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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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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IKS names product development manager

January 17, 2014

International Knife and Saw (IKS), Florence, S.C., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial machine knives and saws, has hired Jim Wilcox as product development manager for metal slitting and processing. In this role, Wilcox focuses on customer education, performing tooling seminars on-site for...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Welding end prep tool battery powered for portability

    January 8, 2014

    The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® from Esco Tool is a right-angle-drive, ID-clamping welding end prep tool that employs a wedge-style blade-locking system and TiN-coated cutter blades to perform ready-to-weld end preps without cutting oils. Available with a rechargeable, 18-V lithium-ion battery...

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    Warrior: A Breakthrough Welding Machine

    ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

    Length: 2:20

    Warrior™ by ESAB is a multi-process welding machine designed to be reliable, rugged, energy efficient and easy to use for GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Cored), SMAW (Stick), and GTAW (TIG) welding, and ACAG (Arc Gouging).

    Patriot Automation CNC names VP of sales

    November 7, 2013

    Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., a supplier of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, has named John W. Ibsen to the position of vice president of sales. Ibsen, who holds an engineering degree, has about 40 years of field sales experience with welding, robotics,...

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    Kent Corp. installs coil end welding machine for European oil and gas company

    November 4, 2013

    Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has installed a 45-degree bias coil end welding machine for a multinational oil and gas company. This new machine allows for the strip end shearing, shear end alignment, and welding of flat strip coil ends on a 45-degree cutting angle. Because of the extreme...

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