At Fabtech 2021, Optrel Inc. (East Greenwich, RI) will be in Booth B25036.
Rather than being strapped around a user’s waist like other systems, the lightweight 1.2-pound low-profile Swiss Air PAPR is worn as a backpack with ergonomic shoulder harnesses that maximize a user’s freedom of movement. The controls, filters, and battery indicators are front mounted for easy visibility and access. The system also features an internally tested assigned protection factor greater than 1,000 and a lightweight, ultra-flat, high-efficiency HEPA filter unit that is 99.98 percent effective. Its strong positive airflow, automatic airflow calibration, and automatic altitude and temperature adjustments ensure comfort and prevent user fatigue.
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.