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TMW to open toll processing center at Big River Steel in Arkansas

October 29, 2014

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), Red Bud, Ill., has announced it will build a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the new Big River Steel mill in Osceola, Ark. With construction beginning in Q2 2015, the facility is expected to be fully operational to coincide with Big River Steel’s...

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SWE honors NASA Glenn Research Center engineer with 2014 Achievement Award

October 29, 2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Chicago, has honored Frances Hurwitz, senior materials research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, with its 2014 Achievement Award. The Achievement Award, SWE's highest honor, is awarded to a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made...

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Sierra College hosts Nontraditional Employment for Women event for high school girls

October 29, 2014

Sierra College, Rocklin, Calif., hosted the second Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event on Oct. 19 to inspire high school girls to consider science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Keynote speaker Gina Lujan, founder of the Sacramento Hacker Lab, organized a panel of...

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Siemens to modernize pickling line for ArcelorMittal Asturias in Spain

October 29, 2014

Spanish steel producer ArcelorMittal Asturias has awarded Siemens Metals Technologies an order to completely modernize the pickling line at its Avilés plant. The aims of the project are to increase the capacity of the pickling line from 1.5 to 1.8 million metric tons per annum and to improve...

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Walter Surface Technologies unveils new website

October 29, 2014

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has launched a newly designed and fully featured website at www.walter.com. The site has been updated to deliver improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access comprehensive product information,...

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Horizontal machining center designed for use on heat-resistant materials

October 29, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM 7Ti 5-axis precision horizontal machining center for difficult-to-cut materials. The rotary table design and rigid machine structure allow machining of heat-resistant materials such as titanium and INCONEL® alloy. Features include a...

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North American Tool VP receives ISA American Eagle Award

October 29, 2014

North American Tool Corp., South Beloit, Ill., a manufacturer of cutting tools for the industrial marketplace, has announced that Bernie Bowersock, senior vice president of sales and marketing, is the recipient of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) American Eagle Award for his years of service...

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Metal Sales expands manufacturing capabilities in Texas

October 29, 2014

Metal Sales Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has expanded its manufacturing of metal roof and wall panels in its Temple, Texas, facility. New equipment at the plant allows the company to bring additional products to customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. Added to the productions...

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Marcegaglia signs sales agreement with Phillips Metals for North American market

October 29, 2014

Marcegaglia and Phillips Metals Inc. (PMI), Romeoville, Ill., have signed an agreement to provide sales of DOM products into the North American market. The tubes will be produced mainly by the new Chinese facility of The Marcegaglia Group. The agreement provides exclusive sales representation to...

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Riveters available in cordless, pneumatic models

October 29, 2014

Vega Tool Corp. has introduced the Lobster Tool line of riveters, available with hand riveter and drill attachments. The lightweight R1B1 and R1B2 cordless riveters feature a 0.87-in.-long stroke, allowing them to be used anywhere without the need for an air compressor. With a 0.75- and 1.02-in....

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints president/CEO

October 29, 2014

Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison, Ohio, a build-to-order machine tool manufacturer, has announced that its board of directors has chosen Carey Chen as the company’s next president and CEO, effective January 2015. He also will serve as a member of the board of directors. Chen succeeds Andrew...

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Don’t underestimate MIG welding skills

October 29, 2014

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Plenty of welding training programs start with gas metal arc welding, or MIG welding, because it’s fairly easy to start laying a pretty consistent bead—under very simple and consistent conditions. As a result, most people look at gas tungsten arc welding, or TIG welding, with its need to use both hands while simultaneously operating a foot pedal, as a more complicated welding process. In a large-scale metal fabricating operation’s world, those people would be wrong.

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Lightweight helmets feature adjustable autodarkening filter

October 29, 2014

Matheson has added two welding helmets to its Select® line. The Freedom 180 model features a stars-and-stripes design, while the Blaze 180 model incorporates bright orange and yellow flames. Both include two bonus front cover protective lenses and a helmet bag. The 13-oz. helmets feature a...

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More than a metal warehouse—Behind the scenes at Pacesetter Steel

October 29, 2014

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Metal service centers are a vital part of the fabricating world, and their fortunes are closely aligned with their customers’. Here’s a look at how one center fared during the Great Recession and where it’s headed with its young CEO at the helm.

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Arc Welding 101: Determining correct gas ratios

October 29, 2014

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Q: For years we have used 75/25 argon/carbon dioxide during gas metal arc welding (GMAW). I was told by my supplier that I needed to change to 90/10. Will one gas mixture provide better welding penetration than the other? Most of our work is mild steel (A-36), 0.1875 to 0.25 in. thick, although we...

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