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Welding Information Management Software Offered on Multiple Power Sources

February 5, 2016

As part of its Welding Intelligence™ systems, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its welding information management software to multiple power sources, including the Continuum™ GMAW machine, Dynasty® 280 DX GTAW machine, PipeWorx 400 welding system, and SubArc Digital series. The...

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FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

February 4, 2016

Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, Ont., Canada. The brands will be part of FMA Communications Canada, a media...

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High-payload Robot Designed for Short Cycle Times

February 4, 2016

ABB has introduced the IRB 8700, its highest-payload, multipurpose industrial robot. It has a reach of 11.5 ft. and can handle a payload of up to 1,763 lbs. (1.1 tons with the wrist down; 1,389 lbs. with LeanID). The robot is targeted for material handling applications in the automotive and...

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Parts Accumulator Designed for Lights-out Manufacturing

February 3, 2016

The automated Rota-Rack parts accumulator from Royal Products allows machine tools to run unattended for extended periods of time. The patented unit collects finished parts as they come off a CNC lathe, using an automated rotary spiral that directs parts to the center of the turntable. A...

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Inverted Vertical Turning Machine Handles Parts to 15.75 In. Diameter

February 2, 2016

EMCO Maier has expanded its line of compact, heavy-duty inverted vertical turning machines with the Vertical VT400. This machine was designed with integrated automation for complete machining of cast or forged chucking parts to 15.75 in. dia. It uses the machine spindle and chuck to load and unload...

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Renishaw: Bringing metal 3D printing expertise to Land Rover BAR Technical Innovation Group

Presented by Renishaw Limited

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Renishaw's Dr Chris Sutcliffe and Marc Saunders explain how the company's manufacturing expertise is being used to produce high quality performance parts for the Land Rover BAR America's Cup team and the importance of a production tool chain - from metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) of a part, on Renishaw's RenAM 500M, through to conventional machining, in-process gauging and final inspection of geometry and surface finish on a co-ordinate measuring machine.

Welding Power Source Data Analysis System Developed

February 1, 2016

Fronius has developed the WeldCube system for documenting, visualizing, and preparing welding data. It can connect up to 50 power sources, enabling accurate and continuous data monitoring. As a result, users are able to significantly improve the output and reliability of their production, the...

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Additive Manufacturing System Designed to Product Small Quantities

January 29, 2016

EOS has introduced the EOS M 100, a new system for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS®). This machine is suitable for manufacturers entering into additive manufacturing. With its small build volume, which is based on a round build platform with a diameter of 100 mm, the system focuses on the...

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Multispindle CNC Lathe Features 27 NC Axes

January 28, 2016

The Index MS16 Plus includes six CNC spindles for parts up to 22 mm dia., accomplishing turning, drilling, milling, tapping, deep-hole drilling, and slotting in each of its six spindle positions. Workpieces are automatically indexed through the six positions, receiving two or more operations...

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Optics for High-power Fiber Lasers Feature Low-absorption Coating

January 27, 2016

Mate Laser Technologies has introduced 1 Micron Optics for high-power fiber lasers. The products include lenses, protective windows, and nozzles for several laser system brands. The optics feature extremely low-absorption, fused-silica substrates. The low-absorption, antireflective coatings on...

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Optical Locating System Determines Workpiece Point Locations for Abrasive Waterjet

January 26, 2016

OMAX® Corp. offers the Precision Optical Locator for setup of premachined parts that are ready for secondary abrasive waterjet cutting operations. The video/optical locating system determines workpiece point locations anywhere on an abrasive waterjet machine’s worktable to eliminate the use of...

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Single-arm gantry

What Type of Automation Is Right For You?

January 25, 2016

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Editor’s Note: This article is based on the Güdel white paper “Design Guide for Automated Machine Tending Applications.” It is available for download at www.gudel.com/us.

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Manufacturing Cell Uses Single Software Program to Optimize Production Flow Among Machines

January 25, 2016

Salvagnini has introduced FlexCell, a concept linked to the optimum management of a cell that can be tailored to meet specific needs. The system starts with bending and can be extended upstream to cutting to optimize the workflow management of a cell comprising two or more stand-alone machines,...

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Flow Waterjet dynamic cutting head

Why Velocity Matters

January 22, 2016

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Editor’s Note: This article is based on the Flow Intl. Corp. white paper “HyperPressure™ Drives Cutting Efficiency Through Waterjet Velocity.” It is available for download at www.flowwaterjet.com.

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Targeted Coolant Delivery System Directs Coolant to Cutting Edge

January 22, 2016

Walter has introduced Turn Precision Coolant, a powerful and targeted coolant delivery system that produces a direct coolant supply through the insert clamp and along the flank face of the insert. The company says the result is a 30 to 150 percent tool life increase (depending on material and...

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