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Copper alloy serves as beryllium-copper alternative

November 14, 2012

Ampco Metal has introduced AMPCOLOY® 944, a new copper-nickel-silicone-chromium alloy developed as an alternative to beryllium copper for industrial applications requiring a combination of strength and high thermal conductivity. It provides an average hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity of...

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Interactive online guide teaches welding safety

November 13, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co. has launched a welding safety interactive guide, converting its welding safety interactive DVD to an online format accessible and viewable on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Designed to educate arc welders about potential arc welding safety hazards and the safe...

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Laser cutting machine option keeps material cool during cutting

November 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced CoolLine, a new option for its 2-D laser cutting machines that implements a water mist to cool material as it is laser-cut. The option is integrated fully into the cutting process via a special laser cutting head, varying nozzles, and a water supply tank. During cutting,...

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Abrasive cutoff wheels produce clean cuts on stainless steel

November 12, 2012

Rex-Cut® Abrasives offers Alpha-Green cutoff wheels for producing clean cuts on stainless steel. The iron-free wheels, featuring a 0.040-in. profile, can be used in straight- and right-angle grinders. Employing a proprietary, reinforced-resinoid bonding system of 60-grit aluminum oxide abrasives,...

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ANSI standard for press brakes updated

November 12, 2012

The newly revised standard, ANSI B11.3-2012 American National Standard for Machines – Safety Requirements for Power Press Brakes, is available from Omron Automation and Safety. The requirements of this standard apply to press brakes designed and constructed for bending metal. When used for...

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Bridge gantry-type robot cell handles very large structures

November 12, 2012

Reis Robotics has introduced the bridge gantry-type RBP robot. It is the biggest in the company's history, with a 442.93- by 39.37- by 9.84-ft. work envelope, for production of large structures in railway vehicle construction, shipbuilding, steel construction, and wind energy power plant...

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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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