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Abrasive belts, discs deliver fast cutting

December 2, 2016

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced the Norton Red Heat R983 line of abrasive belts and discs. The ceramic grain delivers sharp, fast cutting and resistance to wear, the company states.Designed for grinding and polishing of INCONEL® alloy, stainless steel, and carbon steel, the discs and belts...

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Ceramic flap discs grind all metals

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...

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Angled flap discs grind hard-to-reach places

December 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has added an angled flap disc to its Tiger® coated abrasives lineup. The disc delivers aggressive grinding with flexibility for finishing fillet welds, T-joints, and hard-to-reach places and for repair and rework. The disc is designed for grinding steel, stainless steel, and...

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Portable dust and fume collector designed for welding

November 30, 2016

Imperial Systems has introduced the Shadow portable dust and fume collector. It has many of the same features as the full-sized CMAXX™, including DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber filters and powerful pulse cleaning, but in a smaller package. While the nanofiber filter is suitable for use with most small...

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Press brake available up to 600 tons

November 30, 2016

LAG-Rainer S.r.l. offers the G-Top press brake in models from 60 to 600 tons. The 6-axis machine comes in tandem and tridem versions.Features include a G-Flex deflection compensation system, G-CS active crowning system, safety system, touchscreen NC, sliding motorized front supports, 4-axis...

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Grinding wheel finishes with low vibration

November 29, 2016

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green Max grinding wheel. Designed for aggressive grinding, it delivers high removal rates with less destructive finishes and reduced wear on operators, according to the manufacturer. Suitable for use on metals such as stainless steel, mild steel, hard face,...

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Pulsed fiber laser welding system suitable for metal processing

November 29, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. offers the LMF70-HP pulsed fiber laser welding system. The 70-W machine is designed for welding small components and thin metals up to 0.01 in. thick. In addition to welding, the unit can perform engraving, deep engraving, and cutting of metal, as well as high-speed...

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Regulator controls laser assist gas delivery from any supply mode

November 29, 2016

CONCOA has introduced a high-pressure, ultrahigh-flow regulator designed to provide steady and reliable control in laser assist gas delivery applications supplied by both liquid and high-pressure sources.Providing primary control in systems requiring delivery pressures up to 750 PSIG and flow rates...

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Roll-up and laser weld module fabricates round sheet metal wrappers

November 23, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the availability of its roll-up and laser welding module for fabricating clothes washer and dryer drums and baskets and other round sheet metal wrappers. The system can be modified to suit customer requirements.The modular process automates the production of...

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Static eliminator preps parts for painting, packaging

November 22, 2016

Exair’s new Ion Air Jet™ removes static electricity, contaminants, and dust from parts before shrink-wrapping, packaging, printing, painting, or finishing. It has attained the CE and UL marks and is RoHS-compliant. New design features include a metal-armored, high-voltage cable to protect...

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Automated CAM program added to coil-fed laser blanking systems

November 22, 2016

LaserCoil Technologies LLC has announced the addition of LaserCoil CAM to its coil-fed laser blanking systems, automating the importing of part profiles for optimized nesting and laser cutting. The program accommodates single and multiple cutting heads, as well as peripheral automation, such as the...

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Tube mill uses direct forming to produce square, rectangular tubes

November 21, 2016

Fives has introduced the OTO HSU (hollow shape universal) tube mill, designed to produce square and rectangular tubes for the construction industry. The mill produces HSU tubes through direct forming, skipping the traditional step of constructing round tubes and then squaring them.The line...

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Brochure highlights precision waterjet cutting systems

November 21, 2016

Jet Edge Inc. has published a new precision waterjet cutting systems brochure that features industrial-grade waterjet gantries, ultrahigh-pressure waterjet pumps, and waterjet parts and accessories. The literature also explains the company’s custom engineering...

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CAM software updated with new features

November 21, 2016

Geometric Americas Inc. has released CAMWorks® 2017 software with additions to support smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The tolerance based machining (TBM) feature uses tolerances and nongeometric data in a 3-D CAD model to select optimal machining strategies and create toolpaths...

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Tube bender switches from clockwise to counterclockwise bending

November 18, 2016

Transfluid offers the t bend DB 630 CNC bending machine for pipes up to 1.65 in. dia. While the machine usually processes the parts in a clockwise direction, it can be converted to counterclockwise bending for smaller diameters.For the processing of smaller pipe diameters, a quick change of the...

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