October 20, 2011
By: Nicholas Maropis
In conventional metalforming operations, the main way to reduce friction between the tooling and the workpiece is to apply a lubricant. Another supplementary method, which has been used for decades, is to introduce ultrasonic energy to the tooling, resulting in microscopic, high-frequency vibrations that reduce friction and improve surface finish.
Here's Jim Colt telling us about a new video contest anyone with a Hypertherm product can easily enter. T-shirts for just entering and nice prizes, too.
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Metal fabrication ripe for consolidation, or not? - by Tim Heston
Will the custom metal fabrication business become more consolidated in the years to come? It's hard today, but more than likely, it will depend on the fabricator's customer base.
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