Finishing/MRO en Chip Trapper Prolongs Coolant Life <div class="node-body article-body">EXAIR’s new, patented High Lift Chip Trapper™ removes the solids like chips, swarf, and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids with up to 15 feet of lift or 20 feet of horizontal vacuum.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO New Products Sat, 20 May 2017 20:05:00 +0000 48551 at Creating Positive Airflow for a Large, Roof-Vented Plant <div class="node-body gallery-body">A large diecasting operation relies on positive airflow to maintain safe and comfortable working temperatures, and a properly designed, natural airflow configuration enhanced by air cannons in a system designed by Dust Control Technology Inc., proves to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run and maintain than HVAC systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Testing/QC Mon, 15 May 2017 13:01:00 +0000 48021 at Accuride Acquiring Rival Truck Wheel-End Producer <div class="node-body article-body">Accuride agreed to acquire KIC LLC for an undisclosed price, and will combine its commercial vehicle wheel, brake drum, rotor, and hub and drum assemblies with its similar Gunite division offerings. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:52:00 +0000 45991 at <p>KIC LLC&rsquo;s main product lines (top row) include aftermarket brake drums and brake rotors, OEM hub and drum assemblies and hub and rotor assemblies, and steel and aluminum wheels. Accuride&rsquo;s Gunite division (top row) casts, finishes, and assembles brake drums, disc wheel hubs, spoke wheels, rotors, and slack adjusters for the heavy-duty and medium-duty truck, off-highway and bus OEMs and aftermarkets.</p> Kobe Steel Buys Quintus Technologies for $115M <div class="node-body article-body">Kobe Steel Ltd. acquired isostatic press designer and manufacturer Quintus Technologies AB for a reported $115 million. The seller was Milestone Partners, a private-equity firm.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:37:00 +0000 45221 at Entry-Level, Continuous Through-Feed Shot Blast Machine <div class="node-body article-body">Wheelabrator is expanding its CT series of continuous through-feed shot blast machines with the introduction of a new, entry-level model. The CT-2-45/7-430 was designed as a flexible and cost-effective model, well suited to foundries looking for automation, integration, and high quality.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:22:00 +0000 44641 at <p>A diagram showing the blast-wheel set-up and performance of Wheelabrator&rsquo;s CT series machines.</p> American Axle Completes $3.3B Takeover of MPG <div class="node-body article-body">American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. completed its takeover of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc., a $3.3-billion cash and debt transaction in November 2016. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 03:12:00 +0000 44631 at <p>While the AAM organization consists mainly of forging and machining operations, the MPG portfolio includes the Grede Foundry iron foundries and finish machining plants, in the U.S. and Mexico.</p> Industry 4.0 Through the “Eyes” of Metrology <div class="field-byline"> Steve Young and Dean Solberg | Exact Metrology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The integration of manufacturing, IT and cybersystems, including security, plays an expanding and evolving role in manufacturing, regardless of a business’ size or scale, or the types of parts being produced and processed. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Simulation/IT Testing/QC Gold Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:26:00 +0000 41971 at <p>With a portable CMM arm (PCMM) and laptop on the shop floor, parts can be scanned with the data points sent upstream for instant analysis, comparison to the CAD file, the CAM program, comparable machines in the shop producing the same or similar parts and other actions in an information stream.</p> High-Speed, Lightweight Deburring Tools <div class="node-body article-body">ATI Industrial Automation will introduce the RC-900 and RC-1040 radially compliant deburring tools, the same air-actuated compliance as current models, but with a motor that is 50% more powerful. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:28:00 +0000 41801 at <p>ATI&rsquo;s RC deburring tool series are high-speed and lightweight, air turbine-driven devices for deburring aluminum, steel, etc. with a robot or CNC machine.</p> Back-Blow Air Nozzle for Cleaning Tiny Inside Diameters <div class="node-body article-body">Exair’s new Model 1004SS, M4 NPT back-blow air nozzle was designed to deliver the smallest, most effective airflow for blowing debris and liquids from small pipe or hose inside diameters, channels, bores, holes, internal threads, and other internal part features. An array of holes provides a forceful, 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils following machining processes. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:24:00 +0000 41791 at <p>The Model 1004SS, M4 NPT back-blow air nozzle was designed to deliver the smallest, most effective airflow via an array of holes, to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils after machining.</p> Nemak Opens New HPDC Plant In Mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive metalcaster Nemak staged an opening event earlier this month for its new high-pressure diecasting plant in Monterrey, Mexico. Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto officiated at the event, which marked the start-up of Nemak’s seventh operation in Mexico. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour Molds/Cores News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 41781 at <p>Nemak indicated series production of lightweight automotive parts would begin in the first half of this year.</p>