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Omco’s management system certified to ISO 9001

April 3, 2014

Omco, a custom roll former in Wickliffe, Ohio, has announced that its management system has been certified to ISO 9001. The certification applies to all of its operating locations: Wickliffe; Pierceton, Ind.; and Phoenix. The company develops engineered shapes for industries including...

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Seyi to open Mexico subsidiary in Monterrey

April 3, 2014

Press builder Seyi has announced that it will establish a subsidiary in Monterrey, Mexico, by the second half of 2014. It will feature a showroom, expanded service department, and sales team. The company manufactures mechanical presses from 25 to 2,400 tons at facilities in Taiwan and the...

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Idaho governor visits AGC AeroComposites Hayden

April 3, 2014

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter visited AGC AeroComposites Hayden, formerly known as Unitech Composites, located in Hayden, Idaho. The governor credited the company and its workforce as key economic contributors in the state and the aerospace industry. AGC AeroComposites designs and...

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Globe Products acquires stamping press

April 3, 2014

Globe Products Co., a manufacturer of hose ferrules, eyelets, and metal stampings in Ennis, Texas, has purchased a new multistation, high-speed transfer press. It is expected to go into service in early fall. The company’s capabilities also include engineering design, in-house toolmaking, a...

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Automating an abrasive process

April 3, 2014

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Automating a manual operation can pose several unique difficulties, based on the incoming workpiece and its finish and geometric requirements, but the benefits of reduced costs and increased safety for operators may be worth it.

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Parts is parts?

April 3, 2014

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Apologies to grammarians everywhere—especially my fellow editors and our beloved copy editor/proofreader, who probably hyperventilated when she saw that heading, but when I read an article this morning about the 57-cent part responsible for deaths and a massive recall of General Motors vehicles,... Continue Reading

Search-based application reduces time to find already-created part designs

April 3, 2014

Fisher/Unitech has introduced Exalead OnePart, a search-based application technology for product development from Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. The technology allows designers and engineers to locate and access existing parts, product designs, and other related information from anywhere inside the...

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How fabrication complements stamping

April 3, 2014

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Senior Editor Tim Heston talks with Alex Robertson, business development manager at Fisher-Barton South Carolina about how the business uses both fabrication and stamping to serve the mid-volume market. For more on Fisher Barton South Carolina’s operation, click here.

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Laser cutting on the level

April 3, 2014

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A laser cutting machine doesn’t care how hard or soft a metal is, but the material’s flatness matters immensely. That’s why so many service centers are investing in leveling processes that aim to equalize stresses, ensuring sheet metal stays flat after being cut.

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Armored cables withstand harsh environments

April 3, 2014

Mencom Corp. has introduced armored cables designed to prevent failures from harsh manufacturing conditions. They feature a stainless steel coupling nut and stainless steel armor jacket that prevent water damage from high-pressure washdown, cleaning chemicals, and extreme temperature. A...

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The next level of air bending

April 3, 2014

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In this excerpt from Sheet Metalworking: State of the Art, the concept of adaptive forming, a special form of air bending, is introduced and explained.

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Electronic control unit handles drilling applications on robots

April 3, 2014

Sugino Corp. has announced that its SSV2 Selfeeder™ servo series electronic control unit now has the capability to mount to robots for complex automated drilling applications. The system features a high-power motor and spindle speeds from 390 to 20,000 RPM for small-diameter drilling in...

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The wiper die’s role and rake

April 3, 2014

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Properly setting up the tooling on a tube or pipe bender can be a straightforward process, but misunderstandings and shortcuts can lead to poor setups. The wiper die’s rake angle is one such setting. Operators should beware that setting the tool to a specific gap at its trailing edge can lead to inconsistent setups.

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MC Machinery Systems launches new website

April 2, 2014

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has launched a new website at www.mcmachinery.com, designed for mobile device accessibility and increased functionality. In addition to tech videos and machine specifications, the site offers news updates, technical articles, case histories, guest...

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Samco Machinery forms business alliance with Vaptech

April 2, 2014

Toronto-based Samco Machinery Ltd. has announced the formation of an alliance with Vaptech, Sofia, Bulgaria. The companies report they plan to foster a culture of advanced technological exchange and quicker product development in each other’s geographic areas. Vaptech is a manufacturer of...

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