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Plasma cutting

Invest Wisely

May 27, 2015

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Understand your needs when purchasing a plasma cutting system.

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water-cooled robotic gas metal arc welding

Do You Need a Water-cooled GMAW Gun?

May 24, 2015

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Contact tip life can be extended by using a water-cooled GMAW gun.

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Rite-Hite Machine Guarding

Playing It Safe With Machine Guarding

May 13, 2015

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Machine guarding should protect the worker from physical contact, debris, dust, fume, and even noise.

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ARMOR® CT BLACK

Recipe for Lower Cost per Cut

May 12, 2015

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The need to cut a challenging material or gain performance from a machine that is creating a bottleneck and needs to produce more parts can justify the additional cost of a coating.

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Active harmonic filters

Handling Harmonics

May 12, 2015

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Harmonics -- caused by electrical devices -- can negatively affect machinery and equipment. Harmonic filtering can protect this equipment.

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Paul Rak, president of VeriForm

Big—and Small—Parts Are Manufactured With a Little Carbon Footprint

May 5, 2015

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Veriform's 26,000-sq.-ft. facility produces parts for the mining, forestry, machine building, nuclear, energy, sports equipment, and medical furnishing industries as well as capital projects.

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punch press part

How a Punch Press Acts Like a Press Brake

April 23, 2015

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Traditionally bending high flanges on a punch press just hasn’t been practical, but new machines and software are changing the situation. Today, flanges up to 3 inches high can be bent not by the press brake, but by special tooling on the punch press.

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structural steel sector

Structural Steel: The Chase for Synchronicity

April 20, 2015

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Software created specifically for the structural steel industry is combining with CNC equipment to improve efficiencies, accuracies, and profit margins in the construction sector.

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right-angle grinder

Finishing the Job

April 20, 2015

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Speed, orientation, and pressure all affect the successful operation of hand-held tools

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file sharing

Getting More Productivity With File Sharing

April 19, 2015

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Mobility in the workforce has made it necessary for companies to share large files with employees and customers while on-the-road or working remotely. Keeping data secure, allowing collaboration, and fast, efficient access to files will enhance customer relations, make dong business easier, and add to profitability.

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Grinding machine

Eliminate CNC Grinding Mistakes

April 15, 2015

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Using the wrong grinding wheel, dressing too frequently, and misusing coolant are three mistakes that can derail a successful grinding operation.

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automated load/unload system

Mazak Optonics hosts 300 fabricators

April 13, 2015

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Mazak Optonics Corp. welcomed over 300 guests during its two-day Laser Technology Days event in March. Nine laser cutting machines were displayed at the Elgin, Ill., center, along with various automation systems. The Optiplex 3015, a 4-kW Fiber laser with new Zeta 9 technology, was demonstrated...

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Milling deep pockets

What to Do When the Chips Are Down

April 13, 2015

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Using high-pressure coolant is necessary in deep-hole pocketing operation to eliminate recutting of chips and reduce the chance of tools breaking.

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Liftsafe Group executives

Manufacturing Safety

April 6, 2015

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Safety-related products and services are the specialty of the Liftsafe Group of Companies, Ayr, Ont.

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Choosing a Tube and Pipe Bender 101

March 30, 2015

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Whether you are adding tube and pipe bending to the shop floor or expanding existing capabilities, knowing the types of equipment available and the questions that should be answered before making a purchase will help you make the right choice.

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