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R&D Update: Hot-stamping boron-alloyed steels for automotive parts - Part III

February 13, 2007

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To accurately model the hot-stamping process, FE simulation needs to account for the mechanical, thermal, and microstructural changes in the workpiece.

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Die Basics 101: Part XII

February 13, 2007

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Slug pulling, which occurs when scrap metal—the slug—sticks to the punch face upon withdrawal and comes out of the button, or lower matrix, is a serious problem that can damage parts and dies. Various methods can help reduce the occurrence of slug pulling. Air Vents Putting air vents in...

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Arc Welding 101: Preheating a shaft-sprocket assembly

February 13, 2007

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Q: We are welding 1018 cold-rolled, 2.5-inch-diameter shaft to a sprocket made from 1045 steel. We preheat the shafts to about 200 to 250 degrees. We are having some failure of the shaft, and I'm wondering what the proper procedure is for welding the assembly together. The sprockets are welded...

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System replaces worn-away steel in bores

February 13, 2007

Bore Repair Systems Inc.'s BOA-308i automatically replaces the worn-away steel in a bore using a simple GMAW process and common steel GMAW wire.The positive-drive system is simple to operate, the...

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Configurator simplifies high-pressure hydraulic cylinder selection

February 13, 2007

Peninsular Cylinder Co.'s cylinder configurator simplifies the selection of the company's model HP high-pressure hydraulic cylinders. A drop-down menu on the company's Web site,...

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Kit allows 20 GTAW torch configurations

February 13, 2007

Weldcraft designed its AK-150 Modular Flex (AK-150MF) Kit to provide maximum flexibility on a range of GTAW welding applications. The AK-150MF is an all-in-one kit that allows operators to convert...

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Flowmeter allows multiple gas selectability

February 13, 2007

Universal Flow Monitors, Inc. offers FlowStream® OFM Series mass flowmeters for measuring arc welding shielding gas. The meter features field selectability of multiple gases.The meter, which also...

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Punching machine handles 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets

February 13, 2007

Equipped with a 50 in. by 100 in. working range and the ability to handle 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets, TRUMPF Inc.'s TruPunch 2020 offers a turnkey processing package designed to make prototype jobs easier...

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Alternative fuel outfit designed for industrial users

February 13, 2007

Victor Equipment Co. a supplier of gas apparatus and pressure control products, has introduced its newest Professional outfit, the Journeyman AF (alternate fuel).Designed for heavy-duty use, the...

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Sensor monitors up to 2.5 mm blanks for double sheet

February 13, 2007

Roland Industrial Electronics' P30GS single probe sensor can monitor blanks up to 2.5 mm (0.100 in.) for double sheet.The 30-mm-dia. sensor fits into the 3.5-in.-dia. suction cup of the flexible...

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Twin-cylinder press brake designed for general-purpose fabricating

February 13, 2007

Piranha is demonstrating its Piranha Pro2 synchronous twin-cylinder press brake at Westec 2007. The brakes come in various sizes and tonnage choices and are capable of most general-purpose fabricating...

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Abrasive jet machine suitable for precision medical device production

February 13, 2007

OMAX will use its 2626|xpJetMachining® Center to demonstrate abrasivejet machining at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show and MD&M West 2007. The machine is capable of up to ±0.001 in....

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Cut-off wheels available in new sizes

February 13, 2007

Norton Abrasives' NorZon® Plus RightCut™ wheels are now available in 4-1/2 in. through 6-in. diameters in Type 01 straight and Type 27 depressed center shapes for right-angle grinders.The...

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Plasma torch upgraded

February 13, 2007

A HyPerformance plasma torch upgrade from Hypertherm, Inc. brings the benefits of patented HyPerformance technology to existing HyDefinition HD3070 metal cutting systems. The upgrade is intended to...

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Gas apparatus outfits introduced

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two toolbox outfits for its hand-held, oxyacetylene welding and cutting product line.The GT-510 toolbox outfits comes in a durable, lockable Plano®...

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