The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Torchmate 4400|4800 CNC plasma cutting systems produce cycle times 2.5 times faster than Torchmate’s previous system. The Torchmate 4400 is a 4-ft.-by-4-ft. CNC plasma cutting table for small- and medium-sized fabrication shops. The Torchmate 4800 is a 4-ft.-by-8-ft. table with a larger cutting area that allows users to avoid additional shearing fees from… Continued
Select-Arc Inc. released Select 550Ni, an all-position, flux-cored, gas-shielded electrode for welding high-strength, low-alloy steels such as HY-80. Specifically developed to maintain yield strength of 80 ksi and impact toughness at –76 degrees F, it produces minimal spatter emission on CO2 shielding gas. The electrode is for applications typically reserved for SMAW electrodes. Available in a 0.045-in.… Continued
Rockford Systems LLC appointed Joe Nitiss as CEO. Capitalizing on his experience with Fortune 500 companies, Nitiss aims to expand the company’s market strategy, developing new and diverse consulting solutions to keep customers compliant with stringent OSHA and ANSI machine safeguarding regulations. In addition to products, Rockford Systems provides services such as risk assessment, training, machine surveys and compliance validation… Continued
Fabtech 2016 will host several educational programs with notable speakers presenting on a variety of industry topics. The lineup is comprised of more than 100 sessions, addressing the needs of attendees with basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. The sessions are divided into cutting, lasers, finishing, forming and fabricating, lean, welding, management strategies, job shop solutions, stamping, automation, additive manufacturing and workforce development. The show… Continued
MagneGas Corp is now supplying General Motors with its MagneGas fuel. MagneGas converts liquid-based materials into hydrogen-based fuel, removing acetylene from the process. GM is trialing the fuel in maintenance and metalworking activities at its Grand Blanc Weld and Tool Center in Flint, Mich. GM chose the fuel for its environmental, health and safety benefits because it found the fuel cut cleaner and faster and… Continued
Coldwater Machine Co. entered into a strategic partner agreement with Yaskawa Motoman. The Ascend16 Program enhances Coldwater’s existing Motoman Strategic Partner agreement by providing priority sales and technical support to Coldwater when integrating Yaskawa Motoman robots into its automation solutions. The partnership also provides opportunities for software access and customized technical training.
Pferd Inc. appointed Jon-Michael Raymond vice president, sales. In this position, Raymond will manage the company’s U.S. sales force responsible for the welding, industrial and STAFDA channels. Prior to joining Pferd, Raymond was manager, private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada for Osborn Mfg. He also has held several positions with Saint-Gobain-Norton.
The Lincoln Electric Co. is part of a team that received $1 million in funding through America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in conjunction with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, for pursuing its patented laser hot wire technology for additive manufacturing. The team also includes: Caterpillar, EWI, GKN Aerospace, IPG Photonics, ITAMCO, Oak Ridge National Lab, United… Continued
Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives’s Quantum (NQ3) depressed center grinding wheels feature a proprietary grain along with a bond system allowing for a better mix quality in manufacturing. Test results conducted with wheels and competitive wheels revealed that NQ3 wheels removed almost twice the amount of carbon steel at 5-min. intervals. The wheels are offered in 12… Continued
Hypertherm introduces an air curtain for underwater cutting for use with the Centricut quick-change torch for Esab PT-36, PT-600 and PT-19XLS torches. The air curtain mounts directly on to the torch. Once installed, it produces a curtain of air that surrounds the plasma arc to keep the arc free from the effects of water. A… Continued