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Affordable 3D Metal Printing for Small Shops

The ORLAS CREATOR metal additive manufacturing machine from O.R. Lasertechnology is ideal for small and medium shops competing in the jewelry, dentistry and medical sectors, as well as for smaller engineering firms and laboratories.

Automatic Welding Helmet Increases Operator Comfort and Productivity

The Sentinel A50 automatic welding helmet from ESAB features Halo headgear and an ergonomic, low-profile design for improved weight distribution with five contact points.

Hybrid Machine Tools

The economies and production rates that are gained on metal parts produced by additive manufacturing processes can suffer when post-machining is required due to a sub-standard surface finish. That’s where these innovative machine tools come in: they combine additive and subtractive technologies to eliminate secondary operations. Here’s a closer look at how some of the newest systems do it.

Trends in Hydraulic Clamping Systems for the Press Brake

Depending on the press brake and setups, there are a number of hydraulic clamping options that fabricators can use to work within their budgets and production requirements. From a fully modular hydraulic clamping system or by retrofitting safety tangs onto straight-tanged punch tools, streamlining production with hydraulic clamping solutions can deliver greater efficiencies in your shop and help you compete with the world.

How Portable Metrology Fuels Optimization Under the Hood

Take a closer look at how Hendrick Motorsports uses technology to deliver speed and actionable data to win big and gain recognition for excellence.

Heavy Duty Vacuum Disintegrates Concerns in Abrasive Blasting

Replacing manual removal of steel shot with vacuuming to handle ergonomic concern reduces unscheduled downtime by 80 percent, manpower by more than 50 percent and provides more efficient maintenance of cleaner environment.

Automated Barrier Panel for Robotic Welding Cells

An alternative to light curtains or area scanners, the Vertiguard Automated Barrier Panel from Rite-Hite Machine Guarding is ideal for small interaction points with single or double robotic cells, part assembly, and conveyor openings.

Transport Steel Coils and Other Loads Quickly, Securely and Safely

The Model LS Load-Stabilized Hoist from Engineered Material Handling is ideal for precise positioning of steel coils, mesh handling, and other shop applications.