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G.H. Tool adds laser welding

G.H. Tool & Mold, a Tooling Tech Group company, invested in an AL500 mobile laser welding system from Alpha Laser for making die repairs and engineering changes to mold cavity surfaces, as well as refurbishment of critical wear surfaces. The accuracy of the laser beam allows for focusing into deep cavities and recesses in complex… Continued

ESAB spokesperson extends relationship

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products extended its relationship with off-road vehicle fabrication expert Ian Johnson as an official spokesperson for its welding and cutting products. Johnson’s hardcore off-roading show Four Wheeler will debut on MotorTrend TV this fall, and he currently produces the digital show, Big Tire Garage, from his shop in Spring Hill, Tenn. ESAB sponsors both… Continued

HGG’s lease option for 3-D profiling machinery

HGG Profiling Equipment offers leasing and lease-to-buy options for its line of 3D profiling machinery, which includes the entry-level ProCutter 600, SPC pipe-profiling machines and vessel and head cutting machines, RPC beam cutting machinery, PCL robotic profiling lines, TCL tube and pipe cutting lines, and their new ship profiler. The program allows companies the convenience… Continued

Abicor Binzel adds district sales manager

Abicor Binzel hired Tanner Skalla as a district sales manager. Skalla will be based in Colorado, covering areas from New Mexico to Montana. According to Larry Cassesa, sales director, “I’m excited to have Tanner join the team. He brings an excellent skill set, and will provide our customers the support and knowledge they need to… Continued

IPG Photonics and Brose develop technology

The Brose Group and IPG Photonics Corp. are collaborating on the first direct weld measurement technology for automotive seat rails. In-line coherent imaging (ICI) technology will increase manufacturing efficiency, streamline validation and minimize waste. “Our patented, in-line welding monitoring tools provide the most comprehensive and direct measurement of key manufacturing characteristics including weld depth, part… Continued

II-VI launches laser heads for welds

II‐VI Inc. introduced RLSK remote laser processing heads that enable precision welds critical in next-generation automotive manufacturing. The heads feature a new vision system with high-precision seam tracking capabilities that enable fillet welds. Fillet welds improve the mechanical fit and smooth action of closures such as doors, hoods and trunk lids. It is capable of positioning… Continued

Honing brushes from Weiler

Weiler Abrasives’ CrossFlex honing brushes are available in small, medium and large diameters and with heavy-duty options. The brushes provide a surface finish free of metal burrs and are for manual or automated use in the automotive and aerospace industries and in marine, oil and gas production and tube, pump and valve production. The brushes… Continued

Xiris’ weld microphone system

Xiris Automation Inc. developed a weld microphone system that integrates into its weld camera system. Being able to use sight and sound while welding improves operators’ abilities to fine tune and monitor the welding process from a safe distance. This is important for critical welding applications where the process needs to be monitored from further… Continued

Amada Miyachi releases power supplies

Amada Miyachi America Inc. announced the CD-V Series of capacitive discharge power supplies and TL-V Series weld heads. Featuring a fully controllable dual-pulse output and full-color 3.5-in. user interface, the products give consistent welding output for repeatable process results. Typical applications include battery tab welding, interconnects and honeycomb tacking. Key features include built-in peak current… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman offers robots with long reach

Yaskawa Motoman’s extended reach six-axis AR3120 standard arc welding robot features an expansive 3,124-mm horizontal reach and 5,622-mm vertical reach. It is for use agriculture equipment, construction machinery or automotive frames. Suited for high-density layouts with multiple robots working in close proximity, the robot has a slim profile that features a streamlined arm design for… Continued

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