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CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system - TheFabricator.com

CMM incorporates wireless thermal compensation system

January 8, 2013

Coord3 Metrology LLC has introduced the European-manufactured Universal line of vertical-bridge CMMs to the North American market. The machine features an alloy, moving-frame design for improved dynamics and measuring accuracy. It incorporates wireless thermal compensation of both machine and...

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Vertical machining center's control indicates needed adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Vertical machining center's control indicates needed adjustments

January 8, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining center. Its 31iB control features high-speed processing and streamlined electronics to reduce the number of components and provide an ergonomic display. It allows users to analyze systems on the drill and...

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Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications

January 8, 2013

Maxal has introduced new, patent-pending 4943 aluminum GMAW wire and GTAW cut lengths, the first aluminum filler metal to be developed, registered by the Aluminum Association, and classified by AWS for wrought commercial applications in more than 40 years, according to the manufacturer....

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Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use

January 7, 2013

Koike Aronson Ransome Inc. has introduced the Koikejet E series waterjet cutting machine. The gantry-style machine features a low-profile table and Burny Phantom ST touchscreen controller. The system is designed for users entering the waterjet cutting market. Standard machine sizes are 4 by 4 ft.,...

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Spark separator helps prevent welding filter fires

January 7, 2013

Kemper America has introduced the Spark Trap separator, designed to prevent filter fires and extend the life of welding exhaust filters. The system's swirling air design accelerates exhaust gases and sparks up to 100 MPH, separating sparks and larger glowing particles from the airstream before...

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Bar code tracking software designed for fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Bar code tracking software designed for fabricators

January 7, 2013

Dynamic Systems Inc. has announced the launch of the CheckMate ERP software suite, based on the company's manufacturing suite with modules added for the requirements of small to midsized fabricators. The suite includes job costing, inventory, and tool tracking to provide fabricators with...

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Steel lathe chuck shield protects workers from flying chips

January 7, 2013

Danray Products LLC offers a heavy-duty steel lathe chuck shield designed for lathes and similar machines. It provides a safeguard between people and point-of-operation or rotating hazards and protects individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant, lubricant, and other particles. The shield...

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Plasma cutters added to cost estimating software library

January 4, 2013

MTI Systems has added high-definition plasma cutting machines to its Costimator® cost estimating software library, offering updates and laser cost-saving comparison options. The software now includes Hypertherm Hy-definition and Hy-performance plasma cutters in its library of 3,500 workcenters....

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Lightweight welding carriage is portable - TheFabricator.com

Lightweight welding carriage is portable

December 20, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Wel-Handy Mini V, a lightweight, portable welding carriage that has the capabilities of larger machines. The unit's heat-resistant rubber rollers provide long life and low-cost replacement, the manufacturer states. A one-handle magnet elevation...

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Tools form parts with short, tapered flanges - TheFabricator.com

Tools form parts with short, tapered flanges

December 20, 2012

FAB Supply Inc. has made design changes to its Rolla-V tooling line. The tools can be used to form a greater variety of material thicknesses, and components have been redesigned to deliver increased angular accuracy and angular repeatability. The forming action of the dies allows fabricators to...

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Small air nozzle delivers precision blowoff - TheFabricator.com

Small air nozzle delivers precision blowoff

December 20, 2012

Exair's new Pico Super Air Nozzle™, at only 0.19 in. dia., is one of the smallest available, states the company. It provides precision blowoff with a directed high-volume, high-velocity airflow. The air nozzle projects less than 0.5 in. past the mounting surface, which permits installation...

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Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio

December 20, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new line of CP3850 industrial angle grinders and sanders, which offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and durability in their class, according to the manufacturer. Weighing less than 6 lbs., the lightweight machines come in 7- and 9-in. capacities....

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Work gloves grip in most situations

December 19, 2012

3M has announced the introduction of work gloves made with 3M™ Gripping Material. They are suitable for anyone who needs a better grip, especially in wet or oily conditions. Incorporated into the work gloves, the gripping material comprises thousands of microfingers to help improve traction and...

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Rigid, semi-flex discs handle tough grinding applications - TheFabricator.com

Rigid, semi-flex discs handle tough grinding applications

December 19, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced rigid, semi-flex discs for aggressive grinding applications. The new discs are made with a stiff phenolic resin fiberglass backing, which is engineered to be stronger than plastic or vulcanized fiber backings for more control when grinding corners and...

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Industrial regulator features larger gauge - TheFabricator.com

Industrial regulator features larger gauge

December 19, 2012

The Harris Products Group offers the model 25GX industrial regulator, designed for durability and featuring an ergonomic knob, large gauges, and a modified outlet angle for improved LP cylinder clearance. The regulator meets relevant industry standards, including CGA E-4 guidelines, and passes...

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