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High-Performance Circular Cold Saw
Behringer Saws Inc. added the VA-L 500 to its line of high-performance circular cold saws, for production cutting of aluminum and nonferrous materials. With a frequency-controlled main drive system and adjustable cutting speeds, it can saw the full range of aluminum alloys and other nonferrous materials in solids, thin-walled pipe and profiles highly efficiently.
Phase-Toughened Ceramic Inserts
Greenleaf announced the availability of a new phase-toughened ceramic insert grade complementing its line of ceramic insert cutting tools. XSYTIN-1 is engineered to machine more materials than any other ceramic grade now available, and designed to mill, turn, and groove the most difficult materials at extreme feed rates — with the high surface footage of ceramic inserts.
Charting Forgers’ Business Outlook 2017
Readers’ insights and impressions inform a customized view of one critical manufacturing business – and make it possible to project the possibilities and opportunities in the year ahead.
2017 Forging Business Outlook 
Customizing the forecast of 2017 business conditions for forgers is not difficult, but it must be appreciated within the expectations for the global economy, North America’s regional industrial landscape, and the manufacturing businesses within forgers establish their supply chain. The challenge for individual forgers is to clarify their understanding of the resources and obstacles before them, and to approach them with an informed approach to problem solving.
Air-Purifying Respirator for Worker Protection
Allegro introduced the EZ Air PRO PAPR systems for industrial applications where respiratory, eye, and face protection are critically important, and to offer workers more comfort, with less fatigue — and for the operations, improved productivity.
Comprehensive Model for Forming Process Monitoring
Schuler unveiled a Machine Monitoring System for forming operations it said provides completely new insights that increase availability, process and part quality, and reduces energy consumption.
System Monitors Nitrogen-Supply Safety Purge
Linde LLC helps heat treatment furnace operators to improve safety by installing a protective-atmosphere safety monitoring system in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces” (NFPA 86).
Energy-Saving Hydraulic System
MJC Engineering has developed a hydraulic power system, Green Hydraulic Power®, that will provide higher machine yield, reduce noise emissions by 20 dBA, generate less heat, produce a shorter cycle time on various machine types, and requires a lower volume of oil — all of which results in a system that saves up to 70% in energy costs.
Industrial-Scale Wheel Rim Blaster
Viking Blast & Wash Systems offers industrial cleaning solutions for all sizes and shapes of metal parts, and its newest blasting system is the WH48 — designed for blasting automotive and truck rims from 12 to 26 in. diameter. The rims are either rolled or loaded on a pneumatic loader for delivery to the blasting cabinet.
Recording Success in Part Design, Development 
QuesTek developed Ferrium M54 
in response to a U.S. Navy solicitation for a lower-cost, improved alternative to then-current materials. The Navy request specifically called for designing the alloy through modeling and simulation, with feasibility confirmed through limited testing. As the development process proceeded, the effort shifted to developing a replacement for HY-TUF steel used in the T-45 hook shank on U.S. Navy carrier aircraft.
New Generation of Blast Turbines
Walther Trowal will introduce “a new generation of blast turbines for the troughed belt, continuous-feed shot-blast machines.” The THM turbines reportedly increase the throwing speed, thereby reducing cycle times, for shot blasting light metal (e.g., aluminum, magnesium) parts.
New Welding Alloys for Forging Dies
Postle Industries is introducing new welding wires for metalworking and repair of forging dies and hammers, and other applications in metal forming. Products are available for flood welding complete die impressions; for overlaying forging and other hot-working dies, including extrusion mandrels and shear blades; and for repairs to rams, sow blocks, and die shanks.
A New Theory of Composite Forging Dies
What if forgers of high-value products had an alternative material, ready for any die shape and dimensions designed? Sketching the possibilities of composite dies, assembled with standard elements, set in a fixture strong enough to withstand continuous forging or forming work.
Expanded Line of Horizontal Bandsaws
Behringer Saws expanded its HBE Dynamic Series automatic horizontal bandsaw line with the introduction of the new HBE-663A — a heavy-duty, high-production, hydraulic horizontal bandsaw that provides accurate, versatile and economical cutting in all materials, including structural steels and high-tensile strength solids.
"World’s First" Induction Heating Cobot
Ambrell Corp. unveiled what it called "the world’s first induction heating cobot." a programmable automation device that performs a variety of light industrial tasks, usually repetitive tasks, and interacts safely and efficiently as it works with humans in shared processes.