Marposs’ monitoring for stamping and forming

Marposs Corp. announced its Brankamp X7 “smart” in-process monitoring systems for cold and hot forming, thread rolling and stamping operations. The X7 system’s artificial intelligence capability enables quick machine monitoring setup and provides an effective way to control machine performance by detecting manufacturing faults and part or tool variations. The system is operated via a… Continued

Hypertherm introduces torch sleeves

Hypertherm Inc. offers three torch sleeves for the XPR plasma cutting torches and lead sets. The sleeves allow the torch and lead sets to remain axially fixed while the torch-holding device rotates 360 degrees in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. The sleeves, available in short, medium and extended lengths, are for bevel or 3-D/robotic cutting… Continued

LVD Strippit adds automation options to fiber lasers

LVD Strippit released automation offerings for its Phoenix FL 4020 and Phoenix FL 6020 large-format fiber laser cutting machines, including options for an automated load/unload system and a range of tower solutions for the 4020. The flexible automation systems keep pace with the high-speed cutting of the laser and reduce material handling and preparation time.… Continued

Hexagon opens Western Canada office

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence expanded its footprint into western Canada with an office in Calgary, Alberta. The new location and staff will serve the region’s diverse range of manufacturing industries including aerospace, oil and gas, advanced composites, bus and rail and machinery. The facility will accommodate business offices and a training room, with space to offer… Continued

Tooling U-SME looks at the cost of turnover

Tooling U-SME released a report, titled “The True Cost of Turnover: Hidden Costs Go Beyond Financial to Impact Productivity and Culture,” which explores the damaging impact of the cost of turnover to manufacturers. According to the report, voluntary turnover costs organizations from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The report also outlines the sources and… Continued

Industrial Magnetics acquires Clamp Mfg. Co.

Industrial Magnetics Inc. acquired Clamp Mfg. Co. Since its inception in 1973, Clamp Mfg. has been a family-owned business. A range of industries have come to appreciate the reliability of its Kant-Twist clamp and No-Mar hammer product lines in thousands of metalworking, welding, assembly and general manufacturing applications. Kant-Twist is a multi-purpose clamp, combining the… Continued

Barton announces regional manager, new website

Barton Int’l appointed David Chandler regional sales manager for the southeast territory. Chandler will assume sales responsibility for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. He brings more than 15 years of progressive sales experience, including work in the steel fabrication and paper industries. In other company news, Barton launched a new, redesigned website… Continued

Coldwater Machine honored with PAC award

Coldwater Machine Co. received the PAC Worldwide Supplier of the Year award for build and delivery of automated machines it provided at the company’s facilities. This first-time award was inspired by the work that Coldwater provided to PAC Worldwide, a provider of packaging solutions development, manufacturing and automation. “As we made project changes, Coldwater immediately conveyed… Continued

BLM Group sponsors Penn State race team

BLM Group USA announced it is a Diamond Level sponsor of the Penn State Racing Formula SAE team for the second year. The Penn State vehicle features a combination chassis with a composite monocoque and half-steel sub-frame. BLM provided 37 profile tubing components for welding and fabrication of the steel sub-frame assembly as well as the… Continued

DoAll donates bandsaws to WFW

DoAll Sawing Products donated two bandsaws to Workshops for Warriors (WFW). WFW provides technical and vocational training for active duty and armed service veterans in manufacturing and fabrication disciplines. “I was honored to meet the people at WFW who have dedicated their careers to helping the men and women in the armed services, who keep… Continued

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