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Die Science: Solving punch breakage problems - Part III

June 16, 2016

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Numerous factors contribute to the premature failure of piercing and cutting punches. In addition to problems with the punches, such as tool steel or problems caused by EDM and grinding, the press can cause problems through deflection, and bridge strippers also can cause punch breakage.

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Die Science: Designing dies 2-D or 3-D?

June 16, 2016

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Both 2-D and 3-D die design packages have advantages and disadvantages, which are discussed here, but true success lies in the designer's ability, not the software's.

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Industrial Supply Co. marks 100 years in business

June 16, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Industrial Supply Co., a maintenance, repair, and operational and production distributor, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. The firm was established in 1916 when Rudolph Orlob founded the Mountain States Rubber Co. to provide products to the mining...

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Software provides secured remote access to machines and plants

June 16, 2016

Siemens has extended its Sinema Remote Connect software for the maintenance of distributed plants and machines to include a number of new security and virtualization functions. Alongside OpenVPN, Version 1.2 of the management platform also features IPsec encryption, allowing various machines...

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UniCarriers Americas names senior manager of product and sales training

June 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., has hired William E. Wylonis as senior manager of product and sales training. Wylonis has more than 30 years of experience in the material handling industry. He previously worked as a training specialist for Toyota Material Handling USA, president...

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Merrill Institute accepts VA education benefits to cover welding program tuition

June 16, 2016

Merrill Institute, Alma, Mich., has announced that U.S. veterans can use their VA education benefits to cover tuition costs for its 12-week, 522-hour welding program. Because the program is an AWS SENSE Level 1 program, successful graduates receive AWS certification. The welding program includes...

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Survey reveals half of product companies still use spreadsheets to manage BOM

June 16, 2016

Arena Solutions, Foster City, Calif., a developer of cloud-based product life cycle management applications, has announced the results of a cross-industry survey of 405 product companies focused on how organizations manage their bill of materials (BOM). The survey showed that 48.4 percent of...

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Daubert Mexico adds staff, expands office and warehouse

June 16, 2016

Daubert Cromwell, a provider of corrosion-inhibitor packaging products, has added office and warehouse space and hired additional staff at its subsidiary, Daubert Mexico, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. “Our business in Mexico continues to expand due to heightened demand for corrosion prevention...

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Real-time accounting capabilities added to cloud-based manufacturing ERP

June 16, 2016

KeyedIn® Solutions has partnered with Sage to integrate its Manufacturing Cloud ERP with the Sage Live cloud accounting system. Users receive seamless integration to accounting capabilities and instant access to real-time data from anywhere, using a smartphone, tablet or other supported device....

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ABB appoints president of Discrete Automation and Motion division

June 15, 2016

Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB has appointed Sami Atiya as president of the Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division. He succeeds Pekka Tiitinen, who will serve as managing director of ABB in Finland. Atiya worked for Siemens for 18 years, most recently as CEO of the Mobility and Logistics...

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ANSYS, University of Pittsburgh establish AM research lab

June 15, 2016

Engineering simulation tool provider ANSYS and the University of Pittsburgh have partnered to open a 1,200-sq.-ft. additive manufacturing (AM) lab in the university’s Swanson School of Engineering. The ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory is equipped with AM devices that use metals,...

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Welder/generator designed for critical repair and maintenance applications

June 15, 2016

The new Big Blue® 600 Air Pak welder/generator from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is suitable for field-based work that requires single-operator power for welding, carbon-arc gouging, auxiliary power, or running an air compressor. This 600-amp machine, which features an EPA Tier 4 Final–compliant...

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Aro Metal Stamping certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

June 15, 2016

Aro Metal Stamping Inc., Roselle, Ill., a metal stampings and assemblies business, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council...

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Direct Metals marks 20th anniversary

June 15, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., marks its 20th year in business in 2016. Founded in 1996, Direct Metals is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company offering perforated metal, bar grating, expanded metal, safety grating,...

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PCX Aerostructures adds machining capability

June 15, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC has announced the addition of a WFL M65 Millturn machining center at its Newington, Conn., headquarters. The machine serves as a lathe, 5-axis machining center, 3-D CMM, gear shaper, and deep hole drilling machine. It allows for complete machining of complex parts with...

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