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Coil-fed laser blanking helps reduce setup time

August 7, 2014

Schuler Inc. has introduced laser blanking lines featuring DynamicFlow Technology. The machines combine coil-fed conventional press blanking with laser cutting. For operations that process a variety of blanks, the technology offers flexibility that helps minimize setup time and maximize material...

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Lean data flow: From CAD to ERP to the shop floor

August 7, 2014

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Fabricators sell their ability to produce the right part in the right quantity and at the right time, and to do that requires good information. Communication troubles arise if front office systems don’t communicate with each other, and this can include CAD and ERP.

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Process pipe welding system suitable for pipe from 6 to 72 in.

August 7, 2014

Magnatech’s Pipeliner FCAW process pipe system makes code-quality welds with the high-deposition FCAW process. Designed to weld pipe 6 to 72 in. and larger, the system can be used for construction of electric utility power piping and oil, gas, and water pipelines, as well as for fabrication of...

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Keep it simple, senators!

August 6, 2014

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Can we depend on our representatives to undo some of what they have been doing? Maybe, maybe not. But it would be nice if they would.

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CNH Industrial expands construction equipment production in Iowa

August 6, 2014

CNH Industrial N.V. has announced that it is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa, with the addition of the company’s crawler dozer production line. The expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Preparation will begin later this year, and production on...

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Processing head made smaller, lighter weight

August 6, 2014

Laser Mechanisms is introducing the latest version of the FiberWELD® processing head, which is 40 percent smaller and lighter than last year’s model. Engineered for harsh production welding, cladding, and joining applications with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-mass head features an...

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The transformative power of the laser

August 6, 2014

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The laser has helped define the modern precision metal fabrication industry, and this year’s Advanced Laser Applications Workshop shows just how far the laser has come. Blink once, and you miss another technological milestone.

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Women in Manufacturing announces 2014 inaugural board of directors

August 6, 2014

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention, and advancement of women in the manufacturing sector, has announced the election of 12 members to its inaugural board of directors. The board members are:Karla Aaron, president, Hialeah Metal...

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Self-cleaning table removes slag, scrap automatically during cutting

August 6, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations, eliminating production interruptions and reducing labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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How to build a little of everything, every day

August 6, 2014

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Legrand’s West Hartford facility has been on the lean journey for several decades, and the journey hasn’t stopped. The focus continues to be on clear communication and documentation, good metrics, ergonomics and safety, staff incentives—and producing a little of everything every day.

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Waterjet cutting system features endlessly rotating cutting head

August 6, 2014

Knuth’s Hydro-Jet 2-D waterjet cutting systems now can be equipped with an optional 5-axis cutting head for endless rotation. The compensation of the downwardly tapered cutting kerf by an adapted angular setting allows higher component accuracies for 2-D cutting with increased cutting speeds,...

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LVD Strippit: Electra FL fiber laser cutting system

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Electra FL fiber laser cutting system is fast and flexible, offering high speed thin sheet processing, low operating cost and the ability to cut a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Air chuck jaws provide gripping surface for delicate parts

August 6, 2014

Pin-location top jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. firmly hold small and delicate parts, such as those often machined using air chucks, without damaging or marring their surface. Two types of jaws are offered: blank (blocks) top jaws in 1018 steel or 6061 aluminum, or full circled (pie-shaped) top...

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Hypertherm introduces "Spark to Something Great" metal art contest

August 5, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is highlighting metal artists in its new “Spark to Something Great” metal art contest. Artists in the U.S. and Canada who submit a photo of art created with the help of a Hypertherm product will...

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Caterpillar Foundation announces $11 million in investments for Africa

August 5, 2014

The Caterpillar Foundation, supported by Caterpillar Inc., continues working to alleviate poverty worldwide, including on the African continent, through a series of investments. Since 2010 the foundation has invested $30 million in African programs that address access to clean water, energy,...

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