Punch press tooling
A new, expanded,
36-page catalog of
tooling for Euromac punch presses
is available from
Tooling. It contains a comprehensive overview
of all of the tooling systems that are
compatible with the punch press.
Included in the literature are
thick-turret, TRUMPF, and Multi
Tool styles. The thick-turret product
selector overview of each tooling system has nine different ratings. They
are charted for each tooling system,
comparing factors such as quick setup,
interchangeability, grind life, ease of
use, value, and purchase price.
Also included in the new catalog is
a full range of forming tools. These
include cluster tools, countersinks,
electrical knockouts, and ventilation
louvers with detailed explanations of
what each form is used for.
Suggestions for appropriate material
type and thickness range for each
application also are included, along
with additional ideas on how to
achieve superior results.
An expanded Tips and Techniques
section includes recommendations for
using forming tools, punching thin
and thick materials, punching nonmetallic materials, and caring for and
maintaining punch guides.
Mate Precision Tooling | 763-421-0230 |
Titanium welding standard
The American Welding Society
(AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding,
AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, “Guide for
the Fusion Welding of Titanium and
This ANSI-approved standard,
available for a fee, covers the best
practices to allow first-time and established titanium fabricators to join titanium parts into quality components.
This first edition of the standard
was developed in response to industry
demand for a standard on titanium
welding that could guide management, engineers, foremen, and
welders as titanium is increasingly
specified. Titanium requires greater
attention than other materials to
cleanness and proper use of auxiliary
inert gas shielding to avoid contamination of the weld.
AWS | 305-824-1177 |
Leland Powell Fasteners Inc. offers
new literature on two of its screw
lines. The new literature sheet offers a
full description, features, safety points,
and strip-out ratios for each screw.
Grip-Lite™ screws are designed for
thin sheet metal applications and can
eliminate the need for clips and inserts.
According to the company, they offer
tight assembly with increased strip-out
torque, improving joint strength and a
radius point for safety.
Lo-Driv® thread rolling screws help
improve the speed of assembly and
eliminate strip-out problems, cross
threading, and the need for pretap
holes, says the company. The point
and body design offers fast starting
with minimal end pressure.
Leland Powell Fasteners Inc. |
731-587-3106 | www.lelandpowell.com
The FABRICATOR | An FMA Publication
March 2007 | www.thefabricator.com