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Single-phase CV-, CC-mode welding power source available

September 12, 2006

The Shopmate™ 300 DX welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. operates on single-phase power in CV mode (GMAW and FCAW) and CC mode (DC GTAW and SMAW).The power source provides 5 to...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part IV: Stainless steel, aluminum tips

September 12, 2006

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This article, the last of a four-part series about establishing a portable GTAW business, covers helpful tips for working with stainless steel and aluminum, including weld prep and the proper welding techniques. It also offers advice about hiring help and purchasing liability insurance for your business.

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Holding the line on metal costs

September 12, 2006

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Stampers and roll formers can look at edge trim, heads, tails, skeletons, and coil damage for ways they can reduce scrap to hold the line on metal costs.

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Stud-maker throws church building a curve

September 12, 2006

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Radius Track, a fabricator specializing in its patented curved metal studs, replaced many of the heavy-gauge beams in the a church's dome frame with light-gauge steel studs. As a result, the dome was light enough to be supported without view-obstructing columns.

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Expanding upward and outward

September 12, 2006

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Watson Engineering didn't have to add any laser operators during its most recent expansion effort. The reason was technology advancements associated with material handling and modern laser cutting devices.

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Draw forming, Part IV

September 12, 2006

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The relationships among part geometry, tool geometry, and control of the processing inputs are significantly different between the net shape and non-net shape processes.

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Impact riveter sets solid rivets up to 7/16 in. diameter

September 12, 2006

Orbitform has introduced the HP2000 hydrapneumatic impact riveter.The 20-ton-capacity riveter available with up to a 24-in. throat autofeeds and quickly sets solid rivets up to 7/16 in. diameter.Other...

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CNC carbide cutoff system equipped with autoloaders, bar stockers

September 12, 2006

Pat Mooney Inc. – The Saw Company carries the Nishijimax CNC carbide cutoff system designed for fully automatic cycles and is equipped with autoloaders and bar stockers.After a bar length has...

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Space-saving forklifts introduced

September 12, 2006

Combilift has developed thee models of its space-saving forklifts for materials handling applications.The TeleCombi is fitted with a one-stage boom mounted on a moving carriage. It has a reach of 3 m...

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Robot vision system option available

September 12, 2006

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the iRVision™ integrated robot vision option for the company's R-J3iC controller.The ready-to-use vision system has a 2-D robot guidance tool to conduct...

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Angle grinder/cutoff machine has enhanced safety features

September 12, 2006

Metabo Corp. has introduced the WEP14-150 Quick 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine.The unit's nonlocking paddle switch helps to increase user safety by automatically turning off the grinder when...

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Magnetic annular cutter has flexible toolholder

September 12, 2006

Fein Power Tools' KBM 52U magnetic annular cutter has a flexible toolholder that is interchangeable for the company's Quick-In system and a Morse taper #3.Other features include a reversible action...

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Laser cutter enclosure enhanced

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has released a new enclosure for its laser cutting machines that the company says is 75 percent smaller in size than conventional enclosures.The enclosure features an ergonomic design that...

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Waterjet designed to work with EDM

September 12, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc. offers a Mitsubishi waterjet line designed to work with EDM technology.Three models are available. The two- or three-axis Classica, four-axis Suprema, and five-axis Evolution...

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Servo roll feed suitable for staggered feeding narrow-width coil

September 12, 2006

Coe Press Equipment has developed a new series of zigzag servo roll feeds for staggered feeding applications of narrow-width coil.The roll feeds process coil widths from 12 to 30 in. and thicknesses...

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