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Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis

August 1, 2012

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has unveiled its latest software version, AutoFormplus R4. It allows users to quantify and evaluate all planning aspects of stamped sheet metal parts, such as function, quality, lead-time, and cost. In this fourth major release of the product line, the user interface was...

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Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders - TheFabricator.com

Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders

August 1, 2012

The MRL AFD SP welding machine from CEMSA S.p.A. is designed to be integrated in washing machine production lines. It provides rolling and further seam welding of perforated stainless steel cylinders. To prevent flattening of the hole borders, the system wraps the flat, precut sheet metal...

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Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup - TheFabricator.com

Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup

August 1, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has added the TPLPDA to its Magnetic Transporter® LP line, designed to transfer ferrous steel blanks magnetically in a variety of stamping, transfer, and pick-and-place applications. Engineered with rare-earth magnets that positively hold the part during transfer,...

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High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once - TheFabricator.com

High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once

July 31, 2012

AddisonMckee has designed an EB28HS4 electrically powered and hydraulically operated, CNC tube bending machine for a manufacturer of flow control products. The high-speed machine accepts tubing up to 1.10 in. dia. bending up to six components at a time. The setup incorporates four or six sets...

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e-book establishes best practices for metal stamping of medical devices

July 31, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping has published a guide for medical device manufacturers to help them evaluate quality and identify best practices in metal stamping suppliers. The e-book, Ten Quality Indicators for Selecting Metal Stamping Suppliers, is based on findings published in the U.S. Food...

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Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers - TheFabricator.com

Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers

July 31, 2012

JK Lasers has developed a patented system that directs reflected laser light away from the delivery fibers and into a beam dump without the need to adjust the focus head. Back reflection levels are monitored continually and trigger an automatic shutdown if acceptable limits are exceeded....

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Software designed for press brake applications - TheFabricator.com

Software designed for press brake applications

July 30, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released SigmaBEND AP™ press brake software. Incorporating the unfolding functionality of AutoPol™ from FCC Software AB, it automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2-D and 3-D CAD files. Users have direct, seamless access to SolidWorks®...

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Adhesive-bottom mat soaks up liquids without bunching u - TheFabricator.com

Adhesive-bottom mat soaks up liquids without bunching up

July 30, 2012

New Pig Corp.'s PIG® Grippy® Traffic Mat® rug has an adhesive bottom, allowing it to soak up leaks, drips, and overspray without bunching up, curling, or sliding. The heat-fused, needle-punched mat peels up without leaving residue. The mat absorbs oils, coolants, solvents, and...

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Controller lets operator work up damaged dies safely - TheFabricator.com

Controller lets operator work up damaged dies safely

July 30, 2012

Reis Robotics offers the SafetyController, which allows the operator to check and control complicated welding tasks (such as automatic buildup welding of worn-out forging and rolling tools) without danger. The welding cell combines a robot-supported process with the individual adaptation by the...

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Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications

July 26, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new Metalshield® MC®-90 and Metalshield® MC®-110 low-alloy, metal-cored wires. They are designed to produce high-strength, high-toughness, H4-diffusible hydrogen weld deposits required in applications such as heavy equipment and crane...

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Grinding wheels provide high free-cutting capability - TheFabricator.com

Grinding wheels provide high free-cutting capability

July 26, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton QUANTUM™ X creepfeed wheels. They incorporate a patented pore-induced construction; Norton Quantum ceramic abrasive; and a strong, patented bond. The wheels are suitable for low-, medium-, and high-force applications on heat-sensitive,...

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Work boots feature steel laces

July 26, 2012

Red Wing offers work boots featuring the Boa Technology closure system that keeps reels and laces secure. The laces are made from aircraft-grade steel, and a dial turn allows one-handed fit adjustment. The #2491 men's 8-in. work boot features an oil-resistant, slip-resistant outsole called the...

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Smartphone app estimates metal weight, cost

July 25, 2012

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced an Android™ version of MetalMass™, its free smartphone app. The app is available for download in the iTunes® and Google stores. Its interface allows users to calculate the estimated weight and cost of long-product metallic alloy materials such as...

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Safety glasses feature lightweight nylon frame - TheFabricator.com

Safety glasses feature lightweight nylon frame

July 25, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety has expanded its line of safety eyewear with the addition of the new Magid® Gemstone® Onyx Y90 series safety glasses. Red outside and black inside, the nylon frame features flexible, spatula-type temples. The spectacles are offered in clear antifog (Y90RBAFC),...

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Temperature indicating stick length doubled - TheFabricator.com

Temperature indicating stick length doubled

July 25, 2012

Tempil, an ITW Company has updated its Temp-Stik test kit to include 5-in. Tempilstiks in place of the 2.5-in. sticks in the previous test kits. The sticks measure 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 550, 600, 700, and 800 degrees F. The...

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