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Platino Fiber Laser Cutter

January 24, 2015

Prima Power’s Platino Fiber, based on the company’s Platino platform, is now available with up to 5 kW of laser power. This increases productivity, mainly through new piercing devices, particularly for mid-high mild steel thicknesses. This reduction of cycle times also is combined...

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Powered Walkie Stacker

January 23, 2015

The Power- Stak model PPS-3000- AS stacker from Presto Lifts offers 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24-in. load center. A two-stage telescopic mast enables it to lift loads up to 125 in., allowing it to service racks up to 10 ft. high. Forward- and reverse-drive switches are located...

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Sinker EDM Z-axis Head

January 23, 2015

Makino has introduced the HS-Rib high-speed Zaxis technology for improved speed, lower electrode wear, and more uniform finishes in large sinker EDM processes. According to the company, it has a jump rate that is four times faster and Z-axis acceleration rate 30 times faster than previous...

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Fiber Laser Equipped with Automation

January 23, 2015

The LCG 3015 AJ from Amada is a high-speed, high-precision, 2-kW fiber laser cutting system that uses about one-third of the electricity required by a CO2 laser system of the same wattage, the company reports. The flying-optic laser system cuts brass, copper, and titanium. The material...

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Vertical Lift Module

January 22, 2015

Integrated Systems Design offers heavy-weight vertical lift modules (VLMs), designed to handle up to 2,204 lbs. per tray. A VLM is a column with a series of trays in the front and back, plus an insertion/ extraction device that runs in the center of the column, delivering trays to an...

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Shimco executives

Shimco Wins Business Excellence Award

January 21, 2015

Shimco, Markham, Ont., a manufacturer of precision parts, laminated and edge-bonded shims, tapers, and spacers, has won an innovation award at the Markham Board of Trade’s 2014 Business Excellence Awards gala. Peter Voss, president and owner, and the company’s senior management team...

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Virtual Welding Robotics

Welding Trainer for Robot Programmers

January 20, 2015

Virtual Welding Robotics by Fronius is available to instructors to assist the training of robot programmers. With this simulation platform, trainees in robotic welding can get close to the action without the limitations imposed by safety devices or missing welding equipment. The...

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Kiwa horizontal machining centers

KMH Series Horizontal Machining Centers

January 20, 2015

Methods Machine Tools has introduced the KMH series of Kiwa horizontal machining centers. The KMH-300 and KMH-630 have an integrated, full-rotary B axis and FANUC Oi-MD control with a 15-in. LCD. A spindle oil cooling system and coolant-through ball screws are standard. The KMH-300 has a...

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Slugger saw

Metal Saws

January 20, 2015

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced three new Slugger saw models that leave a workable edge when making straight or bevel cuts up to 45 degrees on steel plate, angle, pipe, and square or round tube. The new 7.25-in. metal hand cutting saw has a double-insulated, 1,400-W, 120-V, 12-amp,...

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EOS M 290 additive manufacturing system

EOS M 290 Additive Manufacturing System

January 19, 2015

EOS has launched the EOS M 290 additive manufacturing system for the creation of metal parts. It has a build volume of 250 by 250 by 325 mm. This machine has monitoring functions both for the system itself and for the build process. Using the EOSTATE PowderBed, a camera built into the...

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helical tool

Helical Tool

January 19, 2015

Seco recently added a new helical tool to its Square T4-08 line of square shoulder mills featuring four cutting edges and a tangential cutter design. Suitable for slotting and contouring/ shouldering applications, this tool is for machining cast iron, steel, and stainless steels. The...

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FABTECH Mexico 2015

May 5-7, 2015
  • Cintermex
  • Monterrey
  • FABTECH Mexico co-locates with the established AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech May 5-7, 2015 at the Cintermex in Monterrey Mexico. The combined event will feature 450 exhibiting companies, cover 110,000 net square feet of floor and offer an anticipated 10,000 attendees from Mexico and Central America unlimited opportunities to network, learn and experience the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Carol Stubits

    The Decision: Buy or Lease?

    January 19, 2015

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    Buying new equipment requires understanding your shop's overall financial situation.

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    3.5 R8 CAD/CAM Software

    January 18, 2015

    Tebis America has released the latest version of its CAD/CAM software, 3.5 R8, for high-performance machining. The new release provides for significantly increased machining volumes and higher cutting speeds from roughing to finishing milling applications. The software’s point distribution...

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    Farr Gold Series® Package (GSP)

    Fume and Dust Collector

    January 18, 2015

    Camfil Air Pollution Control has introduced the Farr Gold Series® Package (GSP) dust collector for the capture of dust and fumes generated by CNC laser and plasma cutters. Three models are offered to handle airflows from 1,000 to 3,000 CFM at 8-in. water gauge (wg). The collector...

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