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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Industrial wire brushes, abrasive discs introduced

May 4, 2016

Matheson has introduced a line of industrial wire brushes and flap discs as part of its Matheson Select® line of welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools, and filler metals. The brushes and flap discs, manufactured by Weiler Abrasives Group, are used for metal surface preparation...

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Plate beveler creates bevels up to ¾ in. wide

April 21, 2016

Heck Industries has introduced the model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling for weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. tool uses a 4-HP motor to create bevels up to ¾ in. wide at 5 to 6 FPM. Features include variable angle, trigger operation, and available...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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Arkansas Steel Processing installs heavy-gauge slitter

February 19, 2016

Arkansas Steel Processing has announced the installation of a heavy-gauge slitter at its facility in Osceola, Ark. The slitter cuts 14-ga. to 5/8-in.-thick carbon steel coils weighing up to 100,000 lbs. with yield strength of 100 KSI. It handles widths up to 78 in. The company expects to be...

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The Cutting Top 20

February 4, 2016 | By Michelle Chamberlain

These top 20 cutting and gouging tips will help get you on your way to cutting efficiently and with good quality.

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Cutting processes displayed and debuted at FABTECH®

January 27, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

A tour of FABTECH revealed that many changes are afoot regarding cutting, especially among laser manufacturers. Editor Eric Lundin provides an overview of some of the technologies that were display at the 2015 expo.

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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MagneGas fuel selected to be part of $100 million Kennedy Space Center project

December 18, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tarpon Springs, Fla., has announced that S&R Enterprises LLC, lead subcontractor for a $100 million Kennedy Space Center build-out project, has placed its first order for MagneGas2® fuel. The fuel will be used for the metal cutting portion of the project, which is expected to...

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December 8, 2015

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A chase to the cut

November 10, 2015 | By Douglas Shuda

To best evaluate which process is best for you, you must first understand your application and define your needs and limitations, all while accounting for new opportunities and future goals. By doing so, you best match the system capability with your needs, allowing you to take full advantage of the productivity, versatility, and quality benefits that automated cutting has to offer.

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Welding prep in pressure vessel fabrication

October 28, 2015 | By Tony Hufford

The welds in pressure vessel fabrication have to be of the highest quality. The proper surface preparation tools and techniques can help to ensure those critical welds pass the toughest inspections.

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Narrow-crown technology extended to 4.5-, 5-in. cutting wheels

September 9, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has extended its product portfolio of patented narrow-crown technology to all 4.5- and 5-in. Zipcut, Zip+, Zip Stainless, and Zip ALU cutting wheels. The Type 27 narrow-crown technology combines the extended life of a flat Type 1 wheel with the extra stiffness of a...

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Oilfield components fabricator finds success in sawing heavy-wall tube

August 24, 2015 | By Eric Lundin

When oilfield components and systems supplier Tri-Alta used an old manual band saw for cutting tube to length, it experienced no shortage of difficulties in blade failures, inaccurate cuts, and part misalignment. The company invested in a modern band saw from Behringer with automated downfeed pressure sensing, blade tension monitoring, and a material handling system.

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Cutting metal with cutting wheels

July 27, 2015 | By Tony Hufford

Resinoid-bonded cutting wheels can address a variety of routine manual metal applications in which flexibility and portability are necessary. By following a few best practices, you can extend wheel life, promote safety, and improve productivity and efficiency within the process.

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Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

July 23, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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