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February 2019

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Industry 4.0 technologies are entering the supply chain to streamline procurement, production, secure payments and tracking of transactions, and driving ERP systems to become more flexible and intelligent, and to act in real-time.

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A Look Ahead

With Video

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to adopt digitization, the principles of Industry 4.0 and integrated process flow as they move toward smaller batch sizes, shorter lead times, high-mix parts to compete – and to address the lack of skilled labor.

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to...

Welding High Strength Steel

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the process of welding this material, along with insights to help you improve your weld quality and increase your productivity.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the process of...

May the Press Force Be with You: Tips and Tricks for High Tonnage Bending

Bending thick plates requires more attention to certain details than lighter bending jobs. Here are some ways to get all your ducks in a row before you bend the first part, so that your job will go more smoothly and translate into more profitable production.

Bending thick plates requires more attention to certain details than lighter bending...

Chain Off The Old Block: The Changing Supply Chain + Blockchain

With Video

Industry 4.0 technologies are entering the supply chain to streamline procurement, production, secure payments and tracking of transactions, and driving ERP systems to become more flexible and intelligent, and to act in real-time.

Industry 4.0 technologies are entering the supply chain to streamline procurement, production,...

High Temp Cabinet Oven for Heat Treating

With 6 in insulated walls, an aluminized steel exterior and Type 430 stainless steel interior, the model HX-850 (serial no. 490207) 850 deg F cabinet oven from Grieve is ideal for heat treating.

With 6 in insulated walls, an aluminized steel exterior and Type 430...

Sawing Systems for a Competitive Edge

With Video

To cut costs and increase profitability against stiff competition, fabrication shops and metal service centers continually search for ways to speed up their sawing operations and improve productivity. Here are some of the latest advances in sawing systems, automation and blade technologies that can help them cut parts quicker and more accurately, increase capacity and become very cost competitive.

To cut costs and increase profitability against stiff competition, fabrication shops and...

Punch and Form with High Energy Efficiency, Exceptional Repeatable Accuracy

The 47-station Strippit E-1225 servo-electric turret punch press from LVD Strippit quietly delivers 20 metric tons of punching capacity and can form higher lances, louvers, embossments or card guides on worksheets up to 49.2 in x 98.4 in.

The 47-station Strippit E-1225 servo-electric turret punch press from LVD Strippit quietly delivers 20...

A Look Ahead

With Video

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to adopt digitization, the principles of Industry 4.0 and integrated process flow as they move toward smaller batch sizes, shorter lead times, high-mix parts to compete – and to address the lack of skilled labor.

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to...

May the Press Force Be with You: Tips and Tricks for High Tonnage Bending

Bending thick plates requires more attention to certain details than lighter bending jobs. Here are some ways to get all your ducks in a row before you bend the first part, so that your job will go more smoothly and translate into more profitable production.

Bending thick plates requires more attention to certain details than lighter bending...

Tips for Successful Hole Sawing

With Video

Hole sawing may seem straight forward, and it can be. But for optimal results, following some tips and guidelines for selecting and using hole saws is recommended. In fact, fabricators who are adept and knowledgeable about band sawing can apply some of these same strategies when hole sawing.

Hole sawing may seem straight forward, and it can be. But for...

Choosing the Right Shear for Your Application

Five different types of shear grinds for punch press tooling can reduce the amount of punching force required, increase tool life when side loading is not a concern, and minimize the amount of wear on the machine. Here are some tips on how to choose the correct option for a specific application.

Five different types of shear grinds for punch press tooling can reduce...

Small Actions Make a Big Impact on Cutting Success

With Video
Tube cutting lasers can eliminate a saw and punch by cutting tabs, slots, bend cuts and other features

Those details that were so important in the beginning slowly lost their importance in a slippery slope toward diminished product quality, lower efficiency and lack of maintenance. Getting back to basics is always the best way to keep a laser tube machine in top condition mechanically and optically, and to avoid a huge problem before it seems insurmountable.

Those details that were so important in the beginning slowly lost their...

Advanced Liquid and Powder Coating Systems

With Video

Take a closer look at how next generation hardware, controls, digital solutions and value-added services from Nordson help shops improve the performance of their finishing operations.

Take a closer look at how next generation hardware, controls, digital solutions...

Chain Off The Old Block: The Changing Supply Chain + Blockchain

With Video

Industry 4.0 technologies are entering the supply chain to streamline procurement, production, secure payments and tracking of transactions, and driving ERP systems to become more flexible and intelligent, and to act in real-time.

