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Beckwood Press to manufacture presses for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 1, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression molding of various composite materials. The R&D efforts made on the press will ultimately contribute to automotive and aerospace industry...

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AWS launches interactive website for personal career management, education

July 1, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has launched the AWS WeldLink career planning and management system to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry. The website at www.awsweldlink.org is designed to address the complete lifecycle of professional welder...

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Tool provides drilling, chamfering

July 1, 2015

The new Walter D4580 chamfer body provides drilling and chamfering in one tool. This two-in-one approach helps reduce machining time, since fewer tool changes are required. The tool is suitable for use with ISO material groups P, M, K, N, and S and for all holes with 45-degree chamfers. In the...

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C.I. Hayes installs humpback annealing furnace

July 1, 2015

Cranston, R.I.-based C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a humpback conveyor belt furnace for bright annealing of stainless steel materials. The furnace operates with hydrogen atmosphere at a low dewpoint of -60 degrees F and reaches a maximum operating temperature of 2,100...

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Kemper launches website

July 1, 2015

Kemper GmbH, a manufacturer of extraction and filter systems for the metal processing industry based in Vreden, Germany, has launched an information platform at www.safe-welding.com. Targeted to welders and their employers, the website focuses on hazards that exist in welding and how to prevent...

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Adjustable headgear works on browguards, helmets

July 1, 2015

ArcOne has introduced ComfaGear® II adjustable headgear. It works on both browguards and helmets. Features include fabric straps to conform to different head shapes, a rack/dial system for horizontal position adjustment, dual front pivoting bands to disperse weight and balance, eight points of...

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R&D Update: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part II

July 1, 2015

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Elevated-temperature (ET) forming of aluminum can be accomplished isothermally or nonisothermally. In isothermal warm forming, the die, blank holder, and punch are heated. In nonisothermal deep drawing, the die and blank holder are heated, and the punch may or may not be cooled. The die and punch...

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Die Science: Drawing and stretching

July 1, 2015

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When I conduct training seminars on drawing and stretching, I usually bring with me a variety of unusual parts made using those processes. Often, attendees ask how to stretch the metal into a shape such as a deep can or deeply formed part without splitting the metal. I simply answer: “We don’t....

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Solid-carbide drills offer fast penetration time

July 1, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced the EF series solid-carbide drills. They incorporate special geometry, proprietary carbide grades, and a PVD coating design for penetration times that are three to five times faster than conventional carbide and cobalt drills, the company reports. The drills feature a...

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Hart & Cooley appoints VP/general manager

June 30, 2015

Hart & Cooley, Grand Rapids, Mich., has appointed Al Mejia as vice president and general manager. In this position, he leads the company’s sales, operations, and HVAC product development, including grilles, registers and diffusers, flexible ducting, venting, and access doors. Mejia has held...

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EFD Induction hires global sales director

June 30, 2015

Induction technology provider EFD Induction, Skien, Norway, has hired Vernon Perkins as global sales director for induction power systems to OEMs and integrators. He previously served as managing director at Ambrell before being named the company’s director of business development for Europe and...

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Camo patterns added to eyewear series

June 30, 2015

Ergodyne has announced the availability of two new Kryptek® camo patterns to its Skullerz® eyewear series. The Highlander™ camo pattern is available on the Odin and Dagr safety glasses. The Typhon™ camo pattern is available on the Thor safety...

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Tooling project delays cost industry $1.7 billion, says OESA/HRI

June 30, 2015

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) have completed the third Automotive Tooling Barometer to better understand the impact and cause of automotive program delays. The Barometer indicates that 66 percent of tool shops had more than half of their projects...

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Fasteners create strong right-angle attachment points

June 30, 2015

PennEngineering® offers patented PEM® R’ANGLE® fasteners for thin metal assemblies. They create strong right-angle attachment points to enable tighter design control and reduced hardware counts. The fasteners can serve as alternatives to conventional bent edge tabs, bent center tabs, bent...

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CC Industries acquires J.L. Clark

June 30, 2015

J.L. Clark Inc., a subsidiary of filtration company Clarcor Inc. with locations in Rockford, Ill., and Lancaster, Pa., has been sold to CC Industries Inc., an affiliate of Chicago-based Henry Crown and Co. With approximately 350 employees, J.L. Clark designs and manufactures specialty metal and...

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