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Taylor-Wharton files for Chapter 11 protection

November 20, 2009

Taylor-Wharton International, LLC, a technology, service and manufacturing network for gas applications involving pressure vessels and precision valves, has announced a plan to implement a voluntary...

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Hypertherm announces plasma curriculum for schools

November 20, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the availability of the first commercial curriculum specifically for plasma cutting and gouging.Created with...

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TRUMPF celebrates 50 years of nibbler technology

November 20, 2009

The hand-guided TRUMPF power nibbler is celebrating its50th birthday. The first tool, based on technical principles developed by Berthold Leibinger, came to market in 1959, when the company introduced...

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Mild steel to HSS: Not just a spec change - Part II

November 20, 2009

Stamping high-strength steel, rather than mild steel, requires a different press system design approach. Standard presses are not designed to withstand the forces associated with HSS. A link drive can reduce the impact when the upper die touches the blank holder,and a heavier-than-normal press frame minimizes deflection.

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FABTECH 'exceeded our expectations'

November 19, 2009

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Economically speaking, it's been a grim year. Few industries have escaped the repercussions of the downturn, and ours—metal manufacturing—is among the hardest hit. It was under a heavy cloud of concern that a stressed, worried industry came together at the 2009 FABTECH®...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip in next three months; however, conditions show considerable improvement from last year

November 19, 2009

According to the November 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies anticipate a dip in business conditions and incoming orders. Conducted...

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Lean manufacturing meets health care

November 14, 2009

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The coverage on health care reform has been driving me crazy lately. As the saying goes, there are two things that are good to have, but you don't want to know how they're made: laws and sausages. For weeks, article after newspaper article has described the art of sausage-making.But one...

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Taking a working break from free trade

November 13, 2009

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My two fellow bloggers have written about jobs, and I can't disagree with their points. Job creation is important both to the electorate and those they elect.Unfortunately, the past decade hasn't been a stellar one for job creation. If you take a look at the private jobs in the U.S. in...

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United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO Metal Trades presidents featured on special rebroadcast of 'Inside Government'

November 12, 2009

Building a new economy that utilizes clean energy, a 21st century infrastructure and allows the U.S. to thrive on the global stage will be the focus of this week's AFGE "Inside Government" radio show....

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No layoffs (except for Congress)

November 11, 2009

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Yes, Tim, it truly is about jobs. Congress can debate health care reform, bail out banks, extend unemployment benefits, work to develop a climate bill, increase the legislative budget, and do whatever else it does until the cows come home, but we need jobs—lots of good jobs—for the...

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HRB prices converging

November 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 9 rose 1.6 percent to $437 per ton for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price fell 1.4 percent to $496...

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It's about jobs

November 10, 2009

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It's now one in 10, probably more. Take a walk and glance around. You'll probably see someone in need of a job. Within two blocks of my house, I know four who are unemployed—and those are just the neighbors I know. The Labor Department's release, which pegged...

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Tracking injuries

November 10, 2009

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When considering activities that can affect your company's bottom line, don't overlook the positive difference tracking injuries can make. Recording and analyzing injury data can help you identify and correct problem areas, properly plan for production alterations should an injury occur, and reduce the impact of lost workdays.

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Self-cleaning treatment enhances welding nozzle life

November 10, 2009

Secoa Technology has introduced a treatment process that transforms customers' current welding nozzles into PerfectArcs™ self-cleaning weld nozzles. The nozzles are suitable for almost any...

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CNC profile cutting machine features single tool carriage capable of carrying two tools

November 10, 2009

Retro Systems has announced the launch of the Hornet H series CNC profile cutting machines. They include a Hypertherm® PC-based CNC, heavy-wall steel tubing machine frame and gantry beam,...

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