Sureweld electrodes are formulated to meet AWS guidelines and are manufactured in Monterrey, MexicoClick image to enlargeESAB has expanded the number of grades available in it Sureweld brand of Stick welding electrodes and packaged the 3/32- and 1/8-in. diameter electrodes in 1- and 5-lb. resealable plastic tubes.

Sureweld carbon steel electrode grades include 7018, 6010, 6011, 6013, 7014 and 7024; stainless steel grades available include 308L, 309L, 316L and 312. These grades are available in 5/32-in. diameter, 5-lb. packages as well.

ESAB also offers retail packaging for Sureweld 55 Cast for cast iron repair and will introduce a 4043 aluminum electrode later in Q3.

The new packaging includes new color-coded identification and retail displays to help distributors and customers select the proper product.

Sureweld electrodes are formulated to meet AWS guidelines and are manufactured in Monterrey, Mexico, enabling ESAB to control quality and consistency while ensuring reliable availability. Sureweld 7018 electrodes are designed to produce X-ray quality welds, while Sureweld 6011 electrodes are ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) approved.

To promote the new packaging and the electrodes’ compatibility with ESAB’s MiniArc Rogue Stick welder, ESAB is giving away a free 5-lb. sample package of Sureweld electrodes with every Rogue purchase.

Additive manufacturing software

Renishaw has introduced InfiniAM Spectral, a new additive manufacturing (AM) process monitoring software system.

New tapping tool now in “D” station size

Wilson Tool International  has announced that its QuickTap tapping tool is available for the D station as well as the previously available C station size.

Tooling for automated crosshole deburring

Heule Tool Corp. has launched its COFA-X tooling, what the company describes as the first tooling system for removing burrs consistently from interior uneven bore edges with large intersections, such as valves, fittings, hydraulic manifolds, and more.

Automated presetting technology sets shops up for success

By David McHenry, Engineering and Technical Manager at Rego-Fix

As part of a recent collaborative project, metalworking tooling companies Rego-Fix and Zoller Inc. developed an innovative automated tool presetting and measuring system. Called the Venturion 600, it virtually eliminates the need for any operator intervention and, thus, significantly increases tool presetting speed, precision and repeatability.

ABB eliminates manual 3D robot programming with new software

Robotics firm ABB has added 3D printing capabilities to its RobotStudio simulation and offline programming software to program ABB robots for additive manufacturing in just 30 minutes.

Punch press can punch, form, bend and tap

The LVD Strippit PX-1530 punch press can punch, form, bend and tap to efficiently complete multiple processes, including complex, three dimensional parts.

Wire feeder for robotic steel fabrication

Lincoln Electric's new AutoDrive S is a servo driven wire feed system for robotic welding cells that provides a solution for industries requiring precise automated MIG welding on steel, including trailer manufacturing, automotive and general fabrication applications.

FABTECH 2014: New waterjet line

Exhibitor: Hypertherm    Booth: B3147

Gripper uses van der Waals forces

OnRobot has begun shipping its newly available Gecko Gripper.

Multi-function grinder

The Chevalier Smart-III series of multi-function CNC surface grinders available in Canada from Heinman Machinery, are capable of producing high accurate micro finishes of 5 RMS or better.

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