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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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Oilfield components fabricator finds success in sawing heavy-wall tube

August 24, 2015

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When oilfield components and systems supplier Tri-Alta used an old manual band saw for cutting tube to length, it experienced no shortage of difficulties in blade failures, inaccurate cuts, and part misalignment. The company invested in a modern band saw from Behringer with automated downfeed pressure sensing, blade tension monitoring, and a material handling system.

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Cutting metal with cutting wheels

July 27, 2015

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Resinoid-bonded cutting wheels can address a variety of routine manual metal applications in which flexibility and portability are necessary. By following a few best practices, you can extend wheel life, promote safety, and improve productivity and efficiency within the process.

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Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

July 23, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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Koike Aronson names sales manager for Mexico

July 14, 2015

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners, cutting machines, and gas apparatus equipment based in Arcade, N.Y., has named Ricardo Molinar as its sales manager for Mexico, based in Monterrey. Molinar previously worked for Praxair Mexico, where he served as a field...

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Misa Metal Fabricating to expand in Kentucky

June 29, 2015

Misa Metal Fabricating Inc., a provider of cutting services for carbon steel products in Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky., has announced plans for an expanded, $4.3 million facility. The company currently occupies a nearly 122,000-sq.-ft. plant that employs 155 people. The expansion is expected to...

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Flap disc technology allows fast grind rate with long life

June 29, 2015

Weiler Corp. has launched the Tiger® X flap disc. It features the company’s X3 technology, which combines a triple split coat grain anchoring system, dual flap design, and engineered abrasive cloth backing with intermixed ceramic alumina and zirconia alumina materials. According to the company,...

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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Cutting wheel made for heavy-duty steel, stainless steel applications

June 12, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced ZIP+ XTRA, a new cutting wheel designed to easily cut through steel and stainless steel in heavy-duty applications. It features the company’s patented rib design to help reduce friction on the surface for faster and cooler cutting. The...

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Grinding wheel is 0.25 in. thick for additional life

May 13, 2015

Rex-Cut Abrasives has expanded its Sigma Green grinding wheel line to include Sigma Green Max, a 0.25-in.-thick version designed for added life. The wheel is produced from bonded resin with a combination of grains that enable it to grind extremely fast compared to other products without sacrificing...

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CGW hires territory sales manager

May 13, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of grinding wheels, has hired Breck Taylor as its new territory sales manager. With more than a decade working in the industry, Taylor is responsible for the Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska areas. He previously was a...

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Troubleshooting CNC plasma cutting, Part II

May 6, 2015

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The four most common cut quality issues for fabricators are dross, edge angularity, material warpage, and metallurgy of the plasma-cut edge. Your ability to achieve the best results depends on the system, torch, and consumables you are using, as well as the accurate control of such highly critical parameters as pierce height, cut height, amperage, gas type and flow rate, and cut speed.

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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Troubleshooting CNC plasma cutting: Part I

March 13, 2015

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Hole quality is one of the most frequently discussed topics in regards to CNC plasma cutting. Regardless of what type of machine you use, there are a few tips and tricks you can employ to achieve your desired hole cut quality.

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Surface Finisher - Linear Grinder - Model PTX Eco Smart

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The PTX Eco Smart is a multi-functional grinding and polishing system for flat surfaces and open or closed pipe constructions. Grind from coarse to very fine finishes, and burnish to a high-gloss finish. Work with stainless steel, steel and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, bronze and copper), as well as wood and rigid plastic.

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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