the entire surface of the component, resulting in a high density of...

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Okuma, Partners in THINC name Sandvik Coromant as Partner of the Year

April 15, 2014

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its distributors have chosen Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., a global supplier of metalworking tools and tooling systems, as Partner of the Year among all the members of Partners in THINC. Sandvik Coromant was...

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Program allows user to preview entire machining process

April 15, 2014

Geometric Ltd. has introduced CAMWorks® Virtual Machine, a program that enables users to verify the true G-code, not only the CL data, and check on complex machine settings, subprograms, canned cycles, and work offsets in a virtual environment. The user can preview the entire machining...

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JMC Steel Group announces plant modernization project for Wheatland Tube location

April 15, 2014

Continuous-weld pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., plant. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint, and automating many processes in the facility. The $35 million...

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Waterjet cuts 3-D parts from almost any material

April 15, 2014

Jet Edge’s Edge X-5 waterjet system employs an AquaVision Di controller to cut precise, taper-free parts from almost any material. The 5-axis system can cut 3-D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50 degrees. With the motion system separated from the catcher tank, vibration is eliminated....

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A growing pie for the next generation

April 15, 2014

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How can fabricators attract the best and brightest? According to speakers at The FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit, held earlier this year in Austin, Texas, it's about growing the business through progressive management and open communication.

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Hyster lift trucks to include Seegrid vision-guided automation technology

April 15, 2014

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has announced that it is working with Seegrid®, a provider of vision-guided flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), to include Guided by Seegrid® technology on Hyster’s lift trucks. The technology allows Hyster to increase the intelligence of its lift...

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Fiber laser, CO2 laser equipment designed for stainless steel tube fabrication

April 15, 2014

Rofin offers FL series fiber laser equipment for welding thin-walled stainless steel tubes, as well as CO2 slab lasers for welding medium- and thick-walled stainless steel tubes. The fiber lasers, with output power up to 6 kW, are suitable for welding different stainless steels and nickel-based...

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ESAB announces completion of Colfax’s acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings

April 15, 2014

ESAB, Florence, S.C., a member of the Colfax group of companies, has announced that Colfax Corp. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings Inc., a global manufacturer of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding systems. Colfax is a diversified global...

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Varsteel purchases Herr-Voss Stamco leveling technology

April 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, a Callery, Pa.-based provider of coil processing systems, has received an order from Varsteel Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alb., for an ELT™ Enhanced Leveling Technology retrofit. The leveler processes material up to 0.500 by 96 in. wide. The technology produces flat material...

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Valmont Coatings Division receives two awards for galvanizing

April 14, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced that its Coatings Division has received two Awards for Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing from the American Galvanizers...

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