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Home / Issues / October 2013

October 2013

Field of Dreams

With Video

Take a look at how this Wisconsin fabricator uses the portable all-in-one Multimatic 200 multiprocess power source from Miller Electric to gain versatility and increase their welding productivity by 25 to 30 percent on field repair and fabrication jobs.

Take a look at how this Wisconsin fabricator uses the portable all-in-one...

Sawing Systems

With Video

A review of some of the latest technologies in sawing systems that can reduce your operating costs, improve your part quality, and increase your shop profitability.

A review of some of the latest technologies in sawing systems that...

Seeing Saw Advantages

With Video

By utilizing an advanced design of billet-cutting saw from Advanced Machine & Engineering, Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company realized faster throughput on its billet blank preparation, with a high degree of accuracy and an anticipated 20-year service life – all without major rebuilding.

By utilizing an advanced design of billet-cutting saw from Advanced Machine &...

The Cost of Slag

With Video

Cutting Through the Buildup: The time and money associated with managing slag is often mistaken as an unavoidable cost in laser cutting operations. But once you realize the full impact that slag has on your laser cutting process, there are ways to cut costs . . . by cutting through the slag.

Cutting Through the Buildup: The time and money associated with managing slag...

Report Boasts Southern Automotive Industry

Brookings report provides Tennessee roadmap for automotive manufacturing growth Supplier network growth and public sector collaboration keys to competitiveness.

Brookings report provides Tennessee roadmap for automotive manufacturing growth Supplier network growth...

BRINGING A VISION TO LIFE AT 6 SALON

The owners of 6 Salon had a unique vision: to help them make that vision a reality they turned to a talented designer, and to 3-Dimensional Services.

The owners of 6 Salon had a unique vision: to help them...

WESTEC 2013

With Video

Here is a snapshot of some of the machine tools, CAD/CAM software, tooling and workholding, inspection systems and other equipment that was exhibited October 15-17 on the show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center – a must see of innovative metalworking technology.

Here is a snapshot of some of the machine tools, CAD/CAM software,...

SOUTH-TEC 2013

With Video

Take a tour through some of the machine tools, CAD/CAM software, tooling and workholding, inspection systems and other equipment exhibited on the show floor at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC, on October 29-31.

Take a tour through some of the machine tools, CAD/CAM software, tooling...

Field of Dreams

With Video

Take a look at how this Wisconsin fabricator uses the portable all-in-one Multimatic 200 multiprocess power source from Miller Electric to gain versatility and increase their welding productivity by 25 to 30 percent on field repair and fabrication jobs.

Take a look at how this Wisconsin fabricator uses the portable all-in-one...

Automation for the Small Job Shop: Competitive Advantage

With Video

In part two of this three-part series, we walk through the mechanics of process control on the floor, the flexibility and lean manufacturing capabilities of automated welding, and how robots handle all sorts, sizes, shapes of parts – ideal solutions for the competitive job shop.

In part two of this three-part series, we walk through the mechanics...

Are Tactile Seam Tracking Systems Right for You?

With Video

With the advancements in welding technology, weld travel speeds are increasing beyond manual torch positioning and require some type of automation to achieve greater torch accuracy. Brian Butler of Arc Products explores how seam tracking systems offer this capability with a relatively small capital investment.

With the advancements in welding technology, weld travel speeds are increasing beyond...

COOLANT-FED BEARING ASSEMBLY MAINTAINS ACCURACY AND SPEED

Live tool with coolant-fed bearings can run at high speeds and high duty cycles without the accuracy and failure frequency problems of conventional bearings.

Live tool with coolant-fed bearings can run at high speeds and high...

LUBRICANT COMPANY EXTENDS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Blaser has extended its ultra-modern Technology Center which now occupies about 3200 sq ft of floor space at its head office site in Switzerland.

Blaser has extended its ultra-modern Technology Center which now occupies about 3200...

An Application Guide for Scissor Lifts

With Video

To select an appropriate scissor lift for a specific application, here is the basic information that must be considered, including capacity, the nature of the load, the means of loading and unloading, the travel and lowered height, the platform size, speed requirements, power and duty cycle requirements, and more.

To select an appropriate scissor lift for a specific application, here is...

Working in the Line of Fire

Line of fire injuries remain an enigma. here are some reasons why – regardless of engineering controls, guarding or bypass interlocks – workers that continue to put themselves into the line of fire will eventually die on the job.

Line of fire injuries remain an enigma. here are some reasons why...

COOLANT-FED BEARING ASSEMBLY MAINTAINS ACCURACY AND SPEED

Live tool with coolant-fed bearings can run at high speeds and high duty cycles without the accuracy and failure frequency problems of conventional bearings.

Live tool with coolant-fed bearings can run at high speeds and high...

Flexible, Low-Cost Tooling Generates Less Scrap

The fourslide process is capable of cutting typical tooling costs to as little as $3,000, halving tooling lead times, and eliminating after-production adjustment to meet specifications with its unique integration of stamping and forming operations.

The fourslide process is capable of cutting typical tooling costs to as...

As The World Turns

With Video

A process-controlled hard turning cell in this Texas machine shop deploys programmable gages for measuring and sorting mud-motor bearings – and the cell pays for itself in 18 days.

A process-controlled hard turning cell in this Texas machine shop deploys programmable...

Before Investing in Quality Management Solutions, Know Thyself

Every shop should develop a high-level understanding of their existing quality resources so they can begin creating flow charts for each quality process that, in turn, will help them understand not only a breakdown of what takes place within a specific process, but also the resources allocated to each step along with any potential gaps that may exist. 

Every shop should develop a high-level understanding of their existing quality resources...
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