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Mill/turn control offers probing cycle option for 3-D shapes

March 10, 2017

Heidenhain’s TNC 640 mill/turn control is available with the Cycle 444 3-D probing cycle for inspecting free-form surfaces that pose measurement challenges. The cycle checks one point on the surface of each workpiece. The contact point is determined by a vector that is normal to the 3-D surface....

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MSCI supports aluminum industry’s dumping action against China

March 10, 2017

M. Robert Weidner III, president/CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has reacted to the Aluminum Association’s antidumping and countervailing duty petition regarding imports of certain aluminum foil from China. “The Metals Service Center Institute and its...

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Vollrath acquires CDF Industries' cleaning equipment division

March 10, 2017

Metal stamper and fabricator Vollrath Co. LLC, Sheboygan, Wis., has acquired the cleaning equipment division of CDF Industries, an industrial cleaning equipment design and manufacturer in Quakertown, Pa. The acquisition adds cleaning equipment designs and processes to Vollrath’s portfolio of...

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Global machine tool business set to gather momentum in 2017

March 10, 2017

Adversely affected by numerous international crises, the global economy is currently in a relatively cautious phase. This applies to GDP, industrial production output, capital investment in the major user sectors for machine tools, and thus international machine tool consumption. However, for 2017,...

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Portable GTAW machines introduced

March 10, 2017

EWM AG has developed the Tetrix 230 and Tetrix 300 Comfort 2.0 pulse portable GTAW machines. The compact machines, both available in DC and AC/DC versions, can be connected to a cooling unit and transport cart without any tools. The new Comfort 2.0 control is equipped with an additional display and...

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Die Science: Open wall angles versus vertical walls

March 10, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

All too often designers employ open wall angles simply because they’ve been told that they are easier to form than vertical walls. Although this statement may be true for many part geometries, it is certainly not true for all. Sometimes a draft angle can be desirable; other times it can be...

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Die Science: Maximizing tool steel life

March 9, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “What is the best tool steel?”To me, that’s like asking, “How long is a piece of string?”There is no “best” tool steel. To choose the appropriate tool steel for a given application, you need to consider all of the situations and...

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GE Additive expanding Concept Laser headquarters

March 9, 2017

GE Additive has announced the expansion of Concept Laser GmbH of Germany, a producer of additive manufacturing equipment. GE acquired a 75 percent stake of Concept Laser in December 2016. GE has expanded the firm’s Lichtenfels, Germany, headquarters; invested in next-generation additive equipment...

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UniCarriers Americas announces third new local supplier

March 9, 2017

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) has announced that Davco Fastener Co. has opened operations at the UCA Marengo, Ill., headquarters. Davco, a supplier of hardware and aftermarket parts, is the third supplier to open local operations specific to UCA. With...

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Rockford Systems schedules safeguarding standards webinar for April 6

March 9, 2017

Rockford Systems LLC, a Rockford, Ill.-based provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has scheduled the next webinar in its online educational series—Machine Safety Compliance 101—for April 6, 2017, from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT. The free, interactive webinar will take an in-depth look...

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High-visibility garments help workers stay cool

March 9, 2017

Ergodyne has added new products to its GloWear® Hi-Vis apparel line in preparation for summer outdoor work. These new garments provide ANSI-compliant visibility to prevent struck-by accidents and have features to help workers beat the heat.The new products include mesh vests, a T-shirt, a...

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SMS group to supply reheating furnace, finishing equipment to Steel Dynamics

March 9, 2017

SMS group, Düsseldorf, Germany, has announced it has been awarded a contract for an expansion of the merchant bar mill at Steel Dynamics Inc.’s Roanoke Bar Division, Virginia operation. The upgrade is to integrate a new reheating furnace and finishing area into the facility. With this...

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Global steel market to reach $865.5 billion by 2020, says MarketLine

March 9, 2017

The global steel market reached a value of $753.4 billion in 2015, representing a negative CAGR of 11.2 percent from 2011, according to data from Manchester, U.K.-based research company MarketLine. The company’s latest report, “Steel Global Industry Guide 2016,” states that China is the...

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SEYI Machinery partners with ABB for stamping automation

March 9, 2017

Stamping machine manufacturer SEYI Machinery, Taoyuan City, China, has partnered with industrial robotics supplier ABB to offer metal stamping automation systems, including one press with one robot, one press with multiple robots, and multiple presses with multiple robots.In addition, SEYI will...

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PennEngineering marks 75 years in business

March 9, 2017

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1942, the company pioneered the first self-clinching fastener for thin metal assemblies.The firm now offers a diverse selection of fastening products for the electronics, computer, data/telecom, consumer...

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