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Arc Welding 101: Reading between the lines of AWS D1.1

August 27, 2014

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Q: I am a weld inspector and one of my clients builds control panels. A potential customer of theirs requested that they conform to AWS D1.1 standards on a control panel. This seems odd to me. Can a company become AWS D1.1-certified? Is there a certain process they have to go through to become a...

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3M names VP of Personal Safety Division

August 27, 2014

3M, St. Paul, Minn., has named Jose Varela vice president and general manager of its Personal Safety Division. In this role, Varela oversees the company’s global safety business and more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, protective...

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Robots offer long and extended reaches

August 27, 2014

Yaskawa Motoman offers MH50 II series robots. Their flexible design allows them to be used for applications such as machine and press tending, material cutting and handling, coating, and dispensing. The long reach of the robot and the extended reaches of the MH50 II-35 and MH50 II-20 models...

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The economics of small-parts bending

August 27, 2014

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Bending small parts presents various challenges for press brake technicians, who need to make sure they can bend these small parts quickly and, most importantly, safely. Although the best approach to bending depends on the application, the electric press brake can help make the job much easier.

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Fiber laser cutting system designed for process automation

August 27, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the new Optiplex 3015 fiber laser cutting system with a Zeta-7 cutting head and Preview 3 control. The cutting head features functions to automate and optimize the fiber laser process, including beam diameter control, nozzle changing, focus calibration, auto focus...

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How to prepare for the aging workforce

August 27, 2014

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The aging workforce is a complex, multifaceted issue, but it has one immutable fact: There will be more older people working than ever before. Older workers can be incredibly valuable to a manufacturer. They have the experience and skill that this industry craves. But you can’t escape biology. As we get older, the body changes, and the workplace needs to account for these changes. The good news is that these changes not only help older workers, but every employee at the company.

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Cutting machine handles pipes, tubes, and flat plate

August 27, 2014

HGG’S new Multi-Profile Cutting (MPC) machine is designed for manufacturers with production volumes that cannot justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe alone. It can be configured to cut a variety of profile shapes, including pipes, box sections, angle bars, and flat sheet metal strips....

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Consumables Corner: Changing over to metal-cored wire in SAW

August 27, 2014

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Q: One of my vendors recently approached me about replacing the solid wire in my submerged arc welding (SAW) application with a metal-cored wire. Should I consider making the change? A: Depending on your application, you should certainly consider making the change. Metal-cored wires can provide...

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AMTI names senior outside sales rep

August 26, 2014

Houston-based Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. (AMTI) has announced that Christopher Salinas has joined the company as senior outside sales representative. He is responsible for selling instrumentation tubing, as well as tubing used in measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD)...

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Heidenhain hires product specialist for automation division

August 26, 2014

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has hired Jonathan Dougherty as the North American product specialist, automation division. He is responsible for automation product support, including the company’s rotary encoders, slip rings, and resolvers. The company markets such products from not only the...

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Bead Industries marks 100 years of manufacturing with book release

August 26, 2014

Bead Industries reached its 100-year anniversary in August 2014. In May the company commemorated the occasion with a centennial celebration at its Milford, Conn., facility, which was attended by more than 150 people including current employees and their families, board members, former employees,...

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Circular saw blades cut carbon steels, mild alloys

August 26, 2014

LENOX® has entered the circular saw market with the launch of the CircTech™ Precision platform. It features a tensioning system that allows the blade to maintain plate flatness and tight tolerances, the company states. The tooth design and blade construction reduce vibration and stress risers to...

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Arcam receives orders from Germany, Italy

August 26, 2014

Arcam, a provider of additive manufacturing equipment for the production of metal components, based in Mölndal, Sweden, has received an order for an EBM system from TU Freiberg in Germany and an order for a Q10 system from ProtoService in Italy. The EBM system will be used for materials and...

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Plasma torches keep consumables cool

August 26, 2014

American Torch Tip (ATTC®) launches the new PHDx series of torches for automated plasma cutting systems up to 260 amps. The torch is designed to keep consumables cooler through improved heat dissipation. Cooler-running consumables last longer, reducing the number of changeouts needed and...

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Air Products licenses cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems

August 26, 2014

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems Inc. (ARS), Macungie, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to the patented ICEFLY®...

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