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Tube fabrication equipment manufacturer takes a holistic view of sustainability

July 7, 2016

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Sustainability and green technology are no longer buzzwords, but comprise a host of enduring manufacturing practices. Equipment manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec has rolled out numerous developments to conserve energy, consumables, material, and other resources.

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Building bridges for the 21st century and beyond

July 7, 2016

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Fabricator and bridge erector used oxyfuel for years, but changed to plasma and benefitted from faster, more precise cuts.

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Rust-preventive fluid is weldable

July 7, 2016

Lincoln Electric’s RP6™ is an oil-based fluid that provides up to six months of indoor corrosion protection by preventing rust on ferrous metals without adversely affecting the welding process. The rust preventive is suitable for welding applications in heavy fabrication, automotive, steel...

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TRUMPF to build digitally connected demonstration facility in Chicago

July 6, 2016

Machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF is building a demonstration factory in Chicago that is designed as a flexible, digitally connected production plant. The entire sheet metal process chain, from ordering of a sheet metal part to its design, production, and delivery, will be interconnected....

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Oven Industries relocates within Pennsylvania

July 6, 2016

Oven Industries, a provider of custom electronic temperature controllers and sensors for the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, medical, and semiconductor markets, has announced its relocation from Mechanicsburg, Pa., to Camp Hill, Pa. The new facility gives the company 60 percent more...

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Roselle Tool and Die acquired by Englert

July 6, 2016

Roselle Tool and Die has been acquired by Englert Inc. The company, an Englert vendor for more than 40 years, has closed its doors in Roselle, N.J., and will open an expanded shop within Englert’s new manufacturing and office building in Perth Amboy, N.J. Roselle owner George Kaminski and...

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Coe Press Equipment ships coil feeding line to Alliance Laundry Systems

July 6, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment has installed a coil processing line at Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon, Wis., a manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment. The line comprises a servo feed, dual threading table, power straightener, and coil reel with full line automation...

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Building effective and agile sheet metal forming supply channels

July 6, 2016

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Strong supply chains hold the promise of all partners being able to share innovation. This requires a commitment from the manufacturers in the chain to be open and communicative. Without that trust, supply chain partners can hurt product success and sabotage profitability goals.

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Alro Steel opens facility in Oklahoma

July 6, 2016

Metals and industrial supplies distributor Alro Steel has announced the opening of an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tulsa, Okla. It replaces the company’s former 9,000-sq.-ft. Tulsa facility. The larger footprint allows the company to process additional grades and sizes of metals, including...

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Alcoa opens 3-D printing metal powder plant

July 6, 2016

Alcoa has opened a 3-D printing metal powder production facility at the Alcoa Technology Center in Pittsburgh. The facility manufactures proprietary titanium, nickel, and aluminum powders for 3-D printed aerospace parts. The facility will form part of Arconic following separation from Alcoa’s...

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Rotary bender cams material without distortion

July 6, 2016

Dayton Lamina™ offers the new Posi-Bend™ rotary bender as an alternative to wiping dies. The self-contained rotary bender cams the material without distortion, sliding, or marring, says the company. Custom orders are also available with short lead...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How do we prevent buckling in thin material during strip feeding?

July 6, 2016

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Q: We are trying to stamp a drawn cup from 0.002-inch-thick by 0.500-in.-wide fully annealed stainless steel on a Bruderer BSTA 22e high-speed press with an aluminum ball bearing die set and a Bruderer 198/85 roll feed. There are six draws, and all of the draw die bushings are carbide with steel...

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Double-disc grinding machine offers fast disc changes

July 6, 2016

For the large-scale production of flat precision components, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH offers a compact double-disc grinding machine. Features include closed box frames, forged tool spindles, spindle-tilting mechanisms, a double-walled frame design, and an automatic tool wear compensation...

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LA-CO Industries CEO to transition to executive chairman of the board

July 5, 2016

LA-CO® Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a producer of marking products, industrial temperature indicators, and plumbing and chemical products, has announced that Dan Kleiman will transition from his long-time position as CEO to executive chairman of the board. Kleiman joined the company in...

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Hobart to offer aluminum welding technology seminars

July 5, 2016

Hobart will host a three-day Advanced Welding and Design workshop as part of its aluminum welding technology seminars. The program will be held at the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Training Center in Appleton, Wis., Oct. 18-20, 2016. The program provides advanced technical and hands-on welding...

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