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Power bead roller makes flanges in sheet metal up to 18 ga.

February 19, 2015

Woodward-Fab has added a new power bead roller to its line of metalworking equipment. The model WFBR24P features a 24-in. throat depth, variable speed, and a 0.25-HP gear drive. The machine is designed to make strengthening beads, ribs, or flanges in sheet metal up to 18 ga. thickness. It...

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Aqueous cleaning system achieves aerospace cleanliness standards

February 19, 2015

MecWash Systems offers the fully automatic, customizable, self-contained Midi aqueous cleaning system. According to the manufacturer, the system meets the highest cleanliness and inspection standards, including those for medical and aerospace. Suitable for cleaning applications within a...

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Adapters suitable for mold and die applications

February 19, 2015

Techniks Inc. offers the SFS12 Modular ShrinkFIT system. The adapters feature an internal drawbar design for improved holding power and faster tool changes, states the manufacturer. Suitable for mold and die applications, the adapters are available for 0.125-in. up to 0.5-in. tool shanks, as...

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5-axis boring-milling machine handles complex molds, dies

February 19, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM Vi40, a 5-axis vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine for hard milling applications of complex dies, molds, and components in industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and electronics. The machine offers simultaneous...

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Odessa, oil, and the welding arc

February 19, 2015

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Investors worry about how the drop in oil prices will affect the energy boom. The people on the front lines—including the fabricators and pipe welders—don’t seem to be terribly worried. Some even welcome a slight slowdown, because it will give everyone time to catch up.

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CB Fabricating expands facilities, production capacity

February 18, 2015

Anderson, Ind.-based sheet metal fabricator CB Fabricating Inc. has announced that in less than a year it has expanded its production capacity by 75 percent, added a second shift, and hired three full-time employees to meet growing demand from clients in multiple industries. The firm added an...

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Wismarq Industries names CEO

February 18, 2015

Wismarq Industries LLC, Oconomowoc, Wis., a provider of coil coating services for steel and aluminum products, has appointed Andrew Paskin as CEO. Paskin has 30 years of experience in the metals industry, including senior leadership positions in strategic business units within Noranda Aluminum...

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Aluminum Extruders Council supports currency manipulation legislation to address unfair trade

February 18, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., is in agreement with the efforts and recent statement of The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL), an organization of manufacturers, workers, and others dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of U.S. trade laws. The committee...

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Top-five U.S. utility company approves MagneGas2 as replacement to acetylene

February 18, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that one of the five largest electric utilities in the U.S. has approved MagneGas2® fuel to replace acetylene at its power and repair facilities. After testing the fuel for more than a year, the utility found that the cut speed was faster than acetylene...

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Meritor earns Top 20 Product Award from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

February 18, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor® Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has earned Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine's 2015 Top 20 Product Award for its P600 series heavy-haul planetary axles. The award honors the...

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Matheson acquires Sims Welding Supply

February 18, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has acquired Sims Welding Supply, Long Beach, Calif. Sims, a supplier of industrial, specialty, and bulk gases, as well as welding equipment and supplies, operates out of seven locations in Southern California. Commenting on the acquisition, Scott Kallman,...

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Abrasive products offered in several styles

February 18, 2015

Better Tools offers coated abrasive belts, surface conditioning belts, flap discs, flap wheels, and flap brushes. The company reports that in most cases it can supply samples and full production quantities...

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DeWys Mfg. creates customized robotic weld cell

February 18, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has built and assembled Megatron, a new large weldment cell, at its facility in Marne, Mich. This robotic weld cell includes a FANUC ARCmate 120ic robot; a custom-built, CNC, H-type cam indexer-driven positioner; and a Lincoln Electric Power Wave i400...

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Catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 18, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has released the WE BUILD™-themed 2015 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 112-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, and metal-cutting and engine-driven welder...

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Length gauge measures delicate materials without force

February 18, 2015

Heidenhain has added two new models to its Zero-Force Metro length gauge line for measuring extremely sensitive, malleable materials without product deformation. Available in 0.47-in. stroke lengths, one model offers a gauging force of 0.25 N in any mounting orientation with a weak spring,...

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