A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.
October 22, 2014
Aquasol’s Fiback line of fiberglass backing tape, now available in high- and low-amperage options, gives welders a simple, safe, and reliable way to protect the back side of their weldments, even those that have a complex shape.
October 16, 2014
Pete Nelson, show host and treehouse builder on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, sought help refurbishing and fortifying a bridge stairway, and support foundation of the first two treehouses he had built on his original property for his own children. Building the treehouses had launched his successful treehouse-building business, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, Fall City, Wash. Nelson’s creations—and their design and build—is the subject of the wildly popular show. How does a man fortify a weather-beaten treehouse? The answer, my friend, is fabbing in the wind. Metal fabricator Architectural Elements stepped up to help.
September 30, 2014
Klingspor offers three thin cutoff wheels designed for safety. All three wheels are available in 4.5 and 5 in. dia. The A 960 TZ Special (0.04 in.) provides a smooth, vibration-free cut and yields the longest service life in the industry, according to the manufacturer. The Z 960 TZ Special (0.04...
September 15, 2014
Attention to proper weld cleaning is especially critical in field applications.
July 28, 2014
Transitioning from the manual plasma cutting process to CNC plasma cutting process might seem like a daunting task. However, if you enter into the process prepared and with the facts, you’ll find that the switch can be relatively painless and one that can help grow your business.
April 25, 2014
St. Louis-based Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding equipment, has launched a new training site that gives visitors access to training materials and tools from the company’s website. Content is available without login or registration credentials, and...
April 23, 2014
Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Razor Thin abrasive cutoff wheels. The ultrathin wheels offer fast, smooth cutting, giving maximum cuts with minimal kerf loss while providing reduced cutting resistance and sparks, the company reports. The wheels are offered in Type 27 and Type 1 shapes and in...
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)
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March 17, 2014
Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...
February 13, 2014
Simonds Intl., a cutting tool manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass., has launched a new website at www.simondsint.com. The site now provides item-level detail, catalog downloads, company news, how-to videos, and hints and tips. The site features a section that highlights the various products the...
February 12, 2014
Scotchman Industries Inc. offers the Almi AL150 abrasive pipe notcher/grinder for high-production applications such as notching gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Suitable for double-corner joints, it helps ensure the correct cope is achieved for welding at an angle. The machine can...
February 7, 2014
Voortman Corp., based in Rijssen, Netherlands, has announced plans to build a $1.6 million, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Manteno, Ill. The plant, scheduled for completion in September 2014, will produce steel cutting machinery and feature an equipment showroom. The location also will provide...
January 17, 2014
International Knife and Saw (IKS), Florence, S.C., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial machine knives and saws, has hired Jim Wilcox as product development manager for metal slitting and processing. In this role, Wilcox focuses on customer education, performing tooling seminars on-site for...
January 8, 2014
The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® from Esco Tool is a right-angle-drive, ID-clamping welding end prep tool that employs a wedge-style blade-locking system and TiN-coated cutter blades to perform ready-to-weld end preps without cutting oils. Available with a rechargeable, 18-V lithium-ion battery...