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Beckwood Press Company has built a technologically advanced deep draw press for Orange County Choppers, and will be displaying the drawn tanks and fenders on a production chopper at the 2008 Regional Metalform Show in Birmingham, Alabama on April 1st-3rd at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Beckwood will also be exhibiting one of their latest press designs, displaying the latest in hydraulic press technology and features.
Controlled Automation now offers a range of automated shotblasting machines manufactured in the U.S. and specifically designed for cleaning structural steel sections and plates. These include the SBM4-60, a four-wheel (blast wheels: 4 x 25 hp) blast cabinet with an opening of 60 in wide x 40 in high. Cleaning capacity is 530 to 1,075 sq ft per hour. Dust collector capacity is 8,000 cfm. This is the most popular machine for the general fabricator.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 for grinders is one of the most frequently cited machine-safety standards for violations during OSHA machine-safety inspections. This is due to improperly adjusted work rests and tongues on bench grinders (sometimes called offhand or pedestal grinders).
Alabama Laser’s TetraPORT system is a safe-enclosure, modular work cell that can be configured for specific laser application needs. Various models of the TetraPORT are built for laser applications such as metal deposition, laser welding, laser cutting, laser hardening, and laser engraving.
Swanson Tool Manufacturing’s High-Speed Steel TiN Coated Thread Gages offer significant savings over tool steel gages because they last up to 10X longer. The TiN (titanium nitride) coating is recognized for its enhanced lubricity, corrosion resistance, and is harder than both chrome and carbide material.
Guyson Corporation introduces the Model D1000 cartridge-type dust collector that has sufficient capacity for large manual blast cabinets with direct pressure media delivery. The D1000 is suitable for dust collection of moderate-sized automated blasting systems with multiple blast guns.
SKF® profile rail guides provide precise positioning, smooth operation, high load-carrying capacity, high stiffness, and unlimited stroke to satisfy linear motion system demands in a wide range of industry applications, including medical, factory automation, assembly, and electronics manufacturing, among others.
Looking for an abrasive disc to deburr, grind and blend using a right angle air die grinder? Check out the line of BobCat? abrasive flap discs from Weiler Corporation. The BobCat replaces small diameter coated blending discs for weld blending…
The PTX Eco Smart finishing machine CS Unitec has balanced straight line handling, high torque and electronic speed control. It easily produces matte, satin and other fine surfaces up to a mirror finish on steel, stainless steel and nonferrous metals….
Metalshield® gas-shielded metal-cored wire from Lincoln Electric combines the arc characteristics of MIG with the performance benefits of flux-cored welding. For high quality welds requiring great bead shape, appearance and low spatter levels, it is the premier product in its…
Miyachi Unitek now offers two solutions for high speed welding applications that move the laser rather than the part: a galvo mirror-based scanning system and a low mass moving focus head linear drive system. The galvo mirror system is capable…
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New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.