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Pipe weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer measures trace oxygen levels

November 24, 2014

Advanced Instruments Inc. has introduced the portable GPR-1000 WP weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer to measure trace PPM oxygen levels in seconds for pipe welding. The heavy-duty, rechargeable battery provides the unit with one week of typical use on a single overnight charge. A built-in pump draws...

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Aluminum Workshop: Dissecting a die casting dilemma

November 24, 2014

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Q: I weld a lot of aluminum castings. Most of the time they weld fine, but sometimes the weld blows out at me. What’s going on? A: The problem is caused by the casting process. There are three types of casting processes—sand casting, permanent mold casting, and die casting. The molds for sand...

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Abtex launches Deburring Systems Group

November 24, 2014

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of brush/machine deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, has created the Abtex Deburring Systems Group to help users streamline their deburring operations with machine vision, robotics, and other automation technologies. The division, which...

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Air cleaning cartridge offers extended time between changeouts

November 24, 2014

AAF® Intl. has introduced the REDClean™ cartridge for air pollution control. According to the manufacturer, the cartridge offers reduced power consumption and twice the time between changeouts compared to traditional cartridges. The unit pairs with the company’s OptiFlo® dust collector...

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Flexible waveguide tubing suitable for satellite applications

November 24, 2014

A.T. Wall Co. offers flexible waveguide tubing and waveguide components for satellite applications and other airborne and space systems. Products include seamless flexible waveguide, flexible twistable waveguide, flexible waveguide, and semiflexible waveguide. In addition to tubing, the company...

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Servo roll former handles tube ODs to 0.75 in.

November 24, 2014

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced a servo roll former with tube OD capacity of 0.75 in. The machine can be tooled for rolling or cutting operations. Features include a servo-driven ball screw roll forming unit and simplified machine setup. The unit offers the same industrial bearing...

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Aluminum Workshop: Meet tensile strength requirements with the right filler metal

November 24, 2014

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Q: I am trying to conduct a procedure qualification test on 5083-0 temper material using 5356 filler metal and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). I have welded a number of test plates, but the tensile samples always fail at a tensile strength of 37 to 39 KSI. The code requires a minimum tensile strength...

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16th Global Foundry Sourcing Conference 2015

March 20th 2015
  • Shanghai Everbright Int'l Hotel, China
  • Conference purpose is to establish a communication and trading platform for global casting purchasers and global casting suppliers.

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    U.S. Department of Commerce’s web tool helps companies comply with export laws

    November 21, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., has created a new web search tool to help U.S. companies search the federal government’s Consolidated Screening List (CSL). The CSL is a streamlined collection of nine different screening lists from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and...

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    Consumables Corner: Understanding heat input and its limitations

    November 21, 2014

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    Q: We manufacture structures for the utility industry and primarily weld A36, A572-Gr. 50 and A871-Gr. 65. Recently we converted some of our welding processes to higher-deposition submerged-arc welding (SAW) but are concerned about the amount of heat we are adding from welding. What is the...

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    The economics of worker retention

    November 21, 2014

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    It's not unusual for a metal fabricating worker to leave one company and go to work for another for a small increase in pay. This, however, may not be in the best interest of the worker, and it sure hurts the company that loses quality talent.

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    MultiCam appoints VP of sales

    November 21, 2014

    Dallas-based Multicam, a manufacturer of CNC router, lasers, plasma, waterjet, and knife cutting machines, has named David Scheffrahn as vice president of sales. Scheffrahn has more than 15 years of sales experience in the robotic capital equipment business. He previously served as national...

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    Arc Welding 101: Those dang CVN requirements

    November 21, 2014

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    Q: Table 4.6 of AWS D1.1: 2010 is a list of supplementary essential variable changes that would require weld procedure specification (WPS) requalification due to Charpy V-notch (CVN) testing requirements. Under base metal (item 2) it indicates: Minimum thickness qualified is T or 5/8 inch...

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    Aluminum Workshop: Determining contact tip size

    November 21, 2014

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    Q: What is the right contact tip size for using 0.0468-in. filler wire to gas metal arc weld aluminum alloys? Some people use a tip that is one size larger (for example, a 0.0625-in. tip on 0.0468-in. wire), while others use the size the manufacturer specifies for 0.0468-in. wire. Still others use...

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    Aluminum Workshop: Welding fumes in aluminum MIG

    November 21, 2014

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    Q: I just started gas metal arc welding (GMAW) aluminum in my shop. I have noticed that a lot of white smoke comes off when I weld. Is this dangerous? Are there other issues with fumes I need to be aware of when welding aluminum? How concerned should I be? A: You are absolutely doing the right...

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