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Arc Welding 101: Plugging holes and pinholes

May 12, 2015

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Q: I am machining a bearing housing made out of 1045 and I have to plug and weld some cross holes. I am also using gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to eliminate a weld that is too large. My problem is that I am getting pinholes in my weld. Is it because I am welding 1018 to 1045? We didn’t machine...

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Sintering furnace belt pretreated for longer life

May 12, 2015

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has introduced Knuckleback™ Platinum, a new woven T314 stainless steel conveyor belt used in the final sintering stage in powdered metal production lines that produce parts for automobiles and home appliances. A pre-oxidation process provides surface protection to...

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Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for first U.S. factory

May 12, 2015

Volvo Cars, Rockleigh, N.J., will build its first U.S. factory in Berkeley County, S.C., investing up to $500 million in a facility that can produce up to 100,000 cars per year. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018....

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Replica cars? There’s a kit for that

May 12, 2015

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A component (kit) car manufacturer in Wareham, Mass., made two big process changes that helped streamline its manufacturing operations.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design for manufacturing

May 12, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis provides an overview of using CAD to develop a better design, which leads it to being more manufacturable.

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Quoting tool added to CAD/CAM nesting software

May 12, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced Version 11.1 of its ProNest® 2015 CAD/CAM software. A quoting tool has been added that can calculate per-part and total costs for any job. This tool is suitable for job shops, metal service centers, and other fabricators who need to quote work to external customers. In...

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Consumables Corner: Eliminating weld cracking in restrained joints on high-strength steel

May 12, 2015

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Q: We're a construction equipment manufacturer that is finding that our customers increasingly require more components designed and manufactured from high-strength steels such as A514 or 4130. This means we have to preheat and follow slow cooling conditions, but even then certain joints or...

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Aluminum Workshop: What to know when changing shielding gas with pulsed GMAW

May 12, 2015

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Q: Recently I bought a new high-end pulsing power supply, which has different modes for all of the common materials and wire diameters. I was getting great results with 3/64-in. 5356 wire and 100 percent argon shielding gas. When I changed to a mixture of 70 percent argon/30 percent helium, the arc...

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AT&F earns AISC certification

May 11, 2015

Large-scale metal fabricator AT&F has been certified by the American Institute of Skilled Construction (AISC) to perform work on a variety of bridge projects requiring an AISC-certified contractor. The company received the certification following a series of audits and document reviews to ensure...

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OTC Daihen announces executive management change

May 11, 2015

After 3.5 years as president/CEO of OTC Daihen Inc., Tipp City, Ohio, Masahiko “Matt” Sakida has returned to Daihen Corp.’s Rokko office near Kobe, Japan. Sakida has been succeeded by Masanobu Uchida, who leaves the recent position of president of Daihen Stud Co. in Japan. He previously...

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Balluff appoints president/CEO

May 11, 2015

Sensor provider Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., has appointed Tony Canonaco as president effective immediately and as CEO effective Aug. 1. Kent Howard, previous president and CEO, is transitioning into retirement and will move into the role of adviser to the president and board of directors....

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Manufacturers push hard for trade promotion authority

May 11, 2015

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Mechanism to protect investors outside the purview of U.S. courts proves to be an issue of concern for those that oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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Tube Innovation Days finds success at first staging in Shanghai

May 11, 2015

Chinese customers and interested parties gathered in Shanghai on April 15-16 for the first Tube Innovation Days. The event covered the entire process chain of tube manufacturing and processing. Almost 200 visitors from Asia attended the event, seeing displays by Dreistern, TRUMPF, Sema,...

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AMT VP receives NCDMM’s Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

May 11, 2015

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that Vice President – Strategic Planning Paul Warndorf has been selected by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) for the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award. Rhodes was a former chairman of the...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred accreditation

May 11, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has become the first company to receive MedAccred accreditation. Performance Review Institute (PRI) states that MedAccred is an industry-managed supply chain oversight program designed to bolster patient safety. It does this through clarification of...

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