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AT&F adds waterjet cutting machine

July 2, 2015

AT&F, a provider of large-scale metal fabrication, has added a 5-axis waterjet cutting system to its plant in Cleveland. The machine allows the company to cut and process a variety of materials, including titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and composites. The 5-axis head design allows for a...

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Spectrometers designed for R&D, process/quality control applications

July 2, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced two Spectrolab arc/spark optical emission spectrometers for metal analysis. They deliver ultrahigh-speed measurement, ultralow limits of detection, elemental flexibility, and stability for metals industry R&D and process/quality control applications....

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Knuth Machine Tools USA earns award for customer service department

July 2, 2015

Metalworking machinery maker Knuth Machine Tools USA, Lincolnshire, Ill., has received a Stevie® Award for best customer service department of the year in the 13th Annual American Business Awards. The award recognizes the company’s customer service process, which is customer-driven from sales...

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Catalog highlights architectural metal wall and roof products

July 2, 2015

Centria has released its 2015 product catalog, featuring its architectural metal wall and roof products. The updated catalog includes the Intercept™ modular metal panel system, Metalwrap™ insulated composite backup panels, and the Formawall® insulated metal panel...

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Soitaab Impianti Srl opens U.S. headquarters in Illinois

July 1, 2015

Soitaab has expanded its presence in the North American market with the opening of its new U.S. headquarters in Lombard, Ill. The company is a provider of sheet metal cutting and processing equipment, including plasma, oxyfuel, waterjet, and laser cutting, under the brand names Lineatech,...

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Aicon 3D delivers optical metrology to Faraday Future

July 1, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, has supplied Arena optical metrology to the California-based electric vehicle company Faraday Future for the creation of an automotive design studio. The calibrated 3-D workspace enables precise tracking, measurement, and 3-D scanning anywhere in the...

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Mills Products to supply handles for KitchenAid ovens

July 1, 2015

Brentwood, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Mills Products Inc. has begun manufacturing complete appliance handle assemblies for Whirlpool Corp.’s new line of KitchenAid® ovens and refrigerators. The new handle design is a round stainless steel tube with a decorative pattern. The handle is...

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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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