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October 2015

Sight for Sore Eyes

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Clearly, the right auto-darkening helmet boosts productivity and quality. Here’s how optical clarity defines helmet performance by providing users with vital eye protection and the ability to fully see the work . . . and that’s when work is done best.

Clearly, the right auto-darkening helmet boosts productivity and quality. Here's how optical...

Small Issue, Big Impact

Though proper storage of MIG guns and consumables might seem like a small issue, especially in a large shop, it can greatly affect your costs, productivity and weld quality. Here’s why.

Though proper storage of MIG guns and consumables might seem like a...

FABTECH 2015: Metal Forming & Fabricating (Part One)

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The latest advances in press equipment, cutting systems, additive manufacturing, fabrication machinery and related accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor.

The latest advances in press equipment, cutting systems, additive manufacturing, fabrication machinery...

FABTECH 2015: Metal Forming & Fabricating (Part Two)

With Video

The latest advances in press equipment, cutting systems, additive manufacturing, fabrication machinery and related accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor.

The latest advances in press equipment, cutting systems, additive manufacturing, fabrication machinery...

Automated Edge Rounding of Structural and Flat Profiles

With Video

The Edge Rounding Line from HGG eliminates the costs of labor-intensive grinding by smoothly and perfectly rounding the surface edge on I/H-beams, tees and flat bars to prevent corrosion. 

The Edge Rounding Line from HGG eliminates the costs of labor-intensive grinding...

Fineblanking Breaks the 200 SPM Barrier

Never before has a fineblanking press been so fast, so versatile and, above all, so productive at up to 200 strokes per minute.

Never before has a fineblanking press been so fast, so versatile and,...

FABTECH 2015: Tube & Pipe Fabrication

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Technical reviews of some of the tube & pipe fabrication machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

Technical reviews of some of the tube & pipe fabrication machinery, tooling,...

Dealing with Non-Competition Agreements – from Both Sides

Non-compete agreements are increasingly a part of employment contracts and employment at will, and employers and employees must learn to deal effectively with them. Here are some key aspects of non-competition agreements that must be addressed, from both the employer and employee perspective.

Non-compete agreements are increasingly a part of employment contracts and employment at...

FABTECH 2015: Grinding, Polishing, Finishing

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Take a closer look at some of the grinding, polishing and finishing machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

Take a closer look at some of the grinding, polishing and finishing...

Dealing with Non-Competition Agreements – from Both Sides

Non-compete agreements are increasingly a part of employment contracts and employment at will, and employers and employees must learn to deal effectively with them. Here are some key aspects of non-competition agreements that must be addressed, from both the employer and employee perspective.

Non-compete agreements are increasingly a part of employment contracts and employment at...

Hand-Held Weld Shaver

With Video

Ideal for cleaning butt welds and corner welds, the WS-625 weld shaver from Heck Industries removes only the weld without damage caused by conventional grinding of joints. 

Ideal for cleaning butt welds and corner welds, the WS-625 weld shaver...

FABTECH 2015: Welding (Part One)

With Video

The latest advancements in welding power sources, software, fixtures, consumables and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

The latest advancements in welding power sources, software, fixtures, consumables and accessories...

FABTECH 2015: Welding (Part Two)

With Video

The latest advancements in welding power sources, software, fixtures, consumables and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

The latest advancements in welding power sources, software, fixtures, consumables and accessories...

Sight for Sore Eyes

With Video

Clearly, the right auto-darkening helmet boosts productivity and quality. Here’s how optical clarity defines helmet performance by providing users with vital eye protection and the ability to fully see the work . . . and that’s when work is done best.

Clearly, the right auto-darkening helmet boosts productivity and quality. Here's how optical...

Small Issue, Big Impact

Though proper storage of MIG guns and consumables might seem like a small issue, especially in a large shop, it can greatly affect your costs, productivity and weld quality. Here’s why.

Though proper storage of MIG guns and consumables might seem like a...

Art Designed for Outdoor Living

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With the use of a new welder from Forney, Will Hyde’s creations convert a simple backyard into a unique outdoor oasis. 

With the use of a new welder from Forney, Will Hyde’s creations...

Where Welding is Heading

With Video

The welding industry is headed down an evolutionary path that demands different, more knowledgeable welders, whether they work in a fab shop or out in the field. Each of these areas needs welding specialists who have different skill sets.

The welding industry is headed down an evolutionary path that demands different,...

Marine Shipyard Invests in Vision Welding Portal

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To increase their capacity and meet regulatory and customer demands, Senesco Marine uses a PEMA flexible hi-tech twin robot welding gantry automation system for welding double bottoms and subassemblies.

To increase their capacity and meet regulatory and customer demands, Senesco Marine...

Automatic Generation of Weld Programs from CAD Models

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The robot programmers at Groupe Gravel drastically reduce weld programming time and effort with Robotmaster software that generates robot control code directly from CAD/CAM.

The robot programmers at Groupe Gravel drastically reduce weld programming time and...

Ultrasonic Cleaning 101

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As the proven advantages of ultrasonic cleaning grow, especially for 3D printed parts, this white paper from Omegasonics becomes a valuable tool for shops wanting to understand the technology and how it works.

As the proven advantages of ultrasonic cleaning grow, especially for 3D printed...

The Myth of the Perfect Process

Like so many things involving risk reduction in safety, trying to implement a safety system through statistical process control is theoretically possible, but practically impossible. Here’s why.

Like so many things involving risk reduction in safety, trying to implement...

Advanced Hydraulic Chucks Improve Machined Part Quality

ERI America introduces high performance Precision Hydraulic Chucks from WTE Mapal that offer extreme temperature stability, super strong holding forces combined with excellent vibration damping, and high radial stiffness. 

ERI America introduces high performance Precision Hydraulic Chucks from WTE Mapal that offer...

How Shrink Fit Chucks Fit Single Blade Applications

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See why Starrag uses shrink fit chucks so their rotationally symmetric clamping body has less interfering contours and higher run-out accuracy when roughing and finishing hard-to-cut materials used for highly precise turbine blades, impellers, blisks and other structurally complex parts. 

See why Starrag uses shrink fit chucks so their rotationally symmetric clamping...

Cloud Based Machine Monitoring Revolutionizes Sawing Operations

Gone are the days of tracking machine hours and accumulated cutting area. Now MechaLogix Cosen Predictive Computing from Cosen Saws provides shops with advance knowledge of the days and hours before a replacement saw blade is required.

Gone are the days of tracking machine hours and accumulated cutting area....

Documented Cost Savings for Abrasives

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Rather than focusing only on energy savings or reducing costs associated with large equipment, manufacturers that are looking for potential savings in their plants should take the time to investigate just how much money they could save by switching out an abrasive. In doing so, they should evaluate fully how labor costs tie into the equation.

Rather than focusing only on energy savings or reducing costs associated with...
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