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GMAW for beginners A check list for success

January 20, 2017 | By Adam Urbano, Rhonda Zatezalo

Even though GMAW is relatively simple process to execute in comparison to other welding processes, here are a lot of moving parts that will either make or break your weld. New welders have a lot to consider, including understanding the base metal, the type of weld necessary, how to set up the machine, and how the best to lay the bead. Knowing which is vest for the application is often part of the challenge.

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Reach for the skies!

January 20, 2017

The energy sector is the biggest global market for manufacturers of steel pipes, with the focus on two nonrenewable resources: oil and gas. However, tubular products are equally indispensable for renewable energy, especially wind power. A report from Germany details the progress in making wind towers in Germany's power industry.

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Software solves the biggest bending problems for tube fabricators

January 20, 2017 | By Tom Adams

CAD software allows engineers to work up perfect designs, and this is problematic for tube fabricators. If the engineer lacks experience with tube, they tend to develop parts that can't be made, or can't be made economically. Unison has introduced soft are to gel deal with this situation.

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Automated cutting machine turns notion of conventional work flow on its head

January 20, 2017 | By Eric Lundin

When mechanical contractor J.C. Cannistraro found that it was having trouble keeping up with the construction boom in the Boston area, it went looking for a better way to do things. Operations Manager of Plumbing Joe Mierzejewski thought that its cutting and collaring oration was a bottleneck and set his sights on improving the process.

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Weld camera available with starter kit

January 20, 2017

Xiris Automation Inc. has released a starter kit for its XVC-1000 high-dynamic- range (HDR) weld camera. It includes the camera, optics, mounting hardware, power supplies, and cables, all packed in a plastic case. The camera’s HDR image capture allows the user to see clearly all details of an...

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Ryerson acquires Laserflex

January 20, 2017

Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, has acquired The Laserflex Corp., a privately owned metal fabricator with locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Wellford, S.C. Laserflex, which specializes in laser fabrication metal processing and welding,...

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Measuring system evaluates roundness/cylindricity

January 20, 2017

Mitutoyo has introduced the RA-6000CNC, a custom-built CNC roundness/cylindricity measuring system. It is designed to measure large, heavy, cylindrical workpieces generally associated with the automotive, energy, marine, and aviation industries. The system offers a rotation accuracy of...

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LED lamp added to microscopy inspection product line

January 19, 2017

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has added the ANSER® LED gooseneck lamp to its line of microscopy inspection products. Featuring an 18-in. flexible gooseneck mounted on a portable magnetic base, the LED lamp can be positioned close to work areas during manufacturing, assembly, and inspection...

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TigerStop hires CEO of worldwide operations

January 19, 2017

TigerStop LLC, Vancouver, Wash., a manufacturer of automation equipment used in material cutoff, drilling, boring, ripping, positioning, and pushing, has hired Rakesh Sridharan as its new CEO of worldwide operations. Sridharan previously worked for Leatherman Tool Group as vice president of...

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CML USA names new sales reps

January 19, 2017

Davenport, Iowa-based CML USA Inc., manufacturer of Ercolina tube, pipe, and profile bending and metalworking machinery, has announced two additions to its sales force. Mike Storto, based in Denver, serves as regional sales representative for Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Nick Tapply,...

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Dallas Industries delivers two complete feed lines to Adient

January 19, 2017

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls, has delivered two complete feed lines, along with two reels and retrofit coil guide rolls for existing systems, to the Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) facility in Athens, Tenn. Both new...

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Stainless Sales Corp. equipment auction scheduled for Feb. 2

January 19, 2017

The assets of Stainless Sales Corp., Addison Ill., will be sold at an auction hosted by PPL Group, Northbrook, Ill. Theater-style bidding for all of the equipment will start at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at 2301 Windsor Court, Unit B, in Addison. Included in the live and online auction will be steel coil...

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Mobile fixturing table offered

January 19, 2017

Trick-Tools has introduced the Rhino Cart mobile fixturing station, which combines the BuildPro welding tabletop with a mobile cart. The 48- by 30-in., nitride-treated steel top features a black oxide finish and is reversible if one side is damaged.The package comes with a 66-piece fixturing kit,...

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Brochure highlights general industrial finishes

January 19, 2017

PPG has published a new, general industrial finishes brochure that highlights coatings for two dozen industries, from electrical components and pipe and tube products to fastener products, light-duty equipment, tools, medical instruments and machinery, and miscellaneous construction. The four-page...

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CK Worldwide celebrates 50th anniversary

January 18, 2017

CK Worldwide Inc., Auburn, Wash., marks its 50th year in business in 2017. Established in 1967 as Conley & Kleppen, the company provides a variety of products for GTAW. “It all started with the simple idea of entrepreneurship; we saw the way torches were being made and thought to ourselves, we...

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