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Machines perform linear ID/OD broaching with one tool

April 17, 2014

Benz Inc. offers two broaching systems that perform rotary and linear broaching for the machine tool industry. Both tools enable machine shops to perform linear ID and OD broaching with one tool. The new LinA broaching system changes the rotary motion of the live tool turret into a linear motion...

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Mobile app aids selection of nontoxic cleaning products

April 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Bio-Circle Cleaner Selector Guide, a mobile app for use with Apple® iOS® devices such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, as well as Google® Android™ devices. Available now in multiple languages, the app is designed...

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80/20 homework

April 16, 2014

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Before a company looks to increase its inventory buffer as a step to improve on-time delivery, a shop should exhaust less expensive options first. These homework assignments may help fabricators explore those options.

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Hip, hip, away ...

April 16, 2014

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Nearly four years ago, I wrote a blog about a very personal matter—the fact that a metal-on-metal implant inserted in my right hip had been recalled because of possible bodily damage related to the metal parts wearing on each other. I had just learned that I was the proud owner of a DePuy... Continue Reading

Power-reverse punch feature helps increase hole puncher productivity

April 16, 2014

Hougen Mfg. has introduced the Hougen®-Ogura® 75002.5PR and 75004PR electrohydraulic hole punchers. The 24.9-lb. units feature single-body construction for punching holes in steel in as little as 2.3 sec. Both models include the new power retractable punch system, which allows users to...

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Highlander Partners acquires Profile Extrusion’s Georgia extrusion operations

April 16, 2014

Dallas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners LP has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. located in Rome, Ga. The company continues to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (PCE) with the same management team....

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Buildup electrode delivers deposits with hardness up to 31 HRC

April 16, 2014

Hardface Technologies, a business unit of Postle Industries, has introduced the Postalloy® RailTuff buildup electrode, suitable for the repair of carbon steel rail ends, wheel burns, wheel slip streaks, and carbon steel switch points. According to the manufacturer, the electrode provides...

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Future Metals opens Ohio service center

April 16, 2014

Future Metals, a metals distributor to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry, has opened its ninth metals service center. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is a satellite location of the company’s larger Tamarac, Fla., sales office and warehouse. The Dayton...

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Machines perform single-, double-sided endworking of tubes, pipes

April 16, 2014

Arla Maschinentechnik GmbH offers CNC endworking machines in single- and double-sided models. Based on a solid frame, the machines contain one or two machining units and concentric workholding technology. All components are aligned to realize high accuracy over the length, the company states....

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Tri Tool opens Houston facility

April 16, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., a provider of equipment for pipe beveling, flange facing, inline cutting, and multiprocess welding, as well as pipeline machinery and internal lineup clamps, has announced plans for a grand opening on May 7 of its 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in...

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Large-volume laser scanner tracks volume up to 1,236 cu. ft.

April 16, 2014

Steinbichler offers the new T-Scan LV scanning and tracking all-in-one system. The large-volume laser scanner uses an optical inspection method to offer tracking volume up to 1,236 cu. ft. The modular system combines a hand-held laser and a T-Point LV touch probe to make individual point...

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Stewart EFI Finishing names new plant manager

April 16, 2014

Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, Texas, has promoted Angel Sanchez to the position of plant manager of its metal finishing operations. Sanchez previously served as production supervisor and quality engineer with the firm, and as quality assurance technician, quality assurance coordinator,...

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Welding gear designed for female welders

April 16, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Jessi Combs Women’s Welding Gear Ready-Pak®. It includes essential PPE designed for female welders. The kit includes an industrial duffle bag, VIKING™ Jessi vs. The Robot™ 3350 series auto-darkening helmet, Jessi Combs Women’s...

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Local Motors launches design challenge for first 3-D printed car

April 16, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has launched the 3-D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS – the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2014. The six-week challenge continues through May 13....

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product visualization

April 16, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through a hypothetical production development design exercise to show just how different product development CAD work is from production-ready CAD assignments.

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