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Product releases on thefabricator.com represent the gateway to production efficiency for many metal fabricators. These write-ups cover cutting edge developments in automation, CAD/CAM software, finishing technology, folding equipment, laser cutting machines, machining technology, plasma cutting, power tools, press brakes, punching machines, saws, shop management software, stamping presses, tube and pipe fabrication equipment, waterjets, welding technology, and other areas of fabricating activity. Anyone interested in sending a product news release to thefabricator.com should send it to press_releases@thefabricator.com

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Abrasive disc line includes depressed-center, cutoff, and flap discs

August 31, 2016

Osborn has introduced a new line of abrasive products that includes depressed-center grinding discs, cutoff discs, and flap discs. The line is designed to deliver fast cutting, heavy stock removal, long service life, application material versatility, and smooth finish.The discs, offered in...

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Blending disc finishes hard-to-reach areas

August 31, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Blendex U™ Turbo blending disc. Made with a heat-resistant, nonwoven matrix, the disc provides a consistent finish without smearing, says the company. Self-sharpening grains allow for high material removal on many different surfaces, including steel,...

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Mobile product makes customer relationship data available from anywhere

August 30, 2016

Global Shop Solutions has released its new Mobile Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product. The product lets salespeople, customer service reps, and company executives who use the ERP system see customer data from their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.Customers can view sales...

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App helps fabricators choose saw blades

August 30, 2016

Kinkelder has developed a free saw blade app for smartphones and tablets, designed to provide information on specific cutting applications and the use of the company’s saw blades. The app allows users to find their local Kinkelder distributor, choose the most suitable saw blade for their specific...

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Protective packaging paper withstands sharp metal edges

August 30, 2016

Cortec offers CorShield® VpCI®-146 reinforced paper that provides corrosion protection and tear strength. The Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibiting (VpCI) paper can be used to package ferrous and nonferrous metals and finished goods with pointed, oddly shaped, or sharp edges that would typically...

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Electric hand-held beveling tool offers new milling head design

August 30, 2016

Saar-Hartmetall USA has announced the availability of its upgraded SMA30E hand-held beveling tool. It features a new milling head design that uses dice-shaped inserts that now have eight cutting edges instead of the typical four cutting edges. The new milling head design also allows for quick...

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Vertical machining center has 16- by 14-in. work envelope

August 25, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler HV-1100V vertical machining center. It features a dedicated trunnion, 4+1 axis configuration, and a 13.8-in. rotary table. The trunnion—Autocam with roller cam technology—offers a 16- by 14-in. work envelope. The tilting A axis has a full...

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Transfer press simulation software allows troubleshooting of stamping runs

August 25, 2016

3-D Solutions Design Service LLC offers T-Sim transfer press simulation software. With the software, stamping manufacturers, die builders, and designers can troubleshoot and perfect their transfer die stamping runs before going to production. The software uses kinematics to check for crashes and...

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Self-clinching pilot pins available in several variations

August 25, 2016

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs for positioning, alignment, and pivot applications. They install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. Type TPS™ (300 series stainless steel) pins install in steel or aluminum...

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Cutting fluid offers extra lubricity for hard-to-machine materials

August 25, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the new Coolcut S-50™ soluble cutting fluid for reducing heat buildup and friction on workpieces. EP additives in the liquid provide extra lubricity for cutting of high-tensile steel, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper alloys. The fluid also...

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GMAW gun online configurator includes reverse part number lookup function

August 24, 2016

Bernard and Tregaskiss have introduced a new reverse part number lookup function for their semiautomatic and robotic GMAW gun online configurators—online tools that allow users to customize a GMAW gun by selecting amperage, neck style and angle, and consumables.The reverse part number lookup...

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Reamers suitable for high-volume production

August 24, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers ALVAN® expandable precision reamers for high-volume production. The line is available through an exclusive supply agreement with S.C.A.M.I., the Italy-based manufacturer. Offered with carbide, cermet, polycrystalline diamond (PCD), and cubic boron nitride (CBN)...

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Automation system comprises laser cutter, loader/unloader, and storage unit

August 24, 2016

Power-Tech has introduced the Crane Master Store for full automation of the production process. The system comprises the Eagle iNspire or Eagle eVision laser cutter, the Crane Master loader/unloader, and the TwinTower storage unit for sheet metal stock. The loader/unloader receives sheets from the...

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Autodarkening helmets available for beginner to professional welders

August 24, 2016

Forney Industries has expanded its line of autodarkening welding helmets. They provide protection and comfort with custom designs, says the company. Three helmet varieties are available for different welder skill levels: the Premier Series™ for the basic needs of hobbyists, DIY, and beginner...

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Cabinet, locker protect gas cylinders

August 24, 2016

Illinois Engineered Products has introduced the Saf-T-Gas™ cabinet and the VUE™ locker. The cylinder cabinet is 65 in. tall and 33.5 in. deep, in widths of 30 or 60 in. It complies with OSHA and NFPA requirements, protecting gas cylinders from unauthorized access. No assembly is required. The...

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