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Heavy-duty drill press features quiet, vibration-free operation

October 14, 2008

The solid, cast iron construction of Dayton's 12-speed heavy-duty drill press helps provide quiet operation with no vibration, according to the manufacturer. The drill features a large induction motor; long quill travel for deep hole drilling; a precision machine tool spindle for accurate drilling;...

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Biobased vegetable oil lubricant

Green lubes under a microscope

October 14, 2008 | By Steve Lowery

Stamping parts with vegetable oil is becoming more a reality every day. For a metal working lubricant—whether it be soluble, semi-synthetic, or synthetic—to be USDA-classified as biobased, it must contain, at minimum, 40 percent to 57 percent of renewable resources. Just because a product is biobased, made from a varying percentage of renewable resources, it does not necessarily make it readily or ultimately biodegradable. Green lubricants offer enhanced lubricity and a high viscosity index. These oils are less toxic to the environment and are easier to dispose.

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Carbides in applications

Carbide in tool and die

September 30, 2008 | By Brian Ayers

Carbide is a two-phase, powder-metallurgical (PM) material consisting of a hard material phase and a binder metal phase. The hard material provides the necessary wear resistance, and the binder metal guarantees appropriate toughness. To select the appropriate grade for a tool and die application, it is important to have a detailed knowledge of carbide and how its properties can be influenced.

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Bystronic opens Canadian office

September 20, 2008

Laser cutting and press brakes manufacturer Bystronic Inc. held a grand opening for its newest company, Bystronic Canada Ltd. on September 17, 2008. General Manager of the new company, Peter Kyc explained, "Bystronic places a very high value on customer satisfaction, and it is clear that our...

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Minster acquires Dynamic Feeds

September 18, 2008

The Minster Machine Co., Minster, Ohio, recently acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds, Inc. of High Point, N.C.Robert Allred, the founder of Dynamic Feeds, has joined Minster as general manager of marketing and sales for the Automated Division, located in Beaufort,...

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What's up with scrap (besides price)?

September 16, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Today's escalated metals prices have made scrap a hot issue. Multi source article covers new trends and old favorites in efficient scrap handling and in minimizing scrap

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Real-time monitoring network available for press users

September 16, 2008

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. offers its pressport private online network for users of the company's presses that allows them to obtain real-time status of their press operations.Users log in and view data from their presses via an Ethernet connection over a secure virtual personal network...

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Servo-powered feeder/straightener suitable for heavy-gauge, high-strength steel

September 16, 2008

The Power-Core series of feeder/straighteners from Feed Lease are suitable for heavy-gauge, high-strength steels. Material up to 84 in. wide and up to 1/2 in. thick can be fed and straightened.Functioning differently than a servo-feed with a pull-through straightener, the system is designed so that...

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Hydraulic presses, hydroforming systems can be custom made for almost any industry

September 16, 2008

The Beckwood Press Co. offers hydraulic presses and automated systems, available from 2 to 2,000-plus tons; benchtop presses from 2 to 50 tons; and servo-motion presses from 2 to 150-plus tons. These presses can be made for almost any industry, with various capabilities and options.The company's...

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Bradbury doubles size of trim shop plant

September 16, 2008

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil handling equipment for the metal construction industry, has doubled the size of its dedicated trim shop plant. This expansion comes a little over 18 months after the plant's grand opening. The company has added a new,...

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Red Bud to host coil processing seminar

September 16, 2008

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio, Nov. 18. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, and new processes (SCS® and EPS®) for hot roll black material. The seminar also...

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Virtual engineering software

Next-generation large-tonnage presses rely on new software for virtual integration

September 15, 2008 | By Bernhard Loske, Dietmar Schoellhammer

Operating large flexible press systems without sacrificing speed and quality can be a complex undertaking. New software takes CATIA to the next level. Users can really learn how to "drive" their large presses optimally by virtually integrating the slide motion, the transfer movement in a way that allows 1) the press to be built, 2) the transfer to be integrated and 3) the die to be built to most efficiently run in the system--a quantum leap. Now being used by Ford and Magnum.

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AHSS Stamping Simulation Software

AHSS stamping simulation: All things being (not) equal

August 26, 2008 | By Eric Kam

Given complete and accurate material data, software should have no trouble simulating the stamping of advanced high strength steel.

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Beckwood launches hydraulic press Web site

August 12, 2008

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, recently launched a new hydraulic press Web site. The site, at www.beckwoodpress.com, includes new sections dedicated to hydraulic press technology and information on specific applications.The company has updated and expanded the Find a Hydraulic Press section to...

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Formtek names senior VP, sales and marketing

August 12, 2008

Formtek Metal Forming, Cleveland, has promoted Rick Wilson to senior vice president of sales and marketing.Wilson's duties include directing all external machinery sales and marketing efforts for North America on a regional basis, focusing on several Formtek brands: CWP, Rowe and Coilmate/Dickerman...

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