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Aluminum: The New Metal in Automotive Fabrication

As aluminum costs drop, the material is finding new applications that push the envelope on how much of this metal can be used in the structural makeup of a vehicle – with no end in sight.

Gas-Shielded Flux-Cored Wires Lower Manganese Emissions Even More

FabCO Element 71C and 71M wires from Hobart are ideal for welding in shipbuilding, structural steel, heavy equipment manufacturing and general fabrication. 

Milling and Turning Automotive Parts on One Machine

The Mikron MILL P 800 U ST from GF Machining Solutions machines parts complete to eliminate transfer-related part run out and errors and increase finished part quality.

Finishing Aluminum

Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 TURBO finishing flap discs from Walter Surface Technologies use a high-tech blend of self-sharpening grains and cooling agents for ultra-high removal and blending rates without causing surface discoloration on steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

Collect Real-Time SPC Data for Process Monitoring

MeasurLink 8.0 software from Mitutoyo America allows an operator to collect data from most measuring instruments, and analyze, monitor and manage the results to monitor the production process in real-time.

Take a Virtual Tour of Gilman Precision

Take a ‘walk’ around their shop, learn about their machines and in-house capabilities.

Guard Rails for Impact Protection

The new Wilgard XT, MT and LT guard rail systems from Wildeck allow shops to choose the level of impact protection they may need for different areas in their facility.

Handle Sheet Metal with Care

FIPALIFT vacuum tube lifters from FIPA allow a single person to safely lift, transport, and precisely position up to 639 lb of structured, smooth, oily, dry, non-magnetic, and even hot sheet metal with minimal physical exertion and without the risk of dents, scratches, or exposure to paint-impairing substances.