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Tips for grinding and wire machining tool steel

March 13, 2007

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How tool steel is machined can make a big difference in its performance and life. A poor grinding job might look good, but unseen stress can cause premature failure.With the correct grinding and wire burning techniques, tool steel results can be optimized.

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Metal forming certification

FMA jumps on the certification bandwagon

March 13, 2007

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Many industries and careers rely on certification programs to train workers. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.®, has identified a need to certify precision sheet metal workers and is launching a certification program. This article explains the program's goals, outlines the development process, and describes how industry professionals can participate.

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Interlocks as machine safety devices

March 13, 2007

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Interlocks serve as safety devices on industrial equipment and many consumer products. This article explains some applications, describes different types of interlocks, and provides recommendations for resources that can help you determine the requirements for interlocks, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

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Roller leveling 101

March 13, 2007

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Every metal coil has unique characteristics. Leveling is achieved by precisely bending metal strip back and forth as it's passed through a series of small-diameter offset rolls.

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Brazing copper and copper alloys

March 13, 2007

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It is important to be able to identify when brazing is suitable for joining copper or copper alloys, how it is applied, and which filler metals to use.

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R&D Update: Servo press forming applications - Part I

March 13, 2007

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A servomotor gives a press slide motion flexibility in terms of accurate speed, motion, and position control. This flexibility produces infinite slide motion variations that may improve part quality and operations such as painting and assembly during one press stroke.

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What's all the 'flux' about?

March 13, 2007

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Becoming knowledgeable about the different types of flux-cored stainless steel electrodes, what their capabilities are, how they are classified, and how to handle and maintain them safely can offer welders many benefits.

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Self-propelled truck makes welding machine mobile

March 13, 2007

The Weld-N-Go self-propelled welding truck from N-Go Industrial Trucks combines the power of a welding machine with turning agility and utility vehicle performance. It accommodates different welding...

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Wet deburring station reduces potential materials' flammability

March 13, 2007

Dynabrade Inc.'s wet deburring station is designed to help reduce potential flammability of materials when grinding.The unit offers a wet filtration system to capture potentially combustible filings...

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Marking system introduced for general industrial applications

March 13, 2007

Laser Photonics has introduced its Fantom™ Series OEM CO2laser marking and engraving kit for general industrial applications.The kits, which come in 10-, 30-, 50-, and 100-W models, are based on...

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Portable eddy current flaw detectors introduced

March 13, 2007

Olympus NDT has introduced its Nortec 500 Series of portable eddy current flaw detectors.Available in three lightweight configurations, the flaw detectors include a 6.5-in. diagonal full VGA color LCD...

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Wire designed to ease cleanup

March 13, 2007

Hobart Brothers offers its Fabshield 21B self-shielded flux-cored wire designed to ease post-weld cleanup and increase portability.Suitable for general-purpose welding, light fabrication, and use on...

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Saw blades designed for tough abrasive applications

March 13, 2007

M.K. Morse Co. offers the newly engineered carbide-tipped M-FACTOR™ saw blade designed to increase productivity and blade life while reducing changeover and downtime cost.A specially formulated...

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GMAW machine enhanced

March 13, 2007

The new Millermatic® 180 all-in-one GMAW machine features Smooth-Start™ technology to initiate the arc in a more controlled manner, providing smooth, spatter-free starts for improved quality...

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Magnetic holder protects welding torch, keeps it handy

March 13, 2007

HTP America Inc. has introduced TIG and MIG torch holders specially designed keep the torch at arms length and prevent it from falling on the floor.The compact holder magnetically attaches to the...

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