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Marker writes on rough, rusty materials - TheFabricator.com

Marker writes on rough, rusty materials

September 12, 2012

LA-CO Industries offers the Markal® PRO-LINE® XT marker, designed to mark on dirty, rusty surfaces with paint that does not fade, even in extreme conditions, the company states. Available in 14 colors, the marker's enamel-based paint binds quickly to the surface, resisting wear,...

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Safety station includes storage, sink, eyewash - TheFabricator.com

Safety station includes storage, sink, eyewash

September 12, 2012

The Shure Safety Station stores first aid kits, bandages, MSDS, and supplies. Made of heavy-duty reinforced steel, the station includes a 36-in.-wide sink, 24-in.-wide storage cabinet, and 5-ft. upper binder cabinet with gas spring shocks and a task light. An emergency eyewash attachment is...

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Flap disc blends into corners - TheFabricator.com

Flap disc blends into corners

September 11, 2012

Wendt USA has introduced the new, patented FleXtreme flap disc for the metal fabrication industry. The reduced-diameter backing, constructed of abrasive material, wears down evenly with the flaps and eliminates the need to trim anything away. With its flap design, the disc can blend into...

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Welding tables feature five-face design - TheFabricator.com

Welding tables feature five-face design

September 11, 2012

Strong Hand Tools® is an authorized U.S. distributor of German-made Siegmund welding tables for heavy-duty fixturing applications. They feature a one-piece, five-face design with 0.98-in.-thick reinforced steel plate for a rigid work surface with flatness within 0.012 in. Load capacity is...

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Diamond cutting wheel makes more cuts than up to 200 abrasive discs

September 11, 2012

DiamondX® Cutter, a thin-cutting diamond wheel designed to cut steel and stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, pipe, section, and angle iron, also handles copper pipe, composite materials, PVC, fiberglass, and wood. Depending on the application, the cutter can make more cuts than 30 to 200 abrasive...

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CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings - TheFabricator.com

CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings

September 6, 2012

Dynatorch will introduce the Super-B CNC plasma table for the 4- by 4-ft. and 4- by 8-ft. machine market at FABTECH 2012. Featuring a welded steel frame, the machine rides on ground linear bearings on all axes. DC servo drives with encoder feedback close the loop on control to help achieve...

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Compound tooling produces stampings in single stroke - TheFabricator.com

Compound tooling produces stampings in single stroke

September 6, 2012

Dayton Progress will feature DAYSet™ high-precision compound tooling, a complete tooling system for the production of stamped products in a single-step operation, at FABTECH 2012. The system allows 15-min. tool changeover, making it suitable for short and medium runs, prototyping, and...

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Fiber-laser cutting system delivers 4,724-IPM traverse speed - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-laser cutting system delivers 4,724-IPM traverse speed

September 6, 2012

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 fiber for thin worksheet cutting. The laser processes reflective materials such as copper, brass, aluminum, and exotic aerospace materials, as well as carbon steel. The machine features a traverse speed of 4,724 IPM. Its Mazak Preview 2 CNC, with a 3-D...

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Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining - TheFabricator.com

Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining

September 6, 2012

Ficep Corp. will introduce some of the latest developments in the Gemini 36 HD product line at FABTECH. This multitasking, CNC plate-processing cell combines plasma and oxyfuel cutting with machining to integrate the operations of drilling, milling, tapping, countersinking, and scribing. A...

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Abrasives app aids grinding product selection - TheFabricator.com

Abrasives app aids grinding product selection

September 5, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced a Norton Abrasives grinding app. The application includes a wheel speed conversion calculator, a coolant calculator, and a dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. It also features a right-angle grinding product selector and distributor...

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Antispatter coating protects welding equipment - TheFabricator.com

Antispatter coating protects welding equipment

September 5, 2012

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on manual and automatic GMAW equipment for up to eight hours with one application. The coating shields contact tips, welding nozzles,...

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Fiber laser system increases thin-sheet processing speeds

September 5, 2012

LVD has introduced the Electra FL high-speed fiber laser system. Powered by a solid-state, doped-fiber laser source, the system processes traditional sheet metal materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well as copper and brass. The laser light's increased absorption into...

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Horizontal machining center offers grinding, drilling, boring, milling

September 5, 2012

The G7 i Grinder five-axis horizontal machining center from Makino is a single-platform system for grinding, drilling, and milling of aerospace blades, vanes, and turbine discs. It also helps simplify the manufacturing process with NC intermittent dress. The machine employs a 12,000-RPM HSK-63A...

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Laser profiling accessory attaches to crawler without tools - TheFabricator.com

Laser profiling accessory attaches to crawler without tools

September 4, 2012

The new RedLine™ laser accessory from Envirosight LLC attaches to the ROVVER X™ inspection crawler to perform geometric profiling of the insides of buried pipelines. Captured profile data is analyzed to verify proper pipe installation, plan relining projects, determine remaining pipe...

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Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools - TheFabricator.com

Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools

September 4, 2012

The BobCat™ abrasive flap disc from Weiler Corp. works with a right-angle air die grinder to deburr, grind, and blend. It is designed as an alternative to small-diameter coated blending discs for weld blending and finishing purposes. The 2- and 3-in. flap discs also are suitable for detail...

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