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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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Pneumatic presses accommodate 3 to 210 tons

May 13, 2008

AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd. offers standard and custom-engineered pneumatic presses with capacities from 3 to 210 tons. The presses are suitable for general stamping, piercing, blanking, forming,...

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Intensifier pump developed for waterjet systems

May 13, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced the Bypump 50 APC (active pressure control) intensifier pump for its line of Byjet precision abrasive waterjet cutting systems.The pump incorporates a dual-cylinder...

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UV-curable tube, pipe coatings are corrosion-resistant

May 13, 2008

DSM Desotech has introduced a new line of UV-curable, corrosion-resistant coatings for metal tube and pipe.Developed by the company's UVention™ group, the UVaCorr™ product line includes...

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Patented process creates blanks from steel and aluminum

May 13, 2008

Kendor Steel Rule Die offers a patented process for flat, configured metal blanking. It combines low-volume blanking, CNC laser-cut tooling, and automation. Designed, fabricated, operated, and...

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Tube verification system introduced

May 13, 2008

Two companies have worked together to introduce a new method for documenting or verifying large and complex tubes, such as those found in the oil and chemical industries, but also in aircraft and...

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Welding wire drum cart handles up to 1,000-lb. containers

May 13, 2008

The Kinetic Technologies LOBOY™ drum cart offers 2.3 in. of ground clearance and a low center of gravity for towing drums or boxes of welding wire used in robotic or hard-tooled welding...

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Coating thickness gauges have six measurement mode options

May 13, 2008

Dakota Ultrasonics has introduced the CMX series of coating and material thickness gauges. The new 100-MHz DSP platform, featuring FPGA technology, is equipped with auto probe zero, auto probe...

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Captive screw fasteners function as slam-to-close latches

May 13, 2008

The 1-035SL Captive-Joiner 9.5 Snap-Line from Dirak Inc. is a new technology for fastening sheet metal panels. The captive screw is designed for simplified installation and ease of use. It also...

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General Steel Holdings releases statement following China earthquake

May 13, 2008

General Steel Holdings Inc., one of China's non-state owned steel products producers, announced today that its operations were not adversely affected by the recent earthquake in the Sichuan province...

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Brennan Palmiter

See Brennan go

May 13, 2008

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Brennan Palmiter may look like an ordinary teenager, but behind the youthful grin is an incredibly driven16-year-old who has his sights set on a career in racing and welding.

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Filler metal product approvals

May 13, 2008

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Filler metal product approval codes can seem like a foreign language. One thing is certain, and that is each agency that establishes product approvals, such as AWS or ASME, does so to ensure filler metals meet the requirements for which they are intended. Understanding the meaning behind each set of filler metal product approvals will help you to better understand your filler metal's capabilities.

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Protective welding clothes

Clothes before woes

May 13, 2008

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Welding injuries, from minor welding flash burns to serious third-degree burns, can be painful and, in extreme cases, can cause disfigurement and lead to career-ending disabilities. Wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is an easy way welders can help protect themselves against these risks and preserve their livelihood.

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ButlerBuilt Plasma Table

Plasma delivers precision for top seat manufacturer

May 13, 2008

ButlerBuilt, a leading manufacturer of motorsports seating located in Harrisburg, N.C., finds a new plasma cutting system to be a much better improvement over the 15-year-old plasma table it dumped in early 2007.

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Edge treatments for roll formed parts

May 13, 2008

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According to OSHA and BLS data, safety in metal manufacturing has been improving. Workplace injuries and injury severity fell from 2000 to 2006. The biggest improvements have been in severe injuries, so minor injuries have gotten more attention lately. One such minor injury is cutting. Roll formers can do their part to prevent workplace cuts by focusing on deburring.

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