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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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Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking - TheFabricator.com

Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking

October 30, 2012

Voortman has introduced the new V550-6 punching and shearing system for flat and angle steel processing. With six punches available, the system features a large-capacity hydraulic pump to make it the fastest punch in the market, according to the manufacturer. Layout marking is a standard...

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Laser robot's integrated beam guidance increases laser capacity

October 30, 2012

Reis Robotics has introduced the new, six-axis laser robot type RV60-26-FT (fiber transfer). It delivers a capacity up to 20 kW, long reach, high handling weights for different welding optics, and powerful beam guidance and optic systems, the company states. In the redesigned hand axis, the laser...

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Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections

October 30, 2012

Lenox Instrument Co. offers a complete line of videoscope imaging systems, including UV models that help speed inspection time and provide clear illumination of welds and surface defects such as pitting, corrosion, and denting inside tubing and pipe. The systems feature a choice of...

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App allows smartphone to control surface measurement drive unit - TheFabricator.com

App allows smartphone to control surface measurement drive unit

October 29, 2012

Mahr Federal has introduced a new Android® app that lets users measure common surface roughness parameters using their smartphones and other Android operating system devices. The MarSurf® One app interfaces via Bluetooth® with a Mahr RD 18 drive unit and probe to measure such...

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Clamping system available with solid-carbide end mills - TheFabricator.com

Clamping system available with solid-carbide end mills

October 29, 2012

Walter USA LLC has announced the availability of the Haimer Safe-Lock™ clamping system with specially modified Walter Prototyp solid-carbide mills. The problem of pullout or microcreep is prevalent in high-speed machining applications and when working with difficult-to-machine materials...

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Steel grades reduce weight while adding strength

October 29, 2012

SSAB offers the new Domex 900/960 and 1100 hot-rolled and cold-formed strip steels, with strengths from 220 to 1,100 MPa. The steels allow users to reduce the weight of the end product while adding strength and durability, according to the manufacturer. The materials offer formability,...

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Floor-stand disc sander features cast-iron, steel construction - TheFabricator.com

Floor-stand disc sander features cast-iron, steel construction

October 25, 2012

The Kalamazoo Industries model DS20 disc sander is a floor-stand unit designed for nonproduction applications. The sander features cast-iron and steel construction, a 20-in. steel disc, a tilt table with miter gauge, and a reversing drum switch. The unit is available with a 1,740-RPM, 2-HP,...

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End mills designed for aerospace machining - TheFabricator.com

End mills designed for aerospace machining

October 25, 2012

Emuge Corp. has introduced Emuge-Franken TiNox-Cut, a new series of end mills developed to machine tough materials. The end mills process nickel alloys such as INCONEL® 718, Nimonic®, Waspaloy®, titanium 6A1-4V, and tough steels like stainless 316. The mills' variable flute spacing...

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System monitors vibrations during seamless pipe piercing

October 24, 2012

OG Technologies Inc. has introduced the In-line Piercing Process Monitoring (iPPM™) system. It monitors vibrations during the piercing operation for seamless pipes. The vibration signal carries information about the interaction among the pipe billet, the tapered rolls, and the piercing head and...

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Calculator determines waterjet feed rate

October 24, 2012

WARDJet® offers a free-download feed rate calculator, designed to help users determine the optimized speed for cutting their material with waterjet. Users input machine settings, material, and thickness, and the calculator determines the feed rate automatically....

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Dot marker needs no manual Z-axis height adjustment

October 23, 2012

The new e8-c153 z-a SIC dot marker from SIC Marking delivers precision, consistent part marking aided by the Autosense function, making it suitable for data matrix code and human-readable text applications. Its marking window is 6.3 by 3.9 in. The marking head descends automatically to the part,...

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Vertical machining centers made for large components

October 23, 2012

Two new F series vertical machining centers from Makino are designed to handle large production parts and big die and mold components. They come standard with core-cooled ball screws and scale feedback. The smaller F8 features X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels of 51.2, 31.5, and 25.6 in., respectively; a...

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