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Lightweight welding torch withstands harsh impacts

January 27, 2015

The new PullMig push-pull welding torch from Fronius, which weighs 3.5 lbs., can survive a fall from almost 10 ft. completely unscathed, says the company. A stainless steel outer tube and an antitwist device in the zero position help ensure that the torch neck, which rotates through 360 degrees,...

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Uniweld Products names international sales executive

January 26, 2015

HVAC/R tools and welding and cutting equipment provider Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed Mario Portillo as international sales executive, focusing on sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portillo most recently worked as a sales account executive...

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Everett Industries hires sales representative

January 26, 2015

Everett Industries Inc., Warren, Ohio, a manufacturer of abrasive cutoff machines, has hired Trex Lusk as sales representative for its southern Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska sales territories, providing cutoff saws and technical support. Lusk attended the University of Southern...

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EFD Induction Group names VP of operations

January 26, 2015

EFD Induction Group, Skien, Norway, a provider of induction-based industrial heating systems, has appointed Artur Pająk as vice president of operations. Pająk previously worked as director for business line interior for Kongsberg Automotive and in operations and engineering roles for Star...

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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 17-18

January 26, 2015

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold Morris Madness, its fourth annual open house and technology show, on March 17-18, 2015, in Roselle, Ill. More than 20 precision machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group will be under power, in addition to tooling and...

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MMK reports record production at steel mill

January 26, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has reached a record 5 million metric tonnes in total production of cold and galvanized rolled products at its Mill 2000, which serves primarily the automotive industry, as well as household appliance producers and the construction industry....

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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MEC announces changes to senior leadership team

January 26, 2015

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a provider of metal fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, stamping, forming, machining, welding, tube bending and forming, painting, polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly and kitting, prototyping, and product testing and validation, has...

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Fillet weld grinding flap discs offered in 6, 7 in. dia.

January 26, 2015

Pferd now offers POLIFAN® Curve flap discs in 6 and 7 in. dia. The flaps wrap from the bottom to the top of the disc, making them suitable for grinding and finishing fillet welds. The discs leave a smooth finish for simplified visual inspection of porosity and other defects. Defective welds can be...

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DOT Quality Services offers three new code compliance certifications

January 26, 2015

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based registrar specializing in U.S. certifications and codes, has announced that it now offers three new ANSI-accredited certifications. The first is for welding firms compliant to AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. This program can enhance welding...

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Custom manufacturing offered for clamping, material handling products

January 26, 2015

De-Sta-Co has expanded its custom manufacturing capabilities. Customers can work directly with the company’s engineers to modify any of its clamping, automation, and material handling systems to produce products that are matched to a specific application. Customization and modification...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Double-cut shears cut metal without distortion

January 26, 2015

Kett Tool’s KD-400 double-cut shears are designed for cutting cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga., most grades of stainless steel, and aluminum up to 0.80 in. without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to...

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Done-in-one meets structural fabrication

January 23, 2015

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New system introduces full automation to structural fabrication, including cutting, beam and plate handling, and welding.

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ThyssenKrupp expands Mexico facility

January 23, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico S.A. de C.V., a unit of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA), has announced the expansion of its current blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The facility currently offers steel blanking and warehousing services for luminum and steel products in the...

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