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Roll forming fine-tuning system works offline

July 14, 2009

Dreistern has developed an automatic tooling measuring and tuning system. All measuring and fine-tuning work is performed offline so that the roll forming machine remains available for production.The system measures and stores the last good production settings. It positions work shafts...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process reliability.The unit requires only one operator and is designed to work in push or pull...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and gauge block calibration.The length gauge measures from 0 to 0.98 in. with &#plusmn;0.1-µm...

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Cut-resistant gloves available in 24 styles

July 14, 2009

Showa Best Glove offers more than 24 styles of cut-resistant hand and arm protection, including Best's Zorb-IT®, T-Flex®, D-Flex®, and Nitty Gritty®gloves and Showa's Atlas® and high-performance lines. Choices include a number of DuPont Kevlar® glove models with a variety of...

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Manufacturing control software manages order execution, material flow

July 14, 2009

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has released a new version of its Proficy® Tracker software, which manages the execution of orders and the related flow of materials.Version 8.0 delivers lean production control by helping to manage inventory, schedule resources...

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JETCAM signs new dealer for Slovenia, Croatia

July 14, 2009

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has signed sister companies ITS d.o.o and ITRC d.o.o. as new resellers for its sheet metal and aerospace CAD/CAM nesting software for the Slovenian and Croatian markets.Bojan Veselic, director of ITS d.o.o., said, "While we have first-class CAM applications for...

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TEKFAB hires sales, marketing manager

July 14, 2009

TEKFAB Inc., Albany, Ore., a machine design and manufacturing company specializing in punching, cutting, and material handling, has hired David Hendry as sales and marketing manager. He has more than 10 years of experience in industrial sales and marketing. Hendry is responsible for managing the...

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Arvite Technologies adds CO2 CNC laser capacity

July 14, 2009

To increase its laser cutting capacity, Arvite Technologies Inc., Erie, Pa., has added a TRUMPF 2030 TruLaser to its production line.The machine allows the company to cut almost any shape, regardless of its complexity, with increased cutting speed and quality. The laser cutter can process steel up...

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STI/SPFA announces 2008 Quality Award winners

July 14, 2009

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has recognized multiple locations at more than 20 member companies in its Atmospheric Tank Section with a Quality Award. The award recognizes members for providing excellent quality in their products and...

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Hainbuch America breaks ground on new facility

July 14, 2009

Hainbuch America has broken ground on construction of its new North American headquarters in Mequon, Wis.The 13,000-sq.-ft. facility will bring manufacturing of its workholding equipment to the U.S. for the first time. Previously all manufacturing was done in Marbach,...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum names corporate officer

July 14, 2009

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has named Sheldon Tenenbaum as senior vice president of supplier development. He joined the company in 1998 with the acquisition of Chatham Steel Corp. and has served as vice president of Chatham Steel and most recently as director...

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Lincoln Electric equipment used to make wall repairs during Indy 500

July 14, 2009

Raphael Matos' No. 2 car and Vitor Meira's No. 14 car locked wheels in the 174th lap of the Indianapolis 500 in May, causing Meira's car to slide on its side along the racetrack wall. Lincoln Electric equipment—two Ranger® 305G engine-driven welding machines and two LN-25 (now LN-25 PRO)...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. hires account manager

July 14, 2009

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has hired Brad Dierickse as account manager. He has 20 years of practical business experience in the industrial automation sector, having held such positions as product marketing specialist, program manager, senior account manager, and business development...

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Stork Climax Research Services approved by Nadcap

July 14, 2009

Stork Materials Technology has announced that Stork Climax Research Services, a provider of customized materials and metallurgical analysis programs in Wixom, Mich., has been accredited by Nadcap, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program. According to Stork, it is the...

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ICALEO to be held in November

July 14, 2009

The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) will be held Nov. 2-5 in Orlando. The conference brings together end users, scientists, engineers, and technicians engaged in developing laser technology to review that state of the art in laser materials processing...

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