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Heavy-gauge stud roll former introduced

May 6, 2015

Kolev Eng. Inc. has designed a new heavy-gauge (25- to 12-ga.) duplex stud roll former. It features double inboard stands with cluster gears drive, inline and exit corner rolls calibration units, and automatic web and leg adjustment. The machine handles all widths and heights. Pre- and postcut...

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A. Stucki Co. names product manager for grating and stamping division

May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh-based A. Stucki Co. has promoted Andrew Baur to the position of product manager of its grating and stamping division. He joined the company as a mechanical design engineer in 2013 after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Grove City College. The company is...

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Effectively controlling hazardous welding fumes and gases

May 6, 2015

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Effectively reducing hazardous welding fume and gas exposure requires much more than opening windows and running fans, which in most cases does little to alleviate the problem. Here are some options to make the welding workplace much safer.

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Crane brakes made for frequent start/stop cycles on cranes, conveyors

May 6, 2015

The MagnaShear™ motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide long service life in demanding crane applications, especially those with frequent start/stop cycles, the company reports. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces,...

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Troubleshooting CNC plasma cutting, Part II

May 6, 2015

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The four most common cut quality issues for fabricators are dross, edge angularity, material warpage, and metallurgy of the plasma-cut edge. Your ability to achieve the best results depends on the system, torch, and consumables you are using, as well as the accurate control of such highly critical parameters as pierce height, cut height, amperage, gas type and flow rate, and cut speed.

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Friction spin welding system offered

May 6, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced the SpinMeldTM friction spin welding system, developed by the company’s Solid State Joining Center. The technology can be used to join steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, magnesium, brass, carbon fiber composites, ceramics with mixed metal connections,...

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Right resources + enough time = safe finishing

May 6, 2015

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A shop’s finishing team has the time and resources it needs to work safely. Time comes from proper scheduling and incentives that promote safe work practices. The resources come from five key areas: working environment, personal protection, fixturing and ergonomics, tools and abrasives, and power sources.

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System measures midsize, long tubes

May 6, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced the TubeInspect P16 for the measurement of midsize and long tubes and wires. The system is equipped with 16 high-resolution cameras with GigE technology and a measurement area of 8.5 by 4.1 by 2.3 ft. Measuring results are provided in less than 10 sec. Tubes up...

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Don't be afraid of skeleton handling

May 6, 2015

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Removing the skeleton from a machine tool is a time-consuming and potentially dangerous task. Machine tool builders recognize this and are taking steps to eliminate that manual effort.

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Container organizes job site items

May 6, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the Jobsite Organizer. It offers eight small and two large removable bins that can be mounted on common job site materials using the integrated screw slots. A seal around the perimeter of each bin prevents small items from migrating from one bin to another, and the...

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LaserCoil Technologies to deliver coil-fed blanking system to SET Enterprises

May 5, 2015

Perrysburg, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has received an order for a coil-fed blanking system from SET Enterprises Inc., New Boston, Mich., a processor of flat-rolled metal primarily for the automotive industry. The 2,100-mm-wide, dual-head system features two 6-kW lasers. The control...

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De-Sta-Co marks 100 years in business

May 5, 2015

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Founded by William H. Roberts in 1915 as the Detroit Stamping Co., the firm initially provided the rapidly growing automotive industry with contract stamping and die and machining services. To help manufacturers hold...

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BobCAD-CAM opens office in Houston

May 5, 2015

CAD/CAM software provider BobCAD-CAM, based in Clearwater, Fla., has announced the opening of a branch office in Houston to help meet growing demand in the southern U.S. The company has hired David Brown has an account manager at the new location....

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Heat it where you need it

May 5, 2015

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Before Thom Shelow founded Superior Joining Technologies Inc., he did quite a variety of welding, but his welding experience wasn’t the only asset he used to make the business a success. He keeps an open mind and is always ready to analyze new ideas, new concepts, and new technologies. “That’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t prevail at SJTI.

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World demand for copper to reach 36 million metric tons in 2019

May 5, 2015

Global demand for copper metal (produced from refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.2 percent per year through 2019 to 36.0 million metric tons, valued at $261 billion, according to “World Copper,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry...

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