Engineering & Design

New Natural Gas Heat Pumps Provide Cool Savings

New technology developed at the U.S. Dept. of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is yielding an advanced heat pump capable of reducing energy use and eliminating a potential environmental hazard. Heat pumps actually move heat by means of a refrigeration system that produces a cold surface, and an evaporator, which can pull heat from its surroundings, as long as the surroundings...

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Custom Manufacturing

SKF to Debut Micro-Lube System at EMO

An innovative lubrication system for high-speed spindles and bearings is among the new products on display this month at the EMO machine tool exposition in Hannover, Germany. The Microdosage Lubrication System (MLS), developed by SKF Lubrication Systems of Schweinfurt, Germany, automatically meters tiny amounts of lubricant in response to changing process conditions. It does this almost entirely...

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Waterjet Cutting Provides Process and Environmental Benefits

Waterjet cutting is an innovative alternative to traditional machining techniques, especially in the machining of complex geometries in hard metal workpieces. As waterjet cutting system manufacturer Jet Edge shows, the versatility of the cutting technology coupled with a variety of "green" options makes waterjet cutting a competitive option for machine shops working on challenging applications....

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Engineering & Design

High-Precision Gas Meter Rated for Biogas Compatibility

Fluid Components International (FCI) has released a new series of mass flow meters approved for monitoring combustible gases. The ST51 Series is highly rated under a variety of safety standards, including FM, CSA/CRN, Class 1, Div 1, Groups V, C, D. The meters have been designed for high-precision measurements in potentially dangerous working areas, such as wet, dirty biogas environments. FCI...

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Hypertherm Updates Nesting CAD/CAM Software

Hypertherm has updated its ProNest CAD/CAM software to increase ease of use and promote higher-quality precision machining. The update for the New Hampshire-based plasma and laser machining company's ProNest software increases functionality while making the program easier for designers to use. The software update also allows current ProNest subscribers to join a Customer Experience Improvement...

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Custom Manufacturing

Unist Offers Free Machine Tool Lubricant Guide eBook

Environmentally friendly machine tool lubricant provider Unist is offering a free ebook to anyone who signs up on its website. Titled The MQL Handbook, the ebook focuses on the fundamental elements of minimum quantity lubrication (MQL). As the name suggests, MQL is a method of using the minimum amount of lubricant required for an operation, as opposed to flooding techniques used primarily in the...

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Engineering & Design

City of San Antonio Gets New Water Purification System

TIGG Corp. has reported the installation of a set of potable water purification systems for the city of San Antonio. The company, based in Oakdale, Penn., has supplied San Antonio Water Works (SAWS) with three dual-vessel adsorption systems using granular activated carbon to remove total organic carbon and trihalomethane from water from Canyon Lake, where the city gets its potable water....

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Custom Manufacturing

Toolholders Focus on Small Parts Machining

Sumitomo Electric Carbide's new series of toolholders are designed to operate during high-precision, small parts machining. The MESI Chipbreakers series of toolholding solutions are designed with a 15 deg nose and an 8 deg main edge to implement a low cutting force during Swiss machining applications. The low-wear design also lengthens tool life during titanium machining. The Chipbreakers,...

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IMTSTV: Former AMT President Receives MTConnect Leadership Award

John B. Byrd III, the former president of AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, received the MTConnect Leadership Award at the 2013 [MC]2 Conference for his efforts to promote the MTConnect standard. Byrd explained his involvement in AMT adopting and promoting the MTConnect standard in an interview with IMTSTV's Penny Brown for an IMTSTV In Brief segment. "[When I was president in...

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Custom Manufacturing

Kennametal Teams With Haimer to Distribute Toolholding Solution

Kennametal has selected the German company Haimer GmbH to supply its new toolholding solutions. Haimer will supply the KM4X spindle connection via its global market network to customers who need the rigid toolholding solution for advanced manufacturing applications, Kennametal said in announcing the agreement. The KM4X spindle connection is designed to improve upon the strong functionality of its...

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