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Home / Issues / June-July 2012

June-July 2012

Why You Need Gas and Equipment Savvy for a Second-Hand Laser

With Video

A factory-reconditioned or second-hand laser is a good way to increase shop productivity at a fraction of the cost of a new machine. Incorporating these principles and pointers into the purchase and installation of a second-hand laser should assist you in achieving first-class efficiency and operation.

A factory-reconditioned or second-hand laser is a good way to increase shop...

Achieving Greater Productivity with Modern Laser Cutting Systems

With Video

Frank Arteaga of Bystronic explains how new laser cutting systems address the inefficiencies of older systems and offer much higher competitive value and throughput than the older systems on the market today. He also shows how adding full automation can enable you to take advantage of off shifts and weekend operations to meet the demands of your customers.

Frank Arteaga of Bystronic explains how new laser cutting systems address the...

No More Necessary Evil

With Video

Again and again, deburring causes the economic viability of an entire optimized machining process to decline because this operation has not been included in the process stream from the start. But not any more. Oliver Hagenlocher of EMAG explains how a new electro-chemical machining process is changing all of that.

Again and again, deburring causes the economic viability of an entire optimized...

Why You Need Gas and Equipment Savvy for a Second-Hand Laser

With Video

A factory-reconditioned or second-hand laser is a good way to increase shop productivity at a fraction of the cost of a new machine. Incorporating these principles and pointers into the purchase and installation of a second-hand laser should assist you in achieving first-class efficiency and operation.

A factory-reconditioned or second-hand laser is a good way to increase shop...

Achieving Greater Productivity with Modern Laser Cutting Systems

With Video

Frank Arteaga of Bystronic explains how new laser cutting systems address the inefficiencies of older systems and offer much higher competitive value and throughput than the older systems on the market today. He also shows how adding full automation can enable you to take advantage of off shifts and weekend operations to meet the demands of your customers.

Frank Arteaga of Bystronic explains how new laser cutting systems address the...

Lessons Learned in Converting Machined Parts to Stamped Parts

With Video

During the process of converting fully machined parts to stamped parts with machined features, the lessons learned by medical device manufacturers Aragon Surgical and Avantis Medical Systems and firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson show how each step plays an important role in moving a part from concept to completion at the blazing speeds now considered normal at Connecticut Spring & Stamping.

During the process of converting fully machined parts to stamped parts with...

Water Injection Plasma Cutting Reduces Costs for Jacquet

With Video

Jacquet Metals, a fabricator of stainless steel and nickel alloy plates and parts recently purchased upgrades from ESAB to four plasma cutting machines to cut rings, discs, and shapes with clean cuts and high edge quality for metal distributors, fabricators in the chemical and petrochemical processing industries, the power generation industry and water waste treatment facilities.

Jacquet Metals, a fabricator of stainless steel and nickel alloy plates and...

The Long and Winding Road (Part Two)

With Video

Tomorrow is Here: Mike Riley reports on how EBDM could be the mother lode that Uncle Sam is searching for to improve the value of the F-35 fighter while other additive technologies are making impacts in medicine, in electronics, in the arts, and even in the home.

Tomorrow is Here: Mike Riley reports on how EBDM could be the...

Tape Laying, Fiber Replacement and the CNC

With Video

The composite manufacture of aircraft parts requires an integrated, tailored process chain. This is the main reason many of the supply system partners in the aerospace industry prefer to rely on CNC machine automation solutions. The CNC functionality of the Sinumerik 840D from Siemens Industry guarantees controlled, stable processes.

The composite manufacture of aircraft parts requires an integrated, tailored process chain....

No More Necessary Evil

With Video

Again and again, deburring causes the economic viability of an entire optimized machining process to decline because this operation has not been included in the process stream from the start. But not any more. Oliver Hagenlocher of EMAG explains how a new electro-chemical machining process is changing all of that.

Again and again, deburring causes the economic viability of an entire optimized...

Smart Voltage Height Control System for Plasma Arc Cutting

This new system from ESAB integrates arc voltage height control, Z-axis motion control, and complete plasma process control to lead the way to higher productivity and lowest overall cost-per-part.

This new system from ESAB integrates arc voltage height control, Z-axis motion...

Precision Hole Technology™ for Plasma Cutting Machines

With Video

This system, which is available on ESAB cutting machines and retrofits on many existing ESAB machines in the field, uses the best hole cutting techniques in Columbus.NET programming software to take advantage of the advanced gas control capabilities in m3 Plasma™ systems. The technology also utilizes a unique encoder-based height control and the VISION 5x series of CNCs.

This system, which is available on ESAB cutting machines and retrofits on...

Second Time Around is a Charm

With Video

Brooklyn Iron Works had tried MIG consumables from Bernard years before and didn’t think they were the right fit for their application. But, after keeping an open mind and agreeing to a second trial, their reduced downtime and costs eventually led the structural fabricator to convert all of their MIG guns and consumables over to Bernard.

Brooklyn Iron Works had tried MIG consumables from Bernard years before and...

Safety in Gas Welding & Cutting – Using Caution with Gases Can Save Lives

With Video

Gas welding, cutting and heating apparatus are extremely useful tools for a variety of work and hobby applications. But Paul Mercuri of ESAB explains why any procedure that uses oxygen or other flammable gases in the presence of flame carries significant risks. He warns that every worker, from beginner to seasoned professional, needs to be constantly mindful of safety precautions.

Gas welding, cutting and heating apparatus are extremely useful tools for a...

The Brake Stops Here

Built upon the proven oil shear technology, the innovative design of the MagnaShear™ Motor Brake from Force Control Industries is ideal for use on cranes, hoists, winches and other overhead material handling applications because it lasts longer than conventional brakes, and requires virtually no maintenance.

Built upon the proven oil shear technology, the innovative design of the...

A Day in the Life of an Ergonomist

With Video

Utility Player: Phil La Duke explores how human factors engineering is used to find the perfect balance of the concurrent priorities between manual labor productivity and worker health and safety.

Utility Player: Phil La Duke explores how human factors engineering is used...

Great Bang for the Buck

With Video

The industry’s first high performance general purpose tap from Emuge scores big with Bayside Machine Corporation, a machine shop that serves the paper, painting and food markets.

The industry’s first high performance general purpose tap from Emuge scores big...

Shop Thinks Outside the Cutting Tool Box

With Video

Bradley’s is one shop that refuses to limit its part processing capabilities by using a cutting tool only for its intended machining operation. Working with Seco Tools, the shop always considers how a tool might apply to other cutting procedures – with some pretty dramatic results.

Bradley’s is one shop that refuses to limit its part processing capabilities...

Touch Act to Follow

With Video

A staple in machine shops across the industry, 798 Electronic Slide Calipers from The L. S. Starrett Company remain among the top instruments in measurement and inspection value. Here’s why.

A staple in machine shops across the industry, 798 Electronic Slide Calipers...
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