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Gas regulators introduced

June 6, 2016

Victor, an ESAB brand, has introduced three new gas regulators to its G series: the G150 light-duty regulator; the GT350 two-stage, heavy-duty regulator; and the light-duty GRF400 flowmeter/regulator. The regulators are available for acetylene, oxygen, LP, and inert gas. Common benefits include...

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Swing ear sets help simplify removal of parts from press brakes

June 6, 2016

Wilson Tool International® offers swing ear sets for removing parts from press brakes. Suitable for bending boxes with four sides and return flanges, the swing ears are available in most profiles for American-, European-, and WT-style punches. With the addition of swing ears, the punch does not...

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Cutting torches made for use with all fuel gases

June 6, 2016

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the newest line of Ameriflame/Uniweld heavy-duty cutting torches. The V-Style, tube-mix AF900C 23-in. torch is designed for all fuel gases. The H-Style, head-mix, 21-in. torches—AF62-3ELC and AF62F-3ELC—use acetylene or propane/all fuel gases, respectively....

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Flux-cored wire offers high deposition rates, travel speeds

June 3, 2016

Hobart has announced the availability of its new FabCO® 85HXP gas-shielded, flux-cored wire. The wire offers increased deposition rates and travel speeds for welding materials up to 8 in. thick. It is suitable for flat and horizontal welding of earth-moving equipment, nonalloyed and fine-grain...

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Dual-intensity, multi-LED, broad-beam, UV-A LED lamp made for NDT inspection

June 2, 2016

The QUADRAN™ 365 series multi-LED, dual-intensity, broad-beam, UV-A inspection lamps from Spectronics Corp. are designed for a variety of NDT applications. They feature four ultrahigh-flux, UV-A LEDs for fluorescent inspection, plus a white light LED for flaw location. Their broad-beam...

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Corded grinder line introduced

June 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced a line of corded grinders for cutting, grinding, sanding, and cleaning applications. They feature an ergonomic, antivibration side handle; a tool-free guard; and a safety clutch that neutralizes momentum and eliminates backlash. The Mini-Grinder™ and...

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Modules combine bearing, angle encoder technologies

June 2, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the MRP 2000, 5000, and 8000 angle encoder modules, which merge bearing and angle encoder technologies. The modules contain bearing sets not conventionally available and can be integrated with various encoder types to yield highly stiff modules. The bearing combines a...

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Titanium powder designed for additive manufacturing

June 2, 2016

Puris LLC offers Puris 5+™, a proprietary titanium powder formulation designed for additive manufacturing. The high-strength, low-oxygen formulation is a custom composition of Ti6Al4V that meets all the specifications of Grade...

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Abrasive saw replaces two separate saws

June 1, 2016

The model K20RS 20-in. abrasive saw from Kalamazoo Industries, initially built to a customer’s specifications, can be operated chop style for cutoff or radial style to cross-cut wide parts. The saw head moves lengthwise for wide cuts and locks in place for chop action. The saw is designed to...

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Linear finishing set suitable for rough stock removal, cosmetic finishing

June 1, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning, and cosmetic finishing on all metals. The set includes a 5-in.-dia. POLINOX® nonwoven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of nonwoven material and abrasive...

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Sheet forming software offers automatic springback compensation

June 1, 2016

Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA) has released Dynaform Version 5.9.3. The software simulates the sheet forming process and analyzes the entire die system. This version offers improvements in blank/trim line development, including combining the interface for blank development and...

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Aluminum GMAW guide updated

June 1, 2016

Lincoln Electric has released an updated guide for aluminum GMAW. The manual features a new, reader-friendly layout with updated information and photos of products and processes. The guide offers a detailed look at filler metal types, filler metal selection considerations for welding, tips for...

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Tooling customization capabilities offered

May 31, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers a variety of tooling customization capabilities, including special sizes, geometries, substrates, and coatings for tool bodies, blades, and inserts. Also available are customized thread mills, reamers, and boring tools. Through the online Insta-Quote™...

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Solid-carbide tooling’s geometry offers high cutting

May 31, 2016

Monaghan Tooling Group offers MK Tools’ solid-carbide tooling with Speed-Drill R4 geometry, offering high cutting speeds and long tool life in gray cast iron, ductile iron, and forged steel. It features a new corner radius design that is tangential to the drill point but nontangential to the...

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Horizontal machining center equipped with linear motors

May 31, 2016

Comau has introduced the SmartDriveComau 800L horizontal machining center. It can be used as a single machining center or integrated with a flexible production line. The unit is equipped with linear motors that offer high processing speed, maintained for up to five times longer than alternative...

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