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Chad Morrison

Publisher at Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine Birmingham, Alabama USA

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Tool Tech, LLC. Acquires Cameron Tool Corp.

Tool Tech LLC, Cameron Tool Corp., tool and die manufacturing, stamping manufacturing

Cameron Tool houses a well-known customer base of automotive OEMs, tier 1 suppliers, and numerous customers in industries ranging from aerospace to alternative energy and to the military.

Next Level Sawing

Richard Childress Racing Reaps Major Benefits from Band Saws, WIKUS Saw Technology Corp., carbide band saw blades, Rocky Helms, WIKUS’ FUTURA, carbide tip band saw blades, MARATHON® M42, Randy Goss, WIKUS saw blades, band saw blades, increase in blade life

Breakthroughs in the development of robust sawing systems ensures your shop will exceed your customers’ most challenging and unique demands.

KAAST Machine Tools Offers VF-Mill Vertical Machining Centers

VF-MILL VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS, KAAST MACHINE TOOLS OFFERs VF-MILL VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS, KAAST Machine Tools, Inc., VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS, VF-Mill series, VF-Mill, VF Series machines, C3 ballscrews, Alpha Center, 24 pocket tool changer, 10,000 rpm CAT 40 spindle, automatic lubrication system, VF-Mini, 12-position umbrella tool changer, 10,000 rpm BT40 spindle, Fanuc Series 0i control systems, Series 0i

The way a machine is built affects the way it performs. With premium quality components, high accuracy, and attractive price points, the VF-Mill series is setting the standards for how to build vertical machining centers. With machines installed in more than 20 countries, the VF-Mill series has become the go-to machining center for the KAAST family of corporations.

Nucor Receives new 6” Coil Processing Line from COE

COE Press Equipment, Nucor, 6” Series 1 Servo Roll Feed, Series 250 (2.5” x 6”) Power Straightener, 4,000 # X 12” capacity Coil Reel

COE Press Equipment shipped and installed a 6” Series 1 Servo Roll Feed, a Series 250 (2.5” x 6”) Power Straightener and a 4,000 # X 12” capacity Coil Reel, which will be feeding a newly installed SEYI press.

New Clean Room Rated Static Eliminator

EXAIR, Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle, Intellistat Ion Air Gun, clean room, static eliminator, UL and CE compliant

EXAIR’s new Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle neutralizes static in processes such as scientific and electronic testing, cleaning medical or pharma products and more.

Well Done Welding Finishes

Osborn, Osborn Abrasives, TufBrush Stringer Bead Brush, Honey Badger Double Stringer Bead Brush, Brian Keiser, surface treatment solutions, high-quality finishing tools, material finishing, deburring, cleaning, honing, surface polishing, Osborn USA, Osborn International, Dynabrade Inc., Kane Robotics Inc., KUKA Robotics, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Norton Abrasives, Weiler Abrasives Group

Advancements in surface prep and finishing abrasive products ensure high-quality finishes, tool-free wheel changes and safer products that prevent breakage. Abrasives suppliers continue to collaborate and test products in the field with their customers to ensure the resulting products provide faster cuts, longer product life and reduce operator fatigue. What’s more, robotic and automated solutions provide alternatives to achieve the precise removal of a wide range of materials.

5 Things To Do Before IMTS 2022

IMTS 2022, Sept 12-17, international tradeshow

Here are five things you can do right now: Attend Preview Days. From technical deep dives and attractions to entertainment and networking events, hear about all IMTS has to offer. Discover Featured Showrooms. See the new technology, equipment, and software that will be on display….

Zimmermann Displays Three New Machines at IMTS 2022

FZU32, FZP37, FZU42, FZP machine line, FZ32, FZ37, FZ42 CNC gantry milling machine, gantry milling machine, gantry milling machine, thermosymmetrical, Zimmermann, Zimmermann Inc, booth 339336, IMTS, Z-Ram

Zimmermann Milling Solutions, a leading global high-tech supplier of portal milling machines, will virtually show three new gantry machines at their booth. IMTS will be held September 12-17, 2022, in Chicago.

