June 15, 2017
The days of controlling deflection using stacked cardboard, gum wrappers or any other type of makeshift shim are over, according to Wilson Tool International. The company has introduced Express Crowning, a new system to help control deflection or “the canoe effect” in press brake applications over four feet long.
June 9, 2017
Fein has developed a new version of its KBH system, the KBH 25 handheld metal core drilling tool, which includes two new models. Steel and metal builders can handle holes up to 25 mm (1 in.) diameter quickly and economically even in nonmagnetic metals and difficult-to-reach spots.
June 9, 2017
Fronius is expanding the range of functions of its intelligent TPS/i Robotics power sources, which can now be equipped with the Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process.
June 8, 2017
Weiler Abrasives Group has aadded Tiger Ceramic to its portfolio of bonded abrasive solutions. Tiger Ceramic is a maximum performance line of cutting, grinding and combination wheels that delivers a superior combination of product life and cut rate — to help users maximize time on the job in a wide range of metal fabrication applications, says the company.
May 24, 2017
A new range of Thulium doped fiber optic components from Coherent | Nufern enables construction of fiber lasers and oscillators operating at ~ 2 µm with higher output power than was previously possible, claims the company.
May 19, 2017
ESAB's Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 50 is a handheld air plasma cutting system now available for purchase through traditional and online welding distributors. Cutmaster 60i weighs 37 lb and provides a rated output of 7.6 kW at 50 per cent duty cycle at 60A. It produces a recommended cut of 5/8 in., has a maximum sever thickness of 1-1/2 in., and provides the fastest cut speed at any thickness material for its class.
April 24, 2017
Gasparini has introduced self-aligning tool clamping without compressed air piping, AIC AirSlide pneumatic tool adapters for press brakes.
April 24, 2017
Saar-Hartmetall USA has announced that their line of handheld, electric and pneumatic beveling tools can produce a variety of radius bevel edges including 2 mm, 3 mm (1/8 in.), 4 mm, 6 mm (1/4 in.) and 8 mm (5/16 in.). This includes the SMA-E and SMA-P series of portable beveling tools.
April 13, 2017
Universal Robots has developed online training modules for collaborative robots to further lower the automation barrier. The hands-on modules are offered free of charge, open to all, and built to deliver hands-on learning via interactive simulations to maximize user engagement.
April 11, 2017
The new XPR300 is Hypertherm's most significant advance in mechanized plasma cutting technology ever, says the company.