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Worldwide collaborative robot market to be worth $95 billion by 2024

January 31, 2017

Transparency Market Research (TMR), Albany, N.Y., has released a research report that predicts the global collaborative robot market, valued at $10.3 billion in 2015, will be worth $95 billion by the end of 2024. During the forecast period of 2016 to 2024, the global collaborative robot market is...

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AT&F named The FABRICATOR’s 2017 Industry Award winner

January 31, 2017

Cleveland-based AT&F has been named the 2017 Industry Award winner by The FABRICATOR® magazine in recognition of the company’s excellence in operational improvements, business success, and contributions to the community. The award comes just over a year after the firm began operations in...

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Laser machine software feature produces linear patterns on flat surfaces

January 31, 2017

LinPerf™, short for Linear Perforation, is a new feature of the Laserdyne S94P software from Prima Power Laserdyne. It provides a way to create programs that produce linear patterns of laser-processed features on flat surfaces. The flat surfaces may be oriented in any plane accessible by the...

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TECHNI Waterjet names business controller, internal sales coordinator

January 31, 2017

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D waterjet cutting systems, has named Ashley Nickels as the new business controller and Jessica Cartwright as internal sales coordinator for the company’s North American operations. Nickels has a background in human resources...

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Primetals Technologies to supply three surface inspection systems to ArcelorMittal Liège

January 31, 2017

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Belgian steel producer ArcelorMittal Liège for three SIAS surface inspection systems. They will be installed on two continuous galvanizing lines and a continuous pickling line. Commissioning is scheduled for spring 2017. The systems...

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Johnston Companies pledges $100,000 to Workshops for Warriors

January 31, 2017

Springfield, Mo.-based Johnston Companies—a family-owned MRO distributor that serves manufacturers in aerospace, automotive/rail transportation, fabricating, and machining—has contributed $10,000 to the Workshops for Warriors (WFW) program and pledged to contribute $100,000 over four years to...

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Bystronic: Reduce your set-up time by 70%

Bystronic: Reduce your set-up time by 70%

January 31, 2017

By: Bystronic Inc.

The new Xpert Tool Changer’s integrated 6 axis robot and internal tool storage enables operators to quickly change tooling while conducting additional job preparations. It has been developed for users who want to save set-up time and increase productivity.

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Profile Cutting Systems installs cutting machines at U.S. Navy shipyard

January 31, 2017

Profile Cutting Systems, Boulder Creek, Calif., has completed the installation of two large plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines for a U.S. Navy shipyard. Each system features dual Lincoln 400-amp plasma systems, infinite-rotation triple oxyfuel beveling torches, and oxyfuel cutting torches. The...

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6 ways to optimize a waterjet for your shop

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.

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Disc finishing machine handles all workpiece sizes

January 31, 2017

Designed for general-purpose to precision finishing applications, Palmgren®’s 24-in. disc finishing machine can grind, deburr, contour, and finish all sizes and types of workpieces. Safety features include fully adjustable guarding, a white power-on light, green machine running light, drum...

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Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

January 30, 2017

2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, Pa.-based Eriez®. Since its founding in 1942, the company has evolved into a provider of separation, material handling, and inspection equipment with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the U.K. The...

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Prab names director of marketing

January 30, 2017

Prab, a manufacturer of conveyor and chip systems based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has named Keith Rouse as the new director of marketing.Rouse, a graduate of Michigan State University, has years of experience in print, digital, social, mobile, and content marketing, along with brand management, ROI...

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Consumables Corner: Finding a flux/wire combination to match A572, weld through rust

January 30, 2017 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

An overhead crane manufacturer solicits the Consumables crew for help choosing a flux/wire combination that closely matches A572.

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Roll-Kraft’s Woodbridge, Ont., facility recertified to ISO 9001:2008

January 30, 2017

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has announced the recertification of its Woodbridge, Ont., facility, Roll-Kraft Ltd., to ISO 9001:2008. The scope of this registration includes the manufacture and refurbishment of metal rolls and related equipment for the tube, pipe, and roll forming...

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Arc Welding 101: WPS & PQR for dummies

January 30, 2017 | By Paul Cameron

Paul Cameron explains the important elements of developing a WPS or PQR for weld inspecting.

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