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Gas cutting tips available with copper finish

October 22, 2014

ESAB’s Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced a new copper finish for its OXWELD® series of acetylene, alternate fuel, specialty cutting, and steel industry product tips in its gas apparatus product line. The company no longer chrome-plates its cutting tips, as the process...

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Staffing the comeback

October 22, 2014

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It’s no secret—this industry has a tough time finding people, and as demand has increased in recent years, the problem has gotten worse. Just how many people does this industry need to compete, what talents do they need to have, and how can a company attract the best? To address these questions requires realistic planning based not on perceptions, but on facts.

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Low-alloy filler metals: From A to W

October 22, 2014

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Low alloy steels gain their mechanical and chemical properties from the addition of alloying elements, including nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and manganese. They typically offer an ultimate tensile strength of 80,000 PSI or greater, and as with any material, they require a filler metal that matches their chemistry and provides the desired strength.

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SigmaTEK appoints manager for new Mexico office

October 21, 2014

Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, material optimization, and shop floor automation software, has appointed Sales Manager Javier Ramirez to manage its new office, SigmaTEK Systems México S.A. de C.V., located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Ramirez has...

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QCMI establishes machinist training program

October 21, 2014

Precision machining manufacturer Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to establish the QCMI Machinist Training Program. The first class of six students will start on November 10, 2014. The success of the program will be the...

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Novelis opens China’s first manufacturing facility for heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet

October 21, 2014

Atlanta-based Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolled products and recycling, has opened China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet. The wholly owned $100 million facility, located in the Changzhou, will have an annual capacity of 120,000 metric...

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Midwest Engineering Systems relocates corporate headquarters in Wisconsin

October 21, 2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has moved its corporate headquarters to a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pewaukee, Wis., doubling its former building size. The facility includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, 20,000-sq.-ft. clean assembly...

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Houghton names CFO

October 21, 2014

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Keller Arnold as CFO. She has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in corporate accounting, audit, and finance in global manufacturing organizations. Before joining the company, Arnold...

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Laser engraver designed for low-output marking

October 21, 2014

The Gravotech Group offers Energy 8, a CO2 laser engraver designed for low-output marking needs in the workshop or office. The unit offers low running cost and included software. Features include front loading, user control of the laser via the interactive machine instrument panel, integrated...

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ESAB to be featured on “Two Guys Garage”

October 21, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., will be featured on MAVTV’s “Two Guys Garage” automotive aftermarket program on Friday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. During the 5 p.m. airing, ESAB will host a live question contest on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/esabna) and Twitter...

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Alro Steel opens two more Alro Metals Plus locations

October 21, 2014

Alro Steel Corp., Jackson, Mich., has opened new Alro Metals Plus locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla. The company now has 10 locations. The retail outlets offer metals, plastics, and industrial supplies, serving small machine shops, industrial contractors, students, and...

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Preventive maintenance program offered

October 21, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools offers complete preventive maintenance programs to help customers maximize the performance and running life of their milling, turning, cutting, CNC machining, sawing, and sheet metal working machines. The customizable packages have options for the number of machines to be...

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Arc Welding 101: Tackling trailer troubles

October 21, 2014

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Q: A routine preventive maintenance inspection on a steel flatbed trailer revealed cracking in the main frame beams. The trailer was purchased through a distributor, so it was returned the next day. We asked the manufacturer to send a qualified representative to inspect it and send us a proposal...

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Aluminum alloy offers high strength, corrosion resistance

October 21, 2014

Aleris offers a new 7017 aluminum alloy in North America for commercial plate and defense applications. According to the company, the materials offer high strength, weldability, and resistance to corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking. Fusion welds of the plate have exhibited excellent...

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PWTV: GMAW Pulsed-Spray

Practical Welding Today®

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Todd Bridigum, welding instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and author of, "How to Weld," tackles the basics behind pulsed-spray transfer mode.