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Scanlab’s scan head for laser cutting and welding

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Scanlab GmbH developed WelDyna, a scan head for oscillating laser beam cutting and welding. Considerable process benefits are gained by welding and cutting with high-frequency beam oscillation, particularly in macro material processing of larger components. For example, thick metal sheets and fiber-reinforced plastics can be cut more quickly and cleanly. Designed for multi-kilowatt lasers of… Continued

Hexagon releases software for robot calibration

Hexagon

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence’s new RoboDyn software package works in conjunction with a Leica Absolute Tracker to allow for the direct calculation of robot characteristics, such as base and tool alignments and full DH parameters. The software’s calibration module provides a fast and intuitive process for aligning the robot with the laser tracker and then calibrating the robot’s kinematic… Continued

Metabo launches 2017/2018 catalog

Metabo 2017/2018 cover

Metabo Corp. launched its updated 2017/2018 Power Tools and Accessories Catalog. The catalog features detailed specifications for metalworking, cordless, and concrete and masonry dustless solutions as well as woodworking tools and accessories. It also incorporates QR codes that link directly to new product videos and a reference guide with key safety icons to make it… Continued

HFT offers shields for inert gas coverage

HFT shield trail

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques released a range of Weld Trailing Shields for extended inert gas coverage during titanium and stainless steel welding to prevent oxidation. The lightweight tools can be easily maneuvered around the pipe joint during welding and are connected to an argon gas source with extra argon flooding and covering the heat-affected zone next… Continued

AIM Inc. releases butt welder

AIM butt welding

Automated Industrial Machinery Inc. released a new standalone product for wire welding. The BW series consists of butt welders from 40 KVA to 150 KVA (for up to 16 mm or 5/8 in.) with AC or mid-frequency inverter. Models feature fully automatic welding control with multiple schedules capability and heavy-duty, high-precision guides provide accurate and… Continued

CLOOS compact welding cells

The Claassen Group began operating two new QIROX QR-CC-4.1 compact cells from CLOOS for the welding of small components. The cells are equipped with the new QIROX QRH-280 welding robot. All robot and positioner axes are fully synchronized, and the maximum clamping length is 1,200 mm and maximum carrying load is 250 kg per side.… Continued

Koike to show welding carriage at Fabtech

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Koike Aronson Inc. will exhibit its Wel-Handy Mini Strong compact mechanized welding carriage at Fabtech 2017. The machine is a smaller version of Koike’s popular Wel-Handy Multi welding carriage and performs high-quality, mechanized fillet joint welding without track. The unit’s all-wheel drive, magnetic force traction provides good pulling power and constant speeds on horizontal and… Continued

Postle’s new hardfacing wire

Postle Postalloy

Postle Industries Inc. introduced Vanguard PS150, a vanadium-tungsten carbide hardfacing alloy available as an open-arc welding wire. The tubular, metal-cored wire provides a dense, heterogeneous deposit of vanadium-tungsten carbides for a good combination of abrasion and impact resistance. The composition of the alloy provides a uniform distribution of vanadium-tungsten carbides throughout a tough steel matrix… Continued

School accepts grant for welding expansion

The Pennsylvania College of Technology is accepting a $2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant requires a cash match of $3 million from the college to expand its welding facility by 22,000 sq. ft. According to Davie Jane Gilmour, president of the college, welding continues to… Continued

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