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  • Fonon introduces large format platform for surface cleaning and preparation
    Fonon introduces large format platform for surface cleaning and preparation

    March 28, 2017 - Fonon Technologies Inc. announced the release of CleanTech Titan, the latest in their CleanTech product line. Marketed under the Laser Photonics brand, the industrial-grade CleanTech laser products are used for surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning. CleanTech Titan is based on Laser Photonics’ large stationary flatbed platform with sizes up to a 6 ft. by 13 ft. flatbed.

  • DoALL to feature round capacity metal cutting band saws at EASTEC 2017
    DoALL to feature round capacity metal cutting band saws at EASTEC 2017

    March 28, 2017 - These high-performance saws provide versatile, efficient, economical and accurate sawing solutions for a large variety of sawing needs. DoALL will have two new machines available for demonstrations in Building 2 - Booth C2004. EASTEC takes place in West Springfield, Mass., from May 16 - 18.

  • LVD Strippit announces new sales and service subsidiary in Mexico
    LVD Strippit announces new sales and service subsidiary in Mexico

    March 27, 2017 - LVD Strippit Mexico offers readily-accessible, locally-based sales and technical support for the complete range of LVD Strippit laser cutting, punching, bending and software products. The new subsidiary will strengthen LVD Strippit’s already established operations in Mexico and provide the company a more active presence in this growing market.

  • Mazak to host Midwest Technology + Education Event

    March 28, 2017 - Discover how to enhance productivity and profitability on your shop floor, May 2-4, 2017 at Mazak's Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

  • Handheld XRF analyzer now includes WiFi support and coatings mode
    Handheld XRF analyzer now includes WiFi support and coatings mode

    March 27, 2017 - Quality control personnel and managers in the metal finishing, metal fabrication, automotive and aerospace industries who require accurate measurements of coatings can now turn to the newest software update to the Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, the smallest and lightest handheld XRF alloy analyzer available today.

  • Walter Surface Technologies opens new distribution and training center in Dallas

    March 27, 2017 - Walter Surface Technologies is pleased to announce the opening of a 22,000 square foot distribution and training center in Dallas. Located at the Freeport Corporate Center, the new facility directly serves 20 states throughout the Southern and Western U.S.

  • Lincoln Electric announces 2017 training seminar and workshop schedule
    Lincoln Electric announces 2017 training seminar and workshop schedule

    March 27, 2017 - Welders and welding educators alike can take advantage of single and multi-day training courses offered through Lincoln Electric’s Welding School and Technical Training department. Hosted at the company’s Cleveland headquarters, a diverse selection of educational and professional development seminars and workshops designed for welding educators will be offered throughout 2017.

  • Lincoln Electric features new VIKING 3350 Hot Rodders welding helmet
    Lincoln Electric features new VIKING 3350 Hot Rodders welding helmet

    March 24, 2017 - Classic hot rod cars inspired Lincoln Electric’s latest helmet design in its VIKING 3350 Series, the Hot Rodders concept. The hand-drawn artwork’s vibrant color scheme blends various welding and hot-rod-inspired themes to form a design intended for car enthusiasts from every era.

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    The Class 1 (safety enclosure) machine design ensures personnel working on or around the system are kept safe while the system is in operation.

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    FFJ 0317 guest square Guest Editorial - Whether by hand or machine, deburring can be costly when not factored into the manufacturing process early on

     

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Osborn

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Donaldson Company Inc.

LASER TECHNOLOGY

American Punch Co. Beckwood Press Co.

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Coherent Inc.

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OMAX Corp.
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Tsune America LLC Dengensha America Corp.
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