Starrett appoints director of sales

The L.S. Starrett Co. appointed Jon-Michael Raymond director of sales, North America, industrial products. Raymond will be responsible for sales of the company’s core products in North America including precision measuring tools and gages, hand tools and saw blades. He succeeds Tony Aspin, VP of sales, who will retire in June after having served the… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires Baker Industries

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Baker Industries Inc., a Detroit-based provider of custom tooling, parts and fixtures primarily serving the automotive and aerospace markets. Baker has extensive in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, including machining, fabricating, assembly and additive manufacturing. The company will complement Lincoln Electric’s automation portfolio and its new metal additive manufacturing service business that… Continued

ULC announces shop manager

United Lens Co. promoted Christian Ramos to optical shop manager. Ramos has been with the company since 2006, and has maintained a reputation for being the “go to” guy for technical questions of any kind. He has led the floor in double side polishing for several years.

Aida-America names president and COO

Aida-America Corp. announced Takeshi Nakazawa, who transferred as vice president of operations in March 2017, was promoted to president and COO. Nakazawa replaces Pat Ambuske as president and COO, who is retiring after 17 years of service. Nakazawa began his career with the company in 1987 and has held numerous positions in multiple locations, including… Continued

Vertical airflow cabinet oven from Grieve

The Model VA-500 is a 500 degree F cabinet oven from Grieve Corp. used to finish batch loads of metal parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of the oven measure 26 in. wide by 26 in. deep by 38 in. high, and 6.6 kW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements. A 700-cfm, 1/2-hp… Continued

Weldcote announces ceramic flap discs

Weldcote Metals introduced its C-Prime and C-Prime Plus ceramic flap discs. The polyester backing is for aggressive grinding applications that do not require excessive flexibility. The Plus discs feature poly-cotton backing with high-quality ceramic grain, which provides stretch and flexibility. The ceramic grains in the flap discs contain a grinding aid for cooler running temperatures… Continued

Esco introduces prep tool

Esco Tool introduced The C-Hog Millhog O.D. clamping end prep tool, a portable beveling tool for performing end preps on thin-wall tube. The tool evenly distributes holding power to securely mount on the outside of high-purity thin-wall tube and perform chatter-free welding end preps. Maintaining the integrity of the inside of the tube, it can… Continued

Part support feature from Multicyl

Multicyl Inc.’s MLR (Multicyl Linear Rail system) adjustable punching tables use shop air with standard Press-in-a-Box cylinder packages to supply the punching power. The company introduced a new adjustable part support option. Sliding on its own separate rail and using the MLR standard Easy Clamp system, the user can add or remove part supports as… Continued

Xiris’ software includes new feature

Xiris Automation Inc. released of an expanded version of WeldStudio, its software utility for controlling and displaying images from weld cameras. The latest version includes a picture-in-a-picture (PIP) feature, which allows for an inset window to be created in the camera image. Key areas of interest within the inset window can be set up with… Continued

Bernard’s consumable system for MIG guns

Bernard announced its AccuLock S consumable system for higher productivity and optimized wire feeding, while also simplifying installation and maintenance. The system includes a contact tip, nozzle, gas diffuser, liner, and power pin and power pin cap. The consumables solve issues associated with poor wire feeding in semi-automatic MIG welding, such as birdnesting, burnback and… Continued

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