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Process modifies, creates new surfaces

May 20, 2015

Micropyretics Heaters Intl. Inc. offers Cascade e-Ion Plasma™ technology for such processes as tool bit coating, nonstick surfacing, glass bending, brazing, sintering, CVD/PVD, and surface cleaning. The reducing beam enables the simple formation of nitrides and oxynitrides for possible use on...

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Rolling tube forming produces complex forms with minimal tooling

May 20, 2015

Rolling tube forming machines from transfluid minimize the use of tools and allow for creation of freely formed geometries. The technology is most suitable for use on tubes that already have been axially preformed, if sharp-edged contours need to be created for sealing elements, or if perfect...

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EDM handles small, medium-size parts

May 20, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the entry-level ZNC-EDM 250, a sinker-type EDM with NC feed on the Z axis. Its compact design allows for machining of small and medium-size parts with a 17- by 11-in. table and 10- by 8- by 8-in. travel. The machine is designed with a rigid base, separate...

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Design, prototype, production services offered for hydroformed parts

May 19, 2015

Excella Technologies provides part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. The company focuses on fluid-carrying and structural parts for such industries as agriculture, construction, commercial truck, and automotive, using stainless, mild, and...

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LED light fixture rated for paint spray booths

May 19, 2015

The EPL-48-2L-LED-G2 explosionproof LED light fixture from Larson Electronics is approved for use in paint spray booths. It is equipped with two second-generation, 28-W lamps, producing 7,000 lumens. This fixture, which carries a T6 temperature rating, is approved for Class 1 Division 1 Groups...

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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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New version of sheet metal forming software released

May 18, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite 2015 for sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the automotive, aerospace, consumer product, and electrical/electronic industries. The software introduces new technologies to stamping simulation and...

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Diode lasers handle brazing, soldering

May 18, 2015

The Hamburg Rofin macro group has introduced the DF series of fiber-coupled, high-power diode lasers for such industrial tasks as hardening, brazing, soldering, and coating. The DF 060 HP has an optical output power of 6 kW. Inside the diode laser, multiple diode laser modules—each providing...

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Remote service plan helps minimize equipment downtime

May 18, 2015

Muller has introduced real-time equipment support through its remote service plan for its stretch-wrapping machines. The service option allows technicians to connect to the equipment through a secure network and, within minutes, login and diagnose, correct, or upgrade any part of the equipment...

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Safety eyewear protects wearer from laser light

May 18, 2015

Laservision USA offers F29 laser safety eyewear. The eyewear is available in two polycarbonate laser safety filter styles: P1M01 for UV, IR, and CO2 lasers; and P5H01 for UV, IR, and diode lasers. Features include lightweight construction, a wraparound design for improved field of view,...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes work on steel, brass, aluminum

May 15, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven products provide consistent cleaning, finishing, and polishing on a variety of materials, including steel, brass, and aluminum, the company reports. Surface-finishing wheels are...

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Self-clinching fasteners designed for stainless steel, high-strength aluminum alloy sheets

May 15, 2015

New microPEM® TackPin® Type T4™ self-clinching fasteners are available from PennEngineering® for installation into stainless steel or high-strength aluminum alloy sheets. The patented fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment for a variety of applications in compact electronic assemblies in...

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Four tooling configurations designed for thick-turret punch presses

May 15, 2015

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced Roller Solutions™ tooling in several configurations. Rolling Rib tooling reduces the time required to create stiffening ribs in products needing additional strengthening. Ribs may be created in any contour and can start and end anywhere on the sheet....

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Welding system torch rotates welding wire in conical shape

May 14, 2015

Weld Revolution® LLC has introduced the MA-400™ air-cooled machine torch system. This rotating arc welding system includes a 400-amp, 100 percent duty cycle SpinArc™ welding torch; control box; and control cables. The welding torch connects directly to all existing wire feeders and power...

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Electrode’s stable arc reduces burn-through

May 14, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced Select 430LCb-Mod metal-cored, ferritic stainless steel electrode. It offers an extremely stable arc that produces fast travel speeds with decreased burn-through and spatter, according to the manufacturer. The electrode handles poor fit-up and gaps and can be used...

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