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Welding simulator provides real-time technique feedback

November 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., an East Hartford, Conn.-based developer of training software and graphic simulation for...

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Lightweight welding helmets feature enhanced field of vision

November 10, 2009

Fronius offers the Vizor 3000 welding helmets in Standard, Plus, and Professional styles, along with corresponding Air models. The field of vision has been increased by 33 percent over the previous Vizor 1000 welding helmet, while the weight has been decreased by 15 percent.On all models, the cover...

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Laser marking software helps optimize parameters for different processes, materials

November 10, 2009

TRUMPF's TruTops Mark Navigator is an interactive software used in conjunction with the company's TruTop laser markers to help optimize laser parameters for different laser marking processes and materials.No specific laser marking knowledge is required to use the software. The menu directs the...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material flow and unattended operation with uninterrupted processing of laser-cut parts.The CT tower system...

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Slip-on pipe fittings can be used to build ADA-approved handrail systems

November 10, 2009

Easyfit™ Inc. has introduced a line of slip-on structural pipe fittings to build handrail systems that conform to the barrier-free requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable state and local building codes. Designed for stairs, ramps, walkways, and other areas...

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Toughened epoxy adhesive bonds metal to metal

November 10, 2009

3M has introduced 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ toughened epoxy adhesive DP920, designed for metal-to-metal bonding.The adhesive has been developed with a combination of oil-absorbing and oil-displacing technology. This patented technology reduces the cleaning process that is commonly required for...

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Cleaning kit helps extend laser optics life

November 10, 2009

The LRO CO2 laser optics cleaning kit is available from Laser Research Optics. It includes 24 surgical-grade cotton balls, 24 cotton swabs, 24 surgical-grade finger cots, 24 lens mats, distilled water, polishing compound, reagent-grade isopropyl alcohol, reagent-grade acetone, and an air bulb for...

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Lifting device handles heavy material in confined spaces

November 10, 2009

A&H Eng. and Mfg. Inc. offers the Shop Lift™ device for handling heavy material in a confined space. Built to fit through most standard doorways, the unit can carry a payload up to 600 lbs. and deliver it to a machine, storage rack, pallet, loading bay, or onto a truck.The device weighs 700...

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Industrial camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long, as small as 1.0 in. diameter

November 10, 2009

Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT) has introduced the PILIT™ industrial push camera. The 32-lb. camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long and industrial lines as small as 1.0 in. in diameter.Since it is an integrated system, the user does not have to carry two separate components to...

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Smooth fractional profiles added to aluminum framing line

November 10, 2009

80/20® Inc. has introduced four new profiles to its line of T-slotted aluminum framing. For the first time, the company offers smooth fractional profiles, including one ultralight profile.The profiles include 1515-LS, 1530-LS, 3030-LS, and 1515-ULS and are compatible with other 15 series...

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Ultrasonic metal welding equipment introduced

November 10, 2009

Sonobond Ultrasonics has introduced two ultrasonic metal welding machines.The Dual Head SpliceRite™ can weld wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 3.94 sq. in. According to the manufacturer, no other ultrasonic welder can equal this capacity in a single pulse. This makes the...

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AST Waterjet installs five-axis cutting table

November 10, 2009

AST Waterjet, Irving, Texas, has installed a Romeo five-axis waterjet cutting table. It has a 96- by 144-in. cutting bed with 36 in. of clearance. The cutting head tilts to 90 degrees off vertical and rotates a full 360 degrees, making it suitable for cutting simple bevels or complex shapes into...

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Adept Technology hires director of global sales, marketing

November 10, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., has appointed Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing. He is responsible for the company's global sales and marketing initiatives.LaSelle has more than 20 years of experience in flexible automation. He previously served as general manager...

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Hypertherm names North American marketing manager

November 10, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology in Hanover, N.H., has announced the appointment of Reese Madden as the new manager of North American marketing.Madden previously worked as a marketing manager overseeing the company's Powermax systems. His marketing experience also...

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Wallover Oil appoints regional sales manager

November 10, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners in Strongsville, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Domagalski to the position of regional manager for sales in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.Domagalski, who has more than 15 years of sales management...

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