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June-July 2015

Make This to Print

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How the technology and trends in additive manufacturing are changing the production methods of the future.

How the technology and trends in additive manufacturing are changing the production...

The Roadmap to 24/7 Machining

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To run a manufacturing facility around the clock requires planning, the right equipment, efficient processes and the dedication to implement each step for repeatable processes. With these elements in place, a company can work toward its goal of producing perfect parts on time, no matter the customer requirement.

To run a manufacturing facility around the clock requires planning, the right...

Insider Q&A: Questions Answered About Water-Cooled Robotic MIG Guns

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Using either air or water to keep a robotic MIG gun cool is critical because it protects the components from damage due to radiant heat from the arc and resistive heat from the electrical components in the welding circuit. These insights will help you determine if a water-cooled gun is the best fit for your application.

Using either air or water to keep a robotic MIG gun cool...

All Bent Into Shape

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Here is some of the newest equipment and tooling used to bend sheet metal and plate steel.

Here is some of the newest equipment and tooling used to bend...

Make This to Print

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How the technology and trends in additive manufacturing are changing the production methods of the future.

How the technology and trends in additive manufacturing are changing the production...

Choosing the Best Hot Zone

This look inside the heat treating furnace examines the reasons behind the shift to graphite hot zones and identifies how shops can choose the best hot zone for their heat treating application.

This look inside the heat treating furnace examines the reasons behind the...

Visual Thinking for the Shop

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Every shop uses some sort of work instruction method, but the majority of the time it is not ideal. Now there is a new way to easily create and share work instructions, standardize best processes, reduce errors, increase efficiency, and most importantly, satisfy customers.

Every shop uses some sort of work instruction method, but the majority...

Manufacturing’s Next Global Challenge

As engineered imports reach an all time high, compliance to contracted standards carries more potential for hidden liabilities than ever before.

As engineered imports reach an all time high, compliance to contracted standards...

Optimize the Use of Your Plasma Cutting Consumables

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Often neglected in the push to get more parts of higher quality off the cutting table per shift are the very components that generate the high temperature plasma cutting arc. Up to 40 percent of the torch consumable parts that are typically scrapped can often be re-used with excellent cut quality.

Often neglected in the push to get more parts of higher quality...

Machining Flies High

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Machining is the fastest growing business for this company, which specializes in new part introduction that demands continual investment in the newest and most advanced machine tool technology.

Machining is the fastest growing business for this company, which specializes in...

Getting Better All the Time

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The eye-opening story of how one vertical machining center renovated a small machine shop that makes prototypes and runs small batches for electronics, aerospace, glass and industrial printing applications.

The eye-opening story of how one vertical machining center renovated a small...

Horizontal Machining Centers

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Advanced capabilities. Uninterrupted machining. To move forward in the hyper-competitive world of metal cutting, it’s time to enter into the world of horizontal machining. 

Advanced capabilities. Uninterrupted machining. To move forward in the hyper-competitive world of...

Vertical Machining Centers

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Take a look at the advantages of affordable flexibility now being offered in the newest vertical machining centers.

Take a look at the advantages of affordable flexibility now being offered...

The Roadmap to 24/7 Machining

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To run a manufacturing facility around the clock requires planning, the right equipment, efficient processes and the dedication to implement each step for repeatable processes. With these elements in place, a company can work toward its goal of producing perfect parts on time, no matter the customer requirement.

To run a manufacturing facility around the clock requires planning, the right...

A Complete Manufacturing Platform

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This new CAD/CAM application marries the power and functionality of parametric design with the robust and powerful milling capabilities of standalone CAM software.

This new CAD/CAM application marries the power and functionality of parametric design...

Visual Thinking for the Shop

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Every shop uses some sort of work instruction method, but the majority of the time it is not ideal. Now there is a new way to easily create and share work instructions, standardize best processes, reduce errors, increase efficiency, and most importantly, satisfy customers.

Every shop uses some sort of work instruction method, but the majority...

Manufacturing’s Next Global Challenge

As engineered imports reach an all time high, compliance to contracted standards carries more potential for hidden liabilities than ever before.

As engineered imports reach an all time high, compliance to contracted standards...

Big on MIG

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Equipment reviews of some of the newest MIG welding systems and accessories for the shop, the field, and for home hobbyists.

Equipment reviews of some of the newest MIG welding systems and accessories...

Insider Q&A: Questions Answered About Water-Cooled Robotic MIG Guns

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Using either air or water to keep a robotic MIG gun cool is critical because it protects the components from damage due to radiant heat from the arc and resistive heat from the electrical components in the welding circuit. These insights will help you determine if a water-cooled gun is the best fit for your application.

Using either air or water to keep a robotic MIG gun cool...

Titanium Welding System

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This off-the-shelf 10/10 chamber welds titanium with minimal oxygen in the weld area, reaching 10 ppm in 10 minutes to save gas and money.

This off-the-shelf 10/10 chamber welds titanium with minimal oxygen in the weld...

How Welding Positioners Are Helping to Save Venice

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Silvestrini welding positioners are being used to fabricate massive weldments and hinges in an ingenious flood-defense barrier intended to protect the city.

