Airgas receives Boeing award

Airgas, an Air Liquide co., was recognized by the Boeing Co. with a 2016 Gold Performance Excellence Award. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance. Airgas maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period. Airgas has been a supplier to Boeing for more… Continued

RIA partners with OSHA and NIOSH

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) signed an alliance partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The alliance will focus on communication and education about best practices in robot safety. The goals of the alliance are enhancing technical expertise about robotics within OSHA and… Continued

Fronius manager elected to IIW board

Stephan Egerland, global key account manager at Fronius International, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Technical Management Board at the annual assembly of the International Institute of Welding. Over the next three years, Egerland will lead the IIW’s technical operations. The IIW, with members from 59 nations, allows national organizations and companies… Continued

Panasonic opens welding technical centers

Panasonic Corp. opened Arc and Laser Welding Technologies technical centers in Farmington Hills, Mich. and Hilliard, Ohio. At the grand openings, attendees experienced hands-on technology demonstrations, learned about future new product and technology introductions, and attended welding technology seminars. Both technical centers have the latest Tawers arc welding and Lapriss laser diode welding solutions installed… Continued

Dengensha adds engineer and parts specialist

Dengensha America Corp. named Scott Kudlinski technical service engineer and Jeff Romito parts business specialist. Kudlinski will be responsible for providing customers in the southern territory with technical service and support for the company’s resistance welding equipment. He will be working out of the Cincinnati office. Romito will be responsible for supporting customers in North… Continued

ESAB releases automated plasma beveling

ESAB SmartBevel

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced SmartBevel technology for automated plasma programming and accurate bevel cutting. The technology includes beveling data and geometric compensations necessary to cut V, X, Y and K bevels on mild steel from 6 mm to 50 mm thick. The technology offers a high level of automation for the programmer by… Continued

Uniweld offers cutting torch for long runs

  Uniweld Products Inc.’s 30ATT-21 trigger torch can be locked on oxygen for long cutting runs, with an easy-to-flip off back-trip feature for trigger release. The low-profile trigger enables the torch to be pulled backward out of a containment with minimum snag possibilities. The torch is standard with a 90-degree head and 21 in. long.… Continued

Expanded mini flap discs from Weiler

Weiler mini flap

Weiler Abrasives Group enhanced its Tiger BobCat mini flap disc offerings for better performance and extended life. The discs are for grinding and finishing jobs in hard-to-reach areas and for weld blending or edge chamfering in metal fabrication. They operate best on steel, stainless steel, structural steel and cast iron. Featuring a threaded button “R”… Continued

Simufact’s welding process simulation

Simufact

Simufact released Simufact Welding 7, the next version of its welding simulation software. Using solid shell elements, assemblies made of thin sheets can be calculated more quickly because the required number of elements in the model drops significantly. The parallel segment-to-segment calculation in the new solver allows faster and more efficient calculation of large models… Continued

Steelmax adds battery power to welding carriage

Steelmax 40005533

Steelmax Tools LLC added a battery-powered version of its Li’l Runner trackless fillet welding carriage to its welding automation solutions. The machine has four-wheel drive and magnetic adhesion. The standard and high-speed versions are capable of travel speeds up to 43 ipm and more than 80 ipm, respectively. The battery-powered version is for use where… Continued

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