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Online resource helps free welding instructors from curriculum development

December 17, 2015

Lincoln Electric has launched U/LINC™, a curriculum of lesson plans, videos, student handouts, assessment tests, and presentations designed to streamline the teaching experience and free welding school instructors from curriculum development. With more than 1,500 teaching assets and growing,...

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Automated tool-changing press brake stores tooling in the machine

December 17, 2015

Featuring automated tool-changing capabilities, the ToolCell 150-ton, 10-ft. press brake from LVD Strippit offers an integrated tooling storage housed in the machine. Tools are placed automatically, eliminating manual tooling adjustments. While the operator is preparing parts for the next job, the...

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Multiprocess power source comes in standard, construction models

December 16, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new Flextec® 350X is a multiprocess power source engineered for use outdoors and in harsh environments. The IP23-rated welding machine, which features fully protected components, is designed to run cool, even in high-temperature settings. The machine handles all wire, DC...

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Fiber laser includes integrated automatic shuttle table system

December 16, 2015

LVD Strippit offers the Electra 3015 ultrahigh-speed fiber laser system. Powered by a solid-state fiber laser source, the machine processes traditional sheet metal materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well as copper and brass. The compact unit includes an integrated...

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Welding machine designed for pipe welding

December 16, 2015

The new Cross Country™ 300 engine-driven welding machine from Lincoln Electric is designed for cross-country or process piping welding. According to the company, the small-footprint machine is excellent for root, fill, and cap passes and designed for cellulosic or low-hydrogen stick...

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Automated feed system positions material up to 2,100 lbs.

December 15, 2015

TigerStop® offers the Heavy Duty 2™ for automation of new and existing machinery in pushing, pulling, and positioning applications. The automated feed system positions material up to 2,100 lbs. and 108 ft. with accuracy of 0.008 in. Options include TigerLink 6 parts list downloading...

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Fiber laser integrates with automated load/unload for lights-out production

December 15, 2015

TRUMPF’s TruLaser 2030 fiber laser offers a 60- by 120-in. working range to process a variety of materials and thicknesses. It is suitable for job shops that run up to three shifts per day, as well as for first-time laser users looking to add laser cutting capabilities to their business. The...

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Panel bending machine has additional vertical axis for part manipulator

December 15, 2015

TRUMPF has introduced the new TruBend Center 5030, the company’s first panel bending machine. With a bending length of 10 ft., the semiautomatic machine is suitable for bending thin sheets. The operator inserts the material against the backgauge, and the 2-axis part manipulator performs all...

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Punching machine detects broken punches automatically

December 14, 2015

TRUMPF offers the next-generation TruPunch 5000 punching machine. It features retractable clamps, mobile control, and the new ToolMaster Linear for additional tooling capacity. With retractable clamps, the entire sheet can be used without limitations when nesting parts. According to the company,...

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Press brake offers simplified setup, programming

December 14, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the Xact Smart 160 press brake, featuring simplified setup and programming. Bysoft 7 software integrates the press brake into the user’s production environment. The machine incorporates the ByVision bending control system, which uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen interface...

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Fiber laser suitable for first-time users

December 14, 2015

The new BySmart Fiber 3015 compact laser cutting machine from Bystronic is designed for first-time users of fiber laser cutting technology. For users that cut mainly thin materials, the machine delivers a fast cutting process and reduced costs, the company says. It is available with a Fiber 2000...

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Fully automated hardness tester introduced

December 10, 2015

Buehler has introduced the new Wilson VH3300 Vickers/ Knoop hardness test system, offering a variety of scales and magnifications for automated hardness testing to ASTM and ISO in test labs, material/product development, clean production environments, and quality control. According to the...

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Multiprocess welding system provides industrial-quality arc in compact package

December 10, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Rebel™ EMP 215ic, a 120- to 230-V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multiprocess arc performance and portability. A sMIG (smart MIG) function enables users to begin GMAW with a stable arc by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. There is no need to enter...

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Cladding system employs preheated filler wire, tandem electrodes

December 10, 2015

Polysoude offers the TIGer cladding system. It uses preheated filler wire and incorporates a system of two tungsten electrodes in tandem configuration. This allows the ignition of two electrical arcs, which, by way of mutual attraction, combine to convey a single heat source. This single heat...

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Robotic blast system adapted for grit blast surface preparation

December 9, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a new version of its RB-10 robotic blast system that is adapted for grit blast surface preparation of gas turbine blades and buckets up to about 3 ft. long. The system’s 60- by 60-in. finishing chamber is designed with a heavily reinforced 60- by 48-in. vestibule...

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