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Saw blade line extended for tube cutting

March 17, 2017

Kinkelder has extended its line of TCT Champion saw blades for tube cutting. The Champion TL saw blade features a new carbide grade, PVD coating, body design, and tooth geometry. It cuts tubes with tensile up to 850 N/mm2 on high-output, stationary sawing machines. The blade is available in...

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Coolant filtration units designed for use in parts surface finishing

March 16, 2017

Eriez® offers HydroFlow® Coolant SuperFiltration systems as an alternative to edge-type filtration in oil applications. The most common applications involve parts surface finishing, which requires strictly controlled tolerances and roughness.The systems are most commonly connected with grinding,...

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T&D Metal Products expands facilities in Illinois

March 16, 2017

T&D Metal Products, a third-generation, family-owned manufacturing company based in Watseka, Ill., has announced the expansion of its shipping and receiving, trucking, and engineering services. The company has experienced 54 percent growth in the past five years, which has resulted in tripling the...

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Inductotherm Group opens Mexico office

March 16, 2017

Inductotherm Group, a supplier of thermal processing equipment, has opened a new group company in Queretaro, Mexico. The office provides trained service and parts support for the Inductoheat induction heating and Thermatool welding equipment. Inductotherm Heating and Welding Mexico S. de R.L. de...

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Dake celebrates 130 years in business

March 16, 2017

Grand Haven, Mich.-based Dake marks its 130th anniversary in 2017. The company opened in Grand Haven in 1887 as a manufacturer of steam engines. After World War II, the company began manufacturing arbor presses and hand-operated hydraulic presses. By the 1950s, the firm had expanded its product...

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LVD Strippit opens sales and service subsidiary in Mexico

March 16, 2017

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has announced the opening of LVD Strippit Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., a dedicated sales and service subsidiary in Querétaro, Mexico.LVD Strippit Mexico offers all of the manufacturer’s laser cutting, punching, bending, and software products, as well as complete...

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Cordless die grinder runs up to 20 min. on one charge

March 16, 2017

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™ ¼-in. cordless die grinder, which combines a POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, REDLITHIUM™ battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence. It features the same metal housing and gearing system used on the company’s corded die grinders.When equipped...

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SafanDarley: Servo-electronic bending with an E for even bending

SafanDarley: Servo-electronic bending with an E for even bending

March 16, 2017

By: Safandarley BV

Features include: Full electric drive, more than 30% higher productivity, up to 50% energy saving, low CO2 emissions, no harmful hydraulic oil, noiseless operation, and full working length backgauge - User friendly touch screen control.

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Die Science: 7 ways that part material affects die design and the forming process

March 16, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

I recently had an opportunity to train some young product designers. During this training session, one of the product designers brought me a print of a project he was working on. It was a contoured, deep-drawn part with many intricate features, and he had a lot of questions about the...

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Buyers’ guide features aluminum extruders

March 16, 2017

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has released the 2017 edition of its “AEC Buyers’ Guide.” The guide provides information about AEC members, including company headquarters, plant locations, contact information, maximum press circle size, forms produced, and types of services offered....

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Worm drive saw offered

March 15, 2017

Skilsaw offers the OUTLAW™ model SPT78MMC, an 8-in. worm drive saw for metal. It is available with a Diablo cermet blade or the manufacturer’s carbide blade. The worm drive design and left-side blade contribute to ergonomics and ease of use.Features include a Dual-Field™ motor, a blade window...

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Schuler to deliver servo press line to Borgward

March 15, 2017

Göppingen, Germany-based Schuler has received an order for an XL servo press line from Borgward Automotive.Starting in August 2018, the servo press line at the Germany-based automaker’s plant in Beijing, Miyun, China, will produce body panels for the BX7, BX5, and BX6 car models. The 67,000-kN...

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Sandvik appoints president for Sandvik Machining Solutions

March 15, 2017

Sandvik has appointed Klas Forsström as president for Sandvik's business area Sandvik Machining Solutions and as a member of the group executive management.Forsström has been with the Sandvik group for about 25 years. He most recently served as president of Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of metal...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, Amrikart to host technology open house March 28-30

March 15, 2017

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, North Kingstown, R.I., has announced it will join metrology integrator Amrikart to host HxGN LOCAL Montreal, a technology open house, March 28-30, 2017, at Amrikart headquarters in Brossard, Que. The event, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration and morning...

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Canexsys Networks to open manufacturing operation in New York

March 15, 2017

Canexsys Networks Inc. has announced plans to set up a manufacturing operation in Ogdensburg, N.Y. The company offers light metal fabrication and manufactures electronic circuit boards and connectors. The company expects to occupy the property this spring and hire more than 40 workers over the next...

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