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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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    Metcam welcomes Canadian delegation to Georgia headquarters

    November 21, 2014

    Metcam, a certified fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies, recently welcomed a delegation of Canadian business and government leaders to its Alpharetta, Ga., campus in partnership with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. The Canadian group was in Georgia for FABTECH 2014,...

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    Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize 2014

    November 21, 2014

    Belaz, located in Zhodino, Belarus, has won SSAB’s Swedish Steel Prize for its new construction for axle suspension and slewing bearings for the world’s largest dump truck. The new construction takes full advantage of the properties of high-strength steel. “Belaz has boldly gone beyond the...

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    Eurolls S.p.A. to supply roll tooling to SMS Meer

    November 21, 2014

    Eurolls S.p.A., Attimis, Italy, has been selected by SMS Meer GmbH, Mönchengladbach, Germany, and its customer Huta Labedy, Gliwice, Poland, to supply tooling for SMS Meer’s 12.75-in. tube mill. Eurolls is a provider of roll tooling for the tube forming industry....

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    Siemens executive named to list of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM

    November 21, 2014

    Siemens, Atlanta, has announced that Anne Cooney, president of the Process Industries and Drives (PD) division in the U.S., was named to the list of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector®, a consortium of more than 110 companies, associations, academic institutions, and government...

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    Camera provides images of welding, laser processes

    November 21, 2014

    Xiris Automation has released the Xiris XVC-1000 weld camera for capturing welding and laser process images. The system includes a 140+ dB high dynamic range capability with power over Ethernet. Features include a suite of welding-specific imaging software tools, image triggering, general-purpose...

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