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Feintool names CEO

November 7, 2006

The Feintool Group, Lyss, Switzerland, has appointed Joachim Kaufmann as CEO.Kaufmann was general manager of Feintool AG Lyss, the company's former headquarters. He also was head of the Adval Tech...

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Steel, capital goods continue to show improvement

November 7, 2006

According to an industry sector study issued by global trade credit insurer Euler Hermes ACI, Owings Mills, Md., several materials industry sectors show promising outlooks despite an expected U.S....

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MC Machinery hosts open house

November 7, 2006

More than 350 fabricators attended the M.I.T.S. open house hosted by MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., to view demonstrations and learn more about Mitsubishi equipment.The Mitsubishi Laser...

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BBG ranks fifth on merchant liquid producer list

November 7, 2006

When Linde and BOC Group collaborated to form The Linde Group, a portion of the business was required to be divested in accordance with an order issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This...

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L.S. Starrett establishes Illinois saw service center

November 7, 2006

The L.S. Starrett Co., Athol, Mass., has established a saw service center in Bensonville, Ill., which provides welded band saw blades to the Midwest.The center stocks the complete inventory of the...

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Roll-Kraft adds to sales staff

November 7, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added Jim Cahill to its sales team.Cahill focuses on the Canadian market and works with Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont. He joins the company from Titan Steel Corp.,...

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EWI names aerospace market leader

November 7, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Brian Bishop as an aerospace market leader.Bishop has more than 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry and is responsible for business development in the...

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ISSF offers Internet steel course

November 7, 2006

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), Washington, D.C., has made available the Stainless Steel Specialist Course, a university-level e-course offered through Specialty Steel Industry of...

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Using job shop habits for a custom project

November 7, 2006

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Although custom welding fixtures may be just one of Ed Sauvola's current jobs, it has become one of the main business opportunities he is pursuing while deciding which track is best for his one-man shop.

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Material handling stampings

Moving material efficiently

November 7, 2006

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It's a challenge to select the most efficient conveyor for a particular application. To make the best choice, it's imperative that all operating parameters be considered.

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VICON Elite Plasma

Better cuts with plasma

November 7, 2006

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One job led Keller & Son Industrial Contractors Inc., Spartanburg, S.C., to buy a new plasma cutting table in 2001. The need for extra capacity required it to purchase another in 2006. Now the company feels it is in the perfect position to take on all types of metal fabricating jobs.

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Laser cutting

Fabricator finds tubular niche

November 7, 2006

Production Cutting Services was founded in 1985 as a machine shop to supply parts to agricultural equipment manufacturers in and around East Moline, Ill. It used saws and CNC machining centers to provide tubular parts, but later realized it needed to add more value. It purchased two lasers from Mazak Optonics Corp. It hasn't abandoned CNC machining, though. It uses the lasers to complement its other processes.

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Joining GMAW and GTAW

November 7, 2006

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One form of hybrid welding combines both GMAW with a GTAW process in a welding torch. An electronic interface unit containing a plasma power supply controls the hybrid process. Research has indicated that such an approach to welding leads to faster welding times, deep penetration, and cleaner welds when compared with conventional GMAW technology.

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10 common quick die change problems

November 7, 2006

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Die changeover is one of the few times when a press isn't making money. Why do some die changeovers take hours? It might be the press, operator, die, material, lift truck, crane, or the tools.

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Is your cold pilger mill maintenance on schedule?

November 7, 2006

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Glen Stapleton relies on his experience in troubleshooting for more than 30 years to discuss the most pressing pilger mill maintenance issues—causes, cures, and tips to prevent breakdowns and get the machines up and running again when they do fail.

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