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Industry News

  • Houghton earns Pratt & Whitney approval for advanced metalworking fluid

    February 11, 2016 - Houghton International has received approval from Pratt & Whitney for the use of Hocut 4940 Metalworking Fluid in the production of its aircraft engines and military power units under the Pratt & Whitney reference PMC 9151.

  • Alliance Steel acquires Standard Steel & Wire Inc.

    February 9, 2016 - Alliance Steel LLC, Bedford Park, Illinois, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the working capital assets and customer list of Standard Steel & Wire Inc., Chicago. Alliance Steel will concurrently form the Specialty Steel Division of Alliance Steel. Dennis Barista, formerly of SS&W, will be heading up this new Division.

  • Walter releases Abrasive Selector app, contest

    February 9, 2016 - Walter Surface Technologies announced today the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app available for all iOS and Android smartphones. The free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select the optimum abrasive solution for any possible application they may encounter.

  • Simonds reintroduces Siclone and Blockbuster saw blades
    Simonds reintroduces Siclone and Blockbuster saw blades

    February 8, 2016 - Simonds Saw has recently reintroduced two major bi-metal band saw blade lines that combine new features with advanced manufacturing methods to substantially increase cutting rates in production metal sawing applications by up to 20 percent.

  • Continental Machines announces new business model

    February 4, 2016 - Continental Machines Inc., manufacturer of the DoALL Sawing Products brand of metal cutting band saws, announced today its two-year plan to transition from a manufacturing-based company to a service- and distribution-based company to better address customer demand.

  • Safety light curtain provides reliable protection
    Safety light curtain provides reliable protection

    February 4, 2016 - The deTec4 Prime include a built-in laser alignment aid that provides a visible laser that saves time when setting up or readjusting the light curtain.

  • ITA to host TITANIUM EUROPE 2016 Conference and Expo

    February 4, 2016 - ITA continues to expand to serve the global titanium industry by organizing and hosting TITANIUM EUROPE 2016 Conference and Expo, which is scheduled for April 18-20, 2016 at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center.

  • Carbide bur increases metal removal rates
    Carbide bur increases metal removal rates

    February 3, 2016 - Along with its high metal removal rates thanks to its innovative tooth geometry, CAST CUT also boasts good chip removal plus significantly reduced vibration and lower noise.

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Videos

  • PFERD thin cut-off wheels

    February 2, 2016 - PFERD thin cut-off wheels are designed to cut fast, reduce noise, decrease vibration and emit less fine dust particles increasing user comfort and safety.

  • DoALL Sawing

    January 14, 2016 - DoALL offers industrial sawing machines for high production, general-purpose, miter cutting, vertical contour, and custom engineered sawing solutions.

  • Magnetic drill offers more power, torque

    January 7, 2016 - The power feed HMD927 has the power to drill holes up to 1-5/8 in. in diameter and offers great power to weight ratio by giving steel fabricators more strength and torque.

  • The MetalMaster Xcel

    December 16, 2015 - Messer's high performance plasma/fiber laser machine increase productivity by allowing internal features to be cut with fiber and external features to be cut with the plasma.

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Literature

  • SAF coil anodizing

    February 10, 2016 - Quality at SAF is defined as conformance to customer expectations, with primary emphasis given to reducing variation.

  • Centria expertise in retrofit projects

    November 5, 2015 -  The new brochure illustrates several major retrofit projects completed for a variety of building types. In each case, the building team faced unique challenges for which CENTRIA provided solutions.

  • Tube Dusseldorf 2016 Specialist Article No.3: Industry 4.0

    Automation Technology of the Future

  • Speedcut

    Saw blade manufacturing and services

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Products

  • Lights provide bright, white LED light on the work surface

    January 28, 2016 - LED Series DUR-A-LITEs are light weight and compact in size, yet provide bright, white LED light on the work surface while consuming less wattage than fluorescent lights.

  • UV inspection lantern checks steel for contaminants

    December 4, 2015 - The UV inspection lantern is used to detect contaminations that react under UV- illumination and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

  • Handheld marking unit is light and versatile

    November 25, 2015 - Housed in an ergonomically designed, compact unit weighing just 6 lbs, the mini can be carried throughout the shop with no annoying power or air cables needed.

  • Photoelectric sensors for a wide range of sensing applications

    October 8, 2015 - For optimal performance at all times, the sensors’ signal strength light bar immediately alerts the user when maintenance or alignment is an issue.

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Websites

  • American Torch Tip Co.

    We know cutting and welding.

  • Grasche USA

    Gotham LLC has announced that it has developed and launched www.Grasche.com for Grasche USA.

  • IMS Systems Inc.

    IMS gauges measure the width, length, thickness, flatness, coating weight, cross-profile and other characteristics of hot and cold, ferrous and non-ferrous strip, plate and tube.

  • SigmaTEK Systems

    Fabricators will find information on SigmaTEK, company news, events and support, along with leading software technologies including: SigmaNEST, SigmaTUBE, SigmaBEND, SigmaMRP.

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Editorials

  • What’s next?

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    Face Time - Establishing a succession plan is important. Leon Resnick discusses how to begin and follow through

  • Oracle of Peoria

    Editorial: Caterpillar Inc. is one of the largest individual purchasers of metal products in North America and sources around the world for steel plate, sheet, tubing, special sections, special-bar quality, forgings and castings, rings, fasteners, aluminum alloys, magnesium, etc. For many metals suppliers, Cat is a top customer.

  • Wish list

    Editorial: Instead of resolutions I know I have a scant chance of keeping, I thought I would draft a wish list for the new year.

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SERVICE CENTERS

Alcos Machinery Inc.

Koike Aronson, Inc.

Behringer Saws Inc.

Admiral Steel

IMS Systems Inc.

 

 

 

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