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Electric press brakes bend fast--and safely - TheFabricator.com

Electric press brakes bend fast--and safely

November 8, 2011 | By John Dittus

Within electric brakes, bending force is distributed differently. Also optoelectronic safeguards integrate closely with the control, so much so that a light curtain or similar device has no effect on the bending cycle time. In fact, in the electric press brake arena, safety does not necessarily require a sacrifice in cycle time.

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New process, new welding dynamics - TheFabricator.com

New process, new welding dynamics

November 8, 2011 | By Ed Craig

A process called TIP TIG uses a constant-feed hot-wire that imparts additional energy to the weld. The wire also is superimposed by a secondary high-speed oscillation. The hot-wire’s current combines with the weld-pool agitation to disrupt the surface tension and change the weld dynamics.

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This is the new normal

November 7, 2011 | By Eric Lundin

The worst of the financial crisis of the 2008-2009 time frame is history, and as the recovery progresses, I think it’s fair to say that we’re all wondering when everything will get back to the way it was … when will we have a low unemployment rate, a thriving manufacturing sector, a healthy...

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Orbital welding machine allows both manual, automated welding - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine allows both manual, automated welding

November 7, 2011

Magnatech has introduced the modular EZ orbital welding system. Model 517 is a tube welding controller that integrates the operation of a standard, commercial GTAW power source with the weld head. The operator can use an existing power source, allowing both manual and automatic welding. The...

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Renaissance for Mexican manufacturing?

November 7, 2011

Guest editorial by Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for FMA The dominant story from Mexico today is one of violence and corruption. The drug wars are a very real part of Mexico these days, and nobody would underestimate the challenges that lie ahead for the government. However, another story...

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Marmon/Keystone establishes value-added processing center

November 7, 2011

Marmon/Keystone has opened a new Southeast regional value-added processing center at its branch in Charlotte, N.C. The center handles value-added service transactions for the Charlotte; Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Houston; and Fort Worth, Texas, branches. The company, a distributor...

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ABB Robotics hosts Technology Days event

November 7, 2011

ABB Robotics hosted nearly 1,000 people during its annual Technology Days event in October at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 55,000-sq.-ft. exhibit floor included more than 40 live robot-related demonstrations from ABB and more than a dozen...

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Saar-Harmetall installs beveling machine at Shaw

November 7, 2011

Saar-Hartmetall USA LLC, Covington, Ky., has installed and commissioned a Gerima LGA 3000 type III high-performance beveler at Shaw Modular Solutions in Lake Charles, La. The beveling machine can apply up to 4-in.-wide bevels on large steel plates. While its table length is 10 ft., the machine’s...

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Circular saw blades suitable for cutting light- and heavy-wall tubes, extrusions, plates - TheFabricator.com

Circular saw blades suitable for cutting light- and heavy-wall tubes, extrusions, plates

November 7, 2011

Forrest Mfg. offers circular saw blades for cutting nonferrous metals such as copper, aluminum, and brass. They are suitable for cutting light- and heavy-wall tubes, extrusions, and plates. According to the company, the blades produce burr-free cuts that eliminate the need for filing. Nineteen...

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Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council

November 7, 2011

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced that Account Manager Patrick J. Hopkins has been selected to be a part of the Young Professional Council, sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA). The council's mission is to identify, create, and establish mentoring and...

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Rofin-Sinar opens new subsidiary in India

November 7, 2011

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a developer and manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser-based systems, has incorporated a subsidiary in India to meet the demands of the growing Indian markets. The new firm, Rofin Baasel Laser India Pvt. Ltd., is located in Mumbai. The company...

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CNC turret punch press handles large, oversized workpieces - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large, oversized workpieces

November 7, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit P-1525, a 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press designed to handle large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 98.4 in. Larger sheets can be processed with clamp repositioning. The machine delivers up to 270 HPM on 1-in. centers and up to 600 HPM in nibble...

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Fiberglass hard hat designed for extreme work environments - TheFabricator.com

Fiberglass hard hat designed for extreme work environments

November 7, 2011

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) has introduced the Fibre-Metal® Roughneck® P2A hard hat for extreme work environments. The lightweight hard hat has a smooth, round design and matte finish. Suitable for workers on construction sites and heavy industry job sites such as steel plants,...

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Models added to abrasive waterjet line

November 7, 2011

MAXIEM Waterjets, a division of OMAX® Corp., has added 16 new abrasive waterjet machines to its line of JetCutting centers. The 2000, 3000, and 4000 series employ the same 50,000-PSI, direct-drive pump technology as OMAX's JetMachining® centers. They also feature Intelli-MAX® software and...

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3-D pyramid abrasives allow finer grits sizes to remove more material - TheFabricator.com

3-D pyramid abrasives allow finer grit sizes to remove more material

November 7, 2011

Metabo Corp. has introduced a line of pyramid-design abrasives. The new aluminum oxide abrasives feature a 3-D-structured geometric grain placement that allows finer grit sizes to remove more material while giving work surfaces a consistent, even finish. According to the manufacturer, users can...

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