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Shopping cart manufacturer rings up productivity gains with automated bending cell

November 21, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

Shopping cart manufacturer Technibilt has been incorporating automation little by little over the last few decades, but recently took a big step when it solicited bids for a transfer system that would bend and punch tube to make shopping cart frames.

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Tube bender switches from clockwise to counterclockwise bending

November 18, 2016

Transfluid offers the t bend DB 630 CNC bending machine for pipes up to 1.65 in. dia. While the machine usually processes the parts in a clockwise direction, it can be converted to counterclockwise bending for smaller diameters.For the processing of smaller pipe diameters, a quick change of the...

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End forming machine achieves tube expansions to 12 in.

November 8, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl. has introduced a new end forming machine for large tube and pipe expansions. The 1674V achieves expansions from 1-1/2 to 12 in. The machine has two expanding cylinders, mounted vertically. The vertical orientation uses gravity to hold the part against the expander head and...

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Horn Machine Tools, Omni-X MX form strategic alliance in Mexico

October 11, 2016

Madera, Calif.-based tube bending machine manufacturer Horn Machine Tools Inc. and Omni-X MX S. de R.L. de C.V. have entered into an exclusive sales and service alliance for Mexico and South America.Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Omni-X MX manufactures tooling for tube bending and tube end forming...

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Tube bender bends random-length tube components in single step

October 11, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 80 E TB MR tube bending machine, developed for the series production of tube systems, commonly used in the automotive industry.A disconnecting device integrated into the bending tool makes it possible to bend and separate tube components at random lengths in a single...

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Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill wins industry innovation award

October 10, 2016

Lafayette, Colo.-based Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill to market, the MagDrill Disruptor 30, is a winner in the fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards.The machine, designed for pipe drilling and hole cutting, handles round and thin material. It combines the company’s patented...

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Proposed ASTM standard to help engineers with stainless steel projects

October 5, 2016

ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., is creating a consolidated reference guide for engineers and consultants who want to use stainless steel in transportation and construction projects. “The proposed standard will be a practical guide for engineers to use when plans and specifications are being...

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Burr Oak Tool names Tubex as representative in Canada

October 4, 2016

Burr Oak Tool, Sturgis, Mich., a designer of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has named Montreal-based Tubex Technology Machinery Inc. as a representative in Canada.Tubex is a provider of tube forming, bending, and cutting machines for the HVAC,...

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Rattunde marks 10 years in business

September 30, 2016

Rattunde Corp., Caledonia, Mich., a builder of metal tube and bar processing machinery, recently marked its 10-year anniversary with a technology open house. Live machine demonstrations highlighted new technology and a fully operational production system for metal tubing. The event included on-site...

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BLM Group supplies end machining center, CNC saw to Tube Fabrication Industries

September 29, 2016

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube and flat sheet processing equipment, has sold a BC80 CNC end machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine to Tube Fabrication Industries, a fabricator of aluminum and carbon steel tubular components in Logansport, Ind. The end...

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Huth Ben Pearson hires marketing and sales associate

September 23, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl., a manufacturer of compression pipe benders and end forming equipment in Hartford, Wis., has hired Jeanette Clayton to the newly created position of marketing and sales associate. Clayton previously worked at Guarantee Digital. She has a bachelor’s degree from the...

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Burr Oak Tool forms partnership with Sistemi Meccanici Industriali

September 12, 2016

Burr Oak Tool, a Sturgis, Mich.-based provider of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has announced the formation of a partnership with Italy-based Sistemi Meccanici Industriali (SMI). SMI manufactures tube processing machines designed for...

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Roll grooving tool digitizes pipe grooving

September 8, 2016

Victaulic has introduced the RG5200i roll grooving tool. The fully automatic tool transmits instant feedback on the quality of the pipe and the pipe groove. The tool, which roll grooves Sch. 40 carbon steel pipe from 4 to 60 in. dia., is designed to meet ANSI specifications and the American Water...

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Laser stent, tube cutter introduced

September 1, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. offers the Sigma laser stent and tube cutter. It features a large access workspace door with an embedded quick-open slide door, pull-out drawers, a closed-loop water system, and internal flexible lamps. The single-mode laser and optical focusing assembly provide spot...

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Civil War re-enactors take aim at metal fabrication

August 31, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

The members of Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery had two cannons, an old school bus, and many miles to cover to stage mock battles. A team of Civil War re-enactors, they had discarded their previous bus and needed to transform their new bus. They enlisted the help of the staff and students at Blackhawk Technical College (BTC), Janesville, Wis.

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