Imperial Systems’ new weld fume hood

Imperial Systems Inc.’s Air-Port fume exhaust hood brings several patent-pending design innovations to welding ventilation. The hood accommodates manual and robotic welders, protects people and expensive equipment, and leaves more open floor space in which to work. The product features a two-legged design that supports the arched hood. The two legs contain the hood’s ductwork,… Continued

Trumpf launches new generation bending cell

Trumpf Inc. launched a new generation of its TruBend Cell 5000 automated bending cell. The cell can be programmed using TecZone Bend software, which is included. In most cases, no manual intervention is necessary, and the software can even process multiple parts simultaneously where required. It provides fully automated calculations of the optimum bending sequence,… Continued

HIWT hires new instructor

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) named Benjamin Gibson a skill welding instructor. Gibson is a 2016 graduate from the HIWT Combination Structural and Pipe Welding Program and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He went to work for GE/Unison right after graduation and gained extensive experience in TIG welding on stainless steel and in… Continued

Mac-Tech partners with Erbend

Mac-Tech has supplied machines from Turkey to the United States for nearly 20 years, including products from Ermaksan and Akyapak. Now, Mac-Tech is partnering with Erbend to offer the company’s line of metal folding machines. The Erbend team has created a lineup of machinery that is expected to disrupt the current folder market and bring… Continued

ESAB opens configuration center to support gas lines

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products recently announced that North American distributors and end users have full access to GCE Druva specialty gas equipment. To provide support, ESAB opened a dedicated configuration center at its Denton, Texas, facility. The center will serve the GCE and Victor brands. “The Configuration Center provides build-to-order services for specialty gas equipment… Continued

Automatic Feed names new manager

Automatic Feed Co. (AFCO) named Derek Faber manager for the company’s Automation Integration Manager (AIM) software offering. Faber will be responsible for supervising the AIM technical team and supporting all customer installations. He has an extensive background in software development and programming as well as controls engineering and has been a software engineer at Automatic Feed for… Continued

Xiris hires director of sales, Americas

Xiris Automation named Wassim Younis director of sales, Americas. With a technical background in mechanical engineering, Younis is passionate about the machine vision industry and has a history of providing technology solutions to customers across North America, most recently as a sales manager. Based in Burlington, Ontario, he will be responsible for all sales of… Continued

Tooling Tech releases stamping services brochure

Tooling Tech Group released a four-page brochure on the services offered by its metal stamping division, which offers die design, manufacture, tryout, repair and production services. The brochure provides an overview of the various service offerings along with full-color photos. It also includes detailed listings of the machine tools, stamping presses and inspection equipment used in… Continued

AWS presents new project

The American Welding Society (AWS) presents a new project highlighting welding as a creative profession in an event titled, “Arc 2 Art.”  The series celebrates women in welding, following two female welding and metal fabricating artists, “Barbie the Welder” and Stephanie Hoffman, as they create a metal sculpture featuring the Statue of Liberty, complete with… Continued

Beckwood Press names quality engineer

Beckwood Press names quality engineer Beckwood Press Co. hired Yolonda “Cotton” Smith as quality engineer. Smith will lead the quality team in developing and maintaining initiatives to ensure quality standards and continuous improvement goals are achieved throughout the organization. With more than 23 years of experience, her knowledge and application of best practices from ISO… Continued

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