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Fluid line expanded for tube, pipe industry - TheFabricator.com

Fluid line expanded for tube, pipe industry

January 10, 2013

CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology has expanded its CIMMILL™ line of products for tube and pipe customers. The expansion includes RP 365 solvent/oil-based rust protection. The product provides more than a year of corrosion protection and leaves a protective film residue. The RP 24-7 VOC-free,...

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Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces - TheFabricator.com

Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces

January 10, 2013

Mate's new Hybrid Threadform forming tool for punch presses provides a method for fastening two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations. Designed for use when the material thickness is greater than the screw pitch, the tool thins the material in the center of the...

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Collet fixture for chucks suitable for short runs - TheFabricator.com

Collet fixture for chucks suitable for short runs

January 10, 2013

Kalamazoo Industries Inc.'s 1CC 5C collet fixture for chucks is suitable for short runs because it allows for quick setup of 5C collets without removal of the power chuck. The fixture is dead length for nonlateral movement of the workpiece to maintain original datum for repeat operations. The...

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Robotic grit-blast system's turntable holds 1,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Robotic grit-blast system's turntable holds 1,000 lbs.

January 9, 2013

Guyson Corp. has introduced an extended-height robotic grit-blast machine with a 72- by 72-in. work envelope and pressure-blast media delivery for precision surface preparation applications in the aerospace industry, including composite structures. The model RB-72 uses a FANUC M-20iA robot as a...

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On-site repair product suitable for high loads

January 9, 2013

Diamant Coating Systems has introduced Multimetal Steel 1018, a repair product that combines high compressive strength, vibration damping, and long-term corrosion protection. The product was developed in Germany for the repair of steel and steel-composite bridges. It provides high compressive and...

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Conveyor drive features compact design

January 9, 2013

The new 2200 series Mid Drive belt conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. frees up the motor and mounts from both ends of the conveyor, creating additional available space for operator and machine interfaces. The compact, three-roller design is 40 percent smaller than tensioned-center drives, opening...

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CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system - TheFabricator.com

CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system

January 8, 2013

Coord3 Metrology LLC has introduced the European-manufactured Universal line of vertical-bridge CMMs to the North American market. The machine features an alloy, moving-frame design for improved dynamics and measuring accuracy. It incorporates wireless thermal compensation of both machine and...

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Vertical machining center's control indicates needed adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Vertical machining center's control indicates needed adjustments

January 8, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining center. Its 31iB control features high-speed processing and streamlined electronics to reduce the number of components and provide an ergonomic display. It allows users to analyze systems on the drill and...

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Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications

January 8, 2013

Maxal has introduced new, patent-pending 4943 aluminum GMAW wire and GTAW cut lengths, the first aluminum filler metal to be developed, registered by the Aluminum Association, and classified by AWS for wrought commercial applications in more than 40 years, according to the manufacturer....

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Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use

January 7, 2013

Koike Aronson Ransome Inc. has introduced the Koikejet E series waterjet cutting machine. The gantry-style machine features a low-profile table and Burny Phantom ST touchscreen controller. The system is designed for users entering the waterjet cutting market. Standard machine sizes are 4 by 4 ft.,...

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Spark separator helps prevent welding filter fires

January 7, 2013

Kemper America has introduced the Spark Trap separator, designed to prevent filter fires and extend the life of welding exhaust filters. The system's swirling air design accelerates exhaust gases and sparks up to 100 MPH, separating sparks and larger glowing particles from the airstream before...

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Bar code tracking software designed for fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Bar code tracking software designed for fabricators

January 7, 2013

Dynamic Systems Inc. has announced the launch of the CheckMate ERP software suite, based on the company's manufacturing suite with modules added for the requirements of small to midsized fabricators. The suite includes job costing, inventory, and tool tracking to provide fabricators with...

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Steel lathe chuck shield protects workers from flying chips

January 7, 2013

Danray Products LLC offers a heavy-duty steel lathe chuck shield designed for lathes and similar machines. It provides a safeguard between people and point-of-operation or rotating hazards and protects individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant, lubricant, and other particles. The shield...

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Plasma cutters added to cost estimating software library

January 4, 2013

MTI Systems has added high-definition plasma cutting machines to its Costimator® cost estimating software library, offering updates and laser cost-saving comparison options. The software now includes Hypertherm Hy-definition and Hy-performance plasma cutters in its library of 3,500 workcenters....

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Lightweight welding carriage is portable - TheFabricator.com

Lightweight welding carriage is portable

December 20, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Wel-Handy Mini V, a lightweight, portable welding carriage that has the capabilities of larger machines. The unit's heat-resistant rubber rollers provide long life and low-cost replacement, the manufacturer states. A one-handle magnet elevation...

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