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Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing - TheFabricator.com

Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing

September 17, 2012

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1520ID dedicated arc welding robot. It features internal axis-1 routing of the welding cabling, a compact swing base, and 30 percent less weight than the company's IRB 1600ID. The upper arm integrated dressing (ID) design provides protection for all media,...

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CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent

September 17, 2012

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 beam-steering optics for use with 25- to 200-W marking, engraving, and scribing lasers. The line includes beam combiners, beam splitters, ZnSe output couplers and front mirrors, silicon and molybdenum turning mirrors, silicon and copper phase-retardation...

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Rust blocker has low VOC content - TheFabricator.com

Rust blocker has low VOC content

September 13, 2012

Dri Touch® Amber rust blocker from Birchwood Casey has a low VOC content, high flash point, and almost no odor. Rated for 100 to 150 hours salt spray and more than 600 hours humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a...

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Additive manufacturing process uses EBW gun to deposit metal layer by layer

September 13, 2012

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), offers Direct Manufacturing technology, a large-scale, fully programmable means of achieving near-net-shape parts made from such metals as titanium, stainless steel, nickel, and refractory alloys. This additive manufacturing (AM)...

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Compact wet benchtop sander features quick-change belt - TheFabricator.com

Compact wet benchtop sander features quick-change belt

September 13, 2012

The Kalamazoo Industries model S4SWB wet benchtop sander is designed for metallurgical laboratories and other applications requiring a compact sanding machine. The unit features a quick-change, 4- by 36-in. belt with preset belt tension; internal pump; 0.5-HP, single-phase TEFC motor; and a 4-...

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Safety station includes storage, sink, eyewash - TheFabricator.com

Safety station includes storage, sink, eyewash

September 12, 2012

The Shure Safety Station stores first aid kits, bandages, MSDS, and supplies. Made of heavy-duty reinforced steel, the station includes a 36-in.-wide sink, 24-in.-wide storage cabinet, and 5-ft. upper binder cabinet with gas spring shocks and a task light. An emergency eyewash attachment is...

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Marker writes on rough, rusty materials - TheFabricator.com

Marker writes on rough, rusty materials

September 12, 2012

LA-CO Industries offers the Markal® PRO-LINE® XT marker, designed to mark on dirty, rusty surfaces with paint that does not fade, even in extreme conditions, the company states. Available in 14 colors, the marker's enamel-based paint binds quickly to the surface, resisting wear,...

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Polyurethane wheels handle loads up to 7,200 lbs.

September 12, 2012

New Ultralast™ wheels from Hamilton Caster are designed to handle heavy loads in continuous, high-speed use on smooth surfaces. The wheels are made from new polyurethane materials that minimize heat buildup, enabling them to roll smoothly under loads up to 7,200 lbs. Two designs are available....

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Diamond cutting wheel makes more cuts than up to 200 abrasive discs

September 11, 2012

DiamondX® Cutter, a thin-cutting diamond wheel designed to cut steel and stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, pipe, section, and angle iron, also handles copper pipe, composite materials, PVC, fiberglass, and wood. Depending on the application, the cutter can make more cuts than 30 to 200 abrasive...

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Welding tables feature five-face design - TheFabricator.com

Welding tables feature five-face design

September 11, 2012

Strong Hand Tools® is an authorized U.S. distributor of German-made Siegmund welding tables for heavy-duty fixturing applications. They feature a one-piece, five-face design with 0.98-in.-thick reinforced steel plate for a rigid work surface with flatness within 0.012 in. Load capacity is...

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Flap disc blends into corners - TheFabricator.com

Flap disc blends into corners

September 11, 2012

Wendt USA has introduced the new, patented FleXtreme flap disc for the metal fabrication industry. The reduced-diameter backing, constructed of abrasive material, wears down evenly with the flaps and eliminates the need to trim anything away. With its flap design, the disc can blend into...

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Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining - TheFabricator.com

Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining

September 6, 2012

Ficep Corp. will introduce some of the latest developments in the Gemini 36 HD product line at FABTECH. This multitasking, CNC plate-processing cell combines plasma and oxyfuel cutting with machining to integrate the operations of drilling, milling, tapping, countersinking, and scribing. A...

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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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