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Solid-carbide drills offer fast penetration time

July 1, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced the EF series solid-carbide drills. They incorporate special geometry, proprietary carbide grades, and a PVD coating design for penetration times that are three to five times faster than conventional carbide and cobalt drills, the company reports. The drills feature a...

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Machine punches holes in opposing walls of tubing

June 24, 2015

Multicyl Inc.® offers a double horizontal tube punching machine. The unit punches holes in the opposing walls of a tube or extrusion. Both holes are positioned and aligned correctly every time and punched in seconds, the company...

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Annular core cutters resist impact, stress

June 24, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned its line of annular core cutters to have a mix of high-speed steel and aluminum (M2Al), providing more resistance to impact, stress, and deformation. The SST core cutter is uncoated, made with a surface treatment that reduces heat transfer. The IceCut...

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Wilson Tool names VP of global marketing

June 18, 2015

Wilson Tool Intl. has hired Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing. He leads the company’s strategic marketing, new product and service development, and branding initiatives worldwide and also is responsible for sales in South America and Southeast Asia. Landgraf brings more...

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American Punch Co. earns recertification to ISO 9001:2008

June 5, 2015

American Punch Co., based in Cleveland, has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 credentials. The firm manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades used in the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal...

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Four tooling configurations designed for thick-turret punch presses

May 15, 2015

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced Roller Solutions™ tooling in several configurations. Rolling Rib tooling reduces the time required to create stiffening ribs in products needing additional strengthening. Ribs may be created in any contour and can start and end anywhere on the sheet....

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Automatic plate-processing system punches, shears simultaneously

May 13, 2015

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced the new Sunrise APS fully automatic plate-processing system. It can punch and shear simultaneously. The fully enclosed system is driven by a rack-and-pinion infeed that can handle up to 40-ft. lengths of material at speeds up to 40 FPM. Standard features...

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Don't be afraid of skeleton handling

May 6, 2015 | By Dan Davis

Removing the skeleton from a machine tool is a time-consuming and potentially dangerous task. Machine tool builders recognize this and are taking steps to eliminate that manual effort.

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Hole puncher features power-reverse punch

April 30, 2015

Hougen Mfg. has introduced the Hougen®-Ogura® model 75006PR electrohydraulic hole puncher. Its lightweight, single-body construction allows the operator to punch holes in steel in as little as 4 sec., the company states. The power retractable punch system allows the user to power-reverse the...

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Cordless magnetic drills adhere to 0.25-in. steel

April 28, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™ 1.5-in. magnetic drill and 1.5-in. Lineman magnetic drill. The cordless drills deliver a strong magnetic hold on 0.25-in. steel and can drill up to 40 0.8125-in. holes per charge. The tools use permanent magnets, so the magnetic base operates...

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Taps work on material from steel to aluminum

April 27, 2015

Walter has introduced two taps for use on materials from steel to aluminum. The Prototyp TC115 blind-hole tap has a 45-degree helix angle for thread depth of 3xD and a C-form chamfer. The TC216 through-hole tap features a spiral point for forward chip evacuation and thread depth of 3.5xD. Both...

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Punch it, laser-cut it, or something else? The sequel

April 23, 2015 | By Lutz Ehrlich, Mike Millette

Ten years ago The FABRICATOR ran an article titled "Punch it, laser-cut it, or something else?" which looked at the different machines available to perform basic fabrication operations. New technology has changed the thinking a bit when it comes to the discussion of what can be accomplished with laser cutting and punching machines. This article sequel tackles those points.

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Portable magnetic drill sits on swivel base

April 16, 2015

CS Unitec’s MAB 525 SB portable magnetic drill features a swivel base for simplified positioning when drilling on overhead or vertical surfaces. When attached to the workpiece, the drill provides 20-degree movement left and right and 0.625-in. forward and backward, allowing the operator to adjust...

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Ironworker performs punching, shearing, notching

April 2, 2015

The PS 85 DP ironworker from Kaast Machine Tools Inc. has five workstations for punching, shearing, and notching. This machine has two independent cylinders allowing for dual operation, which permits parallel work on the punch and at a second workstation. This includes an electric trigger switch up...

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Cylinders combine with modular tooling to punch multiple holes

March 23, 2015

Multicyl air-over-oil cylinders combined with Unipunch modular tooling allow for a variety of options for systems required to punch multiple holes. The system can perform a variety of standard and custom part production applications. The cylinder and cage designs are compatible with the working...

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