Manufacturing News of Note: June 2018
Esab collaborates on a podcast series, EuroBlech 2018 gears up for its 25th event, and other industry news.
Esab Welding & Cutting Products and Arc Junkies Podcast have agreed to produce 12 podcast episodes featuring interviews with the Esab’s experts on filler metal. Named Filler Metal Friday, the 30-minute segments air on the first Friday of each month.
The show discusses application challenges related to filler metals, with each podcast focusing on a specific topic. The inaugural episode focuses on challenges related to feeding aluminum filler wire when metal inert gas (MIG) welding. At the end of every episode, the company’s experts answer questions posted on its social media sites.
“Choosing the right filler metals for your application, optimizing your equipment setup and using the correct welding techniques are essential for quality and productivity,” says Thomas Pfaller, CWI, technical services engineer at Esab brand AlcoTec Wire Co. “Filler Metal Friday podcasts will help everyone from weekend welders to high-volume fabricators make informed filler metal decisions. Many of the aluminum challenges welders face every day can be solved with simple adjustments, such as using the correct grade of aluminum filler wire, tensioning drive rolls properly or tweaking wire run-in speed because aluminum needs a little more pre-heat time.” Read more.
Here is more news to note:
- Orderfox.com, Autodesk Collaborate on Integrated Software – The collaboration allows Autodesk CAD users to use Orderfox.com from within the software.
- MachineMetrics, Tsugami/Rem Sales Partner to Provide Machine Monitoring – MachineMetrics and Tsugami/Rem Sales have partnered to outfit Tsugami Swiss-type machines with the former’s remote monitoring platform.
- EuroBlech's 25th Show Set for October 2018 – The 25th EuroBlech sheet metalworking show, set for October 2018, has at least 1,400 exhibitors lined up from 38 countries.
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