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TRUMPF promotes three

August 9, 2005

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced it has promoted three employees to managerial positions. Gary Sheridan now manages the laser marking operations in North America; James Rogowski is the...

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Sharon Tube announces plant expansion

August 9, 2005

Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, Pa., has announced a miltimillion dollar expansion to its Wheatland, Pa., cold draw facility.Cold drawing equipment and 22,000 sq. ft. of production space will be added to the...

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Louisiana shipyards under OSHA scrutiny

August 9, 2005

Bollinger Gulf Repair, New Orleans, and Kody Marine Inc., Harvey, La., have been fined $65,000 and $45,300 respectively by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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OSHA fines washer, dryer manufacturer

August 9, 2005

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Maytag Searcy Laundry Products in Searcy, Ark., and proposed penalties totaling $67,500 for failing to...

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Bystronic opens training center

August 9, 2005

Bystronic, Hauppauge, N.Y., has opened a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales and training facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.At the facility, customers are able to participate in technical application training...

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AWS "Legend" session to feature Robert L. Peaslee

August 9, 2005

Robert L. Peaslee, known as "the father of nickel brazing," will be the interviewee at the American Welding Society's (AWS) Interview with a Legend session to be held at 10:00 a.m. November 15 as part...

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AJB Automated Systems, W. Strothmann form alliance

August 9, 2005

AJB Automated Systems L.L.C., Fenton, Mich., and W. Strothmann Machines & Handling, Germany, have formed an exclusive partnership to provide products and services in the U.S.AJB/Strothmann USA...

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Kobe Steel coating believed effective against SARS

August 9, 2005

According to Kobe Steel, Tokyo, laboratory testing conducted by Iwate University Associate Professor Norio Hirano found Kobe's nickel-alloy coating Keni Fine reduced the growth of mouse hepatitis...

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Orchid Intl. facility reaches safety milestone

August 9, 2005

On May 14, Orchid Intl.'s Gordonsville, Tenn., assembly facility celebrated achieving one year of operation without a lost-time accident by providing cookouts for all three shifts.Feeling that there...

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Die Basics 101: Part III

August 9, 2005

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Many factors come into play when choosing a production method for stamping. This article discusses and explains the advantages and disadvantages of line dies, transfer dies, and progressive dies. This article is one of a 16-part series on the fundamentals of stamping. Descriptions of all the articles in this series, and links to them, can be found at the end of this article.

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Air-assisted forming of aluminum alloy for automotive components

August 9, 2005

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Reducing weight while maintaining or improving functional requirements is one of the major goals of automotive design and manufacturing, as it decreases fuel consumption and improves structural design. As a result of these considerations, the use of aluminum alloys in car manufacturing continues to increase, not only in body panels but also in structural, power train, and suspension components.

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Getting your mojo back

August 9, 2005

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Organizations can be only as energized and focused as their leaders. This article discusses how leaders can replenish their own waning energy levels and refocus.

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Oversized V dies: the effects on bottom bending

August 9, 2005

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Using oversized V dies in bottom bending can damage press brakes and tooling, but used properly, these dies can help compensate for springback.

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Judging the quick and the die

August 9, 2005

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Overseas competition, high material costs, just-in-time schedules, demanding quality requirements, stringent safety standards, and industry consolidation are the forces driving trends in the quick die change industry, industry experts say. These forces have intensified the need for quick-die-change equipment and processes, as well as for larger quick die change equipment, equipment that will not damage sensors, and more efficient die storage that can be integrated with quick die change equipment.

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Recreational tube cutting

August 9, 2005

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In the 1990s, Polaris Industries Inc. realized it needed to rethink the way tube fabricating was done at its Osceola, Wis., facility. Laser tube cutting proved to be the answer.

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