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Cylindrical grinding machines improved

November 10, 2009

Knuth Machine Tools USA has made improvements to the RSM series CNC cylindrical grinding machines. The multifunctional ID/OD grinding machines combine GPlus 450 CNC technology with rigid construction...

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Welding simulator provides real-time technique feedback

November 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim...

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Laser marking software helps optimize parameters for different processes, materials

November 10, 2009

TRUMPF's TruTops Mark Navigator is an interactive software used in conjunction with the company's TruTop laser markers to help optimize laser parameters for different laser marking processes and...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material...

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Slip-on pipe fittings can be used to build ADA-approved handrail systems

November 10, 2009

Easyfit™ Inc. has introduced a line of slip-on structural pipe fittings to build handrail systems that conform to the barrier-free requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other...

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Toughened epoxy adhesive bonds metal to metal

November 10, 2009

3M has introduced 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ toughened epoxy adhesive DP920, designed for metal-to-metal bonding.The adhesive has been developed with a combination of oil-absorbing and...

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Cleaning kit helps extend laser optics life

November 10, 2009

The LRO CO2 laser optics cleaning kit is available from Laser Research Optics. It includes 24 surgical-grade cotton balls, 24 cotton swabs, 24 surgical-grade finger cots, 24 lens mats, distilled...

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Lifting device handles heavy material in confined spaces

November 10, 2009

A&H Eng. and Mfg. Inc. offers the Shop Lift™ device for handling heavy material in a confined space. Built to fit through most standard doorways, the unit can carry a payload up to 600 lbs. and...

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Smooth fractional profiles added to aluminum framing line

November 10, 2009

80/20® Inc. has introduced four new profiles to its line of T-slotted aluminum framing. For the first time, the company offers smooth fractional profiles, including one ultralight profile.The...

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Ultrasonic metal welding equipment introduced

November 10, 2009

Sonobond Ultrasonics has introduced two ultrasonic metal welding machines.The Dual Head SpliceRite™ can weld wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 3.94 sq. in. According to the...

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Resistance welding system enhanced with electrically operated linear servo actuators for improved weld pressure control

October 20, 2009

T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., now offers a resistance welding system with electrically operated linear servo actuators designed to eliminate problems associated with pneumatic systems.The...

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Workholding system's captured screw, dowel assemblies allow quick installation

October 13, 2009

Stevens Eng. Inc. and Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. have introduced the Unilock starter kit workholding system. The kit allows users to plug the components immediately into their production cell...

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Flashback arrester designed for medium gas consumption requirements

October 13, 2009

Witt-Gastechnik offers 85-20, a flashback arrester for medium gas consumption requirements in gas welding, cutting, and burning applications. It delivers up to 1,589 SCFH for acetylene and other...

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ERP software enhanced with human resource and sales order RMA modules

October 13, 2009

MIE Solutions has released version 10.4 of its MIE Trak production control and job tracking software for the manufacturing industry. The new release includes a human resources module and a new quality...

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Software facilitates process plan cost-optimization

October 13, 2009

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has developed a new software module that enables the rapid and transparent definition of cost-optimized process plans.AutoFormplusR1 users can rapidly evaluate different process...

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