The sheet metal cutting market is dominated by fiber lasers because of their unmatched combination of

The sheet metal cutting market is dominated by fiber lasers because of their unmatched combination of productivity, precision, and cost-effectiveness. Fiber lasers in the 2–6 kW range have become workhorses for many fabrication shops, offering faster and more precise cutting of thin metal than legacy cutting technologies, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers and plasma torches. Many fiber laser systems are, however, designed for cutting a limited range of metal thicknesses. Specifically, a small, tightly focused laser beam provides the fastest cutting speeds for thin gauges, but for thicker plate this small beam has significant limitations in edge quality and maximum thickness. Alternatively, a larger beam can improve the edge quality for thick plate because of the wider kerf, but with a substantial speed penalty for cutting thin sheet. Large fabrication shops may purchase multiple fiber laser tools, where each tool is dedicated to cutting a particular thickness range: a small-beam system for light gauges and a larger-beam system for thicker plate. Smaller fabrication shops that rely on one tool to cut the full range of metals will have lower productivity if they are limited to o...

Next Generation of Milacron Solutions From DME & Mold-Masters To Be on Display at K 2019

Milacron Holdings Corp. (MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announces vital product offerings that will be offered at K 2019, the world’s largest plastics trade fair. K 2019 will take place October 16th-23rd in Düsseldorf, Germany. Milacron will be displaying its Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies (APPT) featuring Milacron and Ferromatik product branded injection, and extrusion offerings, as well as Milacron’s Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS). Displays will feature Milacron’s product brands: Mold-Masters, DME, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL in Hall 1, Booth C05. DME is broadening its spectrum of solutions that support molds and mold makers from pellets to parts, through a series of new and unique products and technologies. The solutions enable better quality parts to be produced at lower costs. DME is pleased to announce the major expansion in its components range, adding 15 new product ranges and enlarging the standard offering in another 11 ranges. The broader range offers mould designers with more freedom in the design of any mold. DME guiding systems now include new ball guiding units with and without collar, guide bush...

By actual games played, we’re coming up on the halfway point of the season. By now,

By actual games played, we’re coming up on the halfway point of the season. By now, statisticians might continue to insist that certain data samples remain small, but they generally don’t feel small. We’ve had three months of baseball, everyday baseball, and three more months of everyday baseball remain. This is the middle of the summer routine, the routine where baseball stretches as far as the eye can see in every direction. It’s a comfortable time of year; games are becoming increasingly important, but there’s still ample time to correct mistakes. We’re always trying to take stabs at the future. We know that baseball will play out however it likes, but we still attempt to guess what’s going to happen. This kind of thinking is what informs a lot of trade-deadline activity. So I’ve been thinking lately about second-half predictions. How can we know what’s going to happen in the standings? First things first: In a sense, we can’t. Baseball has an endless capacity to make the analysts look stupid. But it’s not like we don’t know anything. So I’m returning to a project similar to something I’ve done before. The idea is to best predict second-half team winning percentage. And here ...

Electric Hair Clipper and Trimmer Market Insights and Global Outlook During 2019-2024 : Procter & Gamble, Panasonic Corporation, Spectrum Brands

MarketInsightsReports has published a report entitled Global Electric Hair Clipper and Trimmer Market Research Report 2019 that is a detailed observation of several aspects, including the rate of growth, technological advances and various strategies implemented by the main current market players. The report is based on a collective analysis of data, which is obtained through primary and secondary research. It provides a systematic approach to the current and prospective scenario of this market. https://www.marketinsightsreports.com/reports/10031492229/global-electric-hair-clipper-and-trimmer-market-growth-2019-2024/inquiry?source=ukiahpost&mode=72 A Electric Hair Clipper and Trimmer is a specialised implement used to cut human head hair. They work on the same principle as scissors, but are distinct from scissors themselves and razors. Key Players Profiled In The Electric Hair Clipper and Trimmer Market Report Are Koninklijke Philips, Wahl Clipper Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Panasonic Corporation, Spectrum Brands, Sunbeam Products, Conair Corporation, Havells India, VEGA and Others. Electric Hair Clipper and Trimmer Market Breakdown Data By Type:Corded Hair Clipper &am...

Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. There are seemingly endless variations in how milling and turning machines are equipped, including mill-turn and turn-mill combos. But one of the basic ways to differentiate between machine tools is by counting spindles. In lathes, the primary spindle holds the part and it’s common to have more than one. In mills, the spindle holds the cutting tool and most machines have just one. What are the tradeoffs that have driven these choices and are they changing? When it comes to lathes, there are probably only three situations in which a single-spindle configuration is the right choice. The first is easy: parts that can be completed from one end. But according to Phillip Judt, applications engineer at Absolute Machine Tools Inc., Lorain, Ohio, the problem is that there aren’t many such parts. So these machines end up being labor intensive if users are forced to re-clamp parts that require machining on both ends. This points to the second reason for buying a single-spindle machine: budget. Judt said he usually finds single-spindle lathes in smalle...

Reliable Connectors Keep Industrial Robotics Moving Efficiently

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Industrial robotics have been on the horizon for over a half a century, but now more than ever they’re transforming the industrial workplace. The industrial robot of today brings productivity, cost efficiency, and greater safety to their repetitive assigned tasks (Fig. 1). And behind the scenes of every effective and reliable robot is a myriad of scalable and flexible connectors to support these redundant, automatic, and/or remote robot activities. 1. Stationary manufacturing robots require reliable, time-lasting connectors as they perform repetitive actions. Common industrial mobile robotic technologies for detecting objects and obstacles include radar, cameras, optical, and ultrasonic. Radar, optical, and ultrasonic sensing transmit high-frequency waves into the atmosphere and around the circuits. Light and ultrasonic waves listen or watch for the echoes that reflect back from any obstacles. Radar sensors employ antennas to find reflected radio-fre...

