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Tool offers alternative to replacing entire die in parting applications

August 11, 2009

Wilson Tool's Dura-Die parting tool with replaceable die inserts offers punch press fabricators an alternative to replacing the entire die in parting applications.The replaceable inserts are engineered with the company's Ultima® premium tool steel. The die base is made of shock-resistant steel,...

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Tube cutting system with broad chucking range engineered for heavy tubes

August 11, 2009

TRUMPF's TruLaser Tube 7000 laser cutting system processes tubes inside a tunnel-like safety enclosure and then moves them forward to the brush table or ejects them to a parts container behind the machine. Its heavy-duty drives are engineered for heavy tubes, and it features a broad chucking...

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Waterjet system for high-precision machining introduced

August 11, 2009

MC Machinery Systems Inc. has introduced the DX series waterjet machine. Its 700 series CNC delivers advanced programming capabilities for high-precision machining. The unit is controlled on a 15-in., waterproof screen, with improved graphics and NC design to simplify operation.The 22-in. machine...

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Laser processing head permits tight access to parts during processing

August 11, 2009

Laser Mechanisms has introduced the FiberCut processing head for 3-D robotic cutting applications.All connections enter the cutting head at a right angle, permitting tight access to parts during processing. It calibrates automatically and is insensitive to cutting...

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Deburring, beveling machine developed for large, awkward, heavy parts

August 11, 2009

CS Unitec's ROLEI(R) EF 115 hand-held deburring and beveling machine is designed for use on large, awkward, and heavy parts, such as machine tables, frame constructions, and large sheets of metal.According to the company, precise edge control helps ensure clean bevels at a fixed angle of 45...

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2-in.-wide deburring brushes reduce need to gang brushes together

August 11, 2009

Abtex Corp. has added 2-in.-wide, composite-hub, radial-wheel, fiber-abrasive deburring brushes to its line of standard brushes.The brushes are designed for users who would otherwise have to gang brushes together to finish wide parts in a single pass. Abrasive fibers are embedded around the hub of...

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Bar code tool management program tracks equipment, inventory, maintenance

August 11, 2009

Dynamic Systems Inc. has released a tool and equipment manager program based on bar code technology. Basic Tool Manager is designed for manufacturers who want to track equipment inventory and maintenance while reducing the loss of tools and time searching for them.The customized service scheduler...

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Benchtop miter band saw has variable electronic speed control, ergonomic grip

August 11, 2009

Dayton's benchtop dry cut miter band saw features a variable electronic speed control and ergonomic grip with a built-in start/stop switch. The saw head swivels and locks for miter cutting while the workpiece remains fixed. An integrated vise on the base helps ensure secure cutting.The saw is...

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Long-part-capable hydroform presses are portable

August 11, 2009

Pryer Technology Group offers Triform BD series hydroform presses. The long-part-capable machines are portable, weighing as low as 14,000 lbs. The 1632-5 model requires just 72 sq. ft. of floor space without any need for a pit or special foundation.The presses generate 5,000 PSI, which helps...

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Sheet metal radius brake bends mild steel, aluminum

August 11, 2009

Van Sant Enterprises Inc. has introduced a sheet metal radius brake for forming radius bends in mild steel and aluminum. The apron swings outside the radius and rolls across the material, which helps minimize stress and cracking.The machine includes five different radius bars (1/2, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2,...

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Plasma consumables suitable for use at high cutting current for long contour and bevel cuts

August 11, 2009

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has developed YellowXLife™ plasma consumables. According to the company, the consumables last 3.5 times longer than previous models. They are designed for use with the PerCut 370.2 torch on HiFocus machines and with the PB-S80W torch on FineFocus 800 machines.The...

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Four-position tool changer offered

August 11, 2009

Toyoda Machinery offers a four-position tool changer or revolver within the tool magazine on its machining centers equipped with matrix magazines.When tools are staged in the revolver for the current part process, time usually lost waiting for pocket indexing is nearly eliminated. The...

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WARDJet partners with University of Sheffield AMRC

August 11, 2009

WARDJet, Tallmadge, Ohio, a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, recently became partners with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing. The AMRC is a partnership between the aerospace company and the...

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Woodstock Tube celebrates five years

August 11, 2009

Woodstock Tube, Woodstock, Ala., recently celebrated five years of operation.The company manufactures pipe, as well as square and rectangular...

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Lincoln Electric, 'Two Guys Garage' sponsor giveaway

August 11, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, and Speed Network's show "Two Guys Garage" will give away 14 welding packages to several lucky viewers.By completing an online survey, viewers and welding fans can enter to win a free Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 140C welding machine and Vista® 1000 autodarkening...

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