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Reinvigorating your ironworker

February 9, 2010 | By Lyle Menke

Metal fabricators need to meet the challenges that new customers present, but they may not be in the position to invest in new equipment. With a small investment in accessories, however, that ironworker in the corner of the shop may be the answer to their production predicament.

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Pneumatic drill provides less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R., 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths

December 15, 2009

Sugino Corp. has introduced portable pneumatic drilling units designed for the aerospace industry. The Pneucon Selfeeder™ is designed to provide less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R. and 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths.The prototype units incorporate a requested design feature from the company's...

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Punching holes in aerospace manufacturing theories

December 4, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Unison Industries, an aerospace partsmanufacturer, found out that a metalfabricator can offer a lot to theirmanufacturing efforts.

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TRUMPF celebrates 50 years of nibbler technology

November 20, 2009

The hand-guided TRUMPF power nibbler is celebrating its50th birthday. The first tool, based on technical principles developed by Berthold Leibinger, came to market in 1959, when the company introduced the "THN100".The THN100 was a tool with a punch that pushed through the fixed die plate with a...

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Punch/laser combination features enhanced transition between modes

October 13, 2009

Amada's new LC-C1NT combination punch/laser machine has been engineered to reduce the time it takes to transition between modes. According to the company, the normal transition time of almost 5 seconds has been decreased to about 2.2 seconds, which can reduce run time per sheet by two or more...

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Tapping into new capabilities on punching machines

October 1, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Whether in the guise of bolt-on tapping units or actual tapping tools that are housed in a turret, precision punch presses can handle tapping chores like never before. As a result, metal fabricators are considering these options to take the manual activity out of the fabricating mix.

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TRUMPF presents award to distributor

September 9, 2009

TRUMPF Inc. presented a 2009 award of sales achievement to ICON Machine Tool Inc. at its annual distributor meeting held in July at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn.ICON, of St. Louis, Mo., received the Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its consistent...

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Wilson Tool opens South Africa office

July 15, 2009

Wilson Tool International, an independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, announced today it has opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new office will serve Wilson Tool customers in South...

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TEKFAB hires sales, marketing manager

July 14, 2009

TEKFAB Inc., Albany, Ore., a machine design and manufacturing company specializing in punching, cutting, and material handling, has hired David Hendry as sales and marketing manager. He has more than 10 years of experience in industrial sales and marketing. Hendry is responsible for managing the...

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Icon Machine Tool holds punching, bending seminars

July 14, 2009

On April 22 and 23, 2009, more than 80 fabricators from across the Midwest attended seminars in St. Louis and Olathe, Kan., to discuss advancements in TRUMPF punching and press brake bending technologies. The event was hosted by Icon Machine Tool Inc. of St. Louis, the exclusive distributor for...

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Mate opens new, expanded European headquarters, manufacturing facilities

June 29, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling has announced the opening of its new and expanded European headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Centrally located in Frankfurt Germany, the new facilities culminate a major investment by the company in the latest manufacturing technologies including best practices from...

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Peddinghaus announces engineering promotions

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced the promotions of two senior engineers at its facility in Bradley, Ill.James Magnuson was named as vice president of R&D. He is responsible for the development of new machine concepts.Jim Sutliffe was named as vice president of engineering. He manages all daily...

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BIG Kaiser breaks ground on new facility

May 20, 2009

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., a supplier of high-precision tooling systems, has announced the groundbreaking of a new corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The company and all of its employees, along with Hoffman Estates Village Officials, celebrated the beginning of construction...

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Keeping the (fire) door open

May 14, 2009 | By Tim Heston

A manufacturer of fire doors, in the South Bronx grows a business through market diversification and automation, just a few miles north of some of the most expensive real estate on earth.

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Tooling organization means punching optimization

May 12, 2009 | By Dennis Lowry

Turret punch press uptime will increase if you know your process capability, manufacture products within that capability, and optimize the layout of your tooling. It also will increase if you optimize programming, design, and tooling. It also is important to maintain proper die clearance and alignment of the press station.

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