Industry 4.0 technologies are entering the supply chain to streamline procurement, production,...

HOUSTEX 2019

With Video

The showcase event of manufacturing technology in the Southwest U.S. takes place February 26-28 in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas . . . and this special Show-in-Print provides technical reviews of some of the machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited to help you navigate the show floor and manage your time while you’re there.

The showcase event of manufacturing technology in the Southwest U.S. takes place...

Carbide and High-Speed Steel Tool Enhancement

Drag finishers from Bel Air can extend tool life by as much as 300 percent as an all-in-one system for cutting tool edge preparation and polishing needs.

Drag finishers from Bel Air can extend tool life by as much as...

Five-Axis Machining of Hard Metals

With Video

For shops that require precision machining of steel, titanium, hard alloys and more, these five-axis machining systems and tooling offer higher reliability, longer tool life, improved part quality with an optimal finish, and higher profits on each job.

For shops that require precision machining of steel, titanium, hard alloys and...

Less Wait, More Do: Why MQL is Right for You

With Video

Clean floors. Clean parts. Healthier employees. Longer tool life. More machine up-time. Better profitability. These are only a few of the reasons why to look at MQL. There’s more.

Clean floors. Clean parts. Healthier employees. Longer tool life. More machine up-time....

When the Highest Accuracy, Precision, Versatility and Control is Required

With Video

Are you bidding on jobs that involve welding the smallest of parts together without causing any damage to them? Or others that require consistent, repeatable, high quality welding of complicated joints and dissimilar materials in difficult-to-reach areas, with minimal part distortion? If so, take a closer look at some of these latest advances in laser welding.

Are you bidding on jobs that involve welding the smallest of parts...

Join the Resistance

With Video

For shops looking to invest in new resistance welding technology, here are a few of the latest advances that can help them increase their operating capacity, make their employees safer, and improve their profitability.

For shops looking to invest in new resistance welding technology, here are...

Welding High Strength Steel

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the process of welding this material, along with insights to help you improve your weld quality and increase your productivity.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the process of...

Making Robots “Tick” for Your Operations

With Video

One robot on its own can make a difference in production efficiency. But many shops are realizing how – although what makes one robot “tick” will most likely vary from another – the use of multiple robots in conjunction with each other and/or peripheral technologies can further improve efficiency and accelerate payback.

One robot on its own can make a difference in production efficiency....

Static Eliminator is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

For removing dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, extrusions, wire and more, the Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe from EXAIR provides a uniform 360 deg ionized airstream that clamps around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants.

For removing dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, extrusions, wire and...

Hydro Lubricant Combines High Performance and Sustainability

For high speed spur, bevel and planetary gears, Klübersustain GW 0-460 gear lubricant from Klüber Lubrication uses water as a functional component in a specialty formulation to solve demanding performance, energy and environmental challenges.

For high speed spur, bevel and planetary gears, Klübersustain GW 0-460 gear...

Prescription for Machine Tool Heart Failure

The spindle is the heart of the machine tool. Its reliability is critical. Should it fail, remanufacturing can enable a practical, quick and cost-effective return to service and productivity.

The spindle is the heart of the machine tool. Its reliability is...

Less Wait, More Do: Why MQL is Right for You

With Video

Clean floors. Clean parts. Healthier employees. Longer tool life. More machine up-time. Better profitability. These are only a few of the reasons why to look at MQL. There’s more.

Clean floors. Clean parts. Healthier employees. Longer tool life. More machine up-time....

Drum Cover Keeps Bulk Material Contained and Free of Contaminants

For use on 55 gal or 30 gal drums, the breathable, fine mesh non-woven drum cover from EXAIR prevents contamination of transferred scrap, trim waste, parts, chips or pellets and keeps them contained in the drum for a cleaner and safer work environment.

For use on 55 gal or 30 gal drums, the breathable, fine...

Disc Milling Inserts and Cutter Bodies for Reliability and High Performance

The 335.14 small-diameter exchangeable head system, 335.16 cutter for T-slot operations and cassette versions of the 335.25 cutter that incorporate round inserts from Seco Tools meet a wide range of customer demands for reliability and high performance machining operations.

The 335.14 small-diameter exchangeable head system, 335.16 cutter for T-slot operations and...

