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May 16, 2018

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Fabricating Product News
May 16, 2018
Fabricating Product News
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All In on Waterjet

RPM Design launched its business in 2015, armed only with a Omax Maxiem 1530 JetMachining Center, and three years later the shop is running full speed. "I saw people needing a waterjet-cutting specialty job shop," says Richie Price, the company founder. "I found a niche market, and I went after it."
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Small, External-Mix Spray Nozzles Coat, Cool, Treat and Paint
Exair's new 1/8 NPT small, external-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids at speeds to 25 gal./hr. These nozzles are ideal where a high volume of liquid is required, and can be used on liquids with viscosities to 800 centipoise. The nozzles are available in a narrow-angle flat-fan pattern and are the best choice when a thicker liquid needs heavy application over a narrow band, according to Exair officials. Continue Reading
Automated Handling: Laser-Focused on Throughput
To meet rising demand for fabricated-metal products, Fab Metals, an Ohio fabricator, purchased a 6-kW fiber laser in 2017, and three months later brought in another, an 8-kW model. Backed by state-of-the-art automated material handling, the laser cutters are keeping Fab Metals ahead of hungry customers. Continue Reading
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Quick-Change A- and B-Station Punch Drivers
Mate Precision Tooling offers its new QCT Metric A- and B-station punch drivers. These long stem punches are also known as Mate original-style or Amada-style. Designed for easier, faster setups, the punch drivers use Mate's QCT punch-retention system, and also simplify tooling inventory, as the universal drivers may be used on rounds or shapes. Continue Reading
Large-Angle 18-V Grinder
Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 Fuel, featuring a 9-in. grinding capacity and billed as the world's first 18-V large-angle grinder. The 7-in./9-in. model generates the power of a 15-amp corded large-angle grinder, and reportedly is as much as 2 lb. lighter than the leading corded unit.
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New Fab. Software Balances Automation with Needed Manual Input
The latest release of Radan sheet-metal-fabrication software from Vero Software includes new functionality to give users a greater degree of manual control where flexibility is required for certain aspects of individual production processes. Continue Reading
Strong Flap Discs for Quicker Material Removal
The patented Polifan-Strong flap discs from Pferd remove more material in less time than most other consumable abrasives for angle grinders, according to company officials. Featuring a unique extended flap design for consistent and aggressive grinding to the last grain, this disc reportedly delivers optimal performance for high-powered angle grinders.
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CAM Software with Virtual Machining Simulation & Enhanced Functionality
Open Mind Technologies AG, a developer of CAM-software products, has introduced hyperMill 2018.1, a new version of its advanced, comprehensive CAM software. This version offers a range of new features and enhancements including greater blending capabilities, 3D-optimized roughing, global fitting, rotational abilities for CAD electrode applications and virtual machining simulation.
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See also: Exair Corp, Osborn International