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Welding distortion prediction software useful for preliminary design and planning

April 14, 2009

ESI Group has released Weld Planner software, which enables the evaluation and control of welding distortion engineering at the early stage of preliminary design and planning.The application provides...

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Hand vacuum cups come in one-, two-finger styles

April 14, 2009

A series of all-rubber, push-on suction cups for handling metal sheet in the horizontal position has been introduced by Anver Corp. The hand vacuum suction cups are pressed onto the surface of...

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Rotary shot peening system designed to help increase tool life

April 14, 2009

Guyson Corp. has designed and manufactured a rotary indexing spindle-blast machine for metallurgical shot peening of proprietary machine tool components to help increase the service life of the...

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Industrial vacuum collects, contains fine powders, toxic debris

April 14, 2009

The Nilfisk CFM 127 is a compact, intermittent-duty industrial vacuum. It is suitable for general cleaning, as well as collection and containment of fine powders and toxic debris in specialized...

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Air foot switches conform to UL standards for wet, dry environments

March 10, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp. has introduced air foot switches designed to conform with UL standards and to operate in a variety of environments, both wet and dry. Air impulse bulbs are positioned on the...

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Light-duty stacker has 62-in. lifting height, 1,500-lb capacity

March 10, 2009

Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced a line of fully powered stackers with a lifting height of 62 in. and a 1,500-lb. capacity. The new Power Stak™ Lite line is a group of light-duty stackers with a...

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Inline machine cleans castings, forged parts up to more than 25 tons /hr.

March 10, 2009

The Wheelabrator® Continuous Rocker Barrel machine is designed for inline cleaning of castings and forged parts. Several machine sizes are available to satisfy production requirements ranging from...

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Nesting technology increases pressure washer pump seal life

March 10, 2009

Hotsy has added NESTechnology™ (Nested Seal Technology) to its high-pressure pumps, used in industrial-grade pressure washers.With this technology, the pump nests the seals of the pump's...

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Book offers tips, tricks for machinists, welders, fabricators

February 20, 2009

Metalworking Sink or Swim, by Tom Lipton, is a collection of tips, tricks, skills, and experiences for machinists, welders, and fabricators. It features shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of...

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5-axis machining book includes CD

February 20, 2009

Publisher Industrial Press offers Secrets of 5-Axis Machining, by Karlo Apro.According to the publisher, the book is an unbiased, no-nonsense, to-the-point description of 5-axis machining that...

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Machinery handbook revised

February 20, 2009

Industrial Press has released the 28th edition of Machinery's Handbook, which provides mechanical and manufacturing engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, and machinists with basic to advanced...

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Machine Shop Trade Secretsfilled with experience-based knowledge

February 20, 2009

Industrial Press offers Machine Shop Trade Secrets, by James A. Harvey, an experienced machinist and plastic injection mold maker. The manual is intended to have users thinking and producing like...

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Cutting Data for Turning of Steelcovers materials, tools

February 20, 2009

Industrial Press's Cutting Data for Turning of Steel, by Edmund Isakov, Ph.D., covers turning in machining, which removes more material per unit of time and consume more power at the roughing...

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Data collection software helps shops become paperless

February 10, 2009

MIE Solutions has created shop floor data collection software running on Windows® that makes use of production scheduling to enable a manufacturing shop to become paperless.MIE Trak Kiosk data...

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Cut-resistant work gloves rated at ANSI level 4

February 10, 2009

Magid Glove & Safety offers CutMaster® XKS™ work gloves. Manufactured from the company's XKS yarn, these machine-knit gloves earn an ANSI cut level 4 rating, which the company says is as...

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