What’s New – Bench & Lab

The 2-in. Metal Flex Arm removes harmful fumes from individual workstations. The compact arm is static-safe, features high airflow capacity with minimal pressure loss, and is suitable for workbenches with limited space. The stainless-steel arm operates with a range of static-safe nozzles and end pieces. It can be mounted directly to the workbench or connected with an optional bench-mounting bracket. An integral airflow controller is included to adjust the volume of air through the arm. Pace Inc., 9893 Brewers Court, Laurel, MD 20723-1990; (301) 490-9860, fax (301) 498-3252, www.paceusa.com.

HobbyPal is an ergonomically designed, hand-held suction tool that aids users in picking up and positioning hard-to-handle and oddly shaped parts such as stones and metals. Translucent tips allow a clear view of the entire piece being handled. The device is available in teal, purple, and yellow and comes with different-sized vacuum cups, tips, and instructions. Virtual Industries Inc., 2130 Victor Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80915; (719) 572-5566, fax (719) 572-5504.

Model PNC-3200 Camm-3 Desktop Modeling Machine performs CAM operations including machining production, prototyping, designing jewelry casting molds, and 2-D engraving and enables direct output of a 3-D design in-house. Gold International Machinery Corp., P.O. Box 998, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0998; (800) 619-GOLD or (401) 724-3200, fax (401) 728-5770.

The Platers Workshop is an electroplating system for the novice. It comes with 24k gold, sterling silver, nickel, and copper as well as all necessary supplies and instructions. Samson Technology Corp., 2280 S.W. 70th Ave., Suite 3, Davie, FL 33317; (800) 256-0692.