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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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System controls deflection in press brake applications more than 4 ft. long

March 22, 2017

Wilson Tool International® has introduced Express Crowning, a new system to help control deflection or the “canoe effect” in press brake applications more than 4 ft. long. The system gives fabricators the flexibility to fine-tune the deflection-compensating curve of the unit to overcome the...

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Software provides validation for progressive dies, hot forming

March 22, 2017

AutoForm Eng. has unveiled its latest software version AutoFormplus R7 for process simulation. According to the company, the software offers flexibility and efficiency in process setup and final validation for all forming processes in general and, in particular, for progressive dies and hot...

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Fiber laser cutting systems reach G-level acceleration

March 21, 2017

Haco Atlantic North America has introduced the FL 3015 LU and FL 4015 LU fiber laser cutting systems. The carbon cutting head assembly offers rigidity combined with high dynamics, and the company’s “parallel kinematics technology” has allowed accelerations to reach G-levels. The automatic...

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Carbide-tipped band saw blades offer engineered tooth set for aggressive cutting

March 21, 2017

Simonds Intl. has introduced CWT carbide-tipped band saw blades for production cutting operations such as in steel service centers, foundries, and aerospace sawing applications. The blades are suitable for aluminum block, aluminum gates and risers, aluminum automation (Mossner), INCONEL® alloy,...

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Universal vise paired with pallet

March 21, 2017

Jergens has introduced its 125-mm vise and 96-mm Drop & Lock™ pallet as a combination for VMCs and HMCs. The new multiaxis, low-profile, self-centring vise features a compact footprint for broad use on quick-change pallet systems. The vise is constructed from 4100 series steel and...

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Zirconia-alumina abrasive disc delivers long tool life

March 20, 2017

Pferd Inc. has introduced the POLIFAN® Z SG-Power flap disc. It features product enhancements that deliver up to 236 percent longer tool life than conventional flap discs, states the company. The zirconia-alumina abrasive delivers optimum stock removal on high-powered angle grinders at high...

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Grinder comes equipped with new control technology

March 20, 2017

Okuma’s new GA26W high-speed, compact grinder is now equipped with the company’s OSP-P300G CNC. This open architecture control runs on a Windows®-based platform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives, and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to...

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Roll benders can produce pipes more than 59 ft. long

March 17, 2017

Faccin SpA offers the HAV-2P series of NC pipe mill bending rolls for pipe production. The machines are constructed with sturdy electrowelded structures and fitted with three rolls in thermally treated steel alloys.The rolls are moved independently—the top roll moves vertically, the lower rolls...

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VMC incorporates AM technology

March 17, 2017

Mazak has released the Variaxis j-600AM (additive manufacturing) vertical machining centre, which is equipped with its Wire Arc-type metal deposition system. This AM system incorporates a standard wire arc-welding head mounted on the machine’s headstock to deposit material layer by layer and grow...

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3-axis profiling machine creates bores and contours

March 16, 2017

Mitsui Seiki has introduced the PJ812 Precision Profile Center, 3-axis CNC vertical jig mill engineered to perform high-precision contour machining and precise boring of components with critical tolerances. It is suitable for parts for the mould and die, optical, aerospace, and medical industries....

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Portable GTAW machines introduced

March 15, 2017

EWM AG has developed the Tetrix 230 and Tetrix 300 Comfort 2.0 pulse portable GTAW machines. The compact machines, both available in DC and AC/DC versions, can be connected to a cooling unit and transport cart without any tools. The new Comfort 2.0 control is equipped with an additional display and...

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5-axis milling centre has moving bridge

March 15, 2017

Mecof, a division of ECMO Group, has introduced the Powermill machining centre, a travelling gantry, 5-axis milling centre. It has a moving bridge structure, which permits the loading of large, heavy workpieces on the stationary work table from overhead or from either end of the machine.Users may...

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Walk-in oven holds weldments at temperature

March 14, 2017

Grieve has developed No. 1037, a 900-degrees-F walk-in oven currently used for holding weldments at temperature before welding. The oven measures 108 by 120 by 115 in. The INCOLOY® alloy-sheathed tubular elements deliver 300 kW to heat the oven chamber, and a 30,000-CFM, 30-HP recirculating blower...

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End mill cuts, polishes simultaneously

March 14, 2017

Emuge Corp. has introduced the Cut & Form solid-carbide finishing end mills featuring a patented tool geometry that performs cutting and polishing in one operation.The tool’s dual functionality is attributed to its design, which incorporates three cutting edges to remove material and three...

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Scissor shears seal edges of materials

March 13, 2017

Kett Tool Co. offers KD-441 scissor shears. They cut thin, coated metals with a swiping action, sealing the edges of the material to reduce the likelihood of corrosion. The 5-lb. shears feature a 5-amp pistol grip and a 0- to 2,500-RPM, variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold-rolled...

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