Cutting and Weld Prep

A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.

Filter Content
Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder - TheFabricator.com

Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder

December 4, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the GE950 G Plus high-torque die grinder. It features a spindle lock that helps simplify accessory changes using a single wrench. Delivering speeds from 2,500 to 8,700 RPM, it handles polishing and graining, sanding, deburring, edge finishing, beveling, and cutting of metal....

Continue Reading

Inventor, fabricator updates wheelchair concept - TheFabricator.com

Inventor, fabricator updates wheelchair concept

December 3, 2012

By:

About a decade after his son was paralyzed in an automobile accident, Tim Swenson put a few ideas to work and built an all-terrain wheelchair. Although he was retired, Swenson garnered quite a bit of interest with his invention, so he founded Action Manufacturing and builds two wheelchair models to help people like his son enjoy the outdoors.

Continue Reading

5 things welders need to know about weld positioners - TheFabricator.com

5 things welders need to know about weld positioners

September 10, 2012

By:

The concepts of positioning are the same for all weldments, large or small. A properly positioned weldment, regardless of the size, reduces welder fatigue, increases safety, improves weld quality, and saves on production floor space.

Continue Reading

DGI Supply to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply

August 28, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has announced plans to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply Inc., Los Angeles. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Ken Saunders, current Tool & Abrasive president, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Tool &...

Continue Reading

Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger - TheFabricator.com

Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger

August 9, 2012

CS Unitec's SKF 25 beveling machine provides quick, simplified preparation of weld seams and bevels steel pipes 6.25 in. dia. and larger. It is suitable for use on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. The machine has a continuously adjustable angle of 15 to 60 degrees and a...

Continue Reading

Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding

July 19, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the Combinator combined cutting and grinding wheel. It eliminates the need to change abrasive wheels during cutting and grinding applications. The wheel is suitable for cutting, deburring, and light grinding. With three layers of fiberglass measuring 0.078 in. thick, it cuts...

Continue Reading

Automatic coping robot is first of its kind

April 19, 2012

The first of its kind, Daito U.S.A. Inc.'s new CRII coping robot offers coping, piece marking, scribing, and cutting capabilities, all from one machine. Functioning automatically, the unit saves time and eliminates the need for manual marking and finishing. Featuring a six-axis robotic arm, the...

Continue Reading

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

Esco Tool offers the MILLLHOG® Dictator, a portable, ID clamping, welding end prep tool for dry-cut beveling of heavy-wall pipe. The tool features extra-wide clamps for rigidly mounting inside the pipe and incorporates hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it produces a...

Continue Reading

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries - TheFabricator.com

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries

February 16, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking. The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series,...

Continue Reading

Thin cutoff wheels suitable for cutting steel sheet, tube stock

November 27, 2011

Pferd offers 0.045-in.-thick T-SGP cutoff wheels in diameters of 4.5, 5, and 6 in. Suitable for cutting steel sheet and tube stock, the flat wheels feature a 0.875-in. arbor hole and offer low vibration and smooth cutting performance, according to the company. The new wheel is part of the...

Continue Reading

Mechanized plasma cutting: Developments in high-definition technology improve versatility - TheFabricator.com

Mechanized plasma cutting: Developments in high-definition technology improve versatility

November 8, 2011

By:

The plasma cutting process is best-known for its simplicity and its ability to cut virtually any metal. These qualities plus the productivity it yields have made plasma cutting a universally accepted metal cutting process with a range of capabilities and applications. Engineering achievements throughout the last 10 to 15 years have contributed to the improved performance of he process.

Continue Reading

Portable end prep tool designed to remove simply from tube and not catch on burrs - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool designed to remove simply from tube and not catch on burrs

April 5, 2011

Esco Tool’s Ground MILLHOG® is a right-angle-drive, air-powered, portable welding end prep tool that features a clamp rib assembly incorporating a captive internal band and smooth clamp ribs. The ID clamping tool removes simply from the tube, does not catch on burrs, and is unaffected...

Continue Reading

Fiber cutting disks allow constant supply of new cutting edges - TheFabricator.com

Fiber cutting disks allow constant supply of new cutting edges

March 21, 2011

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton NorZon® BlueFire™ F826 fiber disks for use on stainless, superalloys, steel cast iron, and high-pressure applications. They feature a blend of patented zirconia alumina and ceramic alumina abrasive with a microfracturing capability that...

Continue Reading

Thermadyne names national accounts manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne names national accounts manager

January 17, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of Matthew Proffit as national accounts manager. In this position, Proffit is responsible for the strategic management of existing customer...

Continue Reading

Eliminating slag time in plasma cutting - TheFabricator

Eliminating slag time in plasma cutting

August 4, 2010

By:

Vac-Con, a Green Cove Springs, Fla.-based maker of sewer cleaning vehicles, regularly participates in continuous improvement programs to identify opportunities for increased efficiency on the shop floor. As part of one exercise, the manufacturer invested in an automated grinding machine, which helped to reduce labor costs and improve part quality.

Continue Reading