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2010 Capital Spending Report indicates rebuilding set to begin

January 14, 2010

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The metal fabricating and forming market isclearly in a rebuilding mode after theeconomic downturn in 2009. The 2010 FMACCapital Spending Survey indicates thatcompanies are interested in spending money oncapital equipment, around $1.3 billion worth,but that's down significantly from the $2.2that was expecting to be spent in 2008.

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Design for manufacturability

January 14, 2010

Bachman Machine collaborates with customers,and often, tweaking the part design—just a little—enters the picture.

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Online program simplifies cable carrier configuration

January 13, 2010

igus® Inc. has announced the launch of a new E-Chain® Configurator program that enables users to custom build a cable carrier with cables and internal separators online quickly. The user then...

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Hybrid linear bearing combines rolling, sliding

January 13, 2010

The DryLin® WJRM hybrid bearing from igus®, a manufacturer of cable carrier systems for automated machinery, has developed with the goal of reducing driving force, especially in applications...

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Energy tube cable carrier is airtight

January 13, 2010

igus®, a manufacturer of cable carrier systems for automated machinery, has developed the RX energy tube especially for the machine-tool industry that is almost 100 percent chip proof. The tube,...

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Horizontal guiding system designed for long travel applications

January 13, 2010

Metal chips can be a problem in long travel or gliding cable carrier applications. To combat this, igus® has developed Guidelok, a horizontal guiding system designed for cable carriers in the...

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The need to adapt, no matter what happens

January 12, 2010

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When I saw the words manufacturing and boom in one headline, I had to do a double take. An AllianceBernstein economist was especially optimistic, predicting that manufacturing may be gearing up for the biggest turnaround seen in 25 years. "The evidence points to a 20 percent jump in output in the...

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Power press safety sign comes in two sizes

January 12, 2010

Danray Products LLC has released a new safety sign for power presses. Registered with the U.S. copyright office, the sign addresses the main safety hazards created by moving slides and dies on power...

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Automated tube cutting system combines material handling, software, and single CNC workstation

January 12, 2010

Han-Kwang offers the series TL automated tube cutting system. It combines tube cutting technology with material handling, tubing software, and a single CNC workstation for nearly nonstop production of...

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Plate saws available for both traverse and longitudinal sawing

January 12, 2010

Pat Mooney Saws offers the Nishijimax NHC-SQA automatic plate saws in two models.The NHC-850SQA is designed for traverse sawing of plate up to 3 in. thick and 24 in. wide. The NHC-8310SQA saws...

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Servo press control automatically saves up to 10 stages of upper, lower slide movement limits per cycle

January 12, 2010

Wintriss Controls has introduced a new version of its SmartPAC 2 servo press automation control. It uses a linear sensor to monitor the slide position and can "learn" and automatically save the upper...

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End prep blades feature heat transfer chip breaker

January 12, 2010

Esco Tool offers MILLHOG® cutter blades for its welding end prep tools. Made from T-15 tool steel and TiN-coated for lubricity, the blades feature a chip breaker that transfers heat away from the...

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Tube bending tooling alternative to solid wiper tooling

January 12, 2010

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced the patent-pending High-Pressure Wiper System™ as an alternative to solid wiper tooling.It is an assembly consisting of a solid steel body, a single- or...

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Crimping machines accommodate both small and large assemblies

January 12, 2010

Lillbacka Powerco has introduced the Finn-Power 120 UC and 140 UC crimping machines for tube and pipe, hose assemblies, and other fastening and joining applications.These serial production models are...

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Radial-shape flap disk recommended for angle grinders with at least 1,200 W output

January 12, 2010

The POLIFAN® Curve SG-Plus flap disk from PFERD INC. precision-grinds fillet welds on steel and stainless steel workpieces. The radial shape allows for aggressive grinding with the bottom and edge...

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