Carbide and High-Speed Steel Tool Enhancement

Drag finishers from Bel Air can extend tool life by as much as 300 percent as an all-in-one system for cutting tool edge preparation and polishing needs.

Drag finishers from Bel Air can extend tool life by as much as...

PCD Milling Cutter for Efficient Machining of Aluminum

The Monoblock PCD Milling Cutter from Lach Diamond uses Cool Injection-Plus for cooling directly via the PCD cutting insert to achieve perfect surface quality and part accuracy, with reduced cycle times of 50 percent and more.

The Monoblock PCD Milling Cutter from Lach Diamond uses Cool Injection-Plus for cooling...

Eliminate Individual Torque Wrenches for Tool Assembly

A built-in torque meter in the TORCO-BLOCK tool assembly assistant from REGO-FIX eliminates the need for an individual torque wrench for every toolholder, as well as the detrimental results of excessive runout that results from over torquing.

A built-in torque meter in the TORCO-BLOCK tool assembly assistant from REGO-FIX...

Soft Top Jaws with Hard-to-Find Pitches for Consistent Part Clamping

Dillon can manufacture virtually any serration, including 2 mm x 60 deg and 2.5 mm x 60 deg serrations for hard-to-find top jaws, hard jaws, and full grip jaws that fit the corresponding chuck master jaws of the same hard-to-locate pitch.

Dillon can manufacture virtually any serration, including 2 mm x 60 deg...

Self-Tuning Mass Damper Improves Machined Part Quality, Increases Productivity, Saves Energy

Using the STMD tool holder from MAQ, parts manufacturers, machine tool builders and cutting tool manufacturers can reduce cycle time and cost of ownership by 30 percent, decrease tooling costs by 5-10 percent, cut energy consumption by 2-3 percent and curtail scrap output by 1-2 percent.

Using the STMD tool holder from MAQ, parts manufacturers, machine tool builders...

Zero Point Clamping Reduces Set-Up Times Up to 90 percent

The SMW Autoblok APS zero point clamping system from Huron Machine Products significantly reduces downtime costs and provides more versatility for turning, milling, measuring or grinding operations.

The SMW Autoblok APS zero point clamping system from Huron Machine Products...

How Zero Point Clamping Increases Machine Tool Spindle Utilization

Ideal for machining individual parts and small batches, these systems drastically shorten idle time by precisely connecting workpieces, vices, pallets or devices with the machine table within seconds.

Ideal for machining individual parts and small batches, these systems drastically shorten...

Flexible Sealed Chuck for Bar, Bar Stock and Shaft Clamping

The only sealed chuck of its kind with a large through hole, the BP Series Chuck from SMW Autoblok combines the flexibility of a standard open center power chuck with the long life and precision of a sealed chuck to maintain a constant grip force for excellent repeatability and consistency, as well as safer operation.

The only sealed chuck of its kind with a large through hole,...

May the Press Force Be with You: Tips and Tricks for High Tonnage Bending

Bending thick plates requires more attention to certain details than lighter bending jobs. Here are some ways to get all your ducks in a row before you bend the first part, so that your job will go more smoothly and translate into more profitable production.

Bending thick plates requires more attention to certain details than lighter bending...

Tips for Successful Hole Sawing

With Video

Hole sawing may seem straight forward, and it can be. But for optimal results, following some tips and guidelines for selecting and using hole saws is recommended. In fact, fabricators who are adept and knowledgeable about band sawing can apply some of these same strategies when hole sawing.

Hole sawing may seem straight forward, and it can be. But for...

Choosing the Right Shear for Your Application

Five different types of shear grinds for punch press tooling can reduce the amount of punching force required, increase tool life when side loading is not a concern, and minimize the amount of wear on the machine. Here are some tips on how to choose the correct option for a specific application.

Five different types of shear grinds for punch press tooling can reduce...

Finishing Stainless Steel: The Ten Essentials

Finishing stainless steel is expensive because it requires a significant amount of time, more skilled labor, and mistakes can have a big impact on quality and productivity. To maximize efficiency and your bottom line in achieving any finish – whether it be a #4 sanitary finish or a #8 mirror finish – be sure to follow these ten best practices.

Finishing stainless steel is expensive because it requires a significant amount of...

Better Tooling, More Precision

Demands for higher precision machining can’t be met without more accurate tooling. Here are some of the latest systems that can measure tooling more efficiently and effectively.

Demands for higher precision machining can’t be met without more accurate tooling....
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