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Job Shop Banks on New Press Brake

Monday, April 13, 2009
 
Fedtech Inc., Mounds View, MN, a metal-fabricating job shop specializing in custom manufacturing services including waterjet and laser cutting, has acquired a Bystronic Beyeler Xpert 320 press brake, rated to 352 tons of force. The machine boasts 29 in. of open height--ideal for fabrication of deep boxes or lengthy flanges; an 18-in. stroke; and hydraulic tool clamping for quick setup and process flexibility. The Xpert 320 is coupled with Bystronic’s Bybend graphical CAM software that permits direct importing of DXF, DWG and IGES files. Fedtech paired the Xpert with precision-ground standard-style tooling from Wila Intl. Learn more at www.fedtech.com; read up on Xpert press brakes at www.bystronic.com.

Website Highlights Automated CMM Programming Tool

Thursday, April 09, 2009
 
PAS Technology, Cresskill, NJ, has launched a new website to introduce its PAS CMM automated CMM programming tool, which the firms says reduces programming time by as much as 90 percent. PAS CMM takes any CAD or CAM model to complete a CMM program in minutes. It’s an offline solution for programming any CMM machine in a DMIS environment. Learn more at www.pastechnology.com.

Stretcher Levelers Added to Steel-Processing Lines
to Flatten Material, Tackle Springback

Tuesday, April 07, 2009
 
Ratner Steel, Roseville, MN, installed a pair of stretcher levelers, from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, onto existing steel-processing lines. The new equipment improves stock flattening and relieves trapped stresses to eliminate the possibility of springback. One stretcher leveler can process material to ¼ in. thick and 100,000-PSI yield strength; the second unit can handle material to ½ in. thick and 75,000-PSI yield strength (3/8 in. thick and 100,000-PSI yield). Learn more at www.redbudindustries.com. Ratner Steel processes flat-rolled carbon and high-strength low-alloy steel, offering cut-to-length, coil slitting, custom blanking and shearing; www.ratnersteel.com.

 

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