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Challenges and considerations in joining exotic materials

November 9, 2004

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Every day Voss Aerospace faces challenges that vary as much as the materials its welders join and fabrication processes they use.

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Large-diameter vacuum cups handle feed stock, parts, scrap

November 9, 2004

Large vacuum cups from Vi-Cas Mfg. are available in sizes 15 in. and larger to fit almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting and placing large or heavy items, including sheet and plate feed...

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Software delivers detailed formability analysis

November 9, 2004

Forming Technologies Inc. has introduced CATSTAMP, CAA V5-based software that provides CATIA V5 users with detailed formability analysis for evaluating and validating stamped components and draw die...

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Endoscope inspects internal profile of tube, pipe welds

November 9, 2004

Orbimatic offers an endoscope for inspecting the internal profile of tube and pipe welds.The endoscope comes with a 1-m flexible shaft fitted with an 8-m-dia. probe. A 90-degree probe adaptor also is...

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Generators have four preset DIG settings

November 9, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Trailblazer® 302 CC/CV, AC/DC and Trailblazer 275 DC CC/CV engine-driven welding generators that feature four preset DIG settings— soft arc and...

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Industrial boom system extends welding reach

November 9, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. and Genie Industries have jointly designed a boom welding system. Available on the Genie S-80/85, S-60/65, and S-40/45 telescopic booms, the ArcPro 275 helps the operator...

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New steel extends punch life

November 9, 2004

Wilson Tool's Ultima™ premium tool steel has been engineered to extend tool life when punching abrasive materials and materials with high tensile strength.The new composition reduces cutting...

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Cutting machine CNC introduced

November 9, 2004

Messer MG Systems and Welding has introduced the Global Control, a professional-grade Microsoft.NET CNC for its cutting machines.The control features a simple operator interface with a 15-in....

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Compact GMAW machine suitable for heavy-duty applications

November 9, 2004

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the ESABMig C420, a compact 420-amp, three-phase, step-controlled machine suitable for heavy-duty welding.The portable, ready-to-weld system features a...

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Press brake work support system features fast, simple setup

November 9, 2004

Cincinnati Inc.'s Fast Setup Work Support system features quick clamping adjustment handles designed to simplify press brake work support setup. A separate adjustment handle for each axis allows quick...

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Controller integrates safety device monitoring, functioning

November 9, 2004

Omron Electronics' F3SX safety controller integrates monitoring and functioning of individual safety devices, such as light curtains, safety doors, and emergency stop buttons, from a single central...

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Book addresses confined spaces safety

November 9, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) online bookstore offers the Complete Confined Spaces Handbook.The book is designed to aid the development of confined space programs. It...

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Depressed-center wheel grinder cleans metal, removes stock and weld beads

November 9, 2004

Dynabrade's 4-1/2 in.-dia. depressed-center wheel grinder cleans metal for welding and removes stock and weld beads.The lightweight, ergonomically designed, 12,000-RPM tool features a 1-HP air motor...

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Specialty application earmuffs introduced

November 9, 2004

Bilsom® has introduced earmuffs to meet a variety of specialty applications. The Thunder®, Leightning®, and Clarity™ series earmuffs now can mount directly on hard hats or fold away...

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Software upgrade facilitates secondary forming operations, analysis

November 9, 2004

AutoForm-DieDesigner version 4.0 software allows die engineers and toolmakers to create the tool design and die faces for secondary forming operations quickly and to analyze the complete sheet metal...

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