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Servo-drive press brake features two angle measuring systems

April 25, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. offers the new TruBend series 5000 press brake equipped with on-demand servo drive with four-cylinder drive technology. The servo drive offers quiet operation and consumes energy only during the bending process. The machine features two angle measuring systems. Automatically...

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Praxair acquires five gas businesses

April 25, 2016

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced the acquisition of five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S., the company acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana, and A&B Electric Motors and...

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Still Building America—Welding big birds, pursuing big dreams

April 25, 2016

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Welder and inspector Lucca Ilbert, who trained at the Robert Morgan Educational Center in Miami, loves fabricating and repairing aircraft parts. He hopes one day to have his own FAA-approved custom fabricating shop.

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United Performance Metals installs slitter

April 25, 2016

United Performance Metals' West Coast facility in La Mirada, Calif., has installed a 12-in.-wide slitter that can process coils from 0.015 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter allows the facility to keep lead times short and to deliver heavier-gauge slit stainless steel and nickel alloys within a...

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Lightweight welding helmet offers full coverage

April 25, 2016

ArcOne® has added the Croc welding helmet to the Carrera™ line. The lightweight, full-coverage helmet features a modern design. It comes with all of the Carrera filters, including the new 4500-V filter, with a 7-sq.-in. viewing area and four...

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Ford recycles enough aluminum to build 30,000 F-150 bodies every month

April 25, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced it recycles as much as 20 million lbs. of aluminum stamping scrap per month using a closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds the F-150®. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration. Recycled...

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DeWys Mfg. adds panel bending capabilities

April 25, 2016

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a Salvagnini P2-Lean panel bender at its facility in Marne, Mich. The machine features an automatic tool changer, Mac (material attitude correction) 2.0, and electric-driven actuators. Its upper and lower bend blades allow bends from -135 to...

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Hand-held stroboscopes deliver brightness to 10,000 lux

April 25, 2016

The CHECK•LINE® division of Electromatic Equipment Co. Inc. has introduced two hand-held, battery-powered stroboscopes. Model QB-LED employs 40 high-powered LEDs to deliver a peak brightness of 5,000 lux, and model QBS-LED, with 118 high-powered LEDs, yields a peak brightness of 10,000 lux....

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Coe Press Equipment appoints regional sales manager

April 25, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment based in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the appointment of Ed Wynn as a new regional sales manager based out of the Chicago area. Wynn has more than 25 years of sales experience in the metals industry. He...

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Ceramic oxide wheels designed for weld grinding, chamfering

April 25, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced CO 24 Q SG depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. With a hardness grade Q, they can be used for weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. Suitable for use on high-powered angle...

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Making metal forming math more meaningful

April 25, 2016

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In the world of metal forming, relying on assumptions can lead to expensive disasters. That’s why activities such as die tryout need to be based on solid math. The results of these mathematical efforts then need to be shared in a language that decision-makers can understand.

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NanoSteel delivers advanced high-strength automotive steel to General Motors

April 22, 2016

NanoSteel®, a producer of nanostructured steel materials in Providence, R.I., has delivered its first AHSS to General Motors for initial testing. The sheet steel is expected to accelerate vehicle lightweighting initiatives focused on meeting rising global fuel economy regulations. Production of...

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Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 22, 2016

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has received a 2016 Progress Minnesota Award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria...

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Heavy-duty rotary screen designed for harsh environments

April 22, 2016

Wheelabrator has developed the new HD rotary screen designed for blast machines operating in harsh environments. Designed with harder steels in strategic locations, the rotary screen offers abrasive-resistant flighting and end bands, as well as DOM tubing. The result is an overall sturdier,...

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Feed Lease announces staff additions

April 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Feed Lease Corp., a manufacturer of press feeding equipment and systems, has announced two staff appointments. Brian Thompson has been named CFO. He previously was owner of Brio Services, a business dedicated to CFO consulting, training, and management. He has a...

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