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Piercing, cutting aluminum sans slivers

November 6, 2007

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Slivers are the result of the aluminum interfacing with the cutting sections or punches. To reduce the production of slivers the severity of friction at the point where the two surfaces interface must be reduced. The general rule for cutting materials is the softer the metal the smaller the cutting clearance.

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9-1-1: Weld Emergency!

November 6, 2007

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Toolweld Inc., a microwelding shop run by a father/son duo, faces the challenges of providing quality welds while working against the clock. The shop utilizes both micro-GTAW and laser equipment to meet the demands of a variety of customers.

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End Forming Stainless Steels

End forming stainless steels

November 6, 2007

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Successful end-forming requires much more than designing the tooling and selecting a machine. Fabricators have many choices in tooling (substrate, temper, and coating) and in the end forming machine design. Investigating all the options is necessary for creating an efficient setup.

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Dissecting defects - Part II

November 6, 2007

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Editor's Note: This article is part of a three-part series. Part I categorizes defect types and discusses the factors that affect formed part quality; Part II covers various destructive and nondestructive tests for evaluating incoming material; and Part III is an introduction to process monitoring...

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Abrasive power tool suitable for heavy grinding applications

November 6, 2007

Dynabrade's line of Dynabelter air-powered, abrasive belt tools are suitable for weld grinding, blending, and finishing on metal, stainless steel, and other materials.Using abrasive belts 1/2 in. to 2...

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Nozzle spray station helps reduce spatter buildup in single spray

November 6, 2007

The Torch Wizard™ nozzle spray station from ELCo helps reduce spatter buildup on GMAW nozzles in a single spray. It coats the nozzle bore, face, and exterior simultaneously.Two models are...

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Electrode force gauge for robotic resistance welding machines introduced

November 6, 2007

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. (HFT) has introduced the KR1000 robot cell resistance welder electrode force gauge, designed to obtain correct weld parameters for standard and critical welds in...

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Spool gun allows aluminum welding with GMAW machines

November 6, 2007

The Spoolmate 100 series spool gun from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. allows aluminum welding with Millermatic® 140, Millermatic® 140 with Auto-Set™, and Millermatic® 180 GMAW machines....

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Pulsed GMAW system designed for aluminum welding

November 6, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s aluminum welding system features an enhanced Millermatic®l 350P all-in-one GMAW pulse machine combined with the company's XR™-Aluma-Pro™ push-pull gun. The...

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Air cleaning, cooling system produces 360-degree air stream

November 6, 2007

Exair's stainless steel Super Air Wipe™ system produces a 360-degree air stream that can blow off, dry, clean, and cool material passing through the center. The split design can be clamped...

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Waterjet cutting system intended for low-volume work

November 6, 2007

The Hydro-Jet Eco prototyping waterjet cutting system from Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. is intended for low-volume work and suitable for companies seeking to bring outsourced work back in-house. Using...

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Welding gloves suitable for professionals, home hobbyists

November 6, 2007

Hobart Welding Products offers two styles of form-fitted welding gloves. Designed to provide durability for professionals and home hobbyists, the gloves are available in a natural grain and a...

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Punch tools extend A-dimension forming range

November 6, 2007

The A PLUS™ series line of TRUMPF-style special tools from Wilson Tool International® is designed to extend the range of forming in the A-dimension, allowing longer and larger forms. The...

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Rigid chain pushes, pulls heavy dies, bolsters during changeover

November 6, 2007

Serapid's rigid chain locks together, forming a steel rod capable of pushing and pulling heavy dies and bolsters during changeover. The chain's speed and ability to position dies accurately helps...

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Opaque gel formulated for tube bending applications

November 6, 2007

Metal Mates JL-12 is an opaque gel formulated specifically for tube bending applications. Users can pump or hand-apply the lubricant directly to the tube or bending mandrels to leave a clean coating...

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