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May 2015

New Weld Brushes Make Flipping Easy

Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as the brush wears, flipping your wire brush during surface cleaning has never been easier.  

Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as...

The Bottom Line of Real-Time Production Monitoring

With Video

Thanks to the advent of many types of production software and hardware technology, along with the accessibility of telecommunications technology and the Internet, getting the most out of a shop-floor environment is just a mouse-click away.

Thanks to the advent of many types of production software and hardware...

Putting Your Head in the Sand is a Bad Idea

The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are ramping up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to the point that it is imperative that officers, directors and relevant employees of every manufacturer sit up, take notice, and become informed.

The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are ramping up...

High Water Marks

With Video

A review of some of the latest advances in waterjet cutting technology and related accessories that are now on the market.

A review of some of the latest advances in waterjet cutting technology...

Hole Puncher with Power Reverse Punch Increases Productivity

With Video

The new Hougen-Ogura model 75006PR from Hougen Manufacturing punches holes in steel in 4 seconds and can power reverse the punch back out of hole if needed in harder, more elastic materials that tend to grip the punch after the hole is produced.

The new Hougen-Ogura model 75006PR from Hougen Manufacturing punches holes in steel...

Bandsaws for High Accuracy Pipe Cutting

The guide-mounted cutting force in Model H series semi-automatic twin column bandsaws from W.F.Wells allows the finest possible adjustment for fast and accurate cuts in tough, solid material cutting applications.

The guide-mounted cutting force in Model H series semi-automatic twin column bandsaws...

Limited Space, Unlimited Returns

With Video

The SGX automated plasma and oxy-fuel cutting machine is ideal for the small fabricator needing to cut high volumes of mild steel parts with a minimal investment in capital and floor space. 

The SGX automated plasma and oxy-fuel cutting machine is ideal for the small...

How to Make the Most of Your Plasma Cutting System

With Video

By following these simple guidelines, using the right machine for your application and mastering some tricks of the trade, you should see increased precision and quality in your plasma cutting process.

By following these simple guidelines, using the right machine for your application...

EASTEC 2015 (First Tour)

With Video

New England’s premier manufacturing exposition returns on May 12-14, 2015 to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Take a look at some of the equipment that will be exhibited that can help solve your most pressing problems, improve your productivity and increase your profits.

New England’s premier manufacturing exposition returns on May 12-14, 2015 to the...

EASTEC 2015 (Second Tour)

With Video

New England’s premier manufacturing exposition returns on May 12-14, 2015 to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Take another look at some of the other equipment that will be exhibited that can help solve your most pressing problems, improve your productivity and increase your profits.

New England’s premier manufacturing exposition returns on May 12-14, 2015 to the...

Wireless DNC for Machine Tools

With Video

This is the only wireless DNC system that can communicate directly to a CNC that comes from the manufacturer with just a USB port.

This is the only wireless DNC system that can communicate directly to...

The Bottom Line of Real-Time Production Monitoring

With Video

Thanks to the advent of many types of production software and hardware technology, along with the accessibility of telecommunications technology and the Internet, getting the most out of a shop-floor environment is just a mouse-click away.

Thanks to the advent of many types of production software and hardware...

Over a Barrel

With Video

Surface finish is the one feature of a rifle barrel that cannot be controlled in hammer forging. Now, custom rifle barrel makers are learning a trick from the makers of hammer forged barrels on how to overcome surface imperfections.

Surface finish is the one feature of a rifle barrel that cannot...

What You Must Know About Filler Metals

With Video

Understanding these important details will help your shop decide whether a new welding technology is your best way to remain competitive or if a filler metal conversion your best next step. 

Understanding these important details will help your shop decide whether a new...

What’s New with Filler Metals?

With Video

Filler metals reflect how welding operations are evolving, as materials change to meet application demands that require technologies capable of meeting more specific — and sometimes more stringent — welding requirements.

Filler metals reflect how welding operations are evolving, as materials change to...

