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scratching test

Continuing the look at die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

March 9, 2010 | By Eren Billur

Stampers use tests to evaluate tool materials and coatings for wear issues. The main tests are scratching tests, twist compression test, strip-reduction tests, and forming tests.

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safety catch device

Preventing catastrophic press failure

March 9, 2010 | By Sitema/AME Fluid Power Div.

A load catching device has been developed that prevents catastrophic press crashes and allows operators to optimize the stroke for any size part.

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Kimberly Clark invites metal manufacturers to enter FAT BOB™ motorcycle sweepstakes

March 8, 2010

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a nationwide promotion inviting metal manufacturing professionals to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2010 Harley-Davidson® DYNA® FAT BOB™ motorcycle. The promotion is called Stand Up For American Iron. Learn more by visiting...

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Brown Dog Welding LLC

March 5, 2010

Josh Welton at Work Photo by Matt Trombley Mount Clemens, Mich. 586-258-8255 www.browndogwelding.com By Josh Welton OPENED: My wife, Darla, and I started Brown Dog Welding in the spring of 2008. WHY: It came out of my desire to weld. As a millwright...

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New pipe cap line introduced

March 5, 2010

Caplugs has introduced a new pipe cap design to replace the existing CE series. The skirts on the new pipe caps are designed to stretch easily over the edge of the pipe without tools while retaining their shape and snug fit. They also are ribbed for ventilation to help ensure the cap won't blow off...

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Acrylic adhesive works on various substrates, including unprepared metals

March 5, 2010

Lord Corp. offers Maxlok™, a new acrylic adhesive developed to meet the need for a process-friendly adhesive that will work on various substrates, including unprepared metals. The adhesive is available in three cure speeds, each of which incorporates glass bead technology to help ensure...

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Electric flux recovery unit mounts onto welding tractor

March 5, 2010

Weld Engineering Co. Inc. has released the ALT-2-C, an electric flux recovery unit that mounts directly onto Lincoln Electric's Cruiser™ welding tractor. The unit uses a 1.9-HP motor and patented self-cleaning dust and fines filter. Recovered flux is separated automatically, and new flux can...

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Pipe saw and track system cuts concrete-lined, ash, superduplex SST, other hard alloys

March 5, 2010

ESCO Tool offers a pneumatic pipe saw and wraparound track system for making square cuts to within ±0.0625 in. on heavy-wall pipe up to 60 in. in diameter and 4.375 in. thick. The APS-438 universal air-powered saw and WrapTrack® system features a stainless steel band assembly that wraps...

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Double-column mitering band saw allows serial cutting of various lengths, sizes, blade speeds, quantities

March 5, 2010

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model H6A-NC double-column mitering band saw is an automatic machine designed for vibration-free sawing of structural, solid, and difficult materials. The saw is programmable to enable serial cutting of various lengths, sizes, blade speeds, and quantities, and it stores...

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Autodarkening welding helmet has variable-shade filter

March 5, 2010

ArcOne® offers the Carrera™ lightweight, variable-shade, autodarkening welding helmet. The racing-style helmet features a variable-shade 1000FCF filter that includes shades 9 to 13, sensitivity, delay, and grind...

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Solar-powered autodarkening welding helmets built to handle demanding environments

March 5, 2010

Lincoln Electric has added a second series to its Viking™ autodarkening welding helmets. The existing 700G series and new 750S series helmets are solar-powered, lightweight, and built to handle demanding work environments, according to the manufacturer. The 700G series features a...

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Small footprint dust, fume collection system available in units up to 10,000 CFM

March 5, 2010

The Torit® PowerCore® TG series from Donaldson Co. Inc. is designed for the collection of dust generated in thermal processes, such as welding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, and thermal spray application. It has a footprint that is up to 65 percent smaller than most cartridge collectors...

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Nickel electrode resists crevice corrosion, pitting

March 5, 2010

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a gas-shielded, flux-cored, nickel-based electrode designed to resist crevice corrosion and pitting. SelectAlloy C276-AP has been developed to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum to itself or to other nickel-based alloys. Composed of 16 percent molybdenum, 15.5 percent...

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Combination plasma head option introduced

March 5, 2010

MultiCam Inc. has announced a new option for its 3000 and 6000 series CNC plasma machines. Its combination plasma features a Hypertherm® Powermax 45 mechanized plasma head mounted next to an HPR 130/260 XD high-definition Hypertherm torch. Each head is independently programmable, resulting in a...

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Wet benchtop saw cuts up to 1.5-in. solids, 2.2-in pipe

March 5, 2010

Kalamazoo Industries offers the model K10WBT enclosed wet cutting benchtop abrasive saw. The manual saw has a capacity of up to 1.5-in. solids and 2.2-in. pipe. The saw features a magnetic switch; an internal work light; dual 3-in. vises; dual coolant nozzles with coolant and pump; T-slot table; a...

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