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ArvinMeritor completes sale of wheels business

September 22, 2009

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., has announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Wheels business—formerly a division of the company's Light Vehicle Systems segment—to...

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Textron's Bell Helicopter awards Latrobe Specialty Steel Premier Supplierstatus

September 22, 2009

Textron's Bell Helicopter awarded Latrobe Specialty Steel Premier Supplierstatus. Bell's Premier Supplier status requires Latrobe Specialty Steel (LSS), an ISO9001 and AS9100 registered company, to...

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HRB price falls in China, rises elsewhere

September 18, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB price for Sept. 14 surged 7.2 percent to $607 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price...

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Friction stir welding parts

An introduction to friction stir welding

September 15, 2009

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A relatively new joining process, friction stir welding (FSW) produces no fumes; uses no filler material; and can join aluminum alloys, copper, magnesium, zinc, steels, and titanium. FSW sometimes produces a weld that is stronger than the base material.

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Ventilators designed for confined-space applications

September 9, 2009

Americ's ventilators are designed for most confined-space applications from individual cooling to hazardous space atmospheres.Manufactured of durable, high-density-polyethylene plastic, the VAF-Series...

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Pipe mounting collar system combines rigidity, design flexibility

September 9, 2009

Stafford Manufacturing Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has introduced stackable pipe mounting collars that include threaded standoffs to allow them to be mounted or hung almost anywhere.The collar system...

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Vision kit captures critical weld information

September 9, 2009

TechMatrix LLC, St. Paul, Minn., has added vision capabilities to its WeldWorks Software Suite.The vision kit includes a gas shock articulating arm to easily position the USB color camera, zoom lens,...

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Dock lifts feature galvanized construction for longer life

September 9, 2009

Available in 5,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs. capacities, Dura-Dock™ lifts from Southworth Products feature corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs as standard. For higher capacities (up to...

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Vacuum lifter engages from hoist action

September 9, 2009

Anver Corporation, Hudson, Mass., has introduced a redesigned mechanical vacuum lifter that requires no compressed air or electricity.The mechanical vacuum lifter is self-powered and features a...

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All-electric pressure washers, steam cleaners are compact, portable

September 9, 2009

Beresford, S. D.-based Sioux Corp.'s E-Series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners have a compact, portable design and are suitable for cleaning processes such as washing down...

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Storage, dispensing system designed for corrosive chemicals, abrasive fluids

September 9, 2009

The IFH Group now offers a Special Product Package version of its fluid storage and dispensing system for lubricant storage.The package is designed for applications involving corrosive chemicals and...

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Vibro Industries celebrates 25 years in U.S.

September 9, 2009

Vibro Industries is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the first manufacturer of transporters in the U.S. The company began selling transporters in Europe three years before selling n the U.S. The...

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Dantherm Filtration's North American president steps down

September 9, 2009

Niels Pedersen has announced that he has stepped down as Dantherm Filtration's North American president effective July 31. The company, which is headquartered in Thomasville, N.C., manufactures dust...

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DP Technology teams up with CAMM s.r.l., maker of OmniCAD

September 9, 2009

The Italian branch of DP Technology, maker of ESPRIT® CAM, and CAMM s.r.l., an Italian computer-aided-design (CAD) software developer, have formed a sales partnership to market the full line of...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CRAW-T training, certification

September 9, 2009

Wolf Robotics employees Patrick Cross, Franklin Jones, Drew Akey, Aaron Bailey, Dan Gipson, Joshua Cirbo, and Jeff Gauger recently became qualified as AWS Certified Welding Inspectors and passed the...

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