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March 21, 2018

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March 21, 2018
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Modified GTA-Welding Process Promises Exceptional Cooling, Better Welding Results
When welding, both seam quality and speed matter. With a modified gas-tungsten-arc (GTA) welding process called ArcTig, Fronius addresses both, according to company officials. A special welding torch allows the GTA arc to be focused in a targeted manner, thus significantly increasing energy density. Users quickly can weld high-alloy sheets and pipes to 10 mm thick without extensive seam preparation.
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Abrasives for Aluminum Cutting, Grinding and Finishing

Weiler Abrasives Group, Cresco, PA, has published its Aluminum Solutions Guide, featuring the company's comprehensive line of contaminant-free abrasives for cutting, grinding and finishing aluminum. It also includes an overview of common challenges faced when working with aluminum, along with suggested techniques for overcoming these issues. Continue Reading
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Automated Pipe Moving and Cutting
HGG Profiling Equipment's new SPC 1200 RB pipe-cutting and 3D-profiling machine combines the logistics of an automated roller bed for moving pipes in and out, while incorporating a floating chuck for accurate cutting precision and repeatability. The unit accommodates pipe from 3 to 48 in. dia. and from 20 to 40 ft. long, and accurately cuts pipe walls to 6 in. thick.
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Customizable Automatic Infeed Station for TigerStop Saws
TigerStop's AutoLoader, an automatic infeed station for the TigerSaw 2000 fully automated cross-cutting saw system for metal, is now compatible with TigerStop and TigerTurbo automated material pushers and positioners. New and existing equipment on flat, non-tilted tables can be upgraded to include the automatic infeed stations.
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Economical Backgauge for Press Brakes
Automec, Inc. has introduced the EconoGauge for budget-conscious users that cannot justify the cost of a full CNC backgauge. It consists of a small, rugged backgauge and a red LED digital display. Continue Reading
New Waterjet Series Boasts Increased Speed, Accuracy and Durability
WardJet has released its X-Series line of waterjet-cutting machines, newly designed to increase speed, accuracy and machine durability. Its components, including the re-engineered crossbeam, are simultaneously lightweight and sturdy, and are instrumental to the improved performance of this series, according to company officials. Continue Reading
New Folding Machine Offers Simple Setup, Rapid Forming
Roper Whitney has released the Autobrake 1212 folding machine, featuring the rotating Kombi beam, which expands the machine's folding capabilities to produce straight-to-box and pan bending in only 11 sec., according to company officials. Continue Reading
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New Large-Bending Technology Ordered for Aircraft-Panel Production
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has ordered a custom-built 1000-ton Synchro-Form press brake from LVD Co., with the press brake equipped with special tooling to produce large panels for commercial-aircraft fuselages. Continue Reading
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