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Augmented reality welding system delivers real-time feedback for training

December 23, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the AugmentedArc™ augmented reality welding system for welding education, designed for use by beginner and intermediate welding students. The system simulates multiprocess GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and SMAW, blending real-world and computer-generated images into...

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Direct-diode laser provides high cutting speeds in thin to medium worksheets

December 23, 2016

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 DDL direct-diode laser—the first of its kind, according to the manufacturer. This platform delivers higher performance and reliability than traditional fiber or other solid-state laser generation systems, the company states. The machine provides fast...

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Automated bending cell bends small parts at 4 sec. per bend

December 22, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has released the TruBend Cell 7000, which the company says is the world’s fastest system for the automated bending of small parts at an average cycle time of 4 sec. per bend. The cell comprises a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, the BendMaster bending robot, the LoadMaster Bend...

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Software supports tube cutting with plasma, laser, waterjet, oxyfuel

December 22, 2016

Hypertherm has released Rotary Tube Pro™ software to help users design and cut tube and pipe parts with no 3-D CAD experience required. It supports plasma, laser, waterjet, and oxyfuel cutting processes for almost all brands of tube cutting machines, including stand-alone units and cutting table...

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Integrated tool changer system added to press brake

December 22, 2016

Bystronic has added an integrated tool changer system to its Xpert press brake, allowing the machine to swap tools automatically. The sensor system and integrated robotics technology create a compact bending system that sets itself up. The tool changer sets up the press brake with the upper and...

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Stand converts hand-held dot peen marking system into benchtop machine

December 21, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Bench Top Micro Mark Stand to convert the portable Micro Mark dot peen marker into a benchtop machine.The marker features a 3- by 5- by 6-in. head and a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field, making it suitable for hand-held applications and on-machine integration. It features...

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Consumables designed to bend the plasma arc

December 21, 2016

Hypertherm offers FlushCut™ consumables for its Powermax plasma cutting systems. The patented consumable design features an off-center nozzle bore that delivers the plasma arc at a 45-degree angle, which allows system users to cut closer or more flush to the base to reduce grinding and increase...

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Press brake’s bending control provides comprehensive database

December 21, 2016

Bystronic offers the Xpert 150 press brake, equipped with the ByVision Bending control. The control uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles can be imported or drawn directly on the touchscreen and then automatically converted...

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Portable dust collection vacuums for electric tools are self-cleaning

December 20, 2016

CS Unitec's line of HEPA dust extraction wet/dry vacuums with 11-amp motors offer 130-CFM airflow and an electromagnetic pulse filter cleaning system. Two HEPA filters capture 99.99 percent of particles down to 0.3 micron. The line includes the CS 1445 H with a 9-gal. tank capacity, the CS 1225 H...

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Bending line laser, optical foot switch options offered for press brake

December 20, 2016

Bystronic now offers two new options for its compact, portable Xpert 40 press brake: an optional bending line laser that allows parts to be bent without a backgauge, and an optical foot switch. It is not always possible to position bent parts on the press brake using the backgauges—for example,...

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Press brake delivers high-tonnage bending with automatic tool change

December 20, 2016

Amada offers the HG 2204 ATC press brake for variable lot sizes. The company’s patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) loads complex tool layouts within 3 min., allowing operators of varied experience levels to use the bending system.This larger model incorporates all of the standard features of...

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Robot designed for material handling, machine tending

December 19, 2016

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, a new family of small robots that feature a compact footprint and a large work envelope for material handling, machine tending, and small-parts assembly applications. The robot is designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a long stroke that allows the...

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Flap discs designed for fillet weld applications

December 19, 2016

POLIFAN®-Curve flap discs from Pferd Inc., designed for fillet weld applications, go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. This single tool allows weld seams and slag to be removed, leaving a finish smooth enough for identification of cracks, inclusions, and porosity in the...

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Pre-engineered robotic laser welding systems introduced

December 19, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the availability of two new PerformArc™ pre-engineered robotic laser welding systems. They combine the robot, laser, optics, and all accessories into one fully integrated unit, with all pieces working together as a whole and sharing a single disconnect. A...

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Linear finishing set performs rough grinding to cosmetic finishing

December 16, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning, and cosmetic finishing on all metals and hardwoods. The set includes a 5-in.-dia. POLINOX® nonwoven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of nonwoven material and...

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