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World steel demand set for sharpest decline since WWII

April 27, 2009

Reuters has reported that the world's steel industry is bracing for the steepest fall in demand since World War II, "as global economic downturn rips through the sector, chopping demand by almost 15...

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Optimism rises among metal forming companies

April 15, 2009

According to the April 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies are the most optimistic they have been about business conditions since last...

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HRB prices continue to drop

April 15, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerU.S. HRB price for April 13 plummeted 8.0 percent to $474 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the 17th consecutive drop. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped 5.3 percent...

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Crimson Fire Shop Floor

Putting out fires, the lean way

April 14, 2009

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Crimson Fire, a lean fire truck OEM, enjoys record orders, but prepares for challenges ahead.

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Sheet metal stamped parts

Sheet Metal Stamping 101, Part I

April 14, 2009

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Metalworking professionals who possess diverse proficient skills have an edge in a tight job market. In this first installment in a series, tool-and-die expert Art Hedrick presents an overview of the metal stamping industry and describes the various careers available in the sector.

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Foot switch features cast aluminum housing, formed steel guards

April 14, 2009

The Linemaster Classic IV foot switch is designed with a cast aluminum housing. It is offered in momentary action and is available in SPDT and DPDT circuits. Formed steel guards are available for both...

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5-stage parts cleaning system has 96-in. wash section

April 14, 2009

A five-stage, all-stainless-steel washer/dryer system is offered by ALMCO KleenTec.The PWRBD24-96E-U system, initially custom-developed for a customer, includes wash, rinse, second rinse, blowoff, and...

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Adjustable load lifter rated for 2 tons

April 14, 2009

Caldwell's adjustable load lifter can be used to expand a crane to handle a range of loads. It has a rated capacity of 2 tons and can be adjusted to fit the load at hand.The lifting bail adjusts to...

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Distance measurement sensor has simplified teach-in, programming

April 14, 2009

SICK has introduced a new line of DT50 distance measurement sensors. They feature a high-definition distance measurement (HDDM) platform, which the company says provides greater precision at longer...

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Welding distortion prediction software useful for preliminary design and planning

April 14, 2009

ESI Group has released Weld Planner software, which enables the evaluation and control of welding distortion engineering at the early stage of preliminary design and planning.The application provides...

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Hand vacuum cups come in one-, two-finger styles

April 14, 2009

A series of all-rubber, push-on suction cups for handling metal sheet in the horizontal position has been introduced by Anver Corp. The hand vacuum suction cups are pressed onto the surface of...

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Rotary shot peening system designed to help increase tool life

April 14, 2009

Guyson Corp. has designed and manufactured a rotary indexing spindle-blast machine for metallurgical shot peening of proprietary machine tool components to help increase the service life of the...

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Industrial vacuum collects, contains fine powders, toxic debris

April 14, 2009

The Nilfisk CFM 127 is a compact, intermittent-duty industrial vacuum. It is suitable for general cleaning, as well as collection and containment of fine powders and toxic debris in specialized...

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Henze Stamping and Mfg. receives award from U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

April 14, 2009

Henze Stamping and Manufacturing, Troy, Mich., has been recognized by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency as the DLA New Contractor of the Year. The award was presented by Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson,...

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Lorain County Community College to lead national welding education and training effort

April 14, 2009

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Ohio's top-ranked community college, has been named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program establishing a National Center...

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