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Vertical machining center has 16- by 14-in. work envelope

August 25, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler HV-1100V vertical machining center. It features a dedicated trunnion, 4+1 axis configuration, and a 13.8-in. rotary table. The trunnion—Autocam with roller cam technology—offers a 16- by 14-in. work envelope. The tilting A axis has a full...

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Transfer press simulation software allows troubleshooting of stamping runs

August 25, 2016

3-D Solutions Design Service LLC offers T-Sim transfer press simulation software. With the software, stamping manufacturers, die builders, and designers can troubleshoot and perfect their transfer die stamping runs before going to production. The software uses kinematics to check for crashes and...

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Self-clinching pilot pins available in several variations

August 25, 2016

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. They install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install in steel or aluminum...

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Cutting fluid offers extra lubricity for hard-to-machine materials

August 25, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the new Coolcut S-50™ soluble cutting fluid for reducing heat buildup and friction on workpieces. EP additives in the liquid provide extra lubricity for cutting of high-tensile steel, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper alloys. The fluid also...

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GMAW gun online configurator includes reverse part number lookup function

August 24, 2016

Bernard and Tregaskiss have introduced a new reverse part number lookup function for their semiautomatic and robotic GMAW gun online configurators—online tools that allow users to customize a GMAW gun by selecting amperage, neck style and angle, and consumables.The reverse part number lookup...

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Reamers suitable for high-volume production

August 24, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers ALVAN® expandable precision reamers for high-volume production. The line is available through an exclusive supply agreement with S.C.A.M.I., the Italy-based manufacturer. Offered with carbide, cermet, polycrystalline diamond (PCD), and cubic boron nitride (CBN)...

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Automation system comprises laser cutter, loader/unloader, and storage unit

August 24, 2016

Power-Tech has introduced the Crane Master Store for full automation of the production process. The system comprises the Eagle iNspire or Eagle eVision laser cutter, the Crane Master loader/unloader, and the TwinTower storage unit for sheet metal stock. The loader/unloader receives sheets from the...

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Autodarkening helmets available for beginner to professional welders

August 24, 2016

Forney Industries has expanded its line of autodarkening welding helmets. They provide protection and comfort with custom designs, says the company. Three helmet varieties are available for different welder skill levels: the Premier Series™ for the basic needs of hobbyists, DIY, and beginner...

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Cabinet, locker protect gas cylinders

August 24, 2016

Illinois Engineered Products has introduced the Saf-T-Gas™ cabinet and the VUE™ locker. The cylinder cabinet is 65 in. tall and 33.5 in. deep, in widths of 30 or 60 in. It complies with OSHA and NFPA requirements, protecting gas cylinders from unauthorized access. No assembly is required. The...

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App assists with welding wire selection

August 22, 2016

Castolin Eutectic has launchedthe new EnDOtec EasySelector app for Android smartphones. It is designed tohelp users choose the correct EnDOTec welding wire depending on the type ofwear on their industrial parts: abrasion, erosion, impact, fatigue, heat, orfriction. Industrialcomponents can...

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Switchover allows user to change cylinder switching ranges in the field

August 19, 2016

CONCOA has introduced a new switchover series designed to provide continuous high-pressure, high-flow delivery of nonoxidizing gases. The 547 series high-pressure automatic switchover provides uninterrupted supply of gas in applications requiring delivery pressures up to 3,500 PSIG and flow...

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Tool tethering kits help increase safety for work at heights

August 18, 2016

Ergodyne offers tool tethering kits for work at heights as part of its Squids® lanyards line. Each of the six kits comes with two to three Squids products. Users select the kit based on the weight of their...

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Length gauges offer accuracy for in-process measurement

August 18, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the +/- 1-µm accurate Acanto 1217 and 1218 length gauges. When the gauges are paired with the proprietary bidirectional serial interface EnDat 2.2, operators can monitor gauges being used in production and detect failures before they occur. Along with built-in error...

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Electrode designed for large structural and offshore applications

August 17, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced an all-position, flux-cored, gas-shielded electrode designed for welding HSLA steels such as HY-80. The new Select 550Ni is developed to maintain a yield strength of 80 KSI and impact toughness at –76 degrees F. The wire produces minimal spatter emission on 100...

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Diamond and borazon grinding pins added to microfinishing tool line

August 17, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a line of microdiamond and borazon grinding pins for extremely small, precision ID grinding. The grinding pins, starting at a 0.016 in. dia., are on a carbide shank, which provides extra strength and precision. The working ends of the pins are coated with...

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