Shearing

Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.

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Rolled Alloys opens warehouse

May 12, 2009

Rolled Alloys, with headquarters in Temperance, Mich., has opened a warehouse in Tulsa, Okla. The 68,000-sq.-ft. facility inventories heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys including ZERON® 100 superduplex stainless steel.The company offers a range of processing capabilities including...

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New generation of punching/shearing machine introduced

April 14, 2009

Salvagnini America has introduced a new generation of its S4 punching and shearing machine, the S4X.The S4X features a completely redesigned manipulator powered by two pairs of rotary electric motors. The first pair employes rack and pinion kinematics driven by new handovercontrol logic. The second...

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Flying tube shear introduced

April 14, 2009

Haven Mfg. has introduced the Haventrak™ Flying Shear for tube cutting. It combines a dual-blade shear cutoff head with a U-Trak length control system from Universal Controls Group to deliver high-quality, dimple-free cuts on the fly at speeds up to 250 FPM, the manufacturer states.The...

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LVD, HD establish joint venture company in China

April 1, 2009

LVD Company n.v. and Hubei Tri-Ring Metalforming Equipment Co., Ltd. (HD) have formed a joint venture company in Huangshi City, Hubei Province, China.The joint venture company will produce LVD sheet metalworking equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting systems, and CNC press brakes,...

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Ironworker can punch a 13/16-in. hole in -in. material

February 10, 2009

Scotchman® Industries offers the 5014-CM ironworker. It has a 50-ton punch station with 6-in. throat depth, which can punch a 13/16-in. hole in 3/4-in. material. The machine comes equipped with a 4-in. by 4-in. by 3/8-in. angle shear; 14-in. flat bar shear capable of shearing 3/4-in. by 4-in.,...

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Cutting with an industry workhorse

January 27, 2009 | By Don Letourneau

To gain the most benefit from an ironworker's cutting stations, fabricators should select one with the right tonnage and blade characteristics for their applications.

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet metal forming and fabricating.The new Precision Sheet Metal Operator (PSMO) Level I Certification...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in. by 6 ft., 5/16 in. by 8 ft., and 1/4 in. by 10 ft., as well as a GMAW machine for custom and...

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Portable power tools intended for coil line applications

February 12, 2008

TRUMPF offers portable power tools—the N700-2 nibbler, the C250-0 Plus double-cut shear, and the S250-6 electric shear—for coil line applications.The company says the nibbler is the world's smallest and lightest in the heavy-duty class. The nibbler can rotate the punch guide, allowing...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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SAF West adds chief of production at California facility

October 9, 2007

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing) has added David Simonsen as the first chief of production at its SAF West facility in Redding, Calif.Simonsen has overall responsibility for the facility's production operations, including fabrication of aluminum sheet and extrusions. His duties include...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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Device automates material positioning

April 10, 2007

TigerStop's linear positioner is designed to position material quickly and accurately at the touch of a button.The device automates manual processes with computer-controlled accuracy of plusmn; 0.004 in., the company says. It allows users to store 99 frequently used positions and 99 commonly used...

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Fixed-angle notcher includes coper station

March 13, 2007

COMEQ inc. offers the AMERICOR LE Series of hydraulic fixed-angle notchers. Besides the standard triangular notch, the machine also offers a coper station on the opposite side, making it a double-station machine.Standard features include engraved brass scales, squaring guides with reference holes...

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Strippit/LVD names sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Strippit/LVD, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting machines, press brakes, shears, automated systems and programming software, has promoted Neil Campbell to the position of sales manager-Canada for.In this newly created position, Campbell manages...

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