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Liquid protein concentrate serves as base substance for oil-free cooling lubricants

November 12, 2014

Gelita AG, together with an automotive part supplier and an industrial college in Eberbach, Germany, has developed NOVOTEC® CL 800, a liquid protein concentrate that serves as a raw material for oil-free cooling lubricants. According to the manufacturer, metal processing fluids based on this...

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Lincoln Technical Institute adds training in CNC machining

November 12, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., is expanding its CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program to its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in New Britain, Conn. Lincoln is continuing its partnership with Haas Automation Inc., and the program curriculum...

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Hypertherm announces management team changes

November 12, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has realigned responsibilities in its management team. With the planned year-end departure of Carey Chen, current vice president and general manager light industrial businesses, and CIO, to become...

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Aluminum Workshop: What’s so bad about welding 7075, 2024?

November 12, 2014

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Q: You have discussed previously the fact that some aluminum alloys, such as 7075 and 2024, should not be welded. But I know a fabricator who occasionally welds 7075. Is he engaging in a poor practice, or is there something I don’t understand? A: I can’t really answer your question...

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Greer Steel completes major capital improvement initiative

November 12, 2014

Cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co. has completed a series of capital improvements undertaken in the past 18 months at its Dover, Ohio, plant and service center. The most recent improvements include increasing the packing line capacity, installing an oscillating line for small...

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MSCI offers Strategic Metals Management program

November 12, 2014

Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), a metals industry trade association, offers the Strategic Metals Management program for metals industry CEOs facing such issues as a lack of skilled workers, concern over succession planning, and “building a strong bench” so...

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Friction welding systems designed for specific applications

November 12, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced FWS series friction welding systems. They use a direct-drive approach: One workpiece is stationary and the other piece is rotated on a spindle at a constant speed by an electric motor. The machines control rotational speeds with parameters from 2,000 to...

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Metal Sales Mfg. provides roof, wall panels to Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus

November 12, 2014

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided 133,000 sq. ft. of roof and wall panels to outfit the Central Arizona College (CAC) Maricopa Campus. The campus consists of three academic sheds and a central plant. The project team’s goal was to create highly sustainable structures that...

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Aluminum Workshop: Don’t know the alloy? Make an educated guess

November 12, 2014

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Q: I need to repair an aluminum casting, but I have no idea what specific alloy it is. What filler metal should I choose? A: You can’t tell what an aluminum alloy is just by looking at it. Realistically, you’ll probably have to choose the filler alloy without being sure which casting alloy you...

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Low-alloy wires offered for all-position welding

November 12, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two new wires to its Dual Shield II series of mild steel and low-alloy flux-cored welding consumables. According to the manufacturer, the wires offer excellent welding performance in all positions with high deposition rates and efficiencies. They...

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Arc Welding 101: Blowing out metal when welding car panels

November 12, 2014

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Q: I only have a 110-V arc welding machine, and I want to weld car panels, but I keep blowing out the metal. What can I do to stop this? Can I use aluminum rods? Dan F. A: You can use aluminum rods on aluminum only, and they typically are used only for really thick pieces, about 0.25 inch and...

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Ultrasonic parts washer models cover small to large parts

November 12, 2014

Fountain Industries offers EcoMaster® ultrasonic parts washers. Featuring full-wave, ceramically enhanced transducers, the washers are designed for industrial, automotive aftermarket, vehicle repair, and service applications. Three models are available for small to medium-sized parts: EM100US...

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Environmental control booth offers HEPA-level filter performance

November 11, 2014

Tri-Mer has introduced the Tri-Flow environmental control booth, designed for plant areas where dirty and/or noisy tasks need to be confined to their own workspace. The booth provides HEPA-level filtration performance and has a MERV 16 rating. It is 99.999 percent efficient on particles 0.5 micron...

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Aluminum Workshop: The burning question behind welding aluminum with FCAW/SAW

November 11, 2014

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Q: I heard recently that there is a flux-cored wire available for aluminum GMAW. Is this true? If so, can you tell me who makes it? Also, why isn’t flux-cored wire more commonly available for aluminum GMAW? A: First of all, as far as I know, there is no flux-cored wire available for aluminum...

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Nucor Steel Louisiana announces equipment failure

November 11, 2014

Nucor Corp. has announced an equipment failure at Nucor Steel Louisiana. The failure is related to the process gas heater, which experienced a major failure on Nov. 2. There were no injuries, no environmental impact, and no damage to any other part of the direct reduced iron (DRI) facility as a...

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