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Three NBT summer manufacturing camps supported by partnership with Kelly Services

July 2, 2014

This summer, three of the 24 camps funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., Rockford, Ill., have been made possible by a partnership with Kelly Services®, Troy, Mich. The sponsored camps will be conducted at Henry Ford...

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Mobile application added to simulation software

July 2, 2014

Spring Technologies offers its NCSIMUL® Machine and NCSIMUL Player 9.2 simulation software with the new WYSIWYC® (What You See Is What You Cut) mobile system. Using this system, shop floor operators and managers can interact remotely, in 3-D and in real time using touch controls, with one or...

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GF Piping Systems expands West Coast presence

July 2, 2014

Georg Fischer LLC, part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd.'s North American Piping Systems business unit, has expanded from its Tustin, Calif., location to a new facility in Irvine, Calif., nearly double in size. The company, known as GF Piping Systems, supplies piping systems and...

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CNC for vertical knee mills features simplified navigation system

July 2, 2014

Heidenhain offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWRG2 CNC for vertical knee mills. It is programmed via plain-language user prompts that are accompanied by 3-D graphic Help forms that describe each cycle step. The CNC maintains the same programming language as the original MILLPWR while incorporating the new,...

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Ashland Aluminum updates Michigan facility

July 2, 2014

Ashland Aluminum has updated its facility in Fowlerville, Mich., with new electronics, gauge controls, and environmental upgrades to the mill. A new furnace also has been commissioned with new electronics for tighter temperature control for energy efficiency. Processing equipment includes a...

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Low-profile vise provides extended work area

July 2, 2014

Jergens Inc. will exhibit the new Fixture Pro™ multiaxis vise at IMTS. It features a low profile to provide an extended work area above the vise for increased Z travel. The wide-jaw vise is available with standard mounting, as well as the company’s modular Drop & Lock™ version for 5-axis...

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Consumables Corner: Welding heat treatable steels

July 2, 2014

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Q: Our shop won a contract that requires welding 4130 steel. I’ve been told this is a heat-treatable steel. Can you tell me which different welding procedures have to be used to weld this material? A: The most commonly welded heat-treatable steels are 4130, 4340, and 8630. However, any steel...

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Braner/Loopco ships slitting line to Goldin Metals

July 1, 2014

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has shipped and commissioned a precision shape-correction slitting line to Goldin Metals in Gulfport, Miss. The line can process 60,000 lb. by 72-in.-dia. surface-critical coated carbon steel and stainless coil in gauges from 0.008 to 0.135 in. It features a...

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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Power chuck line includes previously optional specs as standard

July 1, 2014

SMW Autoblok has introduced a newly expanded product line for the IR-C power chuck. With specifications previously offered by request only, this expansion provides them as standard offerings on all sizes. With its self-centering jaws, the four-jaw chuck is suitable for clamping large or...

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J.J. Keller adds VP of technology services

July 1, 2014

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., has promoted Randy Thome to the newly created position of vice president of technology services. In this role, he leads the company’s combined technology services unit, which operates more than a dozen online services, including Encompass®, KellerOnline®, and...

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Waterjet cutting systems offered

July 1, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp. offers three Mach series waterjet cutting systems. The Mach 4c offers an expandable modular design and up to 48-in. length. The roller pinion system provides fast cutting with zero backlash. The Mach 3 combines motion control, high-pressure components, and pump into one compact...

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Literature details tool steel characteristics, heat treatment options

July 1, 2014

A new six-page brochure from Dayton Progress Corp. details the properties of common tool steels to help users make the best selection for a specific application. Wear resistance, toughness, and compressive strength are highlighted. The brochure also details the heat-treating processes, including...

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Overhead crane monitoring service collects data continuously

July 1, 2014

TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring and reporting service from Konecranes features continuous data collection to provide customers with a clear view of crane usage. It allows overhead crane maintenance to be planned according to actual usage. The service is suitable for any heavy-duty overhead crane...

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Consumables Corner: Horizontal fillet test troubles

July 1, 2014

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Q: For a recently acquired large structural job, we have had to qualify a single-pass 5/16-in. fillet using 0.045-in. E71T-9M flux-cored wire. We are having trouble passing the horizontal fillet test. When performing the weld break test on the horizontal fillet weld, there is incomplete penetration...

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