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Minnesota Waterjet Shop Adds Four-head Cutting Machine

Monday, December 10, 2012
Precision Waterjet Concepts Inc., Pequot Lakes, MN, has installed its third waterjet-cutting system from Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, MN, this one a 4- by 4-ft. gantry machine equipped with four abrasive-jet cutting heads and a 150-hp intensifier pump. Precision Waterjet Concepts has grown 20 to 30 percent per year since opening in 2002; its 19,000-sq.-ft. shop houses three 3-axis waterjet systems and three 5-axis systems; Learn more about Jet Edge at

Interplex Adds Overmolding to its Skill Set in Hungary

Monday, December 10, 2012
Automotive and electrical-industry supplier Interplex Hungary, a division of Interplex Industries, College Point, NY, has added a 30-ton overmolding line to its metalforming and assembly facility. Its first overmolded parts will be a range of automotive connectors; production should launch during the first half of 2013. The line is part of an expansion phase at the plant, in Kunszentmarton, that includes a 40-ton vertical press as well as two 150-ton presses scheduled to be installed early in 2013;


Webinar: How to Specify Robot Systems

Friday, December 7, 2012
Here’s a free 1-hr. webinar, Thursday, December 13, 12:00 PM EST, covering robot specification and how fabricators can ensure they select the right robots for the tasks at hand. Come a understanding robot reach, work envelope, payload, inertia, moment of arm and cycle time. Presented by the Robotic Industries Association with support from its members ABB, Kawasaki and Omron STI, the webinar also addresses the concepts of mathematical modeling and simulation.  Register here.


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