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Samco Machinery appoints electrical control/systems coordinator

July 16, 2014

Roll forming machine manufacturer Samco Machinery Ltd., Toronto, has promoted Bryan George to the position of electrical control and systems coordinator in corporate engineering. George has 17 years of experience in the field. With this appointment, he moves to the electrical engineering area...

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Hydraulic presses have capacities to 40,000 tons

July 16, 2014

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. offers hydraulic presses in a variety of styles, from gap-frame and straight-side to die-spotting and forging presses, with product capabilities to 40,000 tons and bed sizes exceeding 240 in. The company offers presses as standard machines, or its engineers can...

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Servo-electric press brake features O-frame that reduces vertical deflection

July 16, 2014

CoastOne Oy, Finland, has introduced a new O-frame series of servo-electric press brakes to the North American market through International Technologies Inc. The machine, which is accurate up to ±0.0000787 in., has a frame design that helps reduce vertical deflection and torsion. Sizes vary...

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Video measuring microscope with image processing

July 16, 2014

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, at IMTS. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with...

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Nickel-based GMAW/GTAW wire resists oxidation

July 16, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced Techalloy® X, a new nickel-based GMAW and GTAW wire that resists oxidation and provides high-temperature strength. The welding wire is suitable for petrochemical applications, providing enhanced stress corrosion cracking, and for aerospace applications that are...

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Consumables Corner: Examining weld cracking, Part II—Stress, hydrogen cracking

July 16, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This is the second column in a two-part series. Q: I work in a midsized job shop, and we weld with the FCAW, GMAW, and SMAW processes. Occasionally we encounter weld cracking issues. What causes weld cracking, and what can I do to prevent it? A: Stress cracking is similar to hot...

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SigmaTEK kicks off 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away

July 15, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, shop floor automation, and manufacturing business automation systems, has announced the kickoff of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away. North American manufacturers, fabricators, and others within the industry can enter for a...

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Alcoa receives R&D 100 Award for automotive bonding technology

July 15, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine in recognition of its Alcoa 951, an enabler for adhesive bonding of aluminum-intensive vehicles (AIVs). The award honors the top 100 technology innovations introduced in the past year across industry, academia, and...

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Aluminum-oxide surface conditioning materials made for challenging applications

July 15, 2014

Norton | Saint-Goban has expanded its Norton Rapid Prep™ nonwoven surface conditioning product line. The Bear-Tex® portfolio now includes a new regular flex (RF) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products that are suitable for demanding belt and quick-change disc applications. Featuring a design...

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Consumables Corner: Examining weld cracking, Part I—Hot cracking

July 15, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This is the first article of a two-part series. Q: I work in a midsized job shop, and we weld with the FCAW, GMAW, and SMAW processes. Occasionally we encounter weld cracking issues. What causes weld cracking, and what can I do to prevent it? A: To ensure that the measures you...

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Self-clinching flush nuts install into stainless steel sheets

July 15, 2014

New PEMSERT® Type F4™ self-clinching flush nuts from PennEngineering® provide load-bearing threads in thin stainless sheets without creating any protrusions on either side. When the nuts are installed permanently into 300 series stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.060 in., both the top and...

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Jet Edge names Jetstream Cutting Solutions as South Africa rep

July 15, 2014

St. Michael, Minn.-based Jet Edge Inc., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjets for cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has selected Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC of Johannesburg, South Africa, as its waterjet systems distributor for Southern Africa. Jetstream Cutting...

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Conveyor moves metal scrap of all shapes, thicknesses

July 15, 2014

Prab offers the new Quick Return (QR) horizontal motion conveyor for moving scrap away from a press or other cutting and stamping operations. The redesigned conveyor features a single drive that allows it to fit into existing pits. Its push/pull motion propels material forward without vibration...

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Laser system cuts strip steel, tubing

July 15, 2014

Balliu MTC nv offers a laser system that cuts both strip steel and tube. Producing less and smaller scrap than sheet metal cutting, it allows separate and automatic unloading of scrap and parts. Thus the machine can continue production without supervision. The rounded sides of the strip steel...

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Software simulates tube hydroforming processes

July 15, 2014

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has unveiled its AutoForm Hydro 2014 software for rapid tool design and simulation of tube hydroforming processes. The software allows users to carry out a complete, virtual tryout of the hydroforming process, which involves such steps as bending, preforming, hydroforming,...

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