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March 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: MANUFACTURING
Exclusive interview with Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe shows Americans there are plenty of jobs if you’re willing to change your perception.

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LASER TECHNOLOGY
Bright lights

Designs spur quick adoption of technology by metal processors in need of performance and cost efficiencies.

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WELDING
Vital force

Electrohydraulic controller brings precision to friction welding process.

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STAMPING/PRESSES
Fluid forming

Manufacturer’s high-pressure systems slash tooling costs and lead times for just-in-time and low-volume parts production.

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DEBURRING/FINISHING
A sharp image

Brushing technology helps firm recoup production time while delivering consumer products with the perfect cosmetic finish.

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WATERJET CUTTING
Ship shape

A water jet machine improves shipyard’s heavy-duty fabrication process.

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AUTOMATION
Air tight

Robots wielding air-powered magnets keep material secure.

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PRESS BRAKE TOOLING
Focused forming

Tooling tailored to customers’ wish lists supports higher throughput and lower production costs in bending operations.

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GUEST EDITORIAL
Smoothing the sharp

Whether by hand or machine, deburring can be costly when not factored into the manufacturing process early on.

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CUSTOM FABRICATOR
Awakening

"Awakening" is a large-scale interactive steel sculpture designed and engineered by Ryan Elmendorf and Nick Geurts for the 2016 Burning Man Festival.

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Company Profiles

ABRASIVES

DEBURRING FINISHING

PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

SERVICE CENTERS

Walter Surface Technologies Brush Research Manufacturing Koike Aronson Admiral Steel
PFERD Inc. Lissmac Corp. Messer Cutting Systems Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals

AIR FILTRATION

Osborn

PUNCHES, DIES & SHEARS

STAMPING/PRESSES

Donaldson Company Inc.

LASER TECHNOLOGY

American Punch Co. Beckwood Press Co.

BEVELING

Coherent Inc.

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING

SEYI
Saar-Hartmetall USA Mazak Optonics Corp. Mate Precision Tooling

WATERJET

COIL PROCESSING

METAL FABRICATION MACHINERY

SAWING

OMAX Corp.
Tishken Trilogy Machinery Inc. Tigerstop

WELDING

CUTTING TECHNOLOGY

METAL FORMING

Tsune America LLC Dengensha America Corp.
Hypertherm RAS Systmes LLC

 

Select-Arc

 

MICRO FINISHING TOOLS

 

 

 

Titan Tool Supply, Inc.

 

 

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