Friction Welding Systems
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Mazak expands its line of multitasking machining centers with the VTC-300C FSW, a milling machine with friction stir welding (FSW) package for joining alloys with low melting points. Machine also features full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer, and 40-taper spindle.
Coldwater Machine welds prototypes or small batches of various parts that join bar stock and tubes, rods, cylinders, fasteners, studs, nuts and fittings, as well as drills, rods and hand tools with carbide inserts, heat sinks, air bag inflators, electrodes and shafted components that can be made of dissimilar materials.
This deal expands their multi-tasking technology in friction stir welding applications.
The SpotMeld system from Coldwater Machine can weld lightweight materials such as aluminum, magnesium, non-ferrous and dissimilar sheet material without adding additional weight to the structure, producing a weld that is near original material strength.
This new 2,300 sq ft location houses eight engineers to support their expanding business needs.
They are participating in the Processing and Properties Database for Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding of Aerospace Materials technology project.
Nathan Wenning is now responsible for their quote development and sales order release process.
High cost and large size have always been the main reasons why linear friction welders have seen limited use outside of aerospace applications. But that is changing with a new line of affordable LFW systems that have a much smaller footprint and utilize a patented electro/mechanical oscillation device that is new to the world of linear friction welding.
Gregg Boggs will develop their flexible and agile automation business with automotive and aerospace OEM and Tier companies in the region.
With ACC, Keystone will broaden their abilities in large format additive manufacturing, friction stir welding, and metal joining methods for aerospace and defense alloys.
The Burn and Earn program from ESAB provides cash back rebates in the form of a prepaid Visa card, making it convenient to spend reward cash.
Their redesigned website adapts to any device, and they join the Robotic Industries Association as a Gold Member systems integrator.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.