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Vertical Tilt-Frame Saw Makes Any Straight or Miter Cut

The 8-Mark-II is an all-mechanical, universal, metal cutting, band saw machine capable of making any conceivable straight or miter cut, 45 deg right and left.  The capacity at 90 deg is 18 in x 22 in for the standard column. 
The enhanced 8-Mark-II saw from Marvel uses a 5 hp motor controlled with a variable frequency drive. 

Advanced, Spatter-Free Welding in Aluminum and Stainless Steel

To achieve high deposition rates, the Aristo® Mig 4004i Pulse delivers a welding current of 300 A and voltage of 32 V at a 100 percent duty cycle. At a 60 percent duty cycle, these figures rise to 400 A and 36 V. The machine operates from a 380 to 460V (+/-10 percent), three phase supply at 50/60Hz, and can be powered by a generator when there is no mains supply available.
The Aristo® Mig 4004i Pulse power source from ESAB is ideal for manufacturing trucks, buses, trailers, off-highway equipment, trains and railway rolling stock, wind turbine towers, structural steelwork, shipbuilding/offshore, and general industrial fabrication.

VisualCAM Now Compatible with SolidWorks

VisualCAM 2014 for SolidWorks from MecSoft is now certified to run inside the new release of SolidWorks 2015.

A New Look at Stainless Steel Machining

Runners are the heart of all hydropower machinery. They are very sophisticated water wheels made of stainless steel that can weigh up to 15 tons and spin at up to 1,000 rpm to generate electric power. For hydrodynamic efficiency and dynamic balance in service, all finished runners must be accurate to 0.010 in with a 32µ finish. 
Canyon Hydro sped up deliveries by two months – without raising machining costs – with a last minute processing switch and a new multipurpose mill that roughs out 4,500 lb of chips in one-third the time of conventional face mills.  

Advances in 3D Metrology and Automation

The IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK PC software system from Heidenhain quickly measures and determines part profiles within desired tolerance zones by comparing the actual measured part to a three-dimensional model within the PC software, making inspection a breeze on coordinate measuring machines.
Our yearend review of some of the current advances and application capabilities in measurement and inspection technologies.

The Art of the Machine Tool Rebuild

An advanced CNC retrofit package based on NUM technology doubles the accuracy of Klingelnberg SNC 30 hob sharpeners. (first view)
An advanced CNC retrofit package gives a new lease of life to hob sharpeners by doubling accuracy and immensely increases machine productivity.

Environmentally-Friendly Copper Finish For Cutting Tips

The new copper finish OXWELD cutting tips match the performance of the chrome plated tips and are manufactured without the accompanying environmental impact. ESAB’s precise CNC-controlled drilling process continues to ensure consistency in cutting tip performance and quality. Users will experience no reduction in cutting tip hardness, durability or longevity.
The new copper finish OXWELD cutting tips from ESAB match the performance of chrome plated tips and are manufactured without the related environmental impact.

Shop Vending of MRO Items

The VLM180 Vertical Lift Modules can reach a height of up to 40 ft with the option to ascend in 6 in increments, within the elevated racking systems. It lifts and stores parts, equipment and supplies up to 500 lb per tray. 
The TX750, AutoLocker FX and Vertical Lift Modules from AutoCrib deliver never-before-seen capabilities to store, track and manage MRO inventory.