Woman allegedly killed by man delivering washer and dryer to her home

BOCA RATON, Fla. (WPEC/CNN) – A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of a woman allegedly slain by an appliance deliveryman. Her family said Best Buy and two related companies don’t do proper background checks on the people who they subcontract. Police said 21-year-old Jorge Lachazo brutally attacked the 75-year-old Evelyn Udell last month while delivering a washer and dryer to her house. Her family recalled the phone call: “We learned that our beloved grandmother, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and sister had been savagely beaten and burned within the sanctity of her beautiful, peaceful, quiet suburban home,” Sloane Udell said. The family’s attorney says on the day of Udell’s killing, the suspect was actually supposed to be in traffic court for a suspended license. “Evie chose to buy from Best Buy. But Best Buy subcontracted to JB Hunt, who subcontracted delivery to XM Services Inc., except nobody told Evie,” family attorney Nick Panagakis said. Attorneys with Morgan and Morgan announced the lawsuit Friday, which includes all three of those companies, as well as the delivery driver and suspect. The family is now pushing for laws that would require extensive and ongoi...

Polygon to Showcase PolyMed® Composite Medical Tubing for Highly Engineered Surgical Devices at Compamed 2019

Walkerton, Indiana, United States of America – Polygon Composites Technology, designer and manufacturer of PolyMed® Composite Tubing for medical and surgical applications, announces that it will exhibit at the Compamed Trade Fair, an international market and information platform for the medical suppliers and product developers. The fair is planned for November 18 to 21, 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Polygon will exhibit with their distribution partner, IS-Sommer, in Hall 8a, Stand H03. Tailored for each customer’s application, PolyMed® Composite Tubing is ideal for medical devices which have endoscopic and laparoscopic applications. PolyMed is commonly placed on monopolar and bi-polar electro-surgical devices, surgical ablation tools, endoscopic/laparoscopic instruments, as well as on robotic surgery technologies. Polygon’s composite tubing combines lightweight materials and strong physical characteristics, as well as radiolucent and dielectric properties, thin walls, rigidity and the ability to be sterilized with Ted Wallace, Director of Sales and Marketing at Polygon says, “Composites are an excellent replacement for stainless steel tubing and other metals in medical applicati...

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Keep your Lucite pieces crystal-clear! Learn how to clean acrylic and keep it sparkling with tips

Keep your Lucite pieces crystal-clear! Learn how to clean acrylic and keep it sparkling with tips from expert Alexandra von Furstenberg Acrylic and Lucite furnishings are the perfect mix of playful and sophisticated, making them an essential addition to modern spaces everywhere. If you’re in the market for such a piece, one of the first designers you’ll likely turn to is Alexandra von Furstenberg, known for her bright neon acrylic offerings, from trays to tables. The designer also happens to know a thing or two about how to clean acrylic and care for these delightfully transparent creations. (You won’t see any murky or scratched items at her house.) Read on to learn how to clean acrylic and Lucite decor and get Von Furstenberg’s secrets to keeping your pieces as crystal clear as the day you brought them home. 1. Use the right toolsLook for a cleaning solution made especially for plastic, such as Brillianize, and soft cotton microfiber cloths. It’s important to use a product made for acrylic, because many household cleaners, such as Windex, 409, or Fantastik, will break down the material and make it look cloudy. You’ll also want to make sure your mic...

Global Biopellet Energy Market 2019 Strategical Overview by: Enviva, Mitsubishi, Weyerhaeuser NR, Atikokan Renewable Fuel

The report offers a holistic overview of the Biopellet Energy market with the help of application segments and geographical regions(North America, Europe, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Other regions (Central & South America, Middle East & Africa, ROW)) that govern the market currently. Global Biopellet Energy market report 2019 offers a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Biopellet Energy industry along with competitive landscape, Market share and revenue forecasts 2024. The report firstly introduced the basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rate etc. At the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. In the meantime, primary research is done in parallel to the secondary research, with respect to conveyance channel, region, and product kind. G...

Foreign Backing Brings Militias in Libya to a Stalemate—and No Further

https://www.wsj.com/articles/foreign-backing-brings-militias-in-libya-to-a-stalemateand-no-further-11569942469 TRIPOLI, Libya—When Turkey sent armored vehicles here in May to help stave off an attack on the capital, there was a problem: The trucks didn’t have mounted machine guns. “Because they lack weapons, they do us more harm than good,” said militia commander Yusuf bin al-Amin. “They are essentially just closed boxes, and those inside die if it’s hit with a missile.” Foreign powers have funneled military support to both sides of Libya’s civil war—but not enough to give either a decisive advantage. The battle for Tripoli that began in early April has bogged down into a virtual stalemate, as front lines shift back and forth and most attacks are carried out with foreign-supplied drones. With efforts to broker peace sidelined by the fighting, the conflict has become another dragged-out war in a region where foreign powers are also major actors in Yemen and Syria. On one side in Libya is the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord, or GNA, which controls Tripoli and much of the country’s west with help from arms supplied by Turkey. On the other is the attacking fo...