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Aluminum Workshop: What not to do when excessive contact tip burnback occurs

January 29, 2016

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Frank Armao explains why contact tips are important in the welding process and what you shouldn't do to remedy burnback problems.

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JMT USA names Midwestern regional sales manager

January 29, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah-based JMT USA, a provider of metal fabrication machinery including high-precision press brakes and plate rolls, has hired Ron Backhaus to serve as Midwestern regional sales manager. Backhaus has focused mainly on plate rolls in the metal forming industry since 2004. Before...

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SAF named semifinalist in 2016 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

January 29, 2016

Aluminum distributor, fabricator, and finisher Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF), Atlanta, has been named a semifinalist in the inaugural Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant competition powered by Chase that boosts support for small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or...

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Matrix Design opens Indiana sales office

January 29, 2016

Matrix Design LLC, South Elgin, Ill., a manufacturer of robotic automation systems, has opened a sales office in Indianapolis. The office is led by Tim Fenner, sales specialist. The office serves industries in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and surrounding...

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Epic Systems hires custom machines drafter

January 29, 2016

St. Louis-based engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. has hired Corey Birkmann as custom machines drafter. He is responsible for generating 2-D/3-D concept drawings and creating 3-D computer-aided designs for custom machine projects. Birkmann is a graduate of the University of...

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SMS group, Houghton form strategic partnership

January 29, 2016

Germany-based SMS group, a supplier of equipment for the manufacture of steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metal products, and Houghton Intl. Inc., a Norristown, Pa.-based supplier of fluids and chemicals for metal processing, have formed a partnership to develop and market oil-based cooling...

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IronCAD wins grant as 2016 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge semifinalist

January 29, 2016

Atlanta-based IronCAD, a provider of 3-D design software programs, is a recipient of a $5,000 grant and a semifinalist in the inaugural Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant competition powered by Chase that boosts support for small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or to...

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Mobile filtration system extracts laser and welding fumes

January 29, 2016

Filtration system vendor ULT AG has developed the LAS 260.HD 19 W3 extraction system for laser and welding fumes. The portable device meets the certification requirements according to DIN EN ISO 15012-1 welding fume separation class W3. The unit is qualified for extraction and filtration of...

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Abrasive blasting pot delivers abrasive/compressed air mixture to work surface

January 29, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 10-cu.-ft. abrasive blasting pot. This pressure vessel is used as part of an abrasive blasting system to deliver a mixture of abrasive and compressed air to a work surface. The unit, which features dual outlet capability, is suitable for fixed...

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Solar Atmospheres expanding in Pennsylvania

January 28, 2016

Hermitage, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has announced it is nearing completion of its construction project to house what it says is the largest commercial vacuum furnace in the world. The 18,000-sq.-ft. building should be fully enclosed by the end of January. Once the 20-ton crane...

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Cutting line processes 15,000 tubes per hour

January 28, 2016

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. offers the SigmaSC cutting line. In stand-alone configuration, the machine cuts up to 15,000 tubes per hour. The cutting machine carries out adjustments automatically and chooses maximum efficiency when changing over. Changeover of tube length, diameter, and clamping...

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Tech Air completes acquisitions of Ravena Welding Supply, Hereford Welding Supply

January 28, 2016

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisitions of New York-based Ravena Welding Supply and Texas-based Hereford Welding Supply. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management....

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Power Tool Institute launches website

January 28, 2016

The Power Tool Institute (PTI), a Cleveland-based organization for power tool safety resources, information, and education, has launched a new website at www.powertoolinstitute.com. Features include mobile compatibility and access to specific safety information for various tool types, including...

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TPS acquires Phoenix Mfg.

January 28, 2016

Turnkey Processing Solutions LLC, Warrenville, Ill., has purchased Phoenix Mfg., an industrial OEM/custom fabrication company that employs 32 people at manufacturing facilities in Cole Camp and Glasgow, Mo. The facilities will continue to operate under the Phoenix Mfg. brand. According to the...

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Posters teach correct earmuff fitting

January 28, 2016

Honeywell Industrial Safety has introduced free printable posters that feature step-by-step instructions and illustrations on proper earmuff fitting. The posters, available for download at the company’s website, also include tips on wearing, selecting, and maintaining hearing-protection...

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