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When weld prep matters

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

A welding and fabrication company specializing in large-diameter pipe found that a switch in its grinding consumables made all the difference in safety, productivity, and weld quality.

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Wire brushes, grinding wheels, and flap discs, oh my!

September 19, 2016 | By Rick Hopkins

Do you know the difference between a wire brush, a grinding wheel, and a flap disc? Knowing this can help ensure you are spending more time welding and less time cleaning and making repairs.

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Abrasive flap discs re-engineered for longer cut life

September 15, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro® abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine® family of products. The discs have been re-engineered to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, states the company. They are suitable for grinding and blending in everyday carbon and stainless...

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Cutting, grinding wheel line expanded

September 9, 2016

Weiler offers products for cleaning, grinding, cutting, deburring, and finishing that help fabricators work better, faster, and safer, the company reports. Its expanded abrasives line includes a tiered offering of cutting and grinding wheels that deliver consistent performance. The Premium Tiger...

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Pferd to host Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7

September 8, 2016

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, occurring on the first Friday in October, meant to inspire the next...

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Abrasive disc line includes depressed-center, cutoff, and flap discs

August 31, 2016

Osborn has introduced a new line of abrasive products that includes depressed-center grinding discs, cutoff discs, and flap discs. The line is designed to deliver fast cutting, heavy stock removal, long service life, application material versatility, and smooth finish.The discs, offered in...

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Band saw basics: 5 keys to good cutting

August 29, 2016 | By Jim Larson

There are five keys to making a quality cut: coolant, the blade, downfeed, workpiece support, and machine maintenance. If you understand these critical factors, you should be able to achieve good cuts every time.

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100C certification

August 8, 2016

Retro Systems Inc., Valley Center, Kan., has announced its achievement of ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company manufactures the OEM line of Hornet cutting...

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AI Industries builds with automation push

August 4, 2016 | By Robert Colman

Some people look at automation in a manufacturing setting as a threat to future job creation. That’s not the case for Surrey, B.C., Canada-based AI Industries. It has invested in automated processing equipment for its structural steel fabricating business and grown its work force simultaneously.

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Cutting discs designed for titanium and brass

August 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Zip Titan™ and Chopcut Titan™ cutting discs for cutting titanium and brass. Both discs have a silicon carbide-based formulation to prevent the materials being cut from overheating. This helps preserve the metals’ mechanical properties and...

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Double-disc grinding machine offers fast disc changes

July 6, 2016

For the large-scale production of flat precision components, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH offers a compact double-disc grinding machine. Features include closed box frames, forged tool spindles, spindle-tilting mechanisms, a double-walled frame design, and an automatic tool wear compensation...

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Brochure highlights abrasives for pipeline welding

July 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has announced the availability of its new, four-page pipeline brochure featuring stringer bead wheels, bonded abrasive wheels, and flap discs for weld preparation and cleaning in pipe applications. The literature highlights the Dually®, Roughneck®, Polyflex®, and...

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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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