PTG introduces dual head friction stir welding

Precision Technologies Group (PTG) released dual weld-head friction stir welding models 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 tray floor construction. The machines provide… Continued

HGG offers flexible cutting machine

HGG’s MPC 450 2.0 multi-profile cutting machine offers three basic flexible machine configurations. Users can configure it to cut pipes, positioning material on pipe supports and clamping it in three chuck jaws; to cut box sections, positioning material on pipe supports in specially designed rotators and then clamping it in two diagonally opposite jaws of… Continued

TIG inverter from ESAB

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced the Miniarc Rogue ES 180i Stick/Lift TIG inverter with professional arc performance and controls such as adjustable hot start, adjustable arc force and power factor correction. The unit weighs 18.2 lbs.; measures 13.5 in. by 6 in. by 10.4 in.; delivers a maximum output of 180 amps at 25 percent… Continued

Bilsing releases compact gripper

Bilsing Automation offers a new feed gripper with extension capability for use in 2-axis and 3-axis transfer press lines and destacking applications.  The aluminum grippers weigh 2.27 lbs. for fast transfer movement speed with a maximum velocity of 22 SPM for improved productivity. The grippers are able to shift and extend up to 100 mm,… Continued

Coherent offers high output in one package

Coherent Inc.’s HighLight DL HPS is an industrial diode laser that offers 1 kW to 4 kW power output in a compact, self-contained package. It is useful for systems integrators and end users performing metal cladding, heat treating, brazing and welding. The laser head, power supply, water chiller and heat exchanger are all contained in… Continued

BLM improves tube forming machine

BLM Group USA enhanced its E-form tube end forming machine with a fully CNC electric rolling device. The punches of the machine reach up to 10 tons of force, molding tubes up to 30 mm in diameter of various materials such as copper, aluminum, iron and stainless steel. The machine has nine available processing stations… Continued

Tooling Tech Group hires sales manager

Tooling Tech Group hired Robert (Kim) Nollner as business development sales manager for automated systems. Nollner will be responsible for managing the group’s sales team, elevating awareness of the company’s automation capabilities, developing new business opportunities and creating synergy with the company’s sales managers in the composites, thermoforming, metal stamping and die casting sectors. He… Continued

Amada Miyachi changes name

Amada Miyachi America officially changed its name to Amada Weld Tech. The change enhances recognition and brand awareness while maintaining the company’s reputation as a provider of welding and advanced technology equipment and systems to specialized markets. “We will continue as a market leader in developing, manufacturing and servicing leading-edge products for resistance welding, laser welding,… Continued

MC Machinery announces sales rep


MC Machinery Systems Inc. named Scott Yurashek the new South Texas regional sales representative handling laser, automation and press brake products. Yurashek, who is based in Houston, has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and printing industry sales. “We are thrilled to have Scott join our team,” said Bill Coleman, the Southeast regional… Continued

AFCO names project manager coordinator

Automatic Feed Co. (AFCO) named Eric Sonnenberg to the new position of project management coordinator, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily efforts of the project management team. Sonnenberg previously served as a project manager since 2014. His industry experience also includes working as a mechanical project engineer at Wauseon Machine and Mfg., dealing with… Continued

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