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Plasma systems enhanced with new technology - TheFabricator.com

Plasma systems enhanced with new technology

December 6, 2012

Hypertherm has announced the release of the new True Bevel™ edge-profiling technology. It includes factory-tested mild steel cut charts for all of the company's HyPerformance® HPRXD® plasma systems. The cut charts contain parameters to help reduce the amount of time and effort...

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Welding outfits come in medium-, heavy-duty models - TheFabricator.com

Welding outfits come in medium-, heavy-duty models

December 6, 2012

The Harris Products Group has announced the debut of its HardHat Metalworking Outfits, designed for contractors. The outfits contain regulators, torches, and flashback arresters for cutting, brazing, and welding using oxyacetylene and other fuels. The outfits include both classic-style and the...

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Laser cutting system switches from flat-sheet to tube/pipe cutting

December 6, 2012

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system, delivering the power and speed to cut mid to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat-sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can...

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Casting braze plugs block holes before machining - TheFabricator.com

Casting braze plugs block holes before machining

December 5, 2012

Advanced Laser Technologies offers braze plugs for filling the holes left in a casting. The precision-laser-cut plugs are brazed into the casting, which subsequently is heat-treated and finish-machined. Supplied in any high-nickel-based superalloy to match the cast materials, the plugs are...

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GMAW machine dedicated to aluminum welding applications - TheFabricator.com

GMAW machine dedicated to aluminum welding applications

December 5, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Millermatic® 350P aluminum GMAW machine, a dedicated aluminum welding power source with a new true-torque, push-pull motor design; electronic wire spool brake; trigger schedule select; and synergic capabilities in both GMAW and pulsed GMAW...

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Press brake guarding system complies with new ANSI B11.3 standard

December 5, 2012

Lazer Safe offers the LZS-003-HS press brake guarding system. According to the manufacturer, it is the only retrofit system currently available in the U.S. that fully complies with the new ANSI B11.3 standard. The system features a laser transmitter and receiver that are mounted on the upper ram...

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Waterjet pump runs 1,000 hours between required rebuilds - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet pump runs 1,000 hours between required rebuilds

December 4, 2012

OMAX® Corp. offers the EnduroMAX® pump for its JetMachining® centers. According to the manufacturer, the pump runs 1,000 hours at 55,000 PSI between required rebuilds. It also can run continuously at 60,000 PSI and is available in 30-, 40-, and 50-HP versions. The design comprises...

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Nonwoven products finish all types of metal parts - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven products finish all types of metal parts

December 4, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced the Norton RapidPrep™ line of nonwoven discs, belts, and wheels for the metal fabricating industry. The nonwoven substrate has an improved resin bond system designed to eliminate smearing and loading and improve edge wear. The line is available with an...

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Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder - TheFabricator.com

Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder

December 4, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the GE950 G Plus high-torque die grinder. It features a spindle lock that helps simplify accessory changes using a single wrench. Delivering speeds from 2,500 to 8,700 RPM, it handles polishing and graining, sanding, deburring, edge finishing, beveling, and cutting of metal....

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CNCs made for turning, milling

December 3, 2012

Siemens has introduced two new versions of its CNC for job shops. The Sinumerik 828D Basic T is designed for shop floor turning machines. It combines CNC, PLC, operator panel, and axis control for five axes/spindles, including live tooling. This allows milling and drilling operations on a turning...

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool - TheFabricator.com

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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Brushes help welders finish the job - TheFabricator.com

Brushes help welders finish the job

December 3, 2012

Osborn offers the Welders Choice™ line of finishing products designed for professional welding applications. The stringer bead brushes, including the refined TY™ encapsulated stringer bead brushes, clean J-weld joints. Improved elastomers in the narrow-face, aggressive knots make...

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2-D laser cutting machine features 5-kW disk laser - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser cutting machine features 5-kW disk laser

November 30, 2012

TRUMPF's TruLaser 5030 fiber laser features the 5-kW TruDisk 5001, making it the highest-powered solid-state 2-D laser cutting machine on the market, according to the company. It can cut mild steel up to 1 in. and, depending on material type and thickness, reach cutting speeds up to five times...

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Press brake bending angle monitored in real time by laser

November 30, 2012

LVD Strippit offers the Easy-Form® 135/30 servo-controlled press brake, part of the PPEB series of press brakes with working lengths from 5 to 50 ft. and tonnages up to 3,000. The machine features the company's Easy-Form Laser adaptive bending technology. The angle measurement device uses a laser...

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Electrically driven press brake 2.5 times faster than hydraulic brake

November 30, 2012

Bystronic has introduced the Xcite 80E, a new, electrically driven press brake. The machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing a comparable bend, according to the manufacturer. Using the Fast Bend+ safety system, the tool can be positioned very close to the metal sheet...

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