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Rusal America Joins Neighborhood 91

Rusal America, an En+ Group company, has joined Neighborhood 91, an innovation center dedicated to additive manufacturing (AM) technology, located at Pittsburgh International Airport's (PIT) Innovation Campus. Neighborhood 91 will be home to Rusal America's new aluminum AM powders business announced in January 2021. As the second-largest supplier of low-carbon aluminum to the United States, Rusal America's ongoing expansion will better serve North American manufacturers through its line of high-performance aluminum alloys designed specifica...

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Walter Announces Joint Venture with Vargus

Walter AG, headquartered in Tübingen, Germany, and Vargus Ltd., headquartered in Nahariya, Israel, have established a joint venture named VWR Cutting Tools S.R.L. The two precision tool manufacturers each hold equal shares in the new business. The joint production company will manufacture toolholders and be located at the Vargus production site in Bucharest, Romania. Walter and Vargus signed the contract for the joint venture on February 26, 2021 and is expected to start production in November 2021 with some 20 employees. Richard H...

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Flexible Additive Machine

The CHIRON Group has expanded its core competencies of metalworking and automation to include additive manufacturing (AM). "As a result, we are now a single-source provider of complete solutions for all components that cannot be produced using conventional manufacturing methods alone," said Axel Boi, Head of Additive Manufacturing at Chiron Group. "Laser metal deposition is the company's technology of choice for AM, including coating, 3D printing and repair." "The AM department is a start-up within our own business ...

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Flooring with Increased Static Control

OSDA recently purchased 7,500 sq. ft. of SelecTech's FreeStyle ESD Plus tile for its electronics assembly facility in Milford, CT. OSDA selected the Blizzard style of tiles because of the ease of installation-OSDA self-installed-and the fact the flooring could be installed around the existing equipment throughout the factory floor. "OSDA had an epoxy floor and wanted something that provided a higher level of static control. Our FreeStyle ESD Plus met that criteria, was aesthetically pleasing and could be self-installed without any down...

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Fluid Solutions for Machining Hard Metals

Master Fluid Solutions offers HyperSol 888NXT, a product tailored to the unique and complex needs of the aerospace industry. The formula was created specifically for machining hard metals like titanium, stainless steel and nickel-based alloys such as Inconel, which are commonly used in aerospace applications. "The premium-grade water-soluble metalworking fluid replaces soluble oils that contained harmful sulfur molecules, which caused corrosion, created odor and damaged the metal being machined," said a company spokesperson. H...

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Large Capacity Oil/Coolant Mist Collectors

"The newly redesigned LNS Fox WM2 Series oil/coolant mist collectors utilize greater airflow than typical air filtration devices to accommodate very large and multiple CNC machines," said a company spokesperson. "Now easier to maintain and install, all three WM2 models exceed OSHA and NIOSH clean air requirements for machine types and processes using water-soluble synthetic or neat oil coolants." In addition to high-performance media filters, the WM2 Series now has an added washable, metallic coalescing pre-filter to rem...

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