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Laser welding machine allows coil end welding on strip as thin as 0.003 in.

March 20, 2015

Guild Intl. has introduced the LHMA laser welding machine. It creates complete edge-to-edge welds, without the need for start and stop tabs, on strip as thin as 0.003 in. According to the company, this capability has been unavailable until now. Current technology employing GTAW machines allows for...

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Supporting professional development in sheet metal forming

March 19, 2015

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Today’s sheet metal formers must continually learn new skills to keep up with new materials, product specifications, and forming technologies. How do you attract and train a workforce that is sustainable in these ever-changing times?

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WCC signs five-year contract to continue ironworkers instructor training program

March 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union have signed a five-year contract extension to continue to hold the ironworkers instructor training program on the WCC campus. This year...

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Schuler to modernize nine tryout presses for Audi

March 19, 2015

The Hydraulic division of Schuler Service, Göppingen, Germany, has received an order to modernize nine tryout presses for the toolmaking department of Audi AG. The lines were supplied in 1998 by press manufacturer Müller Weingarten, which Schuler acquired in 2007. In addition to a complete...

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Wire & Tube Düsseldorf 2016

April 4-8, 2016
  • Düsseldorf
  • The next concurrent staging of wire Düsseldorf, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube Düsseldorf, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will take place from April 4 - 8, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Over 2,500 exhibitors will showcase the most up-to-date technologies from the wire, cable, tube and pipe processing industries.

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    Walter Surface Technologies earns supplier award from Grainger Mexico

    March 19, 2015

    Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, based in Montreal, has been recognized by W.W. Grainger Inc., a broad-line supplier of MRO products, with the Best Supplier with the Greatest Commitment Award from Grainger Mexico. The award recognizes the company’s customer...

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    Metallurgy Matters: From one extreme to the other

    March 19, 2015

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    In terms of temperatures, the heat-affected zone (HAZ) has it all—from near liquidus to near ambient and everything in between—a fact that makes the HAZ a tricky piece of real estate to understand the predict. Why? Remember, a number of metallurgical changes can take place in hot metal, and...

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    Greer Steel Co. announces staff appointments

    March 19, 2015

    Dover, Ohio-based service center and cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co., a division of Greer Industries, has announced the appointment of Todd Daenzer to the new role of executive vice president and the addition of Pablo Acre to its sales team. Daenzer, who has 20 years of...

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    Chet Giermak, former president/CEO of Eriez, dies

    March 19, 2015

    Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced that Chet Giermak, who served as the company’s president and CEO from 1971 to 2003, died on March 16. During his 33-year tenure as president/CEO, Giermak introduced a variety of improvement programs at the company, including first-aid instruction, blueprint...

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    Hand-held spectrometers deliver on-site identification, elemental analysis

    March 19, 2015

    Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Spectro xSort family of hand-held EDXRF spectrometers for on-site elemental analysis and spectrochemical testing in the plant or in challenging field locations. Each of the three available versions of the energy-dispersive, X-ray fluorescence...

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    AP&T, Cell Impact sign cooperation agreement for high-velocity bending

    March 19, 2015

    AP&T and Cell Impact AB have signed a long-term cooperation agreement with focus on production lines for formed plates for heat exchangers, fuel cells, and electrolyzers. The cooperation initiative entails Cell Impact's high-velocity impact units being integrated with AP&T's complete production...

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    Still Building America: Lexi’s story—Do what you love, and love what you do

    March 19, 2015

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    School boards across the country considering canceling shop classes need to hear from students like Lexi Noonan, a young welder who would have been “absolutely lost” if she had graduated from high school without learning a trade.

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    Pass-through industrial washer has adjustable belt flow from 2 to 20 FPM

    March 19, 2015

    Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CBW 2412H industrial washer. It has a 24- by 12-in. wash zone on a chain-mesh belt conveyor. The redesigned unit is made for standard manufacturing applications. Belt flow speeds are adjustable from 2 to 20 FPM on a continuous pass-through basis. The...

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    Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint sales manager

    March 19, 2015

    Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., and Fine Tubes, Plymouth, U.K., manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced the appointment of Erik Latranyi as sales manager – Americas. Based at Superior Tube’s head office, Latranyi focuses on developing a stronger...

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    Multiprocess welding lathe incorporates water-cooled torches

    March 19, 2015

    The new PLC-based, multiprocess welding lathe from Mavrix Welding Automation is designed for hardfacing and build-up welding applications. With the use of a D/F Machine Specialties high-amperage, water-cooled torch, users can run subarc, GMAW, and gasless applications in one cell. The...

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