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ESAB website landing page highlights iconic welding projects

July 16, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., showcases its most iconic welding and cutting projects with the launch of its “Iconic Stories” landing page at www.esab.com/iconic. The landing page uses video to demonstrate how ESAB is at the core of projects around the globe, from sports...

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Metal Technology installs 1,200-ton press

July 16, 2014

Metal Technology (MTI) has installed a 1,200-ton press with CNC capabilities at its Albany, Ore., facility. The press expands the company’s deep-draw and forming capabilities in terms of diameter, length of product form, and wall thickness. “The equipment's 84-in. stroke with 122 in. of...

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Murata introduces fiber laser website

July 16, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., a provider of metal fabrication machines and automation, has launched www.fiberlasermachines.com, a new website featuring its fiber laser for sheet metal processing. The site highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant cleaning with chip removal

July 16, 2014

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM chip conveyor. Suitable for conveying most types of chips and turnings, it integrates coolant cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact unit fits almost any machine tool and coolant tank. The design allows...

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Study finds delivery, pricing, sales support are top three customer expectations for manufacturers

July 16, 2014

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting GroupSM, Claremont, Calif., hypothesized that Amazon and companies like Amazon have had an impact on service demands for manufacturers and distributors. In a recent study measuring the "Amazon Effect," Anderson found that the top three areas in which...

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Samco Machinery appoints electrical control/systems coordinator

July 16, 2014

Roll forming machine manufacturer Samco Machinery Ltd., Toronto, has promoted Bryan George to the position of electrical control and systems coordinator in corporate engineering. George has 17 years of experience in the field. With this appointment, he moves to the electrical engineering area...

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Hydraulic presses have capacities to 40,000 tons

July 16, 2014

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. offers hydraulic presses in a variety of styles, from gap-frame and straight-side to die-spotting and forging presses, with product capabilities to 40,000 tons and bed sizes exceeding 240 in. The company offers presses as standard machines, or its engineers can...

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Servo-electric press brake features O-frame that reduces vertical deflection

July 16, 2014

CoastOne Oy, Finland, has introduced a new O-frame series of servo-electric press brakes to the North American market through International Technologies Inc. The machine, which is accurate up to ±0.0000787 in., has a frame design that helps reduce vertical deflection and torsion. Sizes vary...

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Video measuring microscope with image processing

July 16, 2014

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, at IMTS. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with...

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Nickel-based GMAW/GTAW wire resists oxidation

July 16, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced Techalloy® X, a new nickel-based GMAW and GTAW wire that resists oxidation and provides high-temperature strength. The welding wire is suitable for petrochemical applications, providing enhanced stress corrosion cracking, and for aerospace applications that are...

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Consumables Corner: Examining weld cracking, Part II—Stress, hydrogen cracking

July 16, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This is the second column in a two-part series. Q: I work in a midsized job shop, and we weld with the FCAW, GMAW, and SMAW processes. Occasionally we encounter weld cracking issues. What causes weld cracking, and what can I do to prevent it? A: Stress cracking is similar to hot...

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SigmaTEK kicks off 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away

July 15, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, shop floor automation, and manufacturing business automation systems, has announced the kickoff of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away. North American manufacturers, fabricators, and others within the industry can enter for a...

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Alcoa receives R&D 100 Award for automotive bonding technology

July 15, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine in recognition of its Alcoa 951, an enabler for adhesive bonding of aluminum-intensive vehicles (AIVs). The award honors the top 100 technology innovations introduced in the past year across industry, academia, and...

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Aluminum-oxide surface conditioning materials made for challenging applications

July 15, 2014

Norton | Saint-Goban has expanded its Norton Rapid Prep™ nonwoven surface conditioning product line. The Bear-Tex® portfolio now includes a new regular flex (RF) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products that are suitable for demanding belt and quick-change disc applications. Featuring a design...

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Consumables Corner: Examining weld cracking, Part I—Hot cracking

July 15, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This is the first article of a two-part series. Q: I work in a midsized job shop, and we weld with the FCAW, GMAW, and SMAW processes. Occasionally we encounter weld cracking issues. What causes weld cracking, and what can I do to prevent it? A: To ensure that the measures you...

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