February 24, 2009
By: Richard Meyer
At nearly half the cost of conventional stamping equipment and a small footprint (3 to 210 tons), the pneumatic press may be the answer for some operations. Traditionally, the technology has been associated with roll forming operations, but advances in the technology have made it an option for day-to-day stamping operations as well.
The PTX Eco Smart is a multi-functional grinding and polishing system for flat surfaces and open or closed pipe constructions. Grind from coarse to very fine finishes, and burnish to a high-gloss finish. Work with stainless steel, steel and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, bronze and copper), wood, and rigid plastic.
Rising dollar doesn't diminish U.S. manufacturing might - by Dan Davis
A rising dollar could make it tougher for U.S. manufacturers to export goods, but the metal fabricating community shouldn't suffer too much. Overseas customers buy metal goods from U.S. manufacturers for a very good reason.
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