Month: June 2019

AM printer for aerospace components

Jointly designed by GF Machining Solutions and 3D Systems Inc., the DMP Factory 500 workflow optimized metal AM printing solution creates seamless large parts for aerospace OEMs and their suppliers. AM optimizes buy-to-fly ratios through reduced costs associated with waste material while it enhances geometry and design for functionality to reduce aircraft weight and increase… Continued

New furnace from Grieve

No. 989 is an electrically heated, 2,000-degree F inert atmosphere furnace from Grieve Corp. that is used to process fabricated parts. Workspace dimensions measure 30-in. wide by 48 in. deep by 30 in. high. The furnace features 57 kW installed in nickel chrome wire coils supported by vacuum formed ceramic fiber to heat the unit.… Continued

Tweco releases water-cooled MIG gun 

Tweco, an ESAB brand, introduced the Fusion Pro 450, a water-cooled MIG gun designed for running wires from 0.035-in. to 1/16-in. diameter in medium to heavy-duty industrial fabrication, maintenance and repair applications. Using mixed gas, the gun is rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle; with CO2 shielding gas, it is rated at… Continued

Pferd introduces brushes for stainless

Pferd Inc. released a series of 100 percent stainless steel power brushes designated Inox-Total. All components of the brush are produced from 302 stainless steel, making them suitable for environments highly sensitive to contamination, such as the nuclear power and pharmaceutical industries. The brushes are available in a 2-in. stem-mounted crimped wheel, 2-in. stem-mounted knot… Continued

Arc Specialties releases pipe welding system

Arc Specialties Inc. offers the Artificial Intelligence Pipe Welding System to carry out repeatable full penetration pipe welds. The system incorporates a six-axis UR5 collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots. The system pre-scans the root opening (gap) using a 2-D laser, then uses the data to generate the robot path and welding parameters. Gap variations… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers new welder

The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Flextec 500X multi-process welder is for heavy-duty indoor and outdoor applications and supports multiple weld processes including GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW and CAC-A. Basic pulse MIG capability is standard, including weld modes for carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and metal-cored electrodes, with stick welding for cellulosic and low-hydrogen electrodes. It is enabled… Continued

Hexagon’s new gap and flush measurement system

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence launched a new wireless, inline gap and flush measuring system. The NextSense Calipri C15 non-contact measurement system uses a sensing technique to measure gap and flush, seal gap and feature lines throughout the manufacturing process. The system can be configured for 360-degree or linear measurement, making it suitable for car body, inline and final assembly… Continued

Fume collector for plasma cutting from Camfil

Camfil APC’s Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) system collects and contains fumes generated by plasma cutting tables. The system is used in conjunction with a downdraft table to capture fumes at their source. It effectively processes fumes while maintaining a low pressure drop. The system is designed to pulse-clean more effectively to extend filter life, while… Continued

Hypertherm announces updates to nesting software

Hypertherm Inc. announced updates to ProNest 2019 CAD/CAM nesting software. With the new PDF import feature, users can directly import vector-based PDF files such as engineering drawings or specification sheets, eliminating the need for separate .dxf and .dwg files. Scribe text additions make it possible to automatically mark parts during import with unique identifying information.… Continued

Bystronic introduces 12-kW fiber laser

The ByStar Fiber from Bystronic Inc. features a 12-kW fiber laser and a newly designed cutting head that enables the BeamShaper option, ensuring consistent cutting quality on varied material qualities up to 1.125 in. With the 12-kW laser, cutting speeds increase up to 20 percent on average with nitrogen, compared to the previously available 10-kW… Continued

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