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Fiber-laser cutting system delivers 4,724-IPM traverse speed - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-laser cutting system delivers 4,724-IPM traverse speed

September 6, 2012

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 fiber for thin worksheet cutting. The laser processes reflective materials such as copper, brass, aluminum, and exotic aerospace materials, as well as carbon steel. The machine features a traverse speed of 4,724 IPM. Its Mazak Preview 2 CNC, with a 3-D...

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Compound tooling produces stampings in single stroke - TheFabricator.com

Compound tooling produces stampings in single stroke

September 6, 2012

Dayton Progress will feature DAYSet™ high-precision compound tooling, a complete tooling system for the production of stamped products in a single-step operation, at FABTECH 2012. The system allows 15-min. tool changeover, making it suitable for short and medium runs, prototyping, and...

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CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings - TheFabricator.com

CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings

September 6, 2012

Dynatorch will introduce the Super-B CNC plasma table for the 4- by 4-ft. and 4- by 8-ft. machine market at FABTECH 2012. Featuring a welded steel frame, the machine rides on ground linear bearings on all axes. DC servo drives with encoder feedback close the loop on control to help achieve...

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Horizontal machining center offers grinding, drilling, boring, milling

September 5, 2012

The G7 i Grinder five-axis horizontal machining center from Makino is a single-platform system for grinding, drilling, and milling of aerospace blades, vanes, and turbine discs. It also helps simplify the manufacturing process with NC intermittent dress. The machine employs a 12,000-RPM HSK-63A...

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Fiber laser system increases thin-sheet processing speeds

September 5, 2012

LVD has introduced the Electra FL high-speed fiber laser system. Powered by a solid-state, doped-fiber laser source, the system processes traditional sheet metal materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well as copper and brass. The laser light's increased absorption into...

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Antispatter coating protects welding equipment - TheFabricator.com

Antispatter coating protects welding equipment

September 5, 2012

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on manual and automatic GMAW equipment for up to eight hours with one application. The coating shields contact tips, welding nozzles,...

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Abrasives app aids grinding product selection - TheFabricator.com

Abrasives app aids grinding product selection

September 5, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced a Norton Abrasives grinding app. The application includes a wheel speed conversion calculator, a coolant calculator, and a dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. It also features a right-angle grinding product selector and distributor...

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Heavy-duty casters designed for extreme applications

September 4, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is one of the highest weight-rated casters available. Designed for extreme situations with payload capacity exceeding typical levels, the 99 series heavy-duty caster can be customized to meet specific applications and preferences. The caster is...

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Press brake includes comprehensive bending database - TheFabricator.com

Press brake includes comprehensive bending database

September 4, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will introduce new products to its laser, bending, and software product lines and demonstrate the Xpert press brake, equipped with new features, at FABTECH. According to the company, the press brake includes the world's most comprehensive database in material bend allowances and...

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Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools - TheFabricator.com

Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools

September 4, 2012

The BobCat™ abrasive flap disc from Weiler Corp. works with a right-angle air die grinder to deburr, grind, and blend. It is designed as an alternative to small-diameter coated blending discs for weld blending and finishing purposes. The 2- and 3-in. flap discs also are suitable for detail...

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Laser profiling accessory attaches to crawler without tools - TheFabricator.com

Laser profiling accessory attaches to crawler without tools

September 4, 2012

The new RedLine™ laser accessory from Envirosight LLC attaches to the ROVVER X™ inspection crawler to perform geometric profiling of the insides of buried pipelines. Captured profile data is analyzed to verify proper pipe installation, plan relining projects, determine remaining pipe...

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Hydraulic precision leveler handles material up to 2.375 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic precision leveler handles material up to 2.375 in. thick

August 30, 2012

The Arku FlatMaster® hydraulic precision leveler handles material from 0.020 to 2.375 in. thick. It features gap control, overload protection, and a quick-change system for its leveling rollers. The leveler is suitable for use in job shops for perforated material; laser, plasma, and flame...

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Sheet metal software shows orders, material stock, machine workloads

August 30, 2012

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. will showcase a variety of new and updated products at FABTECH 2012. The company also will release a sheet metal-specific version of CrossTrack software for composites, delivering traceability and providing visibility of orders, material stock, nests, and machine workloads....

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Laser processing head engineered for 3-D robotic cutting

August 30, 2012

Laser Mechanisms has introduced the new FiberCut right-angle, compact (RAc) laser processing head. It is nearly 30 percent smaller and lighter than the original FiberCut. Engineered for 3-D robotic cutting with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-moving-mass head minimizes inertia transfer to...

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Ferrite content measurement device identifies weld cracking susceptibility - TheFabricator.com

Ferrite content measurement device identifies weld cracking susceptibility

August 29, 2012

The FERITSCOPE® FMP30 hand-held ferrite content measurement device from Fischer Technology determines if the ferrite content in a weld can withstand mechanical stresses at high temperatures. It identifies if the weld is susceptible to cracking under tension or vibration by taking a quick...

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