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AutoForm and Engineering Technology Associates settle die design software patent disputes

December 8, 2014

AutoForm Eng. GmbH, Wilen b. Wollerau, Switzerland, and Engineering Technology Associates Inc., Troy, Mich., have reached a global settlement of their patent disputes and entered a consent judgment, ending a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit initiated by AutoForm against ETA. The respective...

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Laser processing market worth $17.36 billion by 2020

December 8, 2014

According to the new market research report "Laser Processing Market by Application (Cutting, Drilling, Marking), Laser Type (Gas, Solid, Fiber Laser), Machine Configuration (Moving, Fixed beam), Vertical (Machine Tooling, Automotive), Geography - Global Forecast to 2020,” published by...

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2015 metal fabrication forecast: Steady as she grows

December 8, 2014

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Fabricators expect steady growth for 2015. At the same time, they’re gearing up to handle increasing customer demand by investing in capacity-building equipment.

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Remote amperage control works with constant-current GTAW power sources

December 8, 2014

CK Worldwide offers the SGACV Steady Grip™ remote amperage control. With its removable or adjustable pistol grip-style handle, the unit allows trigger-finger control of the GTAW process. The control can be used with most CC GTAW power sources and provides machine contactor on/off, gas...

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K.L. Jack & Co. partners with toy drive for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

December 8, 2014

Industrial fasteners and supplies distributor K.L. Jack & Co., Portland, Maine, has partnered with the Steven Delano Memorial Fund Holiday Toy Drive to provide toys, gifts, and donations for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, also located in Portland. The drive continues through Dec. 18, or...

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Aluminum Workshop: A hotshot’s guide to hot short

December 8, 2014

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Q: A few months ago, you wrote that 6061 is “hot short.” I’m not familiar with this term. Can you explain it? A: Hot short is a standard metallurgical term, but I shouldn’t have assumed that everyone would be familiar with it. If a material is hot short, it means that the material is...

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Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in....

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Low-noise conveyor system designed for simplified configuration

December 8, 2014

Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers VarioFlow plus, a flexible chain conveyor system that can be configured for complex transportation tasks in difficult environments. Standardized modules are interchangeable to cover different application requirements. The company’s MTpro planning software with layout...

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Alcoa unveils next-generation aluminum materials through new manufacturing technology

December 8, 2014

Alcoa, based in Pittsburgh, has unveiled Micromill™ continuous casting technology for producing aluminum sheet. The patented process changes the microstructure of the metal, allowing the production of an aluminum alloy for automotive applications that has 40 percent greater formability and 30...

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New horizontal machining center models introduced

December 8, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a newly expanded line of Kiwa horizontal machining centers. The KMH-300 direct-drive, 30-taper, 15,000-RPM, 300-mm dual-pallet machine has a compact footprint of 140 in. deep by 107 in. wide including the chip conveyor. Travels are 18.1 in. on the X and...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.8% in 2014

December 8, 2014

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 35.0 percent from September and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of...

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CAD/CAM nesting software released in new version

December 8, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released version 10.2 of its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software. It offers a split window, allowing different areas of the workspace to be viewed simultaneously. Users also may manually nest parts across the split windows and onto other sheets, without having to select...

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Aluminum Workshop: Clearing up oxide misconceptions

December 8, 2014

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Q: My company welds 6063 tubing using AC gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) with 4043 filler metal and pure argon shielding gas. Appearance is important. How can we eliminate, or at least minimize, the oxidized area on each side of the weld? A: We need to first clear up a misconception. The area you...

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Global manufacturing economy pushes forward

December 8, 2014

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New bending, welding, and laser technology on display at the world’s largest metal fabricating and forming tradeshow helps manufacturers in their pursuit of achieving higher levels of production efficiency.

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igus wins 2014 Leadership in Engineering Award

December 5, 2014

East Providence, R.I.-based igus® Inc., a manufacturer of motion plastics, has been named the winner of the annual Leadership in Engineering Award in the mechanical engineering category, presented by Design World magazine and its online community, Design World Online. The company uses its...

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