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Shipyard work safety —

September 13, 2005

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Shipyard work is among the most hazardous occupations. Researching possible dangers and following standards and recommended guidelines can reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent OSHA fines.

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Resolving the challenges of welding coated steels

September 13, 2005

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The increased use of coated steels has resulted in an intensified search for solutions to the problems posed by joining these materials. High levels of spatter and welding fume, weld porosity, and poor bead shape are common. These problems lead to increased post-weld cleaning costs, reduced quality, greater rework, and an overall reduction in productivity. The right wire size and type, matched with the most appropriate shielding gas, can substantially improve gas metal arc welding (GMAW) performance on galvanized and coated steels.

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Software brings new intelligence to press brakes

September 13, 2005

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The types of press brake projects that remain in the U.S. tend to be those requiring smaller lot sizes, shorter turnarounds, and more complex shapes than those going offshore. Enter the need for smart press brakes—those with the capability to store and apply process intelligence. Today's shrinking lead times and smaller lot sizes demand more frequent setups, which cut into production hours. Graphical machine controls and offline programming can help maximize operational time by eliminating the time for trial-and-error setup and improving first-part accuracy.

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Plasma Cutting: Then and now

September 13, 2005

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To get a better idea of just how far plasma cutting has coe, let's take a look at where it started and where it's headed.

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DaimlerChrysler donates trucks, supplies to Katrina relief

September 12, 2005

The Chrysler Group and its philanthropic arm, the DaimlerChrysler Corp. Fund, are donating 100 vehicles and supplies to aid the Katrina relief efforts.The 100 Dodge trucks will form a traveling convoy...

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Equipment fails during U.S. Steel blast furnace rebuild

September 12, 2005

United States Steel Corp. reported today that on Saturday, Sept. 10, an incident occurred that may delay the completion of the construction of the No. 14 blast furnace at Gary Works. Multiwheel...

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Whirlpool to aid Katrina victims

September 9, 2005

Whirlpool Corp. today announced that it is donating up to $1 million in cash, products, and services to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Products to be donated include refrigerators, clothes washers,...

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Ford announces executive appointments

September 8, 2005

Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Ford has announced a series of executive appointments. The appointments, approved Sept. 7 by the Board of Directors, are effective Oct. 1 unless otherwise...

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Steelworkers contribute to Katrina relief

September 7, 2005

The United Steelworkers (USW) has made an initial contribution of $100,000 for relief to the Hurricane Katrina victims.Thousands of Steelworker members live and work in the Gulf area most affected by...

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Ford Motor Co. relief donations top $4 million

September 7, 2005

The Ford Motor Co. today announced that a campaign by its employees and dealers to help the relief efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina has resulted in vehicle donations, money, and...

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American Axle & Manufacturing appoints executives

September 1, 2005

American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM), today announced the following executive appointments effective October 1, 2005:Yogendra N. (Yogen) Rahangdale has been named president and chief operating...

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Toyota companies pledge $5 million to Hurricane Katrina relief

September 1, 2005

Toyota companies today announced a $5,000,000 contribution directed to disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina.$2 million of the $3 million directed to the American Red Cross was pledged by...

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GM, GM Foundation, GMAC to help Katrina victims

August 31, 2005

General Motors has announced that the GM Foundation and GMAC will make a combined immediate cash donation of $400,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund in support of relief work in...

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U.S. Steel's Granite City Works earns Ford's Q1 certification

August 30, 2005

United States Steel Corp.'s Granite City Works has earned Ford Motor Co.'s Bulk Materials Q1 quality certification. To achieve certification, Granite City Works had to demonstrate excellence in four...

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AK Steel announces PH steel price increase

August 30, 2005

AK Steel today announced that it is increasing base prices of its precipitation hardening (PH) stainless steel products by approximately 10 percent, effective with shipments on and after September 19,...

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