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New line of surface conditioning belts introduced

June 26, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added 12 new belts to its surface conditioning belt line. They are available in brown (coarse) 120 grits, maroon (medium) 180 grits, and blue (very fine) 320 grits. Dimensions are 3 by 21 in., 1 by 72 in., 4 by 54 in., and 4 by 72 in. X-flex and low-stretch...

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Software’s functionalities expand digital process chain

June 26, 2015

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R6 sheet metal forming software. This release offers a new set of functionalities to support users along the digital sheet metal process chain. New options are included for draw bead modeling, blank definition, enhanced springback compensation,...

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Weiler Corp. names VP, global operations

June 25, 2015

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. He is responsible for all operations and manufacturing processes. Seelig has more than 35 years of experience, with...

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Back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

June 25, 2015

Exair offers the 1006SS ¼ NPT back-blow air nozzle, designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, and internal threads. An array of holes provide a forceful 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils from machining processes. The nozzle...

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Volkswagen, Gestamp expand partnership in Tennessee

June 25, 2015

Tennessee-based Volkswagen Chattanooga and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops, and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, have announced plans to expand Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility and build a new facility to accommodate stamping of Class A...

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TimkenSteel opens technology center for SBQ steel research

June 25, 2015

Canton, Ohio-based TimkenSteel, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has opened a $5 million technology center at its Northeast Ohio corporate campus for the development of clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and new steel grades. The 20,000-sq.-ft. technology center...

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Deep-draw sheet hydroformer offers cycle times less than 30 sec.

June 25, 2015

Beckwood has introduced the Triform 20-10-10BD, a 10,000-PSI, deep-draw sheet hydroforming press. It features a 20-in.-dia. maximum blank size and 10-in. draw depth capacity. With cycle times of less than 30 sec. and a quick tool change system, the compact press allows manufacturers to form...

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SelfLube breaks ground on expansion

June 25, 2015

SelfLube, a manufacturer of precision mold and die components, has begun a major expansion of its manufacturing operations in Coopersville, Mich. The project will add 13,000 sq. ft. to the manufacturing facility. When the expansion is complete in the fall, new machines will be installed and...

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FMA, Harper College partner to construct new metal fabrication lab

June 25, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. The new 6,000-sq.-ft. FMA Metal Fabrication...

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Resistance welding system provides process control, monitoring, quality analysis

June 25, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has announced the availability of the AWS3 Active Welding System 3, an integrated resistance spot welding system that provides process control, monitoring, and quality analysis. Available in basic and advanced versions with built-in remote services capabilities, the unit...

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Exact launches online shop floor assessment tool for small manufacturers

June 25, 2015

Exact, a provider of business software in the cloud for small and medium-sized companies, has launched a manufacturing health assessment tool. The free online tool here allows business owners and production managers to get tailored advice on how to optimize their shop floor to meet customer...

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Employees set the pace for success

June 25, 2015

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Wisconsin Metal Parts Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has grown its metal fabricating business very aggressively in recent years. The latest machine tool technology has helped, but its employees have made it stay in control and on course.

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives performance award

June 25, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., has received an award from a longtime customer for performance in 2014, recognizing its quality, delivery, and service. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes...

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All-electric CNC tube benders hold four sets of bend tools at once

June 25, 2015

Horn Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a line of all-electric CNC benders from 2- to 10-in. capacity. The clamp and pressure die are equipped with large electric servomotors. The Quad Stack design allows the user to mount up to four sets of full-size bend tools at once. This permits rapid...

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Aluminum-media shotblast machines provide gentle cleaning of light workpieces

June 25, 2015

Walther Trowal has introduced the THM continuous-feed shotblast system for use on light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as steel, zinc, and brass components. This troughed-belt machine employs aluminum blast media rather than stainless steel media. It handles large quantities of...

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