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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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100C certification

August 8, 2016

Retro Systems Inc., Valley Center, Kan., has announced its achievement of ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company manufactures the OEM line of Hornet cutting...

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AI Industries builds with automation push

August 4, 2016 | By Robert Colman

Some people look at automation in a manufacturing setting as a threat to future job creation. That’s not the case for Surrey, B.C., Canada-based AI Industries. It has invested in automated processing equipment for its structural steel fabricating business and grown its work force simultaneously.

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Cutting discs designed for titanium and brass

August 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Zip Titan™ and Chopcut Titan™ cutting discs for cutting titanium and brass. Both discs have a silicon carbide-based formulation to prevent the materials being cut from overheating. This helps preserve the metals’ mechanical properties and...

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Double-disc grinding machine offers fast disc changes

July 6, 2016

For the large-scale production of flat precision components, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH offers a compact double-disc grinding machine. Features include closed box frames, forged tool spindles, spindle-tilting mechanisms, a double-walled frame design, and an automatic tool wear compensation...

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Brochure highlights abrasives for pipeline welding

July 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has announced the availability of its new, four-page pipeline brochure featuring stringer bead wheels, bonded abrasive wheels, and flap discs for weld preparation and cleaning in pipe applications. The literature highlights the Dually®, Roughneck®, Polyflex®, and...

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Industrial wire brushes, abrasive discs introduced

May 4, 2016

Matheson has introduced a line of industrial wire brushes and flap discs as part of its Matheson Select® line of welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools, and filler metals. The brushes and flap discs, manufactured by Weiler Abrasives Group, are used for metal surface preparation...

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Plate beveler creates bevels up to ¾ in. wide

April 21, 2016

Heck Industries has introduced the model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling for weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. tool uses a 4-HP motor to create bevels up to ¾ in. wide at 5 to 6 FPM. Features include variable angle, trigger operation, and available...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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Arkansas Steel Processing installs heavy-gauge slitter

February 19, 2016

Arkansas Steel Processing has announced the installation of a heavy-gauge slitter at its facility in Osceola, Ark. The slitter cuts 14-ga. to 5/8-in.-thick carbon steel coils weighing up to 100,000 lbs. with yield strength of 100 KSI. It handles widths up to 78 in. The company expects to be...

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The Cutting Top 20

February 4, 2016 | By Michelle Chamberlain

These top 20 cutting and gouging tips will help get you on your way to cutting efficiently and with good quality.

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Cutting processes displayed and debuted at FABTECH®

January 27, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

A tour of FABTECH revealed that many changes are afoot regarding cutting, especially among laser manufacturers. Editor Eric Lundin provides an overview of some of the technologies that were display at the 2015 expo.

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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MagneGas fuel selected to be part of $100 million Kennedy Space Center project

December 18, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tarpon Springs, Fla., has announced that S&R Enterprises LLC, lead subcontractor for a $100 million Kennedy Space Center build-out project, has placed its first order for MagneGas2® fuel. The fuel will be used for the metal cutting portion of the project, which is expected to...

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Rebel by ESAB: Go anywhere. Weld anything.

December 8, 2015

By: ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

The truth is out about this game-changing welding machine that combines unmatched simplicity, performance and control in a complete, ready-to-weld package. Visit esab.com/dare

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A chase to the cut

November 10, 2015 | By Douglas Shuda

To best evaluate which process is best for you, you must first understand your application and define your needs and limitations, all while accounting for new opportunities and future goals. By doing so, you best match the system capability with your needs, allowing you to take full advantage of the productivity, versatility, and quality benefits that automated cutting has to offer.

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