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Nonactive punches remain stationary in multitool design

May 24, 2016

Pass Stanztechnik AG has developed three- and eight-station multitools for use on Prima Power CNC punching machines. The ps:multitool-3 and ps:multitool-8 offer quick change of punch inserts with maximum process stability; single-pressure-operated punch inserts and maximum guide length; a spring...

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Portable laser marker’s beam accurate up to 3 ft.

May 24, 2016

Automator has introduced the VIS-P portable laser marker. It comes standard with IVO₄, 10-W, 20-W, 30-W, and 40-W laser source options. The laser marker can be used on metals, alloys, plastics, and anodized and painted surfaces. With a laser beam that is accurate up to 3 ft., the unit can be...

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RC Inc. acquires Heinrich Co.

May 23, 2016

RC Inc., Racine, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Heinrich Co., a 10-employee manufacturer of industrial vises and workholding tools also based in Racine. Umbrella company RC Inc. also includes Racine-based companies Ace Stamping & Machine Co. Inc., Innotec of Wisconsin Inc., and...

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Tablet laser measurement app works with two different hardware configurations

May 23, 2016

The LabMax-Pro mobile app from Coherent Inc. enables operation of the company’s laser power and energy sensors using a tablet computer with an Android® operating system. Its measurement capabilities include instantaneous power reading, pulse shape analysis, beam position, and data logging and...

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TECHNI Waterjet partners with Micro Waterjet on cutting system

May 23, 2016

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Micro Waterjet LLC, Huntersville, N.C., will employ TECHNI Waterjet’s Quantum NXT electric servo pump on its ultrahigh-precision cutting C4 micro waterjet system. Micro Waterjet will set up a demonstration machine with the electric servo...

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Still Building America—Jump into your trade with both feet

May 23, 2016

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Interested in a career in welding and fabrication? Take advantage of opportunities to learn more, and you might find yourself on a fulfilling career path, just like Jonathan Lewis.

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Lissmac SBM-L G1S2 Deburring and Edge Rounding Machine

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The SBM-L G1S2 is LISSMAC’s most popular machine for deburring and edge rounding. True to LISSMAC’s proven technology of processing both sides of metal plates in one single pass, the SBM-L grinds off laser burrs, cleans up spatter and spots, and produces uniformly smooth, rounded edges.

Resistance welding control features MFDC programming capabilities

May 23, 2016

The new Matuschek 1,000-Hz MFDC SPATZ+ is a modular resistance welding power supply and timer that can be configured for various purposes by changing or adding plug-in circuit boards. It can be used as a single weld gun controller, a multigun controller, a servo gun controller, and a master/slave...

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F&M Mafco names industrial gases business manager

May 23, 2016

F&M Mafco Inc., Cincinnati, has appointed Roch Monahan as industrial gases business manager. He has more than 27 years of experience in the gases and welding industry. Monahan most recently served as COO for OKI Bering. Before that he held various executive positions in operations and sales with...

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Flux-cored wire withstands 1,200 degrees F while maintaining hardness

May 23, 2016

New Weld Mold® 5551 flux-cored wire withstands extreme heat conditions for extreme welding applications by maintaining superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1,200 degrees F. According to the company, testing proves that the hardness capabilities of the wire continue to improve as...

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Grill or be grilled

May 23, 2016

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A fabricator of one of the most renowned wood-fired grills available recently integrated a robotic welding cell to help cut lead times and keep up with overwhelming demand.

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Don't lose track of the latest design updates

May 23, 2016

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The goal of forward-thinking fabrication shops is to be closely involved in a customer's supply chain, where perhaps it participates in part designs and design for manufacturability activities. If a shop is to be an active supply chain partner, it needs to be able to stay on top of engineering change orders and part design discussion. Cloud-based product life cycle management software can help.

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Continuous improvement: Do you have a handle on flow

May 23, 2016

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Manufacturing is all about flow, both of physical products and information. You can plan for good flow. But if you let it evolve on its own, you will be dealing with the waste and efficiency that evolution creates.

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Product design

May 23, 2016

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Waiting for a callback to discuss a major design change is one thing; but waiting hours just to see if a hole can be moved a little farther from the bend radius—that’s something else. One industry project, iFAB, aims to make design for manufacturability far more efficient.

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ESAB promotion to give away multiprocess welding machine

May 23, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has launched its Rebel™ to the Rescue promotion, which offers participants an opportunity to win an ESAB Rebel EMP 215ic multiprocess welding system. The promotion continues until July 10, 2016. The promotion stems from the May 22 episode of...

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