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Aluminum Workshop: To reheat, not to reheat T4 temper material

December 5, 2014

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Q: Three years ago I bought 6061-T4 extrusions for a project. My idea was to weld in the T4 temper and then to improve the strength of the weld by performing an aging treatment after welding. The project sat dormant until now. Will the T4 temper material need to be heat-treated again before...

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MEC opens Virginia manufacturing center

December 4, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC) has opened a 148,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The facility, scheduled to move into full production in early 2015, allows the company to expand its capabilities to serve blue-chip OEMs. The company, which operates 17 plants in five states,...

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions names COO

December 4, 2014

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), an inspection, testing, and certification company in Boxborough, Mass., has appointed Robert C. Burns as COO. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the company, including staff management and profit and loss accountability. Burns has more...

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Heyco Metals launches updated website

December 4, 2014

Heyco Metals, Reading, Pa., a producer of precision-rolled stainless steel and copper coil for the architectural, automotive, and electronics markets, has announced the launch of its updated website at www.heycometals.com. Visitors will find product information and documentation, a description of...

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting machines

December 4, 2014

Bystronic has extended the BySprint Fiber portfolio with the addition of a 6-kW fiber laser source for its 3015 and 4020 cutting machine formats. The higher power increases the machine’s cutting speed in thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. For example, a 6-kW fiber laser cuts 0.125-in....

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ABB to join Industrial Internet Consortium to promote best practices

December 4, 2014

In 2015 power and automation company ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, will join the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a group of more than 100 companies, organizations, and universities working to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices and robust...

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Aluminum Workshop: Using 4043, 4643 when welding 6061-T6

December 4, 2014

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Q: Most 6061-T6 is welded using 4043 filler wire. If you heat-treat the weld, will the 4043 get stronger? What happens if I use 4643 filler instead of 4043? A: Is the weld heat-treatable? Well, yes and no. Remember, the first step to producing T6 temper is heat treating at around 1,050 degrees F...

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Modig Machine Tool US announces distribution agreement with EMEC

December 4, 2014

Modig Machine Tool US Inc., Chicago, and EMEC Machine Tools Inc., Mississauga, Ont., have executed a multiyear distribution agreement. EMEC will assume exclusive end-user distribution of the full Modig product line in eastern Canada and provide installation and warranty services for customers in...

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag, oxidation from steel pipe

December 4, 2014

Osborn has introduced the Tornado high-strength, aggressive-wire brush for heavy-duty applications. It removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. The only 7-in.-dia., knot, stringer bead brush on the market, according to the company, it can penetrate into deep...

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AWMI names Sapa Extrusions fabrication new business coordinator as Member of the Year

December 4, 2014

At its 2014 Annual Conference in November, the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI), Mount Royal, N.J., formally recognized Carol Chizmar of Sapa Extrusions with its 2013 Member of the Year Award. The award is the highest honor given by AWMI. Members are nominated and selected by...

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Lightweight pipe stand can be carried to where pipes need to be cut

December 4, 2014

The new lightweight, portable PipeBench 170 is available from Exact Pipe Tools Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Exact Tools Oy. Equipped with a chain vise, the stand holds the pipe firmly when creating a thread or welding. It features a worktable, a chip tray to catch sawing or threading chips, and a...

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Initiative launched to develop standards for additive manufacturing

December 4, 2014

U.K.-based Lloyd’s Register Energy has launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies worldwide to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry; the latest JIP focuses on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates in manufacturing not expected to slow down in December

December 4, 2014

In December, job creation rates will increase in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for December 2014./p> In December, for the ninth straight...

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Aluminum Workshop: Tips for repairing cracks

December 4, 2014

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Q: What is the best way to repair cracks? Is it better to use GTAW or GMAW? I have heard that sometimes the crack will grow while being repaired. Is this true? Are there any tricks to avoid this? Is repairing cracks in aluminum any different than repairing cracks in other materials? A: Yes,...

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Cutback brush performs three steps in standard coating removal process

December 4, 2014

Osborn has introduced a 114-knot cutback brush for angled removal of three or more layers of coating from pipe ends. The brush completes the three steps in the process of standard coating removal — cleaning the pipe edge, removing the pipe coating, and grinding the coating angle —...

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