Cutting and Weld Prep

A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.

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Angle grinder delivers 20 percent more power

February 22, 2017

Fuji Air Tools has launched the FA-70 series of 7-in. angle grinders with 1,800-W, 2.4-HP output, which the company says is 20 percent higher than alternative grinders in the same class. The grinders, which can be used on various materials, are suitable for heavy-duty applications performed in...

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MagneGas fuel selected for railroad accident repair

February 14, 2017

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that its MagneGas2® was the fuel of choice for metal cutting and repairs on a recent refurbishment project by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The LIRR experienced an accident in January 2017 on a section of railroad in Brooklyn, N.Y., that impaired much...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 14, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Laser system cleans and prepares surfaces

February 6, 2017

Fonon Corp. has released the CleanTech™ product line for surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning. Marketed under the Laser Photonics™ brand, the Class 1 laser system offers a safe, ecofriendly, nonabrasive cleaning process. The system removes coatings, contaminants, and...

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Diamond grinding wheel features topside abrasive

February 1, 2017

Innovative Products of America® (IPA®) has introduced the #8150, a 4.5-in. diamond grinding wheel. Its 3-D contour with topside abrasive coating and thin profile edge allows for cutting, back cutting, gully cutting, and bead finishing with one wheel. According to the company, the disc maintains...

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6 ways to optimize a waterjet for your shop

January 31, 2017 | By Chip Burnham

A waterjet can be outfitted to fit your shop's unique needs. Knowing how they work, benefits and how to make them more productive will help you get the most out of your waterjet, from art to part.

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TPJTV: Refurbishing a Modern Aircraft Supercarrier

TPJTV: Refurbishing a Modern Aircraft Supercarrier

January 3, 2017

Learn about the only refueling stop in the 50-year service life of a USN Aircraft supercarrier; the refueling and complex overhaul, or RCOH. Every system gets either overhauled or replaced.

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ESAB 2017: Redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting

ESAB 2017: Redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting

December 5, 2016

By: ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

See how ESAB’s breakthrough 2017 product releases are redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting.

Want to know more? Go to esab.com/impact to get the full story on the bigger, badder Rebel; Renegade, the Stick machine that’s made to move; and Sentinel – the cutting-edge helmet that’s worn by the best.

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Ceramic flap discs grind all metals

December 1, 2016

CS Unitec's new PLANTEX® ceramic discs have been developed for grinding such metals as stainless steel, steel, aluminum, titanium, bronze, and special alloys. The abrasive structure helps reduce heat when grinding, preventing heat discoloration on the workpiece.The discs feature a backing plate...

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Failure modes and solutions for ID scarfing tools

November 21, 2016 | By Mike Nelson

Scarfing tools are prone to chipping and breakage caused by mechanical vibrations and thermal shocks. Understanding the causes of these problems is the first step in extending scarfing tool life.

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Ultrathin cutting wheels offer improved stability for safety

November 18, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced Tiger® UltraCut thin cutting wheels. The 1-mm-thick wheels offer fast cutting and long life, the company reports.Solid Core technology helps increase wheel density to reduce friction and improve stability for operator safety. The ultrathin wheels deliver clean...

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9-in. cordless angle grinder produces 2,400 W

November 3, 2016

Metabo Corp. has introduced WPB 36 LTX BL 230, which the company says is the first 9-in. cordless angle grinder. It combines a 36-V brushless motor and a lithium high-density battery to produce 2,400 W (21 amps), which is equivalent to the company’s corded 9-in. W 24-230 angle grinder. The...

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Diamond abrasive wheel serves as alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels

October 19, 2016

LENOX® has introduced the METALMAX™ diamond abrasive wheel. Designed as an alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels, the product helps deliver smooth cuts, retain diameter, and decreased dust residue. The metal cutting diamonds bonded to the wheel’s surface endure high cutting speeds and...

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Abrasive disc redesigned

October 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned the Zip Wheel™ to be faster, more rigid, and more powerful, with the lowest cost per cut in its category, according to the company. The disc has been re-engineered from the ground up to provide more cuts per wheel, extra durability, and added safety, the...

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When weld prep matters

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

A welding and fabrication company specializing in large-diameter pipe found that a switch in its grinding consumables made all the difference in safety, productivity, and weld quality.

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