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Abrasive jet diagram

Not your father's abrasive jet

July 12, 2001

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The advances made in abrasive jet cutting in recent years have negated much of the downside formerly associated with the technology.

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The Brakes- Press Brakes and You -- How to get the most out of your press brake

June 18, 2001

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Problems with your press brake imperil what could be the most valuable machine you have. Take pains to ensure the health of this valuable piece of equipment.

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Resisting cracking, deformation, and premature wear: Powder metallurgical steels provide an alternative to conventional tool steels

June 15, 2001

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Want to know how powder metallurgical tool steels are produced and how their properties provide the material's toughness and wear resistance? Read on.

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Gas-shielded flux-cored arc welding

Gas-shielded cored wires find their niche

June 15, 2001

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Gas-shielded flux-cored and metal-cored wires are growing in popularity because the wires are fabricated and can be applied to many applications.

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Hydroforming system

Successful tube hydroforming: Watching parameters, accurately simulating the process yield good results

June 15, 2001

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A typical tube hydroforming system is shown in Figure 1. Within this system, a host of factors must be taken into account, from starting tube geometry and material properties to the quality of the final part (such as thickness distribution and dimensional accuracy).

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Orca sculpture

Whale watching: A doctor's love of whales leads to a complex welding project

June 15, 2001

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Metal artist James Berry constructed a large whale display by making healthy use of Gas Metal Arc Welding. Here's how he did it, and why.

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Rising expectations spark new approach to draw die development: Reconciling demands for increased quality at lower costs

June 13, 2001

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A recently formulated approach to draw die development incorporates simultaneous engineering to identify and address potential problems before dies are built.

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Material Handling on Squaring Shears

June 13, 2001

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Proper material handling equipment in front of and in back of utmost importance to your operation. Its impact on operator comfort and safety should not be minimized.

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Transfer die design considerations

June 13, 2001

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A list of basic requirements must be met to begin the design process for a transfer die. You'll probably want to know why transfer dies are used, methods for loading material, the sequence of operations in a transfer press, and the details of manufacturing process before you start.

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Leaping the hurdles to press brake automation

June 12, 2001

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Understanding the obstacles to automating press brakes requires an analysis of the bending process.

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Prepainted Steel Coil

Protecting surface-sensitive materials in coil processing

June 6, 2001

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Using coil processing equipment with surface-sensitive materials in a manner that does not cause damage is of utmost importance to your customers. Make sure you know the ropes before start running the lines.

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Making structural repairs in the field

May 30, 2001

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Planning, gas, rigs, tips, location, and cutting all have significant effects on field welding jobs. Taking these into account may save you a lot of time and trouble when doing repair on structural members.

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An evaluation of two cold pilger die designs

May 30, 2001

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A number of elements contribute to the success and failure of pilgering seamless tube. An analysis of the finished product and consideration of these processes can help a shop choose the right tooling for the process.

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Using plasma arc cutting to clean-cut stainless steel sheet and plate

May 30, 2001

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To clean-cut stainless steel sheet and plate, fabricators first must choose the right CNC cutting equipment and then set the correct process-related variables. Precise machine motion controls, torch-to-material distance control, and the correct plasma and assist gases all are crucial to producing weld-ready plasma-cut edges on all stainless steel thicknesses.

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Dressing for success and other welding safety tips

May 30, 2001

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Whether we are attending a social occasion or dressing for the job, we all give some thought about what we are going to wear.

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