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Oxygen analyzer equipped with maintenance-free optical sensor

August 12, 2014

Orbitalum’s ORBmax digital oxygen analyzer that measures PPM levels in oxygen to provide oxidation-free welds is equipped with a maintenance-free optical sensor. An on-demand operational display feature changes from red to green to indicate when predetermined oxygen intensities have been...

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Heidtman Steel to open facility in Indiana

August 12, 2014

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel is nearing completion of a new slitting facility in East Chicago, Ind. Full production is expected by October. The 120,000-sq.-ft. facility houses an Alcos brand AHSS slitter that handles material from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick in widths up to 78 in. The line...

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Vertical lathes available in seven sizes

August 12, 2014

Available in seven sizes from 31.5 in. to 102 in. swing, the VDM series of conventional vertical lathes from Knuth Machine Tools USA feature heavy-duty construction designed with fine-grain castings, a substantial headstock, heavy machine bed, and wide box ways. The machine, equipped for OD/ID...

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DuBois Chemicals acquires Angler Industries

August 12, 2014

DuBois Chemicals Inc., Sharonville, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries in Sterling, Conn. The acquisition increases DuBois’ market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metalworking fluids and specialty cleaning products to an international market....

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Metal fabrication and the Internet of things

August 12, 2014

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If the majority of activities in a supply chain added value, what kind kind of world would that create?

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Precision cutoff wheel suitable for thin-gauge, tough-to-cut alloys

August 12, 2014

Klingspor’s 0.8-mm (0.031-in.) A 980 TZ Special cutoff wheel is designed for thin-gauge metal fabrication, precision burr-free cutting, and use with tough-to-cut alloys. Available in 4½-in. and 5-in. depressed-center models, the wheel is packaged in a sealed plastic container to maximize disc...

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Hoist designed for simple, direct integration

August 12, 2014

Terex Material Handling’s Demag DC-ProDC chain hoist units feature direct control and are designed for simple, direct integration into facilities. Applications include raising and lowering lifting doors and furnace lids at high ambient temperatures. The hoists also can be used to refurbish an...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Tools for proofreading

August 12, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis explains why proofreading is not just the domain of copy editors and how a CAD software function can help with the proofing job.

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Rolled Alloys certified to AS9120A

August 11, 2014

Los Angeles-based Rolled Alloys, a supplier of stainless, nickel, and titanium alloys in various mill product forms, has achieved AS9120A certification, covering quality management system requirements for aviation, space, and defense suppliers. The Los Angeles facility is the first of the...

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Goodhart Sons opens new pipe fabrication facility

August 11, 2014

Steel fabricator and installer Goodhart Sons Inc. has opened a new pipe fabrication facility at its Lancaster, Pa., headquarters. Creation of the facility, located in existing space previously used for machining and metal fabrication, was driven by customer demand for additional pipe fabrication...

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DeWys Mfg. hires inside sales and marketing coordinator

August 11, 2014

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has hired Bridgette Clock as inside sales and marketing coordinator. Clock is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in marketing. DeWys Mfg. provides precision metal fabrication to clients in industries such as office furniture and commercial...

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Production band saw monitors cutting force, adjusts speed and feed accordingly

August 11, 2014

Kasto Inc. had introduced the KASTOwin line of band saws designed for production sawing of solid material, tube, and profiles. Available in five models, the machines combine ball screw feed with linear guides in conjunction with a SmartControl that stores cut jobs by the user’s part number....

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Vidmar supports Wounded Warrior Project at IMTS 2014

August 11, 2014

Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) and its Vidmar® unit are teaming up once more to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) this September. At IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, Vidmar will make a donation for each name signed on its “Warrior Wall.” The company hopes to get 550 signatures on...

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The Material Works, SES partner to supply EPS systems to steel mills

August 11, 2014

The Material Works Ltd., Red Bud, Ill., has designated SES LLC, Alliance, Ohio, as the newest authorized supplier of environmentally friendly pickling lines incorporating patented Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) technology. SES will design and build automated EPS pickling lines for both integrated and...

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Manufacturing technology orders rise in June

August 11, 2014

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 12.6 percent from May, but down 2.1...

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