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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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Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain - TheFabricator.com

Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain

July 24, 2012

The MILLHOG® ET-800 patent-pending, dual-spring hanger from Esco Tool lets users maneuver heavy or bulky tools safely. The two drawbar springs, rated at 610 lbs. each, are mounted onto 8- by 0.375-in. steel plates. A built-in, tamperproof safety chain prevents the springs from bottoming...

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Aggressive grinding wheels maintain smooth feel - TheFabricator.com

Aggressive grinding wheels maintain smooth feel

July 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green premium grinding wheels for aggressive grinding applications on stainless steel, mild steel, hard face, titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and aluminum. Available in 36, 46, and 60 grits in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in.-dia. sizes with 36 grit 0.1875 in. thick and...

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Same-day shipping offered for stock tooling - TheFabricator.com

Same-day shipping offered for stock tooling

July 24, 2012

American Punch Co. can ship its stock oblong and square tooling the same day if ordered by 12:00 p.m. EST, regardless of keyways specified by the customers. The company has added 65 sizes of oblong tooling and 60 sizes of square punches to its inventory of stock...

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Metrology software includes several new features - TheFabricator.com

Metrology software includes several new features

July 23, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced PC-DMIS 2012 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, reduce costs, and build lean manufacturing operations. The ClearanceCube feature eliminates...

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Replacement torches use one consumable part style - TheFabricator.com

Replacement torches use one consumable part style

July 23, 2012

Thermacut Inc. has introduced the RTS line of replacement plasma torches. These torches cover amperages from 12 to 120 and are designed to operate on manual plasma cutting systems using contact start (blow back or blow forward), high frequency, and capacitive-discharge starting methods. The RTS...

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