Silvestrini welding positioners are being used to fabricate massive weldments and hinges...

French Shipyard Advances Welding Automation

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STX France installed a PEMA Integrated One-sided Laser-Hybrid Welding and Milling Station with an extensive customized conveyor system for welding deck plates together. 

STX France installed a PEMA Integrated One-sided Laser-Hybrid Welding and Milling Station...

Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced Courseware

Updated training materials on aluminum welding, process introduction, equipment set-up, operation and shutdown, V-groove and butt joint welds in various joint configurations and positions with spray transfer and pulsed spray transfer, and more.

Updated training materials on aluminum welding, process introduction, equipment set-up, operation and shutdown,...

Perfection in Mobile TIG Welding

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The handy AccuPocket 150/400 TIG weighs only 24 lb and offers two and four-step switchover for welding thin sheets.

The handy AccuPocket 150/400 TIG weighs only 24 lb and offers two...

Powerhouse Welding for Heavy Fabrication

The TPS 600i is ideal for mechanized and robot-assisted welding in heavy steel construction that requires a single-wire process and extremely high deposition rate.

The TPS 600i is ideal for mechanized and robot-assisted welding in heavy...

Welding Helmet Clears View of Weld Puddle, Reduced Eye Strain

The auto-darkening Aristo Tech HD is ideal for greater weld clarity and increased definition of the weld pool, especially when welding for long periods.

The auto-darkening Aristo Tech HD is ideal for greater weld clarity and increased definition...

Socket Weld Spacer Rings

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SteelSpace Socket Weld Spacer Rings are composed of Certified 316L stainless steel and provide the pre-measured 1/16 in minimum gap for socket welding contractions required by ANSI 31.1, Section III ASME, and U.S. Naval and Military Codes.

SteelSpace Socket Weld Spacer Rings are composed of Certified 316L stainless steel...

Welding Helmets Provide Ideal Protection

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Industrial Passive and Viking 2450 Series Auto-Darkening Welding helmets provide a wide range of functions, from basic protection to advanced technology, for fabricators at all operating levels.

Industrial Passive and Viking 2450 Series Auto-Darkening Welding helmets provide a wide...

Aluminum Welding Wire for Heavy Duty Applications

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SuperGlaze HD aluminum welding wire is perfect for use in heavy-duty applications where wire feeding can be a challenge and arc performance is critical. 

SuperGlaze HD aluminum welding wire is perfect for use in heavy-duty applications...

Power Source for Critical TIG Welding

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The Aspect 375 TIG welding power source is ideal for critical welding in aerospace, motorsports, shipbuilding, education and fabrication that must meet rigorous testing requirements, including X-ray analysis.  

The Aspect 375 TIG welding power source is ideal for critical welding...

Do Not Touch

Because maintenance and set-up technicians are often interrupted while working on equipment, this app can be used to secure and cover the control screen so that no one else touches the machine or impedes the repair or set-up.

Because maintenance and set-up technicians are often interrupted while working on equipment,...

No Disruption Allowed

Take a look at how Fiat Powertrain upgraded the CNC systems of 20 key machine tools used on the crankshaft and cylinder block production lines of its engine manufacturing plant in Campo Largo, Brazil, without interrupting operations.

Take a look at how Fiat Powertrain upgraded the CNC systems of...

The Modern Day Crystal Ball

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Predicting maintenance requirements is one of the most important benefits of advanced analytics. In the face of a hyper-competitive global economy, the smart use of predictive analytics may be the differentiating factor that sets one fabricator apart from the countless others.

Predicting maintenance requirements is one of the most important benefits of advanced...

Quickly Restrict Access to Hazardous Areas

The Aisle-Guard safety barricade from North American Safety Products also prevents passage underneath, even at full expansion.

The Aisle-Guard safety barricade from North American Safety Products also prevents passage underneath,...

Breakthrough In Aluminum Face Milling

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This machine shop halved its cycle time on producing diesel engine manifolds and rocker arms, saved $300,000 a year in machining costs and sidestepped a $500,000 capital expenditure. All with one tool.

This machine shop halved its cycle time on producing diesel engine manifolds...

Fine Tune That Cutting Process

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Take a look through this assortment of new cutting tools and discover how they can reduce your machining costs and improve your precision to whole new levels.

Take a look through this assortment of new cutting tools and discover...

A Boring Revolution

Shops in search of process improvements will find the increase in process speeds, higher quality, less tool maintenance and lower operating costs generated by this innovative tooling system anything but boring.

Shops in search of process improvements will find the increase in process...

How Welding Positioners Are Helping to Save Venice

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Silvestrini welding positioners are being used to fabricate massive weldments and hinges in an ingenious flood-defense barrier intended to protect the city.

Silvestrini welding positioners are being used to fabricate massive weldments and hinges...

Weld Preparation and Repair

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The significantly higher material removal rate of this revolutionary double-sided milling disc reduces costs and eliminates the fine dust associated with grinding to improve worker safety.

The significantly higher material removal rate of this revolutionary double-sided milling disc...

Simple, Visible Inspection

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Take a look at some of the latest advances in quality assurance software to help your shop remain competitive.

Take a look at some of the latest advances in quality assurance...
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