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Product releases on this website represent the latest metalworking and fabricating technology advancements and software developments that can help to introduce new levels of operational efficiency to the Canadian metal manufacturing community. These write-ups cover cutting-edge developments in automation, CAD/CAM software, machining centres, milling machines, cutting tools, measuring equipment, machine controls, EDM equipment, grinding equipment, turning equipment, and other types of chipping equipment. On the fabricating side, these press releases cover folding equipment, laser cutting machines, machining technology, plasma cutters, power tools, press brakes, punching machines, saws, stamping presses, tube and pipe fabrication equipment, waterjets, welding technology, and other types of fabrication equipment.

Anyone interested in sending a product news release related to metalworking should send it to Joe Thompson, editor of Canadian Metalworking, at jthompson@canadianmetalworking.com.

Anyone interested in sending a product news release related to metal fabricating or forming should send it to Rob Colman, editor of Canadian Fabricating & Welding, at rcolman@canadianfabweld.com.

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Mini-drum allows tangle-free aluminum wire payoff

February 24, 2017

Indalco Alloys, a Lincoln Electric Company, introduces its mini-drum, a 60 lb packaging system designed to increase production using optimal bulk-size packaging. The payoff kit was designed specifically for Indalco’s SuperGlaze® aluminum MIG wire. The goal of the mini-drum is to increase...

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Helmets engineered for improved wearability

February 24, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 series welding helmets, designed to help improve operator comfort and visibility.The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides optimal skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. The aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect...

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Horizontal machining centre creates large, heavy parts

February 24, 2017

Makino has introduced the a120nx horizontal machining centre, the largest machine in its nx series. This machine has X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels of 74.8, 63, and 66.9 in., respectively, and a pallet size of 39.4 by 39.4 in., which provides capacity for parts weighing up to 11,000 lbs. The machine...

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Multiaxis calibrator reduces heat effects

February 23, 2017

Renishaw’s XM-60 multiaxis calibrator measures all six degrees of freedom from a single setup in any orientation for linear axes. It can capture angular, linear, and straightness errors in a single setup. It also uses an XC-80 environmental compensator to correct for environmental conditions. It...

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Fiber lasers deliver power up to 1,000 W

February 22, 2017

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released four new LF series fiber laser welding machines in power levels from 250 to 1,000 W. Offering the control required for small component welding and fine precision cutting of metals, the lasers are suitable for microspot welding, seam welding, and precision...

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Vise holds part ends for final workpiece cutoff

February 22, 2017

Kurt Mfg. Co. has released the SideWinder™ vise, which mounts directly to the back of 6- or 8-in. Kurt vises. It provides vertical workholding without interfering with an existing host vise or the machine spindle. These vises expand the capabilities for 6- or 8-in. vises by adding vertical...

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Multitasking machine features multilaser deposition technology

February 21, 2017

Mazak has introduced the Integrex i-200S AM (additive manufacturing), a new hybrid multitasking machine technology with a multilaser deposition system, enabling both additive and subtractive capabilities.It performs turning, milling, and drilling, as well as additive manufacturing and laser marking...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 16, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Autodarkening welding filter introduced

February 14, 2017

ArcOne offers the new X540V autodarkening welding filter. It has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9 to 13, and TIG rating of 10.Features include grind and delay, four sensors, and an Xtreme® viewing area of 12.6 in. The filter pairs with any of the manufacturer’s Vision® welding helmets....

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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Updated pipe stands have customizable base

February 10, 2017

IRCO Automation has updated its standard pipe stand line. Pipe stands provide a stable platform to support pipe spools, usually being rotated by a welding positioner. The pipe stands feature an upper support structure mounted on a customizable base. The upper support has drop-in wheel assemblies...

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Burs improve surface finish in aluminum, nonferrous metal applications

February 6, 2017

Pferd Inc. offers the ALU/NF CUT line of carbide burs for use on aluminum, brass, copper, and tin, as well as harder materials such as alloys with a high SiC content, titanium, titanium alloys, and bronze.The burs come in a variety of shapes and dimensions, with shank diameters of 1/8 and 1/4 in....

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Compact spot welding machine provide simple control setup

February 3, 2017

Dengensha America’s new Capacitor Discharge Welder (CDW) minimizes heat transfer and distortion problems in a compact resistance welding control design. The spot welding machine is simple to set up and available off-the-shelf.The machine handles weld current as high as 50 kA, yet requires only a...

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CAM software updated with new features

February 1, 2017

Geometric Americas Inc. has released CAMWorks® 2017 software with additions to support smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The tolerance based machining (TBM) feature uses tolerances and nongeometric data in a 3-D CAD model to select optimal machining strategies and create toolpaths...

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CAD/CAM software has new functions

January 31, 2017

Tebis America has released Version 4.0 Release 3 of its CAD/CAM software. The highlights of the update include new toolbars and menu panels that can be easily docked to the edge of the application window, a new software interface, and a new project dialog that displays the most recently used files...

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