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Ask the Stamping Expert: How do we prevent buckling in thin material during strip feeding?

July 6, 2016

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Q: We are trying to stamp a drawn cup from 0.002-inch-thick by 0.500-in.-wide fully annealed stainless steel on a Bruderer BSTA 22e high-speed press with an aluminum ball bearing die set and a Bruderer 198/85 roll feed. There are six draws, and all of the draw die bushings are carbide with steel...

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Double-disc grinding machine offers fast disc changes

July 6, 2016

For the large-scale production of flat precision components, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH offers a compact double-disc grinding machine. Features include closed box frames, forged tool spindles, spindle-tilting mechanisms, a double-walled frame design, and an automatic tool wear compensation...

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LA-CO Industries CEO to transition to executive chairman of the board

July 5, 2016

LA-CO® Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a producer of marking products, industrial temperature indicators, and plumbing and chemical products, has announced that Dan Kleiman will transition from his long-time position as CEO to executive chairman of the board. Kleiman joined the company in...

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Hobart to offer aluminum welding technology seminars

July 5, 2016

Hobart will host a three-day Advanced Welding and Design workshop as part of its aluminum welding technology seminars. The program will be held at the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Training Center in Appleton, Wis., Oct. 18-20, 2016. The program provides advanced technical and hands-on welding...

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Hastings to host seminars on addressing hazardous air-quality issues

July 5, 2016

Hastings Air Energy Control Inc. will host complimentary seminars on air-quality issues on Aug. 3 and 4 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hastings Technology Experience Center in New Berlin, Wis. The seminars, which include breakfast and lunch, will comprise live demonstrations of dust...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Vulcan Threaded Products

July 5, 2016

Steel producer and metal recycler Steel Dynamics Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Vulcan Threaded Products Inc., a Pelham, Ala.-based manufacturer and supplier of threaded steel rod, cold-drawn bar, and heat-treated bar. The transaction is expected to be completed in...

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Conduction-cooled capacitors handle massive current

July 5, 2016

Illinois Capacitor offers HC and LC series conduction-cooled capacitors for resonant power circuity having very high current demands. Large, flat copper plates allow the LC series to handle the current and voltage in resonant power circuits. The HC series are compact, rectangular block types....

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Steel and Pipe Supply names president

July 5, 2016

Steel and Pipe Supply has named Jim Kerkvliet as president of the U.S. service center and flat-rolled processing divisions of the company. He has 10 years of experience in executive roles with international steel producer Gerdau and also has held management positions with steel divisions of...

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Reamer keeps consumables clean in robotic welding

July 5, 2016

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Installed and used properly, a reamer minimizes spatter and debris, prolongs consumables life, improves weld quality, and keeps a robotic welding cell productive.

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Special Springs moves to larger warehouse in Michgan

July 5, 2016

Special Springs has moved to a new, larger warehouse in Canton, Mich., to allow a larger inventory of products. The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility houses mechanical die springs and nitrogen gas springs. It also offers dedicated customer service, as well as nitrogen gas spring service and repair....

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Intelligrated to be acquired by Honeywell

July 5, 2016

Material handling systems provider Intelligrated®, Mason, Ohio, has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell. Intelligrated will become part of Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business. Co-founders Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy will...

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Hawk Technology adds executive business development staff

July 5, 2016

Hawk Technology Ltd., Rock Island, Ill., a designer and manufacturer of robotics integration systems and vision inspection systems, has hired Terry O'Connell with a role in executive business development. O’Connell previously participated in the acquisition and integration of Panasonic's...

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Midrail gantry waterjet system runs up to four cutting heads

July 5, 2016

Jet Edge has introduced a new-generation midrail gantry waterjet system. Designed for heavy-duty, 24/7 use in industrial environments, the machine can operate up to four abrasivejet or water-only waterjet cutting heads. The system holds +/- 0.001-in. linear positional accuracy (over 12 in.) per...

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FTI signs strategic partnership agreement with Plante Electric Vehicle Co.

July 5, 2016

Forming Technologies Inc. and Plante Electric Vehicle Co. have signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby FTI will provide a customized design and costing system for the car body of Plante’s electric vehicles. The launch of the H car will be the first application of this system. Plante...

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Formtek becomes North American distributor for Milltech

July 5, 2016

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, a manufacturer of equipment and tooling for metal forming, roll forming, and tube and pipe producing, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Milltech, a manufacturer of pipe producing and finishing systems based in Daejon, Korea. Milltech, the...

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