Filler Metals

With Video

A snapshot of some of the newest filler metals used in welding applications.

A snapshot of some of the newest filler metals used in welding...

Building Objects of Desire

With Video

With articulated robots and advanced software applications that can simulate every stage of production, Maserati leverages innovative robotic solutions from Comau to build the Quattroporte and Ghibli, two of the most prestigious models of luxury, sporty lines and aggressive engines.

With articulated robots and advanced software applications that can simulate every stage...

Taken to the Cleaners

With Video

Here are some innovative industrial parts washing systems that effectively eliminate the manual aspect of cleaning so that your shop can reduce costs and increase profit.

Here are some innovative industrial parts washing systems that effectively eliminate the...

Safeguarding the Shop

With Video

A review of some of the latest machine safeguarding devices and related shop safety systems designed for protection of both employees and equipment in the workplace.

A review of some of the latest machine safeguarding devices and related...

Lend Us Your Ears

With Video

When mobile workers in lean shops move into and out of noise-hazardous areas, they can’t simply wear maximum protection at all times to block out every hazardous noise. Here are some tips on selecting the right protector for any situation that can solve these problems.

When mobile workers in lean shops move into and out of noise-hazardous...

Finishing Strong

With Video

Advanced abrasive disc brushes can now be used in automated systems, CNC machining centers, transfer lines and robotic cells to deburr and finish parts online, without secondary set-ups, to produce reliable, consistent results in a cost effective manner.

Advanced abrasive disc brushes can now be used in automated systems, CNC...

Hold Your Own

With Video

A review of some of the latest workholding devices that are designed to secure and locate parts while increasing manufacturing process stability, efficiency and safety.

A review of some of the latest workholding devices that are designed...

Tool Holder Systems for All Applications

This comprehensive 296-page catalog of BIG Daishowa high-precision tool holder systems from BIG Kaiser is a single source for all tool holder needs and is organized by spindle interface for easy browsing and effortless navigation.

This comprehensive 296-page catalog of BIG Daishowa high-precision tool holder systems from BIG...

Tooling Adapters for Mold & Die Machining

The SFS12 Modular ShrinkFIT System from Techniks delivers excellent accuracy and clearance at extended lengths for mold and die applications.

The SFS12 Modular ShrinkFIT System from Techniks delivers excellent accuracy and clearance...

Adjustable Angle Heads for Machining Tricky Angles

With Video

Available in small to large custom sizes, adjustable angle heads from Benz Inc. are engineered for use in general manufacturing and light production operations where the machines need to change angles frequently.

Available in small to large custom sizes, adjustable angle heads from Benz...

New Weld Brushes Make Flipping Easy

Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as the brush wears, flipping your wire brush during surface cleaning has never been easier.  

Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as...

Common CNC Grinding Mistakes

With Video

Proper grinding process parameters can eliminate a lot of the “black art” of CNC grinding. One critical variable is the grinding wheel being used and the dressing of the grinding wheel.

Proper grinding process parameters can eliminate a lot of the “black art”...

3D Dreams

With Video

Take a look at some of the newest three-dimensional scanning technology that can reduce the cost of a typical manufacturing design cycle by up to 75 percent.

Take a look at some of the newest three-dimensional scanning technology that...

3D Infrared Robotic Scanning Inspection

With Video

Now it possible to inspect the dimension, shape, and position of parts with transparent, black, or reflective surfaces during manufacturing cycles.

Now it possible to inspect the dimension, shape, and position of parts...

Under the Radar

With Video

With a need to focus on monitoring process quality during the manufacturing process, this laser radar system provides a unique alternative to the shortcomings of the traditional inspection methods.

With a need to focus on monitoring process quality during the manufacturing...

Dorsey Standard Bore and Snap Gages

These U.S.-made gages are built to the same exact specifications and precision as the original Standard Gage Products.

These U.S.-made gages are built to the same exact specifications and precision as...
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