Personal Protective Equipment for Welding

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT a. General. The electric arc is a very powerful source of light, including visible, ultraviolet, and infrared. Protective clothing and equipment must be worn during all welding operations. During all oxyacetylene welding and cutting proccesses, operators must use safety goggles to protect the eyes from heat, glare, and flying fragments of hot […]

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Eye and Face Protection

Types of Eye Protection According to OSHA selecting the most suitable eye and face protection should take into consideration the following elements: * Ability to protect against specific workplace hazards. * Should fit properly and be reasonably comfortable to wear. * Should provide unrestricted vision and movement. * Should be durable and cleanable. * Should […]

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Welding Theory

GENERAL Welding is any metal joining process wherein coalescence is produced by heating the metal to suitable temperatures, with or without the application of pressure and with or without the use of filler metals. METALS Metals are divided into two classes, ferrous and nonferrous. Ferrous metals are those in the iron class and are magnetic […]

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General Machine Shop Safety

GENERAL SHOP SAFETY All tools are dangerous if used improperly or carelessly. Working safely is the first thing the user or operator should learn because the safe way is the correct way. A person learning to operate machine tools must first learn the safety regulations and precautions for each tool or machine. Most accidents are […]

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Does The Emergence of CNC Machining Mean More Or Fewer Jobs For Machinists

I was just scanning the Monster.com jobs board for machinist jobs / listings by using their search box and the search word “machinist”. I was pleased to see more than 1,000 job listings for “machinists”. Looking at the listings I saw numerious openings referring to CNC. I saw fewer specific references to “manual machinist”, but […]

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Torchmate CNC Wins Prize – For Prettiest Receptionist

You can always tell when a company takes pride in its product, its services and its employees and I think Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems deserves a tip of the hat for hitting high marks on all three counts: pride of product, pride of service and pride of employees, and from what I can observe the […]

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Video of CNC Maching of a Motor Block

Alrighty, mabye it’s just the time of day but do you ever get the feeling, when watching CNC machining in operation, that it’s a Matrix-like case of “machines building machines”? Here’s a video of the CNC machining of a motor (engine) block. The machining of the engine block actually occurs in the second half of […]

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Vo-Tech Precision Machining Program Marketing

While I’m on the topic of using video to market machine shop services here’s a little side trip to demonstrate how video is being used to promote a vo-tech’s precision machining educational program. Take a look at this video, produced by or for the Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School’s precision machinging program. It’s less than […]

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Machining Videos And Online Machine Shop Marketing 101

I just came across these four short videos at Sertec Precision Machining: CNC Machining Center (CNC_Machining_Center.MPG 2.8MB) CNC Mill (CNC_Mill.MPG 1.5MB) Lathe (Lathe.MPG 1.36MB) Automatic Feed Cutoff Saw (Automatic_Saw.MPG 1.36MB) The four videos, found at the link above, offer a non-narrated close up view of what is presumably equipment running at the Sertec machine shop. […]

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Demand for Machine Tools Reported Rising as Global Economy Improves

China New Agency (CNA) is promoting a trade show featuring precision machines and machine tools in Taipei, China, citing the event organizers report of a “rising demand for machine tools and equipment due to the improving global economy”. The Taipei CNC Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technology Show, known as MT duo, was to take place […]

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