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Laser machine offers versatility for cutting, welding

December 17, 2014

TRUMPF’s TruLaser Cell 3000 is a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D components. It handles small to medium-sized parts from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW of laser power, the machine...

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Coldwater Machine Co. offers friction stir weld service for short-run and prototype parts

December 17, 2014

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced that its Solid-State Joining Center now is providing preproduction, prototype, and low-volume friction stir weld part production. The center has five FWS series friction...

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Maximum sheet metal punching, minimal distortion

December 17, 2014

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Hole-intensive punching work can induce significant stress into the workpiece. To mitigate this requires a careful look at programming and tooling.

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Industrial Innovations to supply plant-wide lubrication system to Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive

December 17, 2014

Industrial Innovations, Grandville, Mich., has announced a new contract with Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, a manufacturer of automotive structural supports located in Austin, Ind. The contract includes an Pro-Mix V proportional mixing system and the necessary piping, nozzles, and manifolds for the...

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Laser welding robot allows joining of several components in single processing step

December 17, 2014

TRUMPF’s TruLaser Robot 5020 provides laser welding of workpieces from simple sheet metal parts to bent profiles. The modular system clamps components of different sizes and shapes so the machine can begin the welding process. Several components can be joined in a single processing step,...

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ASQ survey reveals manufacturers’ social responsibility predictions for 2015

December 17, 2014

In the recently released ASQ 2015 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, nearly 1,500 manufacturing professionals from the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, and utility industries share their predictions for their companies’ participation in social responsibility in the coming year. As...

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High-precision plasma system automates Chromalox’s cutting, beveling processes

December 17, 2014

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Chromalox, a manufacturer of industrial heating systems, relied on skilled workers do quite a few manual processes, especially cutting and beveling. As the supply of people with this skill slowly dried up, the company realized that it would need to invest in an automated system. It chose an Ultra-Cut 400 XT plasma power supply from Thermal Dynamics (Victor) and coupled it to a 6-axis CNC pipe-handling system from Watts Specialties Inc.

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Press brakes designed for simplified operation

December 17, 2014

The TruBend Series 3000 press brake from TRUMPF Inc. features a new closed-frame design that provides high rigidity for improved precision. The backgauges can move across the entire length of the machine bed, enabling unrestricted use when bending at the ends of the machine. Automatic CNC crowning...

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Radio control offers multiple-transmitter crane operation

December 17, 2014

Terex Material Handling has launched the latest generation of its Demag Remote Control (DRC) radio control system for cranes with its new D3 line of units. The hand-held transmitters and receivers meet the requirements of the future EN 300 328 V 1.8.1 radio standard, which provides for...

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Improved plasma cutting of stainless steel

December 17, 2014

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New equipment technology and better understanding of gas selection make it possible to cut stainless steel productively using the plasma cutting process.

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Solid roof increases dust collector strength

December 17, 2014

Imperial Systems has changed the roof design of all CMAXX cartridge dust collectors to have a solid, one-piece roof. The updated roof is reinforced and slightly positively bowed to make the unit stronger and assist with water runoff. According to the company, the system remains the only modular...

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Nomination period extended for Manufacturing Leadership Awards

December 16, 2014

Following a late surge in nominations, the Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards has announced that the deadline has been extended to Jan. 16, 2015. The ML Awards honor visionary businesses and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing. "We're extending the process for manufacturers...

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PSI Repair Services named to 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list

December 16, 2014

Livonia, Mich.-based PSI Repair Services Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, has been selected to the 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list by the National Association for Business Resources. The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which...

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U.S. producers of wire rod applaud ITC’s final determination in antidumping case against China

December 16, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Washington, D.C., made a final determination today that foreign producers of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod are causing injury to U.S. producers. The ITC Commissioners voted unanimously to grant relief to the domestic wire rod industry from...

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Okuma America event showcases CNC manufacturing technology

December 16, 2014

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., hosted more than 500 customers, partners, and distributors at its 2014 Technology Showcase event on Dec 9-10, 2014. The event offered a variety of learning opportunities for attendees featuring hands-on demonstrations, App Store...

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