February 14, 2017
MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that its MagneGas2® was the fuel of choice for metal cutting and repairs on a recent refurbishment project by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The LIRR experienced an accident in January 2017 on a section of railroad in Brooklyn, N.Y., that impaired much...
February 14, 2017
Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...
February 6, 2017
Fonon Corp. has released the CleanTech™ product line for surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning. Marketed under the Laser Photonics™ brand, the Class 1 laser system offers a safe, ecofriendly, nonabrasive cleaning process. The system removes coatings, contaminants, and...
February 1, 2017
Innovative Products of America® (IPA®) has introduced the #8150, a 4.5-in. diamond grinding wheel. Its 3-D contour with topside abrasive coating and thin profile edge allows for cutting, back cutting, gully cutting, and bead finishing with one wheel. According to the company, the disc maintains...
January 31, 2017 | By Chip Burnham
A waterjet can be outfitted to fit your shop's unique needs. Knowing how they work, benefits and how to make them more productive will help you get the most out of your waterjet, from art to part.
January 3, 2017
Learn about the only refueling stop in the 50-year service life of a USN Aircraft supercarrier; the refueling and complex overhaul, or RCOH. Every system gets either overhauled or replaced.
December 5, 2016By: ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
See how ESAB’s breakthrough 2017 product releases are redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting.
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December 1, 2016
CS Unitec's new PLANTEX® ceramic discs have been developed for grinding such metals as stainless steel, steel, aluminum, titanium, bronze, and special alloys. The abrasive structure helps reduce heat when grinding, preventing heat discoloration on the workpiece.The discs feature a backing plate...
November 21, 2016 | By Mike Nelson
Scarfing tools are prone to chipping and breakage caused by mechanical vibrations and thermal shocks. Understanding the causes of these problems is the first step in extending scarfing tool life.
November 18, 2016
Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced Tiger® UltraCut thin cutting wheels. The 1-mm-thick wheels offer fast cutting and long life, the company reports.Solid Core technology helps increase wheel density to reduce friction and improve stability for operator safety. The ultrathin wheels deliver clean...
November 3, 2016
Metabo Corp. has introduced WPB 36 LTX BL 230, which the company says is the first 9-in. cordless angle grinder. It combines a 36-V brushless motor and a lithium high-density battery to produce 2,400 W (21 amps), which is equivalent to the company’s corded 9-in. W 24-230 angle grinder. The...
October 19, 2016
LENOX® has introduced the METALMAX™ diamond abrasive wheel. Designed as an alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels, the product helps deliver smooth cuts, retain diameter, and decreased dust residue. The metal cutting diamonds bonded to the wheel’s surface endure high cutting speeds and...
October 14, 2016
Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned the Zip Wheel™ to be faster, more rigid, and more powerful, with the lowest cost per cut in its category, according to the company. The disc has been re-engineered from the ground up to provide more cuts per wheel, extra durability, and added safety, the...
September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson
A welding and fabrication company specializing in large-diameter pipe found that a switch in its grinding consumables made all the difference in safety, productivity, and weld quality.
September 19, 2016 | By Rick Hopkins
Do you know the difference between a wire brush, a grinding wheel, and a flap disc? Knowing this can help ensure you are spending more time welding and less time cleaning and making repairs.