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Common threads in workplace safety: How different committees work to ensure the health and safety of their workers

April 24, 2001

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Although various safety committees differ somewhat from plan to plan, they all function as a means to promote workplace health and safety. Different components of a safety plan include responsibilities, activities, and the structure of each company's committee.

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Troubleshooting your stamping operation

April 24, 2001

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A common thread runs through all effective troubleshooting approaches: the skill of observation. Learn to use it to your advantage.

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Examining electric resistance weld nuggets in tube and pipe

April 24, 2001

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An in-depth examination of electric resistance welding nuggets as a quality control step in the manufacturing of high-strength tube and pipe used for pressure applications

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What you don't know about spot welding

April 24, 2001

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Resistance welding equipment has many uses that many people often don't think about. Everyday items that some may not associate with resistance welding owe their very existence to this versatile process.

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Increasing productivity on your cutoff saw

April 24, 2001

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All of the components of a tube cutting job—the workpiece, the blade, the saw, and the cutting fluid included—have to work together optimally to maximize your productivity.

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Predicting the outcomes of laser thermal forming

April 24, 2001

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Applying a laser or any other high-density heat source to the surface of a metal sheet for a short time will distort the metal. If this distortion could be predicted, the laser could be directed so that the sheet metal would form the desired shape. This idea opens up many possibilities, including...

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Exploring upgrades in stamping presses

April 24, 2001

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The years have brought a host of improvements to stamping presses as technology has made presses more efficient, safer, and easier to use.

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Deep drawing irregular sheet components: How cushion systems and die stiffness affect the operation

April 24, 2001

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Innovations in die technology are helping stampers adjust to the many variations that can occur during the stamping process.

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Preparing for aluminum GTAW

April 24, 2001

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There are right ways and wrong ways to set up welding equipment to accommodate the aluminum GTAW process. Welders should know how to troubleshoot this commonly used process and be familiar with how to solve some common welding problems.

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What is your facility cut out for? Circular and band saw purchases depend on application requirements

April 24, 2001

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What cutting equipment you buy depends very heavily on what area of industry you are supplying, throughput requirements, and, not least, finances. Don't let preconceived notions prevent you from making the very best possible decision.

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8 ways to keep your shear in top shape

April 10, 2001

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Improving uptime and reducing maintenance when using shears for high production could mean following a few key steps.

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Producing quality ASTM A249 and ASME SA 249 pressure tubes

March 26, 2001

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Details are everything when you're manufacturing stainless steel pipe to exacting specifications.

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Selecting a new press brake

March 23, 2001

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Prospective buyers of press brakes are advised to consider their purchase in terms of its end use, the amount of deflection likely to occur in a give machine, the inside radius of their parts, and several other factors before speding their money.

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Huge possibilities, tiny tools Nanotechnology--the science of small--could change the metals industry in a very big way

March 13, 2001

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Nanotechnology is just beginning to blossom as a practical topic of interest for the manufacturing industry. Just how big an impact will nanomaterials have in our lifetimes? We're sure to find out soon.

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Just what does Covisint mean, anyway?

March 13, 2001

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Covisint aims to be a lot of things to a lot of people in the automotive industry, starting with the industry's largest suppliers and working down through the supply chain.

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