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Arc Welding 101: Finding clues in the AWS D1.1 Commentary

April 24, 2014

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Q:The company that I work for makes a single-pass circumferential weld on which there is a minor tendency for an open pore in the weld crater at the tie-in. Our engineering department deems this weld discontinuity as a cosmetic issue only and thereby has authorized the use of a sealant. In the...

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AMT urges action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014

April 23, 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that its board of directors sent a letter to the U.S. congressional leadership requesting action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. The letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where...

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Epic Systems hires project engineer

April 23, 2014

Epic Systems Inc., a design-and-build firm in St. Louis, has hired John Russo as project engineer. He is responsible for managing one of the company’s ongoing and large-scale machine vision projects. Russo has spent more than five years in the lighting and machine vision field. He received his...

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voestalpine producing ultrahigh-strength automotive components in U.S.

April 23, 2014

voestalpine Group, Linz, Austria, has opened its 17th production site in the U.S. voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., a subsidiary of the Metal Forming Division, is manufacturing ultrahigh-strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers in Cartersville, Ga. The $70 million...

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Steel Technologies to acquire Stripco

April 23, 2014

Steel processor Steel Technologies LLC, Louisville, Ky., has agreed to purchase Stripco LLC, Stripco Sales Co. LLC, and Stripco Express Inc., collectively Stripco. The transaction has received governmental approval and is expected to close in early May. Stripco’s, Mishawaka, Ind., is a steel...

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Goodfellow establishes wholly foreign owned enterprise in China

April 23, 2014

Coraopolis, Pa.-based Goodfellow Corp., a supplier of metals, ceramics, and polymers to research and industrial markets, has transformed its Chinese business activities from a representative office in Shanghai to a wholly foreign-owned enterprise. The new trading company is located in larger...

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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Pyramid roll forms contoured, conical, tapered parts

April 23, 2014

The JMT Aircraft Roll is a pyramid roll that can form the leading edge of aircraft wing skins and other contoured, conical, and tapered parts used in aircraft construction. The distance between the lower rolls can be adjusted to change the radius of the bend, while the elevation of each end of...

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Protective safety eyewear offers bifocal vision

April 23, 2014

Conqueror® MAG by Gateway Safety is bifocal safety eyewear that provides protection for those who have trouble focusing on small things up-close, such as blueprints, schematics, small parts, equipment settings, and tools. The eyewear features a soft rubber nosepiece and ergonomic, contoured...

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Arc Welding 101: Passing a weld test

April 23, 2014

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Q: Why do good welders fail weld tests? Anonymous A: Sometime around 1981, when unemployment rates were near 9 percent and after I had moved around from one bad job to another, I was given the opportunity to take the welder qualification test at Cyde Iron Works in Duluth, Minn. Passing the test...

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Portable metrology arm features new wrist design

April 23, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the next generation of Romer Absolute Arm, a multiuse, portable metrology tool for inspections in the tube and pipe bending industry. It features a redesigned tube inspection configuration, a new wrist design, and increased stability. The CMM can be used to...

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WIN Eurasia Metalworking 2014

June 5-8, 2014
  • Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center
  • Istanbul
  • Discover a complete range of products and services, from machine tools to precision tools, automation components and customized systems. Come to learn, network and sign deals at this in-depth showcase for the latest products and trends in Metal Working, Welding and Surface Treatment. The synergy of this mega-event is certain to be a magnet for international attendees. WIN 2012 attracted 119.000 professionals from all over the world. This year's show is predicted to break attendance records - register today and be sure to come with plenty of business cards. This is an event that you can't afford to miss!

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    Ultrathin abrasive cutoff wheels leave no burrs, burns

    April 23, 2014

    Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Razor Thin abrasive cutoff wheels. The ultrathin wheels offer fast, smooth cutting, giving maximum cuts with minimal kerf loss while providing reduced cutting resistance and sparks, the company reports. The wheels are offered in Type 27 and Type 1 shapes and in...

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    TRUMPF appoints managing director in Mexico

    April 22, 2014

    TRUMPF Inc., a producer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers in Farmington, Conn., has named Alberto Pancardo as the new managing director of TRUMPF Mexico. He is responsible for sales and service of the company’s machine tools and power tools in Mexico, as well as the production of...

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    Chrysler Group’s Trenton Engine receives WCM bronze status

    April 22, 2014

    Chrysler Group LLC's Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich., has been awarded bronze status for its results in implementing world-class manufacturing (WCM). Trenton is the fifth North American facility to achieve the first WCM award milestone. The plant received the bronze designation about...

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