Welding System Perfect for Joining Dissimilar Materials

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Automation Alternatives recently introduced a fiber laser welding system called RubyLaser that is perfect for joining dissimilar materials. Its spot size is as small as 0.001 to 0.002 in. and fast weld speeds allow the system to deliver high power density. These characteristics make it perfect for welding together materials that are not identical.

Typical materials include stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, nitinol and more.

Read the full article on RubyLaser here.

Ancient Metalworking

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Metalworking hasn’t always looked like it does now. Continue reading Ancient Metalworking

Different Gases Used in Oxyfuel Cutting

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Four Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Manufacturing

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3-D Printers Are Changing The Game

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Less than a decade ago, 3-D printing was something you saw in a Sci-Fi film. It was this inconceivable idea that was in the “too good to be true” category. Jump ahed to today, and 3-D printing has revolutionized countless industries, businesses and individuals.

Not only are manufacturing companies, government programs and engineering firms profiting from this technology; but individuals now have reasonable access to these machines and can turn their home workshop into a craftsman’s dream workshop.

These machines we call 3-D printers began printing with plastic materials and creating prototypes, molds, models and beyond. A car was even 3-D printed! But, what really changed the game, was the introduction of 3-D printing with metallic materials. What used to take weeks to fabricate, now takes mere hours.

The benefits of 3-D printing are exponential. Because these machines can produce parts with exact precision in such a timely manner, manufacturers are now able to push out more work, bring more work in, lower cost of production and help the entire industry.

Want to read what experts foresee in the future of 3-D printing? Click here.

X-Carve: 3D Carving For Your Home Workshop (Video Blog)

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Check out this in-depth video by Inventables that breaks down the specifics of their new X-Carve machine. After watching the video, your definitely going to want one for your home workshop!

Video by: Inventables
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