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Structured sheet metal

June 13, 2006

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Editor's Note: This article is Part II of a two-part series discussing structured sheet metal and different structuring processes. Part I compares various structuring processes. This column was prepared by Michael Mirtsch and Ajay Yadav of the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape...

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 7

June 13, 2006

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Once you're ready to write your proposal, you must know all about the three basic types of solicitations and how to write your proposal based on what type of solicitation you're working with.

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The regrind process for tube mill tooling

June 13, 2006

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Although most tube and pipe producers don't get too involved in the regrind process, it is crucial—reconditioning roll tooling can extend its useful life by 15 or 20 times. The regrind process reduces the producer's overall out-of-pocket tooling expenses, while helping to ensure the tooling continues to produce a consistent-quality product at the required speeds. A better understanding of the process, especially familiarity with the types of flaws that reconditioning can and cannot resolve, can go a long way toward a better working relationship between a tube and pipe producer and its regrind contractor.

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Cutting right to the point

June 13, 2006

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Experience and education are allowing metal fabricators to become more familiar with circular saw blades and the saw designed to run them. Choosing and applying the correct blade, along with proper maintenance, can provide an efficient method for a metal cutting operation.

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Examining the finer points of 6010, 6011, and 7018

June 13, 2006

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Knowing which rods tend to do what in the field can save you time and make for better results when the job is through.

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Arcelor board votes to reject Mittal Steel's revised offer

June 12, 2006

Arcelor Board of Directors met June 11 and unanimously decided to reject Mittal Steel's current revised offer. The board also recommended that shareholders support the proposed merger with Severstal...

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Right on schedule

June 12, 2006

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QC Metal Fabricators of Elkhart, Ind., witnessed improved scheduling and shipping with the implementation of new job shop management software.

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Delphi, GM, UAW reach labor agreement

June 10, 2006

Delphi Corp. has announced significant progress in its discussions with the UAW and General Motors Corp., including a Supplemental Agreement with the UAW expanding existing retirement incentives and...

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Olympic Steel completes Tinsley Group – PS&W acquisition

June 5, 2006

Olympic Steel, Inc., a national steel service center, reported today that on June 2, 2006, it completed the purchase of Tinsley Group - PS&W, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Eliza Tinsley Group PLC,...

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European Commission approves Mittal Steel - Arcelor merger

June 2, 2006

Mittal Steel announced today that the European Commission has cleared its bid to acquire Arcelor subject to certain commitments. The granting of EU antitrust clearance is a further positive and...

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Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award

June 2, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was...

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American Axle & Manufacturing to establish facility in Poland

June 1, 2006

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) has announced that it will establish a manufacturing facility in Poland.AAM plans to purchase a manufacturing building in Olawa, Poland. The building...

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Hess Industries appoints president, CEO

June 1, 2006

Hess Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of David Zenger as president and CEO for all operations and business activities worldwide. The announcement, made by Justin Hillenbrand, chairman of...

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Mittal Steel restores full operations at Indiana steel plant

May 31, 2006

Mittal Steel USA has fully restored its steelmaking operations at the No. 3 basic oxygen shop at its Indiana Harbor plant in East Chicago, Ind. Fully automated operation of both furnace vessels was...

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Dofasco appoints new president, CEO

May 30, 2006

Brian MacNeill, chairman of the board of Dofasco Inc., has announced that Dofasco President and CEO, Don Pether, has indicated he will retire from his current responsibilities, effective July 21,...

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