Month: February 2022

Quoting tool for laser job shops

laser job shops

The new ToolBox digital tool kit from Tempus Tools Inc. turns a CAD drawing into an accurate quote quickly. The digital tool kit can also provide a 3-D unfolding service, whereby it can be fed full 3-D schematics of a product and it will select precisely all the 2-D sheet metal surfaces required to be cut by… Continued

Amada Weld Tech’s new resistance weld checker

Amada Weld Tech

Amada Weld Tech offers a new compact MM-410A handheld resistance weld checker that supports a range of resistance welding technologies, including AC, DC inverter, AC inverter, transistor and capacitive discharge. Featuring a simple and intuitive user interface and color touch panel display, the unit provides information on current, voltage, weld time and force. It is… Continued

Brass Knuckle gloves offer cut protection

Brass Knuckle gloves

Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR4420 gloves offer A4 cut resistance with double coated protection that combines slip resistance and permeation protection. A foam nitrile top coat adds grip security for oils, petrochemicals, fuels and most acids. The sandy grip finish increases abrasion resistance and cut protection. The breathable, flexible gloves are good for metal work, automotive and… Continued

New Norton product guide for right-angle grinding


Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduced a new 24-page product guide for right-angle grinding. The new guide simplifies proper abrasives selection for varying process steps and materials, including challenging right-angle grinding applications. Explained in the guide, Norton abrasives are classified in Best, Better and Good performance and price tiers to help users choose the right product… Continued

AutoForm’s software for springback compensation


AutoForm Engineering GmbH presents AutoForm-AutoComp software that allows users to evaluate and compare different compensation strategies and then select the one that is best suited to their needs. Compensation loops are automatically carried out in the background. Users can select the number of iterations, check the status of these iterations and immediately visualize them on… Continued

Single-machine beveling from MicroStep


A beveling technology from MicroStep provides precise subsequent beveling with gantry-type CNC cutting machines. The Additional Beveling Process (ABP) allows beveling to be completed on a single machine generating measurable gains in quality, time and cost savings. ABP is fast, reliable and applicable to a variety of material processing options such as laser, plasma, oxyfuel and waterjet. The… Continued

Consumable upgrade from ATTC


American Torch Tip Co. (ATTC) introduced a HelioCut patent-pending consumable upgrade for Powermax 45XP, Powermax 65 and Powermax 85 plasma cutting systems. The design decreases consumable wear, increases lifespan and allows for an improved current path. The kit is available in three versions: 45, 65 and 85 amp. The kit includes two electrodes, two nozzles and… Continued

BLM Group adds compressed air to all lasers

BLM Group

BLM Group announced the ability of high-pressure (HP) dry air, or compressed air, to be used as an assist gas on all of its flat sheet and tube laser cutting systems. Systems using compressed air can achieve faster speeds, improved cutting and smoother edge quality, especially in aluminum applications. When used in aluminum applications, HP dry… Continued

Beckwood launches pre-engineered presses


Beckwood Press Co.’s Ascent standard hydraulic presses are pre-engineered for cost efficiency and can reduce cost and lead time without sacrificing quality or performance. With models ranging from 30 to 500 tons and 21 different frame sizes, the presses offer an array of choices for manufacturers and jobs shops of every size. They feature a… Continued

Hypertherm releases nesting software module


Hypertherm Inc. released Production Manager, an optional module for its ProNest advanced CAD/CAM nesting software. The web-based module improves productivity, maximizes machine uptime, boosts on-time delivery and increases material utilization. It seamlessly integrates with the Edge Connect CNC to automatically capture machine data without the need for operator intervention. In addition, it displays real-time production data so team… Continued

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