January 14, 2015
Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Zipwheel cordless cutter, which can drive a 6-in. cutting wheel. The unit is designed for metal workers who are consistently on location without access to a power supply. Designed for use with the company’s Zip family of cutting wheels, the tool...
December 23, 2014
Pferd has expanded its line of DUODISC® combination cutting and grinding wheels to include 6- and 7-in. diameters. The Type 27, depressed-center, triple-reinforced wheels are engineered for cutting, grinding, and deburring on steel and stainless steel. The 4-in.-dia. wheel is 0.065 in. thick,...
December 17, 2014 | By Eric Lundin
Chromalox, a manufacturer of industrial heating systems, relied on skilled workers do quite a few manual processes, especially cutting and beveling. As the supply of people with this skill slowly dried up, the company realized that it would need to invest in an automated system. It chose an Ultra-Cut 400 XT plasma power supply from Thermal Dynamics (Victor) and coupled it to a 6-axis CNC pipe-handling system from Watts Specialties Inc.
December 1, 2014
Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced an upgrade to its Norton Gemini RightCut wheels, providing an aluminum oxide (A/O) option for cutting steel and ferrous metals. The wheels offer long life and fast cut with high stability and a narrow pass, the company states. The latest-generation wheels...
November 21, 2014
Dallas-based MultiCam, a manufacturer of CNC router, lasers, plasma, waterjet, and knife cutting machines, has named David Scheffrahn as vice president of sales. Scheffrahn has more than 15 years of sales experience in the robotic capital equipment business. He previously served as national...
October 30, 2014
Pferd has expanded its line of POLICAP® abrasive caps to include two new abrasive types: SIC-Cool for cool grinding on titanium, aluminum, and common alloys used in the aerospace industry, and Co-Cool for cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel, and other heat-resistant metals. Both types contain...
October 22, 2014 | By Amanda Carlson
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 | By Kate Bachman
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.
October 15, 2014 | By Matt Lacroix
“Benchmark Survey of Industrial Metal-Cutting Organization,” by the LENOX® Institute of Technology, identified three areas that fabricators need to focus on to improve efficiency and productivity in sawing operations.
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 | By David Jescovitch
Attention to proper weld cleaning is especially critical in field applications.
July 28, 2014 | By Bill Hodges
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...
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...