Metal Forming & Fabricating
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Responding to customer demand, the full-service steel components and assemblies manufacturer has invested in grid-welding equipment to serve material handling, security screen and equipment safety barrier industries.
Burr King’s VibraKing 200c 20-quart bowl includes a patent-pending chute plug with double seals that guard against leaks during operation. Use for deburring and more in both wet and dry processing.
Unlike conventional grinding, wire EDM, and lasers, Tridex Technology’s SG-1645 and SG-2060 electrochemical grinders quickly provide a burr-free cut in one pass with no heat-affected zone, recast layer, or work hardening of the material. Arthroscopic shaver teeth are commonly produced by conventional abrasive grinding, wire EDM, or laser cutting, but each method has disadvantages.
With its 9-inch-wide footprint, Midwest Automation’s Mighty 9 finishing machine fits virtually anywhere on a shop floor. Fixed belt (FB), adjustable belt (AB), and top brush (TB) abrasive head assemblies provide flexibility by allowing multiple combinations.
Helios Gear Products adds CNC capability to Tecnomacchine (TM) deburring and chamfering machines to improve repeatability, programmability, and ease of use. The TM 1000-CNC’s 8 axes and two spindles handle parts up to 40 inches (1 meter) in diameter.
Combining high-pressure water jet deburring with low-pressure part cleaning and drying processes, the EcoCvelox from Ecoclean Inc. is a one-stop finishing solution. Highly configurable equipment enables highly flexible process design.
By rotating media instead of parts, Bel Air Finishing’s AutoHone robotic deburring machine eliminates scrapes and chips that occur when parts collide with each other in tumblers and centrifugal disk finishers. Parts are secured for deburring and polishing in an automated process.
One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.
Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind in two ways. They ensure consistent production and automatically collect and store data a fabrication company can easily share with customers that impose traceability requirements.
Deburring ensures parts fit perfectly during welding or final assembly. This leads to higher-quality products and more efficient workflows that will save your shop time and money – and improve its bottom line.
Pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric presses are available in a wide range of models that offer an ever wider range of force, position accuracy, and speed capabilities. Bimba technical experts outline the pros and cons of each press type to make your decision easier.
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Dip Slightly From June to July
Although a wide variety of sectors were positive in July –– including automotive and medical equipment –– AMT reports the 2020 orders to date of $2 billion is about a quarter down year over year.
How Does Your Company’s Compensation Package Stack Up?
FMA has released a report that details salaries and benefits for practically every position in a fabricating or manufacturing company, from CEO to janitor and everything in between. The survey results also provide insight into several HR policies and procedures.