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Titanium nitride-coated step drill offers reduced friction

July 27, 2006

Titanium nitride-coated step drills from M.K. Morse Co. help reduce friction and extend drill life. They have three flats ground on the shank, preventing the drill from slipping in the drill chuck.The...

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U.S.-made Acura TL exported to China

July 27, 2006

Acura took a major step forward in its global plans with the export of the first U.S.-made Acura vehicle to China, the company announced today.Scheduled to go on-sale beginning in September at newly...

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Steel prices rise in U.S., Europe

July 26, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for July 24 was $608 per ton, FOB the port of export, down slightly from the July 10 figure of $587. The HRB price in...

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Commercial Metals Co. appoints CEO

July 25, 2006

In accordance with Commercial Metals Company's established succession plan, Stanley A. Rabin, chairman of the board and CEO has announced that the Board of Directors has named Murray R. McClean CEO...

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Delphi to explore sale options for interiors businesses

July 24, 2006

Delphi Corp., Troy, Mich., has announced it has retained Rothschild Inc. to explore potential sale opportunities for its Cockpits and Interior Systems and Integrated Closure Systems businesses.Any...

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Hotline for specialty metals, titanium buyers introduced

July 20, 2006

Buyers of specialty metals and titanium for use in defense-related applications now can check on domestic product availability through a toll-free hotline developed by the Specialty Steel Industry of...

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Toyota considering introducing flex-fuel program in U.S.

July 19, 2006

Speaking before the National Press Club July 18, Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor North America, said that despite recent headlines, the U.S. automotive industry continues to be vibrant, citing...

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TRUMPF Inc. names vice president, laser

July 18, 2006

Dr. Holger Schlueter has been appointed as vice president, laser for TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group.In this new role, Schlueter oversees all laser-related manufacturing, research, and...

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Monarch Steel enters agreement with Feralloy Corp.

July 17, 2006

Monarch Steel Co. announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Feralloy Corp. to acquire the Chicago-based company's operations and facilities at 4650 Johnston Parkway in...

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AK Steel sets August surcharges for stainless, electrical steels

July 17, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $235 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in August 2006. August 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel products...

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Study details Chinese steel industry subsidies

July 13, 2006

An economic study released today concluded that the Chinese steel industry has benefited from massive subsidies, and that the industry's recent explosive expansion, nearly tripling production between...

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Timken to increase seamless steel tubing prices

July 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced it will increase prices by 5 percent on all carbon and alloy grade tubing products. The price change will be effective with shipments beginning on August 14, 2006. Raw...

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China automaker to build MG-brand cars in Oklahoma

July 12, 2006

China's Nanjing Automobile Group plans to build MG-brand cars in southern Oklahoma, state officials announced today.A manufacturing facility and parts distribution center will be located in Ardmore...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part I: Know your tools and skills

July 11, 2006

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Starting a portable GTAW business takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it also takes the basics of knowing how to start it. It's important to learn about what equipment you need, how to set it up, and how to evaluate your welding before you take your first job.

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Warm forming of stainless steels - Part I

July 11, 2006

To prevent martensitic transformation in stainless steel during drawing operations, warm forming has been explored. In experiments, warm forming eliminated intermediate annealing operations and substantially increased limiting draw ratio values.

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