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Tips for TIG torches

November 11, 2008

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Proper installation of GTAW torches—whether air- or water-cooled—is just one bullet on a long list of reasons that GTAW is so complex. The best way to simplify torch installation is to become familiar with the components and how to assemble them properly.

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3-D Design Software

3-D die design for a 3-D world

November 11, 2008

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3-D die design software allows you to build the die on the computer screen, fully assembled and ready to run as if it were built and sitting out on the shop floor. SolidWorks-based Logopress3 software even allows you to then simulate the die running in the press. Even better, it detects crashing and strip feeding interference problems on your computer screen rather than after the die has been built.

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Differential-pressure control panels for cartridge dust collectors introduced

November 11, 2008

United Air Specialists (UAS) has introduced two new digital pulse cleaning control panels to monitor differential pressure on its line of cartridge dust collectors. The digital pressure control (DPC)...

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Articulating borescopes view around elbows and bends

November 11, 2008

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a line of TFS4-720 model articulating borescopes. The borescopes offer a high-resolution, 17,000-element optical fiber imaging bundle and feature an objective end...

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Pulse-cutting band saws engineered to reduce noise, vibration, cutting resistance

November 11, 2008

Amada Cutting Technologies Inc. has launched two band saw models to help eliminate noise, vibrations, and cutting resistance.The PCSAW430AX single-pulse cutting machine cuts material up to 16 in., and...

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Precision leveler provides shape correction on boron-clad material

November 11, 2008

B&K, a division of Formtek-Maine, has produced a 3.5 series precision parts leveler for a customer in Canada. The machine provides shape correction on boron-clad material coming off the rolling mill...

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GMAW inverter has built-in programs

November 11, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed-GMAW inverter features built-in programs. The inverter is designed to solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues associated with welding...

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Lifting magnets require minimal operating maintenance

November 11, 2008

SafeHold® RPL series permanent lifting magnets from Eriez® can lift and transfer steel and iron without slings, hooks, or cables, and without marring the surface. The magnets require minimal...

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High-pressure, high-thrust groover introduced

November 11, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced the new 24014 high-pressure, high-thrust groover for rolling or cutting operations with quick tool changes and simplified access to tooling. The groover...

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Heavy-duty permanent sweeper magnet available in various strengths

November 11, 2008

Storch Magnetics manufactures the Magnetic Road Sweeper that uses either a permanent magnet or an electromagnet for vehicle-mounted applications to sweep industrial or commercial floors, work sites,...

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Air filtration system designed for metal cutting operations

November 11, 2008

Great Lakes Air Systems has introduced Plaser for metal cutting air filtration.The unit is designed for the needs of the laser, plasma, and torch cutting industries. The complete, integral package...

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Compact angle grinder has 10,000 RPM no-load speed

November 11, 2008

Metabo Corp.'s compact W8-125, a 5-in. angle grinder, is suitable for finishing welded seams, rough grinding for weld preparation, and sanding and cutting applications. The grinder employs cooling...

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Stainless steel electrodes suitable for surfacing, welding over gaps

November 11, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two self-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes designed to weld stainless steels and for the cladding of carbon steels. The lower penetration of the wires...

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Circular cold saw's vise helps provide burr-free parts

November 11, 2008

Scotchman® Industries' CPO 350 circular cold saw features a double-clamping and self-centering vise that helps provide burr-free parts. The machine has 135-degree mitering ability and a...

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Abrasive waterjet system features traction drive and allows cutting envelope expansion

November 11, 2008

OMAX® Corp.'s 80X JetMachining® Center is designed with a footprint of 265 in. by 152 in.The system—suitable for large-scale, precision machining of large or multiple parts—lis...

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