Piab’s vacuum generator tools

Piab‘s piInline Plus offers decentralized vacuum generation. The ultra-lightweight vacuum ejectors feature an integrated automatic release mechanism and come in compact packages. Designed with ports for compressed air and vacuum inline and supported by quick-fit push-in connectors of varying diameters, the generators are mounted directly onto the hose, close to the point of suction. They… Continued

New stamping fluid from Irmco

Irmco introduced the 536-V06 oil-free stamping fluid to address the expanded use of higher strength steels in the metal stamping industry. The product is suitable for stamping 500 MPa to 980 MPa tensile strength steels as well as 300 and 400 series stainless steel alloys. The fluid mixes easily with water to form stable solutions… Continued

Industrial Magnetics introduces clamping blocks

Industrial Magnetics Inc.’s MBX magnetic clamping blocks hold steel workpieces in place. The blocks have two opposing magnetic sides, which can be turned on and off, that are designed to hold workpieces to steel surfaces, such as machinery or worktables. They work in horizontal or vertical orientation and can accommodate flat, round, square or custom… Continued

Mazak Optonics releases fiber laser

Mazak Optonics Corp.’s OptiPlex Nexus 3015 Fiber S7 is available in a 7-kW configuration. The variable beam parameter product (V-BPP) technology better controls the laser beam. It enables users to select from high-intensity, small spot size beams to large, donut-shaped beams. Beam shaping technology delivers optimal thick and thin metal cutting, higher cutting speed, superior… Continued

New gap frame press from Simpac

Simpac America’s CX Series gap-frame press is for small part production of stamped parts for the appliance, automotive and other general industries. The new SPMS press monitoring system has a user-centered interface created to incorporate IIOT into future press models. The SPMS system is now freely movable with its integrated pendant and arm attachments. Automation… Continued

Trumpf offers automated arc welding

Trumpf Inc. released the TruArc Weld 1000 automated arc welding system. It comes with a cobot that assists in the creation of the weld program, rather than relying on values from an offline source or entering positioning data into a control. After the operator manually guides the cobot over a part, it automatically creates the… Continued

Superior Die Set makes personnel announcements

Superior Die Set Corp. hired Maria VanHaverbeck as global marketing manager. In this newly created role, VanHaverbeck will be responsible for building the marketing department from the ground up, which involves a strategic plan to synchronize the company’s brands. The company also promoted Rodney Yeomans to vice president of sales and marketing. Seven years ago,… Continued

Rockford Systems announces VP and GM of machine safeguarding

Rockford Systems LLC promoted Matt Brenner to vice president and general manager, machine safeguarding. In this expanded role, Brenner will assume full responsibility for the machine safeguarding business unit while continuing to oversee its sales and services groups. After joining the company in 2004, he was promoted to vice president of sales, where he built… Continued

NIST awards nearly $4 million to support AM

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded nearly $4 million in grants to help accelerate the adoption of new measurement methods and standards to advance U.S. competitiveness in metals-based additive manufacturing (AM). Through its own research and with these grants, NIST is addressing barriers to adoption of AM, including surface finish and quality issues,… Continued

MetalForming appoints president and COO

MetalForming Inc. (MFI) named William Drury president and chief operating officer. Drury brings a wealth of experience managing and leading a private company through all phases of growth and development. He became a member of MFI’s board of directors just under two years ago. “MFI is the acknowledged leader in terms of technology and equipment for… Continued

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