Milwaukee Tool’s Extreme Metal bandsaw blades feature enhanced highspeed steel and a variable TPI tooth design. The blades are available in two variations for all portable Milwaukee bandsaw sizes. The Thick Metal blade (8/10 TPI) is for cutting through thick/extreme metals, such as black pipe and angle iron, but has the additional versatility to cut common thin metals. The Thin Metal blade (12/14 TPI) provides cuts in thin/extreme metals, such as Unistrut or EMT conduit, but also performs in tougher thick metals. The company also introduced bandsaw covers.
DoAll announces service awards
DoAll Sawing Products announced that several employees received the Milestone Service Award. The following workers reached service milestones in 2018: Ken Mushitz 46 years; James Jilek 35 years (left); Pat Schmidt 24 years; Duane Lapic 23 years; Jim Verbeke 18 years and Art Allen five years.
Amada marvel announces retirement
Amada Marvel Inc. congratulated Alan Watson on his retirement after 33 years, the last 17 working as a saw operator. Watson started off as an employee in 1985 when the company was known as Armstrong-Blum Mfg. In 1994, Watson moved into the machine shop, where he worked on multiple-spindle drill presses for seven years. He finished his career with the company as a saw operator.
Kasto joins additive manufacturing project
Kasto is offering support for the NextGenAM project. The aim of the project is the automation of the entire industrial 3-D printing process. Project initiators are aviation supplier Premium Aerotec, automotive manufacturer Daimler and EOS, a technology provider in industrial 3-D printing. The Kastowin amc automatic bandsaw part of the project is responsible for component separation, which efficiently cuts the finished part from the base plate. The machine is used in the technology center in Varel, Germany, where an automated pilot plant for industrial 3-D printing and postprocessing was recently commissioned.