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Job shop software integrates with accounting system

April 10, 2012

Exact's JobBOSS Starter Edition software for small job shop now integrates seamlessly with the Intuit QuickBooks accounting system. The software package is designed to help smaller job shops create quick or highly detailed customer quotes; track labor, outside service, and material cost; and...

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Entry-level waterjet designed for production environments

April 10, 2012

Mitsubishi's MW3 entry-level waterjet machine for production environments features solid base construction and a cantilever head design. The 720 CNC delivers advanced programming capabilities. The unit is controlled on a 15-in. waterproof screen. Menu and help functions guide the operator through...

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Mirrors designed for high-power lasers - TheFabricator.com

Mirrors designed for high-power lasers

April 9, 2012

Laser Research Optics has introduced a new line of OFHC copper mirrors offered with or without water cooling for use in high-power, multikilowatt CO2 laser systems. The mirrors are offered in polished, uncoated versions or with plasma gold coatings. They provide more than 99.6 percent...

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Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models

April 9, 2012

Model OP modular pipe-to-pipe weld heads are available from Orbitalum Tools GmbH. The compact units perform automated orbital GTAW with filler wire on unalloyed, low-alloy, and high-alloy pipes and their black-and-white connections. With their small modules (base machine, head module, and cold...

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Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals

April 9, 2012

Sonobond offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It creates solid-state metallurgical bonds with high conductivity without the need for filler materials. No clipping, soldering, crimping, or dipping is required. The process does not produce arcs, sparks, or fumes and does...

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Pipe cutting, beveling systems produce ready-to-install surfaces - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling systems produce ready-to-install surfaces

April 9, 2012

Exact Tools Oy has introduced the PipeCut line of cutting systems for steel and plastic pipe. The machines cut and bevel pipes and tubes on-site, producing a straight, ready-to-install, finished surface in various diameters and materials, the company reports. Several models are available, from...

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Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable - TheFabricator.com

Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable

April 5, 2012

Sunshine Makers Inc. has introduced Simple Green® antispatter. Nonflammable, noncorrosive, nonhazardous, and readily biodegradable, the solvent-free spatter-release product is safe for use around welded surfaces being prepared for painting and plating. It contains no silicon and is safe for...

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Testing system measures fit of hearing protectors

April 5, 2012

3M offers the E-A-Rfit Validation System, a quantitative hearing protector fit-test. The system features a new software upgrade, an expanded portfolio of probed earplugs for testing, and training materials. The system helps users achieve optimal fit through hearing protector selection and employee...

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Angle rolls feature new low-profile design

April 5, 2012

Carell Corp. has introduced a new lower-profile design on its 4-, 5-, and 6-in.-capacity angle rolls. The new design gives operators a more direct line of site to the material during rolling, which can eliminate the need for a pit in many circumstances. The machines employ independent hydraulic...

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Clamshell straightener allows simplified access to rollers - TheFabricator.com

Clamshell straightener allows simplified access to rollers

April 5, 2012

Coe Press Equipment offers a clamshell straightener designed for simplified access to the straightener rollers for inspection and cleaning. This head opening is helpful when running materials such as prepainted steel, aluminum, and stainless steels with critical finish requirements. The rolls...

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Deep-draw press handles large, deep parts - TheFabricator.com

Deep-draw press handles large, deep parts

April 5, 2012

The model 32-10-12SC deep-draw press from Triform Sheet Hydroforming offers precision forming of a variety of sheet metal parts not suited to traditional forming methods. The 10,000-PSI press features a 32-in.-dia. work area and a 13-in. maximum draw depth capacity. The press forms complex...

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Cut-resistant gloves, sleeves protect in metal fabrication applications

April 3, 2012

Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced two new products that offer protection in metal fabrication, glass handling, automotive assembly, and stamping operations. Jackson Safety G60 Level 2 polyurethane-coated, cut-resistant gloves protect against minor cuts and abrasions and offer a barrier...

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Orbital stretch wrapper secures oversized loads

April 3, 2012

Yellow Jacket offers the 87M orbital stretch wrap machine, suitable for securing oversized, oddly shaped, palletized loads while the pallet remains on the forklift. The horizontally positioned stretch wrap dispenser moves around and under a load as the machine is advanced manually across the length...

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Vacuum lifter handles large stampings - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter handles large stampings

April 3, 2012

Anver Corp.'s new vacuum lifter-flipper handles large stampings and rotationally molded parts. Featuring an offset beam with suction cups for gripping a large tublike item from the inside, the unit is powered for flipping the item 180 degrees for placement onto a table or into another process....

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Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel - TheFabricator.com

Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel

April 2, 2012

The American Punch Co. has released an app for mobile devices that allows the user to calculate the recommended tonnage needed when punching steel. The app makes calculations based on user input of punch shape and dimension and thickness of material being punched. The results of recommended...

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