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LVD opens new Experience Center

March 30, 2017

LVD Co. nv, a manufacturer of sheet metal and plate fabricating equipment, including laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears, and midlevel automation systems, has opened a new Experience Center (XP Center) at its corporate headquarters in Gullegem, Belgium. The nearly...

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Half-mask respirator compatible with safety helmets, eye protection

March 30, 2017

The new Aviva half-mask respirator from Scott Safety features a low-profile head harness for compatibility with safety helmets and eye protection. The silicone-free respirator offers a reflex seal that allows the wearer added movement and flexibility. A built-in positive fit-check button helps...

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Leasing Software: An Introduction

March 29, 2017 | By Ken Hurwitz

Other areas of investing beyond simply new equipment have an impact on a manufacturer’s business. The most successful, forward-thinking clients I have invest in new technology. One client, for example, recognized the need to upgrade to a multiaxis CNC lathe because it had work that needed to be...

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Online calculator designed for tube and pipe producers

March 29, 2017

JMC Rollmasters Div. of Johnston Mfg. Co. Inc. has developed the Advanced Strip Width Calculator™ for tube and pipe producers. The online calculator uses mathematic- and metallurgic-based algorithms to estimate thinning caused by bending deformation, as well as girth reduction effects in the fin...

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Drills feature exchangeable heads

March 28, 2017

Tungaloy Corp. has introduced new diameters for its DrillMeister line of exchangeable-head drills. The new diameter range of ø6.0 to 9.9 mm is available with the TID-type drill bodies of 1.5D, 3D, 5D, and 8D. The flange-type drill body is designed for excellent chip evacuation because of the high...

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Lincoln Electric announces 2017 training seminar and workshop schedule

March 28, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric’s Welding School and Technical Training department has released its 2017 schedule of single- and multiday training courses. Welding Educator’s Workshop: Original – July 10-14, Advanced – July 31-Aug. 4 Beyond the Booth (Welding Instructor Best...

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10 Criteria for Choosing 3-D CAD Software

March 28, 2017 | By Kishore Boyalakuntla

Don’t make emotional decisions based on brand preference or focus on too limited criteria. Do consider the full range of capabilities your company needs to bring better products to market faster.

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Lightweight shirt offers cooling effect

March 28, 2017

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the WORKSKIN™ lightweight performance shirt to help wearers stay cool and comfortable in warm conditions. Available with long or short sleeves, the shirt is made of CoolCore® fabric, which regulates sweat evaporation to move moisture away from the body and provide a...

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SSAB names finalists for 2017 Swedish Steel Prize 2017

March 27, 2017

SSAB has identified four finalists for the 2017 Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. “This year a record number of 102 applications were sent in from 32 different countries around the world. The high overall quality of the applications shows that...

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EEMUA publishes second edition of tube end welding recommendations

March 27, 2017

Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) has published edition 2 of EEMUA 143 recommendations for tube end welding. It takes ISO 15614-8:2016, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 8: Welding of tubes to...

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Steel shines in Ladacor’s modular construction and designs

March 27, 2017 | By Rob Colman

The use of steel shipping containers to create living spaces has been a niche pursuit for a while now. However, until recently these projects consisted primarily of mobile office units and bespoke cottages for the readers of Dwell magazine. Calgary, Alta.-based Ladacor is out to change that. The...

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Brandt steps up with plan to save shuttered Saskatoon manufacturing facility

March 24, 2017

The Brandt Group of Companies has entered into a binding agreement with US-based industrial liquidator Prestige Equipment and financial services company Hilco Global for the former Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. (MHPSC) facility in Saskatoon. The entire 22-acre parcel, located in the...

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Solid-state disk laser designed for Industry 4.0

March 24, 2017

TRUMPF has introduced the latest generation of its TruDisk disk laser. The compact, energy-efficient machine offers the ability to carry out condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, a basic prerequisite for successful implementation of lasers in digitalized and connected manufacturing...

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Metal spinning machines designed for Industry 4.0

March 24, 2017

Denn has introduced the NTR line of CNC metal spinning machines. According to the manufacturer, the series is designed under the terms of Industry 4.0, which encompasses a number of contemporary automation, data exchange, and manufacturing technologies.The user connects the machine to the Internet,...

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Virtual reality finds role in speeding fixture development

March 23, 2017 | By Rob Colman

Virtual reality is something that has been promoted in video game development for many years, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that a fully immersive headset was available on the market. Interestingly enough, industry is finding applications for the technology more rapidly than one might expect.

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