ANCA Powers up Poly Crystalline Diamond Tooling

Poly Crystalline Diamond (PCD), PCD, aluminum, bi-metal applications, Fe3C, Motion SparX Generator, ANCA, Pico-pulses, CTH025, CTM302, 5-axis kinematics, ANCA EDG, EDG, Motion SparX Erosion Generator, CNC grinding machine, CNC grinders, CMX850, PCD tooling, rotary copper electrode, neutral rake face, non-ferrous materials, composites, electronic components, timbers, precious metals

How simultaneous high-current and high-frequency have positioned the ANCA EDG as the benchmark for PCD manufacture. With the increase in performance, decrease in cycle time and increase in surface finish specification, users are able to purchase arguably the most technologically advanced erosion machine available. ANCA is the only supplier of EDG erosion machines in the market that has a synchronized, adaptable, intelligent and controllable erosion process suited perfectly to the vast array of non-ferrous materials.

New SIGMA® LS Laser Micromachining Subsystem

SIGMA® LS Laser Micromachining Subsystem, AMADA Weld Tech, laser micromachining

AMADA Weld Tech’s femtosecond laser-integrated module is designed for processing versatility. Its small form factor and integration-ready design makes the SIGMA LS the perfect choice for machine builders and system integrators, as well as contract manufacturers, job shops, and R&D laboratories.

Promising order intake at EMCO

challenging financial year, supply chain issues, short-time work, EMCO, Technology Centre in Belforte Monferrato, Belforte Monferrato, Technology Centre, Dr. Ing. Stefan Hansch, Stefan Hansch, Ing. Stefan Hansch, Dr. Stefan Hansch,, order intake

The new business year started with a high order backlog. In 2022, machine tool manufacturer EMCO will celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Research Building Bridges for Seco Customers

Rachid M'Saoubi, Seco Tools, Senior Research & Development (R&D) Expert, Senior R&D Expert, R&D Expert, Senior Research & Development Expert, Lund University, Sweden, international collaborative research projects

At Lund University, Rachid M’Saoubi (Senior Research & Development (R&D) Expert) is helping Seco and its customers stay competitive and thrive by building bridges between the academic world and the real world.

Persistent in Every Respect

Vecoplan, WFL, WFL Millturn, WFL Millturn Technologies, Vecoplan Smart Center, VSC, M120 Millturn, M120, Daniel Dittmann, Millturn PRO, Martin Selbach,

The Vecoplan product portfolio comprises a range of machines and systems for different preparation processes. This makes it possible to cater to a broad range of industries, applications and companies

New Conduit Conductor for Aerospace Applications

Guill Tool, aerospace industry components, Conduit Conductor, Guill, contract manufacturer

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification. Guill Tool’s conduit conductor, made of Monel 400, measures 5.25” outer diameter x 3.625” overalllength.

2022 Buyer’s Guide & Product Showcase

Fabricating & Metalworking, buyers guide,

Welcome to your year-round, go-to purchasing resource. This issue is designed to assist you in researching, planning, and executing successful strategic investments.

Smart Safety Strategies

Brass Knuckle

Advances in safety equipment prevent accidents and ensure your employees remain healthy and ready to work.

Siemens New SINUMERIK CNC is a Digital Native Machine Tool Control

SINUMERIK CNC, machine tool control

Mapping the development process with SINUMERIK ONE reduces product development and time-to-market. SINUMERIK ONE marks the beginning of a new era. The CNC system is revolutionizing everything that has existed so far. All it takes is a small spark to set great things in motion. Maximize your productivity, innovate faster, excite digitalization, and discover a new way of thinking.

The Palmgren Max Drill Press Guard

Palmgren, #9615025 Drill Press Guard

The telescopic action of the Max Drill Press Guard collapses as the drill penetrates the workpiece, and returns to the extended position when the spindle is raised.

