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Sample parts blackening available for evaluation

June 27, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers free sample finishing of iron, steel, and aluminum parts to demonstrate its finishing processes. Prospective customers can send in five to 10 unfinished parts with a sample request form for the company to process in its lab. The firm then provides process details and...

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Gel formulated for bending of large-diameter tube

June 24, 2016

IRMCO GEL® 986-00D is designed for bending tubing up to 8 in. dia. made from 304, 409, and 439 stainless steels and mild steels. It can be applied through the mandrel or manually by swabbing. The gel contains no chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur, boron, or zinc-containing EP/AW additives. It also...

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Blue-light LED optical scanner delivers fast data capture rate

June 24, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the Blaze 600M, a new noncontact optical measurement system. The flexible, manually operated scanner provides fast 3-D data acquisition for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. The scanner is suitable for...

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Large, external-mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

June 23, 2016

Exair’s new 1/2 NPT large, external-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids up to 303 gal./hr. The nozzles are suitable for use with high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cP. The nozzles, available in a narrow-angle, flat-fan pattern, combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating...

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Dust collector’s nanofiber media offers high efficiency

June 23, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air offers the DustHog® Plug-n-Play cartridge dust collector for use in welding, robotic weld cell, plasma cutting, and laser cutting applications. Featuring a touchscreen controller, the unit comes with an Auto Flow option that measures airflow and adjusts the fan speed...

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Laser machine switches from sheet to tube processing

June 23, 2016

The LC5 from BLM Group USA is a compact laser machine with automatic loading/unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet. It can be equipped with either a CO2 laser source with power up to 4.5 kW or a fiber laser source with power up to 5 kW. The machine can handle tube up to 334 in....

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3-D fiber laser tube cutting system handles tube diameters up to 9.5 in.

June 22, 2016

BLM Group USA has introduced the model LT8.10 fiber laser tube cutting system. The 3-D, 3-kW machine cuts a variety of tube materials in diameters up to 9.5 in. It handles highly reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum and can process round, square, rectangle, flat oval, and...

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Flatness control integrates directly onto leveler

June 22, 2016

Arku offers the FlatJack®, a new process for monitoring the flatness of sheet metal parts. The process rapidly checks the flatness of punched, laser-cut, and flame-cut parts with minimal effort before and after leveling. The process can be integrated directly onto the inlet rollers of the...

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Horizontal band saw cuts 26-in. round stock

June 22, 2016

Behringer Saws Inc. has introduced the HBE-663A automatic horizontal band saw. The heavy-duty hydraulic saw has a cutting capacity of 26 in. for round stock and 28 by 26 in. for flat stock. The saw blade, measuring 28 ft.-8 in. by 2 in. by 0.063 in., has a standard speed of 33 to 360 SFM....

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Replaceable-tip drill performs deep-hole boring

June 21, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers the BT-A drill, compatible with standard BTA-STS systems. The drill is suitable for small and large deep-hole boring applications. Its patent-pending design features a laser-clad bearing area for improved straightness and replaceable cutting edges to help...

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Open-design baskets help improve parts cleaning

June 21, 2016

Metallform offers workpiece holders and baskets for bulk parts cleaning. Produced from stainless steel rounds, the baskets have no enclosed surfaces, corners, or edges, giving ultrasonics and spray jets unfettered access to parts. Removed contaminant is flushed from the basket quickly and can...

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Scanning probes accept long styli for flexibility

June 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released the HP-S-X1 series of compact probes for 3-D CMM tactile scanning. The line features a new bearing system for improved joint repeatability and accepts longer horizontal styli for greater flexibility. Operators do not need to change modules to address...

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Shuttle allows waterjet operators to keep cutting while unloading parts

June 20, 2016

Jet Edge has introduced its latest generation of waterjet shuttle systems. Designed for high-volume, water-only waterjet cutting applications, the shuttles allow operators to continue cutting as they unload finished parts. The shuttles are available in a high-rail gantry format supporting up...

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Touchscreen material automation system works with positioning systems

June 20, 2016

TigerStop has introduced the TigerTouch v1.2 onboard, touchscreen material automation system. Machining equipment that performs cutoff, punching, boring, or pack and panel processing can be paired with a TigerStop positioning system and the updated material automation system. It operates with a...

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Cordless, high-output area light provides 360 degrees of light

June 20, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 RADIUS™ LED compact site light. According to the company, the light fills an entire workspace with 360 degrees of light for task, area, and overhead applications. Providing up to 4,400 lumens, the light can illuminate large workspaces for hours on a single...

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