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SOCOM Expo 2015

October 6-7, 2015
  • Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo & Conference – is an exciting event conceived to showcase the region’s growing manufacturing sector and connecting manufacturers, suppliers, service, and capital.

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    CNC manages machines from 3 to 5 axes

    July 27, 2015

    OPENMill™, a modular CNC system for machining centers, is available from Osai USA. These hardware and software modules manage equipment from simple 3-axis milling machines to complex 5-axis machining centers. The software programs and controls the machining center, managing the execution of...

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    Norsk Titanium appoints president/CEO

    July 27, 2015

    Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a Norway-based manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has appointed Warren M. Boley Jr. as president and CEO. Boley will lead the company as it seeks to establish the world’s first industrial-scale direct metal deposition (DMD) manufacturing...

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    H.C. Starck receives Boeing’s 2014 Silver Performance Excellence Award

    July 27, 2015

    Global materials supplier H.C. Starck has announced that its Fabricated Products Division has received the 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award, issued annually to suppliers who have achieved superior supplier performance. The company maintained a Silver composite rating for each month of...

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    CNC machine performs inside, outside pipe machining

    July 27, 2015

    Copier Bevelmachines has introduced the Beaver 24 CNC pipe finishing machine with radial and axial feeding. Because the machine cuts the metal from outside to inside, step by step, it can be used for machining tough materials such as stainless steel, duplex, and super duplex, as well as heavy-wall...

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    Sinterite hires sales engineer

    July 27, 2015

    Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company based in St. Marys, Pa., has hired Josh Parslow as sales engineer. He has worked in the powder metal industry since earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. Sinterite designs, manufactures, and services custom...

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    Water saver reduces water on factory floor during welding tip loss

    July 27, 2015

    Rocon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Flow Monitors Inc., has introduced the DeltaPoint® Drawback, a water saver with an added air cylinder for resistance welders that is designed to reduce water on plant floors during cap replacement. The water saver monitors tip loss by comparing...

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    Putting together a plasma cutting system

    July 27, 2015

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    Choosing a plasma power supply is one thing; putting together an entire system is something else altogether. A complete plan includes an X-Y table, CNC system, software, and fume control.

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    Offline programming software schedules robot tasks without causing downtime

    July 27, 2015

    ABB’s new RobotStudio® app in the Okuma App Store incorporates the IRC5 robot controller software, allowing users to schedule robot tasks such as training, programming, and optimization offline without causing downtime in production. The app is built on the company’s Virtual Controller,...

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    Cutting metal with cutting wheels

    July 27, 2015

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    Resinoid-bonded cutting wheels can address a variety of routine manual metal applications in which flexibility and portability are necessary. By following a few best practices, you can extend wheel life, promote safety, and improve productivity and efficiency within the process.

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    Waterproof connectors withstand harsh environments

    July 27, 2015

    Mencom Corp. offers a variety of waterproof connectors rated from IP44 to IP68. In the IP (ingress protection) rating, the first digit represents the protection rating against solid foreign objects such as dusts. The second digit represents the protection against the ingress of liquids. Typical...

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    Fiber laser cutting system processes sheet, tube

    July 27, 2015

    BLM Group USA has introduced the LC5. The compact system, equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5 kW, is the only high-production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine, according to the manufacturer. The unit can handle bar up to...

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    Deburring: A standard operation?

    July 27, 2015

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    According to LaRoux K. Gillespie, author of SME's Deburring and Edge Finishing Handbook, a shop can establish its own deburring standard, with the absence of one official standard in U.S. industry. It’s just a matter of communicating the specifics of the final edge finish.

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    8 questions for efficient bending on the press brake

    July 27, 2015

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    At S&B Machine in Mobile, Ala., Head Programmer Danny Brown streamlines bending by making sure the right operators have the right information at the right time.

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    Consumables Corner: Welding dissimilar metals using 309 stainless steel

    July 27, 2015

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    The Consumables Corner team counsels a company struggling with weld fusion when joining ferritic to carbon steel.

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