Cutting and Weld Prep

A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.

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Troubleshooting CNC plasma cutting: Part I

March 13, 2015


Hole quality is one of the most frequently discussed topics in regards to CNC plasma cutting. Regardless of what type of machine you use, there are a few tips and tricks you can employ to achieve your desired hole cut quality.

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Surface Finisher - Linear Grinder - Model PTX Eco Smart

Presented by CS Unitec Inc.

Length: 1:04

The PTX Eco Smart is a multi-functional grinding and polishing system for flat surfaces and open or closed pipe constructions. Grind from coarse to very fine finishes, and burnish to a high-gloss finish. Work with stainless steel, steel and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, bronze and copper), as well as wood and rigid plastic.

Everett Industries hires sales representative

January 26, 2015

Everett Industries Inc., Warren, Ohio, a manufacturer of abrasive cutoff machines, has hired Trex Lusk as sales representative for its southern Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska sales territories, providing cutoff saws and technical support. Lusk attended the University of Southern...

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Cordless cutter drives 6-in. cutting wheel

January 14, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Zipwheel cordless cutter, which can drive a 6-in. cutting wheel. The unit is designed for metal workers who are consistently on location without access to a power supply. Designed for use with the company’s Zip family of cutting wheels, the tool...

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Cutting/grinding wheels available in 6- and 7-in. diameters

December 23, 2014

Pferd has expanded its line of DUODISC® combination cutting and grinding wheels to include 6- and 7-in. diameters. The Type 27, depressed-center, triple-reinforced wheels are engineered for cutting, grinding, and deburring on steel and stainless steel. The 4-in.-dia. wheel is 0.065 in. thick,...

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High-precision plasma system automates Chromalox’s cutting, beveling processes

December 17, 2014


Chromalox, a manufacturer of industrial heating systems, relied on skilled workers do quite a few manual processes, especially cutting and beveling. As the supply of people with this skill slowly dried up, the company realized that it would need to invest in an automated system. It chose an Ultra-Cut 400 XT plasma power supply from Thermal Dynamics (Victor) and coupled it to a 6-axis CNC pipe-handling system from Watts Specialties Inc.

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ESAB & VICTOR: Now this is a Power Lineup

Presented by ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

Length: 2:24

There’s a new team in town. The joining of ESAB and Victor brings together five heavy hitters. Now all the welding and cutting solutions you need are available from one company – ESAB.

Aluminum oxide option added to abrasive wheels

December 1, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced an upgrade to its Norton Gemini RightCut wheels, providing an aluminum oxide (A/O) option for cutting steel and ferrous metals. The wheels offer long life and fast cut with high stability and a narrow pass, the company states. The latest-generation wheels...

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MultiCam appoints VP of sales

November 21, 2014

Dallas-based MultiCam, a manufacturer of CNC router, lasers, plasma, waterjet, and knife cutting machines, has named David Scheffrahn as vice president of sales. Scheffrahn has more than 15 years of sales experience in the robotic capital equipment business. He previously served as national...

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Abrasive caps available with radius or tapered ends

October 30, 2014

Pferd has expanded its line of POLICAP® abrasive caps to include two new abrasive types: SIC-Cool for cool grinding on titanium, aluminum, and common alloys used in the aerospace industry, and Co-Cool for cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel, and other heat-resistant metals. Both types contain...

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Fiberglass tape that has your [weld’s] back

October 22, 2014


Aquasol’s Fiback line of fiberglass backing tape, now available in high- and low-amperage options, gives welders a simple, safe, and reliable way to protect the back side of their weldments, even those that have a complex shape.

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Metal fab fortifies TV treehouses

October 16, 2014


Pete Nelson, show host and treehouse builder on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, sought help refurbishing and fortifying a bridge stairway, and support foundation of the first two treehouses he had built on his original property for his own children. Building the treehouses had launched his successful treehouse-building business, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, Fall City, Wash. Nelson’s creations—and their design and build—is the subject of the wildly popular show. How does a man fortify a weather-beaten treehouse? The answer, my friend, is fabbing in the wind. Metal fabricator Architectural Elements stepped up to help.

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Improving metal cutting productivity

October 15, 2014


“Benchmark Survey of Industrial Metal-Cutting Organization,” by the LENOX® Institute of Technology, identified three areas that fabricators need to focus on to improve efficiency and productivity in sawing operations.

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Cutoff wheels designed for safety

September 30, 2014

Klingspor offers three thin cutoff wheels designed for safety. All three wheels are available in 4.5 and 5 in. dia. The A 960 TZ Special (0.04 in.) provides a smooth, vibration-free cut and yields the longest service life in the industry, according to the manufacturer. The Z 960 TZ Special (0.04...

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Weld Cleanup Poses Challenges for Oilfield Workers

September 15, 2014


Attention to proper weld cleaning is especially critical in field applications.

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