Year: 2021

PTG announces friction stir welding for EVs


Precision Technologies Group (PTG) introduced a number of Powerstir dual weld-head friction stir welding models specifically for use in the volume production of automotive battery tray floor assemblies from extruded aluminum panels. Aimed directly at manufacturers of skateboard chassis structures, the dual weld-head process ensures that a tight weld flatness tolerance is achieved during battery… Continued

Modular machine tool tending cells from ABB

ABB FlexLoader M - Close Up

ABB Robotics launched a new family of modular machine tending application cells for the metals industry. Featuring six versions, the FlexLoader M family offers a variety of ways of loading and unloading machines based on the size, shapes and number of workpieces being handled, making it good for producing multiple types of products in varying… Continued

New welder/generator from Lincoln Electric

Frontier 400X (Perkins) Engine Driven Welder

Lincoln Electric’s new Frontier 400X diesel engine-driven welder features a compact and rugged design. Powered by a 24.7-hp, turbocharged Perkins diesel engine, the unit delivers 400 amps of welding output and 11 kW of 1/3 phase auxiliary power to run tools on the jobsite. It features an impact-rated digital user interface for good machine control… Continued

Cincinnati Inc. offers compact fiber laser

CI new laser

Cincinnati Inc. introduced the CLi, a high-quality fiber laser with a compact footprint and compact price. According to the company, it’s a fiber laser with full capabilities, warranties and productivity for the price of a used CO2 laser. The machine features user friendliness and easy operability with the HMI control and dual screen, Windows-based interface.… Continued

Trumpf introduces beveling solution

Trumof edge

Trumpf Inc. unveiled its EdgeLine Bevel solution. Compatible with the company’s standard laser cutting machines, the technology allows users to create beveled edges while cutting out the contours of each part. The technology can also be used to create bevels on a part’s inner contours, which are difficult for manual angle grinders to access. As… Continued

LVD releases heavy-duty punch press


LVD North America introduced the Strippit V30 1550, a heavy-duty 30-metric ton turret punch press. Featuring a 200-in. X-axis, the press processes worksheets up to 200 in. long by 60 in. wide without multiple sheet repositions, excessive sheet handling or extra shearing operations. The ability to process large sheets also reduces welding and other secondary… Continued

K-TIG appoints new U.S. distributor


K-TIG appointed California-based arc welding system specialist MITUSA Inc. as a Tier 1 distributor to supply its integrated products across the United States and into Mexico. Adrian Smith, K-TIG managing director, said it is an “exciting growth opportunity” that could enable increased sales in the region. “MITUSA is a well-regarded welding automation company specializing in automated seamers,… Continued

Camfil breaks ground on facility


Camfil Air Pollution Control held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce construction of its new manufacturing facility in Jonesboro, Ark. The company plans to invest more than $37 million in the facility and add 67 new jobs to an existing workforce of 237 people. Armando Brunetti, President of Camfil Americas said. “The people of Jonesboro have… Continued

Snow receives resistance welding award


Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co., received the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago. The award was presented by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA). It recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the technology and application of the resistance welding process, which was invented in the late… Continued

MC Machinery announces personnel changes

MC Machinery

MC Machinery Systems Inc.’s Gene Deych joined MC Machinery as a regional sales representative for lasers, automation equipment and press brakes. Based in Aurora, Colo., Deych will cover Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Southeast Idaho. He has been in capital equipment sales for more than 11 years. “Gene’s background in manufacturing equipment sales is beneficial to our… Continued

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