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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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From the Web 4.22.14

April 22, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about Tesla building electric cars in China … but there’s also good news for the U.S.; a certain gun accessory is outselling guns; a fab shop and a mega manufacturer have joined forces in a multimillion dollar... Continue Reading

Mazak Optonics names GM of customer service

April 22, 2014

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has appointed Mark Dilling as general manager of customer service. He is responsible for all issues related to customer satisfaction, including equipment installation, machine training, technical services, and parts delivery....

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SMTCL-Americas partners with California State Polytechnic University

April 22, 2014

Machine tool manufacturer SMTCL-Americas, Los Angeles, has entered into a partnership with the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., to provide equipment to create a machine lab where engineering students can manufacture components for class projects and international...

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Bystronic announces Ultimate Challenge Event

April 22, 2014

Bystronic Inc. will pair its ByAutonom 3015 6-kW CO2 laser cutting machine and its BySprint Fiber 3015 high-power fiber laser cutting machine in the Ultimate Challenge Event, June 4-5, 2014, at its North American Headquarters in Elgin, Ill. Attendees to the event can send in their 14-ga. and...

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Correlated Magnetics, Industrial Magnetics announce Polymagnet supply partnership

April 22, 2014

Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR), Huntsville, Ala., and Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, Mich., have formed a partnership through which IMI can offer CMR’s custom-engineered Polymagnet® systems and advanced magnetics design and assembly services for industrial applications....

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Dry-cutting saw cuts metal up to 4.75-in. deep

April 22, 2014

The 8320 BigSaw from CS Unitec is the largest dry-cutting, portable metal saw on the market, according to the manufacturer. Featuring a 12.625-in.-dia., 80-tooth, carbide-tipped blade that can cut 4.75 in. deep without distortion, the saw cuts through steel, sandwich panels, conduits, and metal...

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Welding app helps optimize welding parameters

April 22, 2014

The Weld Wizard app from Fronius for Android®, iOS®, and Blackberry® devices helps welders, design engineers, and work schedulers to identify and optimize welding parameters. The results are directly applicable to the real-life situation. Embedded high-speed videos provide insight...

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Cutback brush performs three tasks in one step

April 22, 2014

Osborn has introduced a new 114-knot cutback brush for angled removal of three or more layers of coating from pipe ends. It completes the three steps of standard coating removal simultaneously: the brush cleans the pipe edge, removes the pipe coating, and grinds the coating angle, all at one time....

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Aluminum-oxide depressed-center wheels offer fast cut rate

April 22, 2014

Norton Abrasives has introduced Gemini XXL wheels, which it claims are the fastest-grinding, 100 percent aluminum-oxide depressed-center wheels on the market. They are suitable for hard-grade carbon steel applications, weld repairs, flashing, and jobs that require a quick turnaround. The...

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Laser system processes large-volume 3-D components

April 22, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the Laserdyne 795 system for drilling, cutting, and welding of medium- to large-volume 3-D components with a minimum of setups. Employing a moving-beam motion system, the multiaxis laser is designed for flexibility of motion and tight tolerances. The...

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Arc Welding 101: Use and identify tungsten electrodes correctly

April 22, 2014

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Q: Can you tell me how to identify tungsten after the paint is worn off? Anonymous A: The two most common processes that use a nonconsumable tungsten electrode are gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and plasma arc welding (PAW). These electrodes come in a variety of compositions or alloys, and...

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Power Magnetics marks 45 years in business

April 21, 2014

Trenton, N.J.-based Power Magnetics Inc. recently celebrated its 45th anniversary as a designer and manufacturer of custom transformers, AC reactors, and DC inductors. The company’s products are used in power conditioning applications in the oil and gas, mining, solar, wind, communications,...

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Arc Welding 101: Short-circuit MIG not prequalified in AWS D1.1? No problem …

April 21, 2014

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Q: The company I work for welds with GMAW-S, and all of the weld procedure specifications (WPS) that we have are from prequalified AWS D1.1 welds. When I look in D1.1, I find that GMAW-S is not a prequalified transfer mode. Are all of our WPSs null? If I understand D1.1 correctly, we would need to...

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