Mike Riley takes a few moments to think about a future of new digital marketplaces where, instead of people simply shopping for products online, they instead design and build the exact products they want. Talk about mass customization.
Motoman invites students to learn about the automation industry at the fourth annual National Robotics Week.
Emergency vehicle service provider True North Emergency Equipment deploys firefighting and rescue situations every day. Quality is non-negotiable. Every component must be precisely tooled, every weld precisely placed. Andy Monk explains how this precision demands unique versatility, comfort and effectiveness from the Bernard welding guns used in this MIG welding operation.
Miggytrac automated tractors from ESAB are ideal for long welds and eliminating stressful welding positions for the welder. The tractor uses a magnet to hold the correct position on the workpiece, even if the workpiece is bent or angled, and its guide wheels adjust to drive the tractor against the workpiece.
With the advancements in welding technology, weld travel speeds are increasing beyond manual torch positioning and require some type of automation to achieve greater torch accuracy. Brian Butler of Arc Products explores how seam tracking systems offer this capability with a relatively small capital investment.
Dirty aluminum sets you off on the wrong foot before you ever strike an arc. Take these cleaning and prep steps from Nick Peterson of Miller Electric for the optimal welding of aluminum.
Weber Specialties Company celebrates 70 year anniversary with 50,000 sq ft expansion.
Quaker Chemical improves user experience through their new website.
MSC sponsors Team Spork in the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition.
The new Wolf Robotics website keeps visitors involved.
Joining Technologies announces expansion plan to include product commercialization assistance.
The 6360 sq ft expansion of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, scheduled for completion by this fall, will house 50-60 fully equipped arc welding booths and a state-of-the-art fume exhaust system.
Fritz Studer of Switzerland recently claimed the Grinding intec prize for his innovative StuderTechnology.
Whitney Tool Company recently opened the doors of its third distribution center.
Merrill Tool and Machine expands its parts machining capabilities with the massive Versatech V-140N milling machine.
The newest positioners from ABB feature improved and increased load capacities, greater accuracy, shorter cycle times and simplified programming.
The appointments include Kim Seidelman to managing director and Jeff Kraez to national sales director to handle continued growth in the Americas region.
Already active in the automotive and aerospace industries, this strategic partnership will enable the tool house to grow by using the extreme precision of their new computerized measuring and inspection equipment to acquire customers and penetrate the medical industry, especially in Indiana.