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HF tube mill line offered

September 16, 2014

Universal Tube & Rollform has announced the availability of a complete 6- by 0.276-in. high-frequency tube mill line. It comes with a coil car, shear end welding machine, horizontal accumulator, five-roll flattener, forming mill, sizing mill, squaring mill, and three sets of tooling. It is...

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How to reduce subjectivity in continuous improvement

September 16, 2014

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Manufacturing critical-path time, or MCT, puts a new perspective on activity across the enterprise. A job is either being worked on, or it's not. Period.

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Kuka Systems develops robotic riveting system for Boeing 777 wide-body fuselage assembly

September 16, 2014

When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using automation technology developed as part of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the Kuka Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known...

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IMTS 2014: Disruptive technologies step forward

September 16, 2014

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IMTS 2014 is proof that the metal manufacturing of tomorrow is going to be a bit different than what is done today.

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Seaming device secures stretch-wrap film tails

September 16, 2014

Muller has introduced the No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device for securing stretch-wrap film tails. It eliminates the film tail without contacting the load. The technology is available on new Octopus ring wrapping equipment, as well as the company’s former models. The unit eliminates the...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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Tube bending lubricant sticks to tubing for improved housekeeping

September 16, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metdraw 6640 for the bending of ferrous and nonferrous tubing up to 5 in. dia. and 0.109 in. wall thickness. The lubricant is suitable for use on aluminum, aluminized steels, high-carbon steels, stainless steels, and copper alloy tubing. The lubricant is oil-free...

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Press feed system reaches 656 FPM feed velocity

September 16, 2014

Arku Coil Systems has introduced the Hi-Speed ServoMaster® press feed system. The roll-feed system provides fast, smooth acceleration; high accuracy; and simplified synchronization with presses and other inline equipment, the manufacturer states. The press feed system handles strip cross...

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MTA 2015

April 14-17, 2015
  • Singapore Expo
  • MTA2015 returns to Singapore Expo from 14 to 17 April, together with MetrologyAsia2015, to serve high-value industries and sectors such as Aerospace, Complex Equipment, Electronics, Energy, Medical Technology and Oil & Gas / Marine & Offshore Engineering.

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    Biobased metal forming lubricant can be welded through

    September 16, 2014

    Metalloid Corp. offers Addvance 5430, a multifunctional metal forming lubricant for soft metals. The oil-free lubricant is manufactured with natural ingredients that are both biodegradable and biorenewable. The lubricant can be used as received or diluted with water to form metal parts....

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    Rebuild service restores resistance welding systems

    September 15, 2014

    Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. offers a rebuild and repurpose service to restore resistance welding systems and automated assembly systems from any manufacturer to like-new condition. Full integration also is available on any welding...

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    ESAB celebrates 110 years in business

    September 15, 2014

    ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a manufacturer of arc and gas welding equipment, manual and automated plasma cutting products, CNC cutting systems, welding automation and robotics, welding consumables, accessories, and PPE in Florence, S.C., marks its 110th anniversary in September 2014. In...

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    Catalog highlights tooling for metals, composites

    September 15, 2014

    Benz Inc. has released a new 40-page catalog detailing its tooling systems for applications for the metals and composites industries. The tooling is designed for turning and milling machines. The catalog highlights the tooling systems’ high torque transmission, accuracy, and high rigidity....

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    Mayville Eng. Co. named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies

    September 15, 2014

    Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was added to the list at number 3,623 in recognition of its achieving 89 percent growth over three years. The manufacturer, a provider of...

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    Laser hybrid welding process includes inductive preheating

    September 15, 2014

    Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. and the Leibniz Universität Hannover have developed a hybrid welding system with inductive preheating. This process can be used for single-layer welding of high-strength, fine-grain structural steels up to a thickness of 0.79 in. Before the welding process takes...

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