New Rocker Arm Spot Welders

Weld Systems Integrators, rocker arm spot welders

(Warrensville Heights, OH) – Weld Systems Integrators (WSI) is pleased to introduce our NEW WSI Series Rocker Arm Spot Welder. WSI rocker welders may include many standard and optional features and WSI-recommended upgrades, including:  kVA: 30, 50, 75, 100, 150…

L&L Special Furnace Co. Ships Large Car Bottom Furnace

L&L Special Furnace Co. Ships Large Car Bottom Furnace

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc., has shipped a large gas-fired normalizing furnace to a worldwide manufacturer of pipe, tube and fittings used for various military contracts. The furnace was scheduled for delivery at the end of Q4 2021 and ran…

The Ultimate in Anti-Fog and Full-Face Protection

Brass Knuckle, Vader, BK anti-fog, goggle and face shield in one

(Cleveland, OH) Foul, nasty, or painful debris. Spark. Liquid sprayback. All can slow the most seasoned employee and, worse, bring the threat of occupational injury. So, what protection do workers want on their face when the situation hits the fan?…

Scytec Consulting Partners with Absolute Machine Tools

Scytec Consulting, Absolute Machine Tools, DataXchange, CNC machines

Partnership will see Scytec’s revolutionary data collection software, DataXchange, provided with CNC machines being sold by Absolute Machine Tools for maximizing machine uptime and opening the door to hidden revenue streams.

Mike Thies Celebrates 35 Years at Gema USA

Gema USA, Mike Thies

Thies is the director of engineering and sales for Gema and responsible for managing the sales and engineering teams for the powder coating business covering the United States and Canada.

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the (Biobased) Oil!

Cortec, lubricant, lubrication, biobased, general maintenance products, soy-based lubricants, squeaky hinges, moving parts, biodegradable, biobased alternatives, green chemistry

When tested according to the ASTM D-3233 Falex Pin and Vee Block Test, which demonstrates the extreme pressure properties of lubricants, EcoLine® ELP was able to hold up under a much heavier load than the other lubricants while avoiding scarring.

Hexagon’s Advanced CAD/CAM Software

EDGECAM 2022 anticipates future capabilities for milling and turning; WORKNC software introduces ‘manufacturing aware’ CAD for mold and die makers .

Fantastic Form

Fabricators can select from diverse and extensive lines of equipment to meet the exacting needs of their customers.

Best Practices in Safety

Industry professionals share insights and products to assist in fostering zero injuries in your shop.

Striker Systems Introduces New Marketing Manager

Striker Systems, new marketing manager, Danielle Lindsey, CAD/CAM, nesting software

Danielle Lindsey will work with senior management to develop and manage all the marketing programs for multi-media channels, trade show events, and building a platform to expand brand engagement and awareness. Striker Systems is a developer of CAD/CAM and nesting software for the sheet metal fabrication industry.

Brass Knuckle’s Lenses Win the War on Fog

Brass Knuckle, anti-fog lenses, safety glasses, protective eyewear

Proprietary coatings create a new standard for anti-fog lenses. Two coatings, BK-Anti-FOG and BK-Anti-FOG+, provide extreme anti-fog performance and improve worker safety and productivity.

FANUC’s New Robot Designed to Handle Heavy Products

FANUC, heavy payload industrial robot, M-1000iA, serial-link construction

With a 1,000 kg payload, a 3,253 mm horizontal reach, and a 4,297 mm vertical reach, the M-1000iA is capable of handling automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for EVs. Shipping of the product will begin this quarter.

Edge Prep & Tool Honing

Bel Air Finishing Supply, Inc. (North Kingston, RI) – Edge-prep, or the honing of cutting tool edges, is known to increase the life of cutting tools by 300% or more. Polishing of cutting tools serves to extend tool life, while…