Month: May 2021

Logopress launches die designing software

Logopress introduced ProgSim software that enables progressive die designers working in SolidWorks to efficiently simulate, modify and validate their strip layouts. The software allows them to gain deep insight into the forming process and take corrective measures on the computer screen to prevent prototyping and reduce time spent in the tryout press. It is customized… Continued

Battery-operated carbide applicator from Rocklin Mfg.

With the Rocklinizer micro battery-operated carbide applicator from Rocklin Mfg. Co., the spark deposition process applies extremely hard and wear resistant coatings ranging from 60 to 80 HRC onto metals, tools and dies. The lithium-ion battery delivers about 3 hours of use in one charge and can be rapidly recharged. Alternatively, the 10-lb. unit can also… Continued

Miller introduces induction heating systems

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC released ArcReach induction heating systems for jobsite weld preheating and bakeout in construction and pipe applications with temperature maximums of 600 degrees F and 315 degrees C. Welding operators can perform the preheating and bakeout with easy-to-use equipment and tools and don’t have to rely on third-party contractors, providing complete control of the… Continued

Compact plate cutting machine from Voortman

Voortman’s new V303 compact plate cutting machine takes the next step in automating bevel cutting. Features such as the VACAM dashboard, job scheduler, buffer overview and 24-in. touch panel provide feedback to interact with the machine and the environment. Using the new buffer management, the machine can cut plate after plate without the intervention of an… Continued

Rack Engineering’s press brake tool storage

Rack Engineering Division launched a storage system for storing and organizing press brake tools. In addition to organizing tools, the storage system can also increase storage capacity up to 40 percent. It provides ergonomic access and is for heavy-duty applications with fully extendable glide-out shelves that can hold up to 4,000 lbs. per shelf. Each unit… Continued

Robotic software update from Hypertherm

Hypertherm released Robotmaster version 7.4 offline robot programming software. Major enhancements to remote tool center point (RTCP) exploit the full capabilities of any robotic cell. Additions to the surface paths include added strategies and advanced tools for applications such as polishing, grinding and deburring. The surface paths are designed to tie-in with the enhancements to… Continued

Multipress names new distributor

Multipress announced Norcal Machinery is now an authorized Multipress manufacturing distributor, primarily serving customers in the western United States. Norcal has been in business for nearly 30 years, focusing on new and used machine tool sales. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with its reach spanning from Washington to Arizona. “Our newly formed factory… Continued

Tormach announces technical support manager

Tormach Inc. promoted John Wallner to technical support manager. Wallner, who has worked at the company since 2014, will manage the company’s internal customer support team, responsible for ensuring customers are getting the best performance possible out of their machines. This includes managing day-to-day support operations to create positive brand experiences for existing customers and… Continued

AWS launches initiative to attract younger audience

To help foster the next generation of young professionals in the welding industry, the American Welding Society announced a new membership initiative – Take the Torch. The goal of this initiative is to speak to the overall age gap in welding and to encourage the younger generation to step up and make an impact. “Millennials… Continued

Beckwood delivers 400-ton titanium hot-forming press

Beckwood Press Co. recently delivered a 400-ton hydraulic hot-forming press to a major supplier of titanium aerospace structural components in the Midwest. The press features 48-in.-by-96-in. platens capable of reaching temperatures up to 1,800-degrees F via multi-zone electric cartridge heaters. Automated, insulated doors on the front and rear of the press prevent heat loss during… Continued

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