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UV-A LED lamp designed for use in the field

July 25, 2016

Spectroline’s OPTIMAX™ 365 cordless UV-A (365-nm) LED inspection lamp is designed to meet the needs of inspectors in the field. It is suitable for magnetic particle and fluorescent penetrant inspection. Nominal steady-state UV-A intensity is 18,000 µW/cm² at a distance of 15 in. Powered by...

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Multiaxis laser system features two independent workstations

July 25, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the new dual-workstation Laserdyne 606D multiaxis laser processing system. The system features two completely independent work stations in a single, unitized structure. The dual-workstation design helps maximize the work envelope and throughput per unit of...

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Deere announces workforce adjustments

July 25, 2016

Deere & Co. has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective September 6. The factory currently employs about 1,050 people. The company said it continues to adjust the size of its...

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Protective glove offers ANSI level 4 cut resistance

July 25, 2016

Brass Knuckle® Safety Products has introduced the SmartShell™ BKCR4599, a heavy-duty protective glove offering heavy-duty cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, non-tacky slip resistance, and shock-absorbing impact protection. The glove delivers ANSI level 4 cut resistance while...

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Hydmech donates band saw to submarine restoration project

July 25, 2016

Hydmech, a manufacturer of metal sawing equipment in Woodstock, Ont., has donated a VCS-20VSD band saw to the Maritime Park Association in San Francisco for its restoration of the USS Pampanito, a World War II submarine and U.S. Historic Landmark. The submarine offers an immersive educational...

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U.S. Rep. Foster tours CNH Industrial's North American headquarters

July 25, 2016

CNH Industrial recently hosted Congressman Bill Foster at its North American headquarters in Burr Ridge, Ill. Foster, who represents Illinois' 11th district which includes Burr Ridge, met with local management, toured the facility, and learned about the company’s production of agricultural and...

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Solar Atmospheres of California receives Nadcap 24-month merit status

July 25, 2016

Fontana, Calif.-based Solar Atmospheres of California has been awarded Nadcap 24-month merit status for heat treating. The firm has held Nadcap accreditation since opening in 2011. The new recognition grants the company an accreditation that lasts until July...

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Bradbury roll tooling engineering manager retires after 45 years of service

July 25, 2016

The Bradbury Co. Ind., a provider of coil processing and roll forming equipment in Moundridge, Kan., has announced the retirement of Verne Voth, roll tooling engineering manager, after 45 years of service. During his career, Voth has been involved in the design of standing seam roof panels,...

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Consumables Corner: Choosing the correct filler metal for mismatched base materials

July 22, 2016

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Q: We're a small shop that builds and welds a lot of custom metal products. In many instances, the products are made from two or three different material combinations, including stainless steel at times. Is there a good rule of thumb for deciding the correct filler metal to use? A: That is a...

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Arc Welding 101: All’s not fair in welding between U.S. and Canada

July 22, 2016

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Q: I know what you're thinking—another early Saturday morning question.... I've been looking at the requirements for obtaining a Canadian Welding Bureau CWB) inspector certification. Am I seeing this correctly? A CWB inspector can apply for an AWS certified welding inspector (CWI) by reciprocity...

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Aluminum Workshop: What are the advantages of AC in aluminum GMAW?

July 22, 2016

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Q: Lately I have seen a few welding equipment manufacturers offering gas metal arc welding (GMAW) power sources that use alternating current (AC) instead of the direct-current electrode-positive (DCEP) current. Can you tell me what, if any, advantages there are to using AC instead of the more...

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Multiaxis laser workcell quickly processes even highly reflective materials

July 22, 2016

IPG Photonics Corp.’s multiaxis laser workcell welds and cuts most metal components, enclosures, and fabrications. Configurable with high-efficiency CW lasers or high-peak-power QCW lasers, the workcell provides fast processing of even highly reflective materials, the company says. Available...

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LIFT technology project to research distortion reduction in welding lightweight sheets

July 21, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), Detroit, has launched a collaboration of research and industry partners to use complex computer models to reduce distortion while joining lightweight metal sheets. The technology development team expects to expand the ability of laboratory computer...

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Kimball Electronics acquires Aircom Mfg.

July 21, 2016

Kimball Electronics, Jasper, Ind., has acquired the assets of Aircom Mfg. Inc., an Indianapolis-based contract manufacturing company that specializes in metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, and assembly. As part of the transaction, Kimball Electronics acquired Aircom’s 80,000-sq.-ft....

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Nucor to acquire Joy Global plate mill in Texas

July 21, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has agreed to acquire Joy Global's steel plate mill in Longview, Texas. The mill, which produces carbon and alloy plate products from 1 to 12 in. thick and up to 138 in. wide with heat-treating capabilities, has an annual capacity of 180,000 tons. It employs about...

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