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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Ultrathin abrasive cutoff wheels leave no burrs, burns

April 23, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Razor Thin abrasive cutoff wheels. The ultrathin wheels offer fast, smooth cutting, giving maximum cuts with minimal kerf loss while providing reduced cutting resistance and sparks, the company reports. The wheels are offered in Type 27 and Type 1 shapes and in...

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Optimize your welding processes with the right gas and expertise

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Air Products

Length: 43:00

Air Products brings welding expertise and optimal performance to your shop floor. You'll see a live demonstration of our MAXX™ shielding gas blends and how they compare to a traditional industry standard gas blend.

Grinding wheel designed for demanding jobs

March 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...

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Simonds Intl. launches new website

February 13, 2014

Simonds Intl., a cutting tool manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass., has launched a new website at www.simondsint.com. The site now provides item-level detail, catalog downloads, company news, how-to videos, and hints and tips. The site features a section that highlights the various products the...

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Abrasive notcher/grinder preps pipes for welding at an angle

February 12, 2014

Scotchman Industries Inc. offers the Almi AL150 abrasive pipe notcher/grinder for high-production applications such as notching gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Suitable for double-corner joints, it helps ensure the correct cope is achieved for welding at an angle. The machine can...

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Voortman to build new facility in Illinois

February 7, 2014

Voortman Corp., based in Rijssen, Netherlands, has announced plans to build a $1.6 million, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Manteno, Ill. The plant, scheduled for completion in September 2014, will produce steel cutting machinery and feature an equipment showroom. The location also will provide...

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IKS names product development manager

January 17, 2014

International Knife and Saw (IKS), Florence, S.C., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial machine knives and saws, has hired Jim Wilcox as product development manager for metal slitting and processing. In this role, Wilcox focuses on customer education, performing tooling seminars on-site for...

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Welding end prep tool battery powered for portability

January 8, 2014

The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® from Esco Tool is a right-angle-drive, ID-clamping welding end prep tool that employs a wedge-style blade-locking system and TiN-coated cutter blades to perform ready-to-weld end preps without cutting oils. Available with a rechargeable, 18-V lithium-ion battery...

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Warrior: A Breakthrough Welding Machine

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

Length: 2:20

Warrior™ by ESAB is a multi-process welding machine designed to be reliable, rugged, energy efficient and easy to use for GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Cored), SMAW (Stick), and GTAW (TIG) welding, and ACAG (Arc Gouging).

Patriot Automation CNC names VP of sales

November 7, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., a supplier of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, has named John W. Ibsen to the position of vice president of sales. Ibsen, who holds an engineering degree, has about 40 years of field sales experience with welding, robotics,...

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Kent Corp. installs coil end welding machine for European oil and gas company

November 4, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has installed a 45-degree bias coil end welding machine for a multinational oil and gas company. This new machine allows for the strip end shearing, shear end alignment, and welding of flat strip coil ends on a 45-degree cutting angle. Because of the extreme...

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Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling

October 22, 2013

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ welding end prep tool from Esco Tool is equipped with an air-operated clamp that attaches to a tube or pipe ID and releases from it at the flip of a toggle switch. It is suitable for highly repetitive end preps. Featuring a self-centering draw rod that...

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Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel

October 2, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a line of magnetic angle fixturing devices and hand lifters in its Radius™ tool welding gear product group. The fixturing tools can be used to position steel for tack welding or other pre- or postweld operations. They also are suitable for cutting and grinding...

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Solvent cleaning system prepares parts for subsequent processes

September 11, 2013

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore solvent cleaning system, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons, modified alcohols, and polar solvents. The VOC-compliant system is suitable for cleaning parts contaminated with oil or surfaces that must be greaseless for subsequent processes...

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E.H. Wachs adds videos to YouTube channel

June 17, 2013

E.H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has announced that four new videos are available for viewing on its YouTube channel. The videos highlight products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists estimate production times; specify product; and learn more about...

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