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Press window transfer system

Retrofitting a prog-die press for transfer operations

May 13, 2008

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Converting a current press to a transfer press requires altering the press, transfer dies, and the transfer system. Some presses are suitable for conversion, some are not. With a proper transfer retrofit, an old press can become a fully programmable state-of-the-art transfer press.

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Vertical drilling machine

Diversity a blessing for Blessing

May 13, 2008

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Diverse customer base—from heavy equipment to medical—key to Blessing Industries' success

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Multigun resistance welding system

Resistance-weld more for less

May 13, 2008

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Costs associated with poor resistance weld quality often can be traced back to faulty electrode usage. With today's high cost of copper—to say nothing of the extra labor and lost production time—wearing out electrodes prematurely has become more expensive than ever.

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Free form nesting

Evaluating a CAM system

May 13, 2008

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The feature looks at what fabricators should be looking for in a CAM system, and how they can improve the efficiency of their machine tools, their work force, and their material utilization.

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Sport compact racing car

Fabrication business coming up races

May 13, 2008

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Mazworx, a shop that rebuilds engines for racing, fabricates custom parts for racing upgrades, and works on compact cars to prepare them for racing, is also involved in racing. The belief is that it can build up its reputation for racing parts through appearances at NHRA sport compact races throughout the Southeast.

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Aluminum welding resource guide available from AWS

May 13, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS) has published a resource manual entitled

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Welding end prep tool designed for high-temperature, -pressure applications

May 13, 2008

Esco Tool offers the MILLHOG® Dictator ID clamping welding end prep tool. It is designed for beveling pipes in which the weld is critical because of high temperatures and pressures.The tool is...

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Rollout shelves store dies, fixtures, molds

May 13, 2008

Proper Storage Systems Inc. offers powered, full-extension rollout shelves for storing dies, fixtures, and molds.The shelves have capacities up to 20 tons each. The top of the unit has up to a 50-ton...

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Wire welder/generator available in single unit

May 13, 2008

The Renegade 180 is the first all-in-one wire welder that is operable using its built-in generator or 230-V, single-phase wall power, says manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. It eliminates the need...

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Manual band saw designed for light-duty cutting

May 13, 2008

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model H235 manual band saw cuts tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees. It is designed for light-duty cutting.The saw, with its...

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Pneumatic stock cutter features extended blade life

May 13, 2008

A pneumatic stock cutter from P/A Industries features a new design that maintains close tolerances between parts. According to the company, this helps extend the life of the cutting blades up to five...

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Sheet metal nibbler cuts 0.197-in. steel in all four directions

May 13, 2008

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the N500-8 nibbler, which cuts in all four cutting directions. According to the company, it is the only nibbler able to do so in the performance class that cuts steel sheets...

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Automatic fastener installation press allows quick tool changes

May 13, 2008

The PEMSERTER® Series 2000® automatic press accommodates a dual-bowl option and QX™ turret tool system to allow quick changes between anvil tools while installing different types of...

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Manual waterjet bevel head cuts up to a 45-degree angle

May 13, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new manual bevel angle cutting head option for the Byjet waterjet cutting system. This option allows cutting at up to a 45-degree angle. In conjunction with the...

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Powered vacuum lifter/tilter allows one person to lift, tilt panels up to 2,000 lbs.

May 13, 2008

The Anver AT series vacuum lifter/tilter employs a compressed-air cylinder for powered tilting, allowing one person to lift and tilt panels weighing up to 2,000 lbs. Featuring adjustable suction cups...

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