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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MultiCam appoints VP of sales

November 21, 2014

Dallas-based MultiCam, a manufacturer of CNC router, lasers, plasma, waterjet, and knife cutting machines, has named David Scheffrahn as vice president of sales. Scheffrahn has more than 15 years of sales experience in the robotic capital equipment business. He previously served as national...

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Abrasive caps available with radius or tapered ends

October 30, 2014

Pferd has expanded its line of POLICAP® abrasive caps to include two new abrasive types: SIC-Cool for cool grinding on titanium, aluminum, and common alloys used in the aerospace industry, and Co-Cool for cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel, and other heat-resistant metals. Both types contain...

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Fiberglass tape that has your [weld’s] back

October 22, 2014

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Aquasol’s Fiback line of fiberglass backing tape, now available in high- and low-amperage options, gives welders a simple, safe, and reliable way to protect the back side of their weldments, even those that have a complex shape.

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Metal fab fortifies TV treehouses

October 16, 2014

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Pete Nelson, show host and treehouse builder on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, sought help refurbishing and fortifying a bridge stairway, and support foundation of the first two treehouses he had built on his original property for his own children. Building the treehouses had launched his successful treehouse-building business, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, Fall City, Wash. Nelson’s creations—and their design and build—is the subject of the wildly popular show. How does a man fortify a weather-beaten treehouse? The answer, my friend, is fabbing in the wind. Metal fabricator Architectural Elements stepped up to help.

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Improving metal cutting productivity

October 15, 2014

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“Benchmark Survey of Industrial Metal-Cutting Organization,” by the LENOX® Institute of Technology, identified three areas that fabricators need to focus on to improve efficiency and productivity in sawing operations.

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Cutoff wheels designed for safety

September 30, 2014

Klingspor offers three thin cutoff wheels designed for safety. All three wheels are available in 4.5 and 5 in. dia. The A 960 TZ Special (0.04 in.) provides a smooth, vibration-free cut and yields the longest service life in the industry, according to the manufacturer. The Z 960 TZ Special (0.04...

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Weld Cleanup Poses Challenges for Oilfield Workers

September 15, 2014

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Attention to proper weld cleaning is especially critical in field applications.

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Getting Automated: Transitioning from hand-held to CNC plasma cutting

July 28, 2014

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Transitioning from the manual plasma cutting process to CNC plasma cutting process might seem like a daunting task. However, if you enter into the process prepared and with the facts, you’ll find that the switch can be relatively painless and one that can help grow your business.

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Victor Technologies launches online training site

April 25, 2014

St. Louis-based Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding equipment, has launched a new training site that gives visitors access to training materials and tools from the company’s website. Content is available without login or registration credentials, and...

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Ultrathin abrasive cutoff wheels leave no burrs, burns

April 23, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Razor Thin abrasive cutoff wheels. The ultrathin wheels offer fast, smooth cutting, giving maximum cuts with minimal kerf loss while providing reduced cutting resistance and sparks, the company reports. The wheels are offered in Type 27 and Type 1 shapes and in...

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Optimize your welding processes with the right gas and expertise

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Air Products

Length: 43:00

Air Products brings welding expertise and optimal performance to your shop floor. You'll see a live demonstration of our MAXX™ shielding gas blends and how they compare to a traditional industry standard gas blend.

Grinding wheel designed for demanding jobs

March 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...

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Simonds Intl. launches new website

February 13, 2014

Simonds Intl., a cutting tool manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass., has launched a new website at www.simondsint.com. The site now provides item-level detail, catalog downloads, company news, how-to videos, and hints and tips. The site features a section that highlights the various products the...

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Abrasive notcher/grinder preps pipes for welding at an angle

February 12, 2014

Scotchman Industries Inc. offers the Almi AL150 abrasive pipe notcher/grinder for high-production applications such as notching gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Suitable for double-corner joints, it helps ensure the correct cope is achieved for welding at an angle. The machine can...

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Voortman to build new facility in Illinois

February 7, 2014

Voortman Corp., based in Rijssen, Netherlands, has announced plans to build a $1.6 million, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Manteno, Ill. The plant, scheduled for completion in September 2014, will produce steel cutting machinery and feature an equipment showroom. The location also will provide...

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