Month: March 2021

Hypertherm updates tube and pipe software

Hypertherm updated its Rotary Tube Pro 3 tube and pipe cutting software for machines with a rotary axis. New features and enhancements include common line cutting, which allows operators to cut two or more parts so that they share at least one common line with one another. This provides greater material utilization and better consumable life.… Continued

Diamond wheel tungsten grinder from HFT

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) now manufactures the TEG-1000 tungsten electrode grinder with a diamond wheel to produce smooth, perfect surface finishes that eliminate arc jumping. Sizes 1.0 mm to 3.2 mm can be ground as standard, with other sizes catered for on request. The grinder repeatedly provides ground and polished tips, time after time, to… Continued

Castolin Eutectic upgrades welding machines

Castolin Eutectic’s CastoTIG 1611 Advance inverter welder is an upgraded version. Although controlled by a microprocessor, it boasts a compact power source that is good for TIG welding. The XuperMIG 3000 Pulse features new pulse functions for high seam quality, in combination with reduced spatter and reduced workpiece distortion for all common materials. The XuperMIG… Continued

Norton offers fiber discs for hard to grind materials

Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduced BlazeX F980 fiber discs with ceramic alumina micro-fracturing grain for grinding stainless steel and harder to grind materials. The micro-fracturing grain consistently exposes sharper grain edges. New Cool Friction technology dissipates heat during the grind, reducing rework and extending the life of discs. In addition, a self-lubricating grinding aid treatment and active… Continued

Amada Weld Tech announces new CD welder

Amada Weld Tech Inc. released the CD-A1000A, a 1,000 watt-second advanced capacitive discharge (CD) welder for battery tab welding, honeycomb tacking and welding of conductive terminals. The unit is automation ready and features dual pulse output with control and monitoring of both pulses. The dual pulse function helps overcome surface inconsistencies such as dirt and… Continued

Lincoln Electric’s new engine driven welder/generator

Lincoln Electric offers the Vantage 441X diesel engine driven welder/generator for jobsite welding. Equipped with a 41-hp Perkins diesel engine, the welder/generator provides IEC-rated 400-amp, 100-percetn duty cycle DC welding output. The fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Final engine can run heavier electrodes and arc gouge carbons with good cold weather and high-altitude operation. The rugged design provides… Continued

Updated MIG/MAG dictionary from EWM

EWM AG recently updated its MIG/MAG welding dictionary and it is available for download on the website. With this dictionary, the reader gains a deep insight into the MIG/MAG welding procedure and all necessary materials, auxiliary materials and relevant settings. It’s suitable for both beginners and experienced welders alike, and provides valuable tips for practice.… Continued

GAWDA scholarship program is open

The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Scholarship Program is open for the 2021-2022 academic year. “GAWDA annually awards the scholarships as a way to help educate, attract and keep quality individuals in the welding and gases distribution industry,” said John Ospina, GAWDA executive director. The awards will be announced in May at the annual spring conference.… Continued

Industrial Magnetics acquires Walker Magnetics

Industrial Magnetics Inc. acquired Walker Magnetics Group Inc. Founded in 1896 in Worcester, Mass., upon the invention of the electromagnetic chuck by Oakley S. Walker, Walker Magnetics has grown into a provider of custom and standard magnetic products for workholding, lifting, material handling, scrap magnets and separation applications. According to Dennis O’Leary, Industrial Magnetics’ chief… Continued

Lincoln Electric makes ethical companies list

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. was recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Lincoln Electric has received this distinction for four consecutive years and is the only honoree in the Machine Tools and Accessories category. “We are proud to operate by a higher standard with a longstanding commitment to integrity and ethics in… Continued

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