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TCR becomes Coe distributor

July 15, 2008

TCR Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., has become a distributor for Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, Mich. Coe provides a broad coil processing line and manufactures one of the heaviest and...

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Schuler announces executive appointments

July 15, 2008

The Schuler Group has appointed Tim McCaughey, president and CEO of Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., to the management board of BCN Technical Services, Hastings, Mich. The company also appointed Paul...

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Minster acquires Dynamic Feeds, adds general manager of marketing and sales

July 15, 2008

The Minster Machine Co., Minster, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds Inc., High Point, N.C., and has hired Robert Allred as general manager of marketing and sales for its Automation...

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Koike installs Thermal Dynamics plasma cutting machines

July 15, 2008

Koike-Aronson Inc., Arcade, N.Y., recently installed AutoCut and UltraCut plasma cutting systems from Thermal Dynamics, St. Louis, at its training facilities in Arcade and Houston. Koike trained all...

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American to open specialized facility

July 15, 2008

American Steel LLC., Portland, Ore., a full-line steel service center and wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, is building a 195,000-sq.-ft. facility dedicated to the...

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Innova Robotics & Automation changes name to CoroWare

July 15, 2008

CoroWare Inc., Redmond, Wash., recently changed its name from Innova Robotics & Automation Inc.The company says it chose the new name because it represents its original vision of developing and...

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Forum explores shipyard applications for lasers

July 15, 2008

The second international forum on Shipyard Applications of Industrial Lasers (SAIL 2008) will aim to provide the shipyard community and maintenance organizations with current, international laser...

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Jetcam announces AutoPOL partnership

July 15, 2008

Jetcam Intl., Monaco, a developer of CAD/CAM and nesting software, recently announced a technical partnership with FCC Software AB, Sweden, a developer of the AutoPOL 3-D CAD/CAM and bend simulation...

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Image Industries adds northeast regional applications engineer

July 15, 2008

Image Industries, Huntley, Ill., has added Elie Klachkin as regional applications engineer serving the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Virginia. His office is centrally located in New Jersey.In this...

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Flow establishes manufacturing and technology center

July 15, 2008

Flow International Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced plans to establish a facility for designing and...

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Kinkelder names vice president

July 15, 2008

Kinkelder USA, Rockford, Ill., an importer of steel circular sawing products, has added Mike Rans as vice president.Rans has a background in metal sawing applications, saw blade service, and...

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Prab acquires Envirodyne

July 15, 2008

Prab Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., along with its sister company Hapman and through its parent company Kalamazoo Acquisition Corp., has acquired Envirodyne Technologies, Kalamazoo. The acquired Envirodyne...

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Single beam system folds negative

Bending up and down, no flipping required

July 15, 2008

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Folding advancements allow a single beam to fold in both positive, negative directions.

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CAD system CNC tube bending

From the CAD station to the production floor

July 15, 2008

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Conventional tube bending data, regardless of format, is entered manually and therefore susceptible to errors. A modern approach involves using a CAD system to generate a STEP file, which the CAD program exports directly to the bending machine. This method is fast and eliminates errors. The drawback is that such a system requires additional database management efforts.

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Full contour fixture tube fabrication

Will your tube pass a dimensional inspection?

July 15, 2008

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Verifying that tube was bent correctly is not as simple as it sounds. Bending specifications and tolerances aren't cut-and-dried, but are open to interpretation. The fabricator, the end user, and the check fixture designer might have three different perspectives on specifications and tolerances. Achieving a consensus is critical for designing and manufacturing a check fixture.

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