3D printed stator bore tool
3D printed stator bore tool for lighter weight tooling solutions
Kennametal has developed a 3D-printed stator bore tool designed to meet growing demand for lighter weight tooling solutions used to machine components for hybrid and electric vehicles. Kennametal’s 3D-printed stator bore tool weighs half that of the conventionally manufactured version, while meeting accuracy, roundness and surface finish requirements for aluminum motor body boring.

Kennametal, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 724/539-5000,

Alkaline detergent
Alkaline detergent for ultrasonic cleaning
Clean-Gard 83 is an alkaline detergent designed to remove aged, oxidized, burned-on oil, grease and for other difficult cleaning operations. Intended for immersion application, including ultrasonic cleaning and recirculation spray washers up to 25 psi, this product cleans more thoroughly in less time. Its formulation produces low-to-moderate foam, maximizing ultrasonic cavitation. When the solution is not rinsed, it offers rust protection. It is suited for use with ferrous, aluminum and zinc alloys when used as directed.

Madison Chemical Co., Inc., Madison, Indiana, 812/273-6000, www.madchem.com.

MIG gun line
MIG gun line provides 100% duty cycle
The Magnum Pro Curve HDE welding gun line delivers the highest duty cycle in its class and maximizes the operator’s comfort with an ergonomic design. These welding guns apply to numerous industry segments, particularly heavy fabrication and general fabrication, structural and automotive/transport manufacturing.

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, 888/935-3877, www.lincolnelectric.com.

Tube end-forming machine
Tube end-forming machine is compact, flexible
The E-Shape is a compact, all-electric CNC tube end-forming machine with a punch table that works horizontally—eliminating interference from overhead structures. Set up for 10 processing stations, the E-Shape can be equipped with ram stations, rotary and/or cutting tools, enabling users to configure the machine in a way that best meets each job. With 10 tons of force, the E-Shape yields quality complex shapes and end forming in thick-walled materials or stainless steel. It performs tapering, flaring, closing, facing, cutting and more to produce repeatable end forms, finish and quality.

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Michigan, 248/560-0080, www.blmgroup.com.