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Abrasive waterjet cutting machines featured at tradeshow - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet cutting machines featured at tradeshow

June 12, 2012

OMAX™ Corp. will present live demonstrations of its abrasive waterjet cutting machines and accessories at IMTS 2012. Operating at the show will be a 6.7- by 20-ft., production-oriented OMAX 80X-1 Dual Bridge JetMachining Center™; a job shop-sized, 5- by 10-ft. MAXIEM® model...

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Management software designed for steel construction

June 11, 2012

Steel Projects has developed a new version of its software, Steel Projects PLM, designed to automate and optimize the connection between the drawing office and the workshop. The software comprises seven separate but fully integrated modules that can automate the production process. It manages the...

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Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems - TheFabricator.com

Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems

June 11, 2012

Salvagnini offers the B3 KinEtic press brake. According to the company, the machine can reach speed and power levels similar to those of a hydraulic press brake while delivering the accuracy of an electric press brake and maintaining the consumption of a hybrid system, all managed by the...

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Plasma spray gun features cascaded arc design

June 11, 2012

Sulzer Metco has introduced the SinplexPro™ plasma spray gun. The single-cathode gun has a fixed cascaded arc, which produces a consistent plume temperature and velocity profile to help reduce material costs and processing times. The gun can be integrated into most existing plasma spray systems....

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Pneumatic circular saw features ultrathin blade for dry cutting - TheFabricator.com

Pneumatic circular saw features ultrathin blade for dry cutting

May 31, 2012

CS Unitec has introduced a 9-in. pneumatic circular saw for dry cutting steel plate up to 0.375 in. thick, as well as nonferrous metal and grating. The 19-lb. model 5 1115 0020 metal cutting saw is suitable for such industries as foundries, petrochemical, nuclear, marine, demolition, and...

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Saw designed for minimum backlash

May 31, 2012

The AMSAW® line from Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. uses carbide or cermet blades to cut ferrous and nonferrous material, bars, billets, rails, profiles, pipes, and tubes.The compact, rigid design includes hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash. The saw blade guide and dampening...

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Nozzle allows for high-speed plasma cutting - TheFabricator.com

Nozzle allows for high-speed plasma cutting

May 31, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the new XR series of high-speed cutting nozzles for its m3 Plasma™ system. According to the company, the nozzles help increase cutting speed and extend dross-free cutting. Nozzle cooling is improved, which helps extend consumable life....

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Retrofit torches bring longer consumable life to plasma cutting systems

May 31, 2012

Hypertherm has announced the availability of Duramax™ retrofit torches for five more plasma cutting systems: the Powermax600™, Powermax800™, Powermax900™, MAX42™, and MAX43™. In addition to these, the torches also are available for retrofit to Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and...

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Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort - TheFabricator.com

Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort

May 30, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety has announced the launch of its CutMaster™ Aramax™ and Aramax™ XT series of cut-resistant sleeves and gloves. Machine knit from cut- and abrasion-resistant yarns, the gloves and sleeves provide hand and arm protection for workers engaged in metal...

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Waterjet pump uses less electricity - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet pump uses less electricity

May 30, 2012

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the Eco-Jet waterjet pump. The 55-KSI, 30-HP unit features a direct-drive pump design that consumes up to 40 percent less electricity than a 50-HP pump while producing the same output, the manufacturer reports. The pump produces up to 1 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure...

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CAD modeling helps optimize pressworking processes - TheFabricator.com

CAD modeling helps optimize pressworking processes

May 30, 2012

Bilsing Automation has introduced the new 3-D press line scanning service, designed to provide accurate simulations of customers' stamping processes. Many automotive OEMs require that press lines be up and running within a couple hours of tooling and die installation. This requires simulation...

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Automatic transmission die technology processes developed

May 29, 2012

Schuler has developed new techniques for producing automatic transmission components with advanced in-die processes such as spline forming with in-die rollers; roll forming with smaller in-die rollers; and segment forming for tall, thin components. The spline forming technology involves the...

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Waterjet cutting system features small footprint - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting system features small footprint

May 29, 2012

TECHNI Waterjet™ has introduced the new Intec-G2 Value series of small-footprint waterjet cutting systems. The system, which features a large monitor screen, is available with an optional remote control pendant. The Skip and Float™ option helps ensure a constant standoff height over...

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Misting fans help beat summer heat

May 29, 2012

Big Ass Fan Company® has added high-pressure, filtered misting systems to its 8-ft. AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® portable industrial fans. According to the company, they produce a cooling effect equivalent to 22 and 11 tons of air conditioning, respectively. . The new systems produce an ultrafine...

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Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels

May 24, 2012

PEM® self-clinching studs from PennEngineering® are designed with large-diameter heads for heavy-duty attachment applications. The enlarged, nonflush stud head distributes axial tightening force over a large area to reduce compressive stress on the panel and provide full thread strength....

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