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Abrasive grinding wheels made with precision-shaped grains

November 9, 2012

3M Abrasive Systems has introduced 3M™ Cubitron™ II bonded abrasive grinding and cutoff wheels. The precision-shaped grains continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges, which helps them cut quickly, stay sharp, and perform with less pressure than conventional grinding and cutoff...

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Inspection software released in dual-column version - TheFabricator.com

Inspection software released in dual-column version

November 8, 2012

Delcam has introduced a dual-column version of PowerINSPECT inspection software. The combination of a dual-column CMM and the software allows the simultaneous measurement of different features on larger parts. Parts can be measured in a single coordinate system without repositioning. Models are...

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Fluids impart corrosion resistance in metalworking applications

November 8, 2012

Houghton Intl. offers Drawsol™ 850 X4 straight oil lubricant for heavy-duty drawing and stamping and Rust Veto® AS corrosion inhibitor. The lubricant is formulated primarily for drawing, stamping, forming, and extruding. Suitable for difficult steel and stainless steel operations, it is a...

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Cut-to-length system handles stock widths to 36 in.

November 8, 2012

The Feed Lease Corp. has released its new RWC full line cut-to-length system for the metal stamping industry. The system comprises a cabinet-mounted servo feed with a hydraulic production shear. It handles stock widths to 36 in. with maximum stock thickness of 0.090-in. mild steel. The controller...

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CAD platform allows users to build conveyor assemblies to exact specifications

November 7, 2012

Dorner Mfg.'s new Configurator is an intuitive, 2-D and 3-D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The tool provides the download of a single CAD model of the complete assembled conveyor, saving the time spent matching up individual...

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Ultrahigh-strength steel designed for auto industry applications

November 7, 2012

SSAB has developed Docol 1400 MZE ultrahigh-strength, electrogalvanized steel for automobile manufacturing applications. According to the company, the steel is strong, safe, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant while providing formability, weldability, and consistent mechanical properties....

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Kit includes full set of protective welding gear - TheFabricator.com

Kit includes full set of protective welding gear

November 6, 2012

Lincoln Electric's new Premium Welding Gear Ready-Pak® includes personal protection equipment for welding and other fabrication tasks, sold in sized packages from medium to 2XL. Packed in an industrial-grade duffle bag, the kit includes a VIKING™ 3350 series variable-shade 6-13 black...

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Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling - TheFabricator.com

Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling

November 6, 2012

FANUC FA America has introduced the new Panel i 19-in. industrial PC with color LCD and new touch panel. The PC uses solid-state drives (SSDs) rather than standard hard drives. It features Windows® Embedded instead of a desktop operating system, allowing the operating system to be locked...

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Cleaner, degreaser imparts corrosion protection

November 5, 2012

Cortec® offers VpCI®-414 cleaner and degreaser, a heavy-duty, temporary coating and wax remover for metal and painted surfaces. This nontoxic, nonflammable, water-soluble, and biodegradable concentrate removes dirt, oils, and greases. As a viscous liquid, it is suitable for underhanging and...

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Seam tracking system suitable for reflective materials

November 5, 2012

Invisual E. offers the Scan Sonic seam tracking system. Designed for tube and pipe producers using arc-related welding processes such as laser, GTAW, GMAW, and subarc, the system maintains the torch position over the seam in real time, providing the optimum heat and material transfer for proper...

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Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions - TheFabricator.com

Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions

November 5, 2012

Weiler Corp.'s controlled flare-end brushes feature a trimmed, crimped-wire fill to help make brushing action more effective and increase durability for cleaning fillet welds and into corners, bevels, channels, and slots. The patented design nearly eliminates rapid filament fatigue and wire...

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Shoulder mill made for small diameters - TheFabricator.com

Shoulder mill made for small diameters

November 1, 2012

Kennametal offers the Mill 1-7™ cutter for finishing in small-diameter milling. The cutter can be used for shoulder, ramp, slot, plunge, and helical milling while using a single insert. The small insert enables the use of high-density cutters rather than larger inserts. The insert’s...

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Welding gear designed for female metalworkers - TheFabricator.com

Welding gear designed for female metalworkers

November 1, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Jessi Combs line of welding gear, tailored and sized for women. Combs, a skilled welder and fabricator, has appeared on such shows as Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" and "Overhaulin'." She currently co-hosts "All Girls Garage" and the new "Overhaulin'" on...

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App helps users select right-angle grinding products - TheFabricator.com

App helps users select right-angle grinding products

November 1, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced a grinding app that features a right-angle grinding product selector and distributor locator. It also includes a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. A link to Norton's abrasives...

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CAD/CAM software provides improved multitool support

October 30, 2012

Vero Software has announced the introduction of the 2013 release of Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software. The new release provides improved support for multitools. Multitool configurations are deployed by taking the "variable to buy" for the machine tool in question. For example, a configuration for...

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