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The invisible risks of welding

July 10, 2007

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Welders who ignore healthy work practices today are putting their long-term health in jeopardy. Being aware of some of the less obvious health hazards can help to ensure healthy living later in life.

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ALAW

Lifestyle trends expand use of lasers, ALAW presenters say

July 10, 2007

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ALAW 2007 was held April 17 to 19, in Plymouth, Mich. The second two days of the conference focused on laser technology in automotive research and applications and were geared mostly to manufacturing, production, product design, and R&D engineers.Societal demands driving greater dependence on laser technology are energy and environmental concerns, as well as customization.

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Tube bending

Constant radius or variable radius?

July 10, 2007

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While rotary draw bending is the mainstay of the tube bending industry, variable-radius bending is making some headway. Variable-radius bending offers many advantages, primarily more sophisticated bends and faster cycle times. However, it has limitations, too. A main one is that an initial bend must be a minimum of approximately 15 degrees.

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Ejector counter punch

Blanking developments - Part I

July 10, 2007

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Fineblanking allows the production of sheet metal components with smooth edges in a single press stroke. This column discusses basic terminology and the principles of this process.

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Toolmaker

Cutting tooling costs: Part I

July 10, 2007

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To reduce tooling costs, key items such as high-quality tool steel and quality die components some companies ignore or substitute which usually results in premature tool failure, excessive downtime, and scrap. Sometimes you have to invest a little more in your tooling to be successful.

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Plasma cutting system has built-in air compressor

July 10, 2007

Hobart Welding Products has introduced the AirForce™250ci portable plasma cutting system. Featuring a built-in air compressor, the system weighs 27 lbs., half the weight of the company's...

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Flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam, gas piping

July 10, 2007

Hobart Brothers Co. offers low-alloy, gas-shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam and gas piping, boiler manufacturing, and certain casting applications.Designed for steels...

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Water-cooled, air-cooled torches designed for confined, harsh environments

July 10, 2007

Weldcraft's WP-22 and WP-23 machine torches, available in 7-in. or 4-in. sizes, are designed for mechanized GTAW in confined and harsh environments.All four torch models have front or back...

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New brushes added to maintenance products

July 10, 2007

Weiler® Corp. has added several items to its line of maintenance products.The comfort-grip hand scrub brush with polypropylene fill now comes with a contoured handle and rubber insert.Two new...

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Conveyors feature ceramic magnets

July 10, 2007

Eriez® Chip and Parts Conveyors move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. With the exception of an externally mounted drive motor, the unit is...

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Mixing station reduces fluid handling, transportation

July 10, 2007

Unist Inc. has announced production of a series of mixing stations for blending and dispensing cutting and forming fluids. The Manual Mixing Station (MM-S) and Central Supply Mixing Station (CSM-S)...

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Resistance welding inverter suitable for projection welding

July 10, 2007

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the ISA-2000CR resistance welding inverter.The inverter includes five feedback modes, a NEMA-style enclosure, built-in weld monitoring, a communications package,...

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Abrasive disk brushes leave tolerances unchanged

July 10, 2007

Osborn Intl. offers ATB Uni-Lok® disk brushes that selectively deburr radius corners and edges without changing dimensional tolerances. The brushes are designed for integration into automated...

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Laser cutting system processes sheet up to 1,500 mm by 3,000 mm

July 10, 2007

Strippit®/LVD has expanded its line of Orion CO2 laser cutting systems with the Orion 3015Plus and the Orion 3015 Auto Load/Unload.The laser cutting systems process materials in sheet sizes up...

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Industrial lubricant protects ferrous parts in indoor storage

July 10, 2007

ITW ROCOL® North America's Rustlick 631 is a thin-film, moisture-displacing, penetrating lubricant and rust preventive. Intended for long-term protection of ferrous parts with indoor storage,...

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