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Retrofit turns manual CMM into 3-D model-based inspection system

October 1, 2012

Verisurf Software has introduced complete CMM retrofits that add Verisurf X6 software and new USB communications to any manual CMM, transforming it into a 3-D model-based inspection system. With the retrofit, users can perform model-based definition and inspection, with the ability to read...

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Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection - TheFabricator.com

Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection

October 1, 2012

Galeton has introduced Panther Premium leather welder's gloves. They feature a thick lining and a double-layer leather thumb joint to protect workers' hands from heat and hot tools. Kevlar®-sewn seams are welted to prevent tearing, and a 5-in. cuff gives extra heat...

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Safety scale checks barrier-guard openings for OSHA compliance

October 1, 2012

Danray Products LLC has introduced its new OSHA guard safety scale. It can be used to check the openings in barrier guards during their design, installation, and inspection for compliance with Table O-10 of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217. The yellow, three-section, folding scale is 33.5 in. long, so it...

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Stainless steel tube bends easily - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel tube bends easily

September 27, 2012

Classic Tube offers stainless tubing made in U.S. mills from U.S. strip stainless steel made exclusively for its products. SAE and ASTM specifications are used to create stainless that is soft enough to avoid cracks during flaring or crimps during bending. The tubing performs and lasts as well...

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Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity - TheFabricator.com

Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity

September 27, 2012

Rexroth offers newly developed planetary screw assemblies that allow for heavy loads to be moved quickly. The drive elements are available in five sizes with a static load capacity of up to 475 kN. The compact units require less installation space than ball screw assemblies with the same...

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Automatic band saws feature twin prismatic guide columns

September 26, 2012

Pat Mooney Inc. – The Saw Company offers the Danobat iDS 5A automatic band saw. It features twin prismatic guide columns to help ensure torsion-free travel throughout the sawing range. The main prismatic guide column travels on linear rails and linear bearings, while the support prismatic guide...

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Training system teaches robotic welding - TheFabricator.com

Training system teaches robotic welding

September 26, 2012

Lincoln Electric offers a mobile robotic welding education cell. With its collapsible, 2,000-sq.-in. workspace, the cell can be used in multiple classrooms and welding labs as a training tool, as well as transported to recruiting events to attract students to schools and their programs. The...

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Machining center performs five-sided, five-axis machining

September 26, 2012

The new UMC-750 universal machining center from Haas Automation Inc. performs five-sided and simultaneous five-axis machining. The five-axis, 40-taper vertical machining center features 30- by 22- by 20-in. travels and an integrated dual-axis trunnion table that can position parts to nearly any...

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Abrasive waterjet cuts small, complex parts out of most materials - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet cuts small, complex parts out of most materials

September 25, 2012

Suitable for short-run part production, JIT manufacturing, and prototype development, the OMAX® 2626 JetMachining Center is a cantilever-style waterjet machine with a footprint of 6 ft. by 9 ft. 8 in. The machine can cut parts from almost any material, directly from a CAD drawing or DXF...

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Welding gun made for aluminum, pulsed GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Welding gun made for aluminum, pulsed GMAW

September 25, 2012

Miller has introduced the new XR™-Pistol-Pro gun built for aluminum GMAW and pulsed GMAW in heavy industrial applications such as truck and trailer manufacturing, shipbuilding, emergency and recreational vehicle manufacturing, and general fabrication. Compatible with the company's XR-S/D...

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Electric tug does work of four people - TheFabricator.com

Electric tug does work of four people

September 25, 2012

American Sales Development LLC has introduced the ASD electric walkie tug for moving heavy or unwieldy loads in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. With a capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. on wheeled carts or trailers, the unit replaces the effort of four to eight people. The walk-behind,...

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Robot designed for cutting, dispensing applications - TheFabricator.com

Robot designed for cutting, dispensing applications

September 24, 2012

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced the Motoman® HP20D-A80 robot. Featuring high-precision drives on major axes, it is designed for high-accuracy cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry. Path accuracy...

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Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths

September 24, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. offers the Sigma five-axis fiber laser cutting system, a technology that enables 3-D cut paths. The system features high-speed, high-precision, position-based firing laser power control which accommodates multilinear and rotary axis motion to control the laser pulse...

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Measuring arm offers wireless option - TheFabricator.com

Measuring arm offers wireless option

September 24, 2012

The Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner from Hexagon Metrology offers an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per sec. This enables users to move the scanner over the measurement object quickly while achieving high-quality data, even on difficult-to-scan surfaces, the company...

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4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting - TheFabricator.com

4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting

September 20, 2012

Amada offers the FOL3015AJ fiber laser, which the company says is the first 4,000-W production fiber laser designed specifically for cutting. A 2,000-W model also is available. According to the manufacturer, the 5- by 10-ft. machine cuts thin material two to three times faster than a comparable...

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