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Stop pickin' up bad vibrations

May 9, 2006

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Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), vibration white-finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome are all side effects of vibration overexposure, which can occur through using grinders often. Find out how to prevent these effects and reduce your overexposure to vibrations from using grinders and other power tools.

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Optimizing flow through robotic welding workcells

May 9, 2006

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Robotic welding systems can enhance a company's production and bottom line. However, using these systems requires careful thought and planning, building the right infrastructure, and achieving the right balance between robotic and manual operations. This article presents an overview of one company's successful implementation of robotic welding.

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OSHA's new hexavalent chromium standard

May 9, 2006

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Changes are necessary to make sure your welding operation is compliant with OSHA's new permissible exposure limit for hexavalent chromium.

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Do you need a die transport system?

May 9, 2006

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A die transport system may be needed if current production requirements cannot be met with existing presses, and opportunities for additional contracts are limited by current equipment production volumes; parts can be produced competitively in large batches, but not if the part count is smaller; and shop safety needs to be improved.

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What you need to know about high-pressure equipment

May 9, 2006

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High-pressure abrasive and waterjet cutting systems have unique properties that must be understood to maximize performance and ensure safety. This article discusses the principles of water compressibility and pressurization, metal fatigue, high-pressure plumbing, seals, valves, and making and installing ultrahigh pressure fittings.

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Emergency response—A critical component of workplace safety

May 9, 2006

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Accidents and injuries can occur in all workplaces. Having a well-thought-out emergency response plan and properly organized and trained team can help minimize trauma and damage. This article discusses one company's emergency response program and gives an example of its effectiveness.

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Metal fabricating in a new millennium

May 9, 2006

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The forming and fabricating of the 925-foot BP Pedestrian Bridge located at the east section of Chicago's Millennium Park, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is explored.

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New handling instructions

May 9, 2006

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In 2005 precision stamper Weiss-Aug of East Hanover, N.J., achieved a reject rate of less than 1 part per million. The company credits the success to meticulous planning and almost flawless execution. Such an approach applies for Weiss-Aug even when it comes to uncoiling metal.

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Handling engineering changes in automotive parts

May 9, 2006

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Control of engineering changes for automotive components and assemblies requires cooperation and communication among groups within a company, as well as with outside suppliers. Changes must be initiated, communicated, implemented, and verified enterprisewide.

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Mill Steel recognized as top employer in Western Michigan

May 8, 2006

For the fourth year in a row, Mill Steel Co. has been named one of the 10 Elite Winners of "West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional...

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AK Steel earns Ford Motor Co. Gold Award

May 5, 2006

AK Steel Corp. received a Gold World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company in a ceremony held in Dearborn, Mich., May 3. The company was one of only two U.S. facilities, and one of only 13 global...

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Bosch receives MERLIN Excellence in Business Award

April 30, 2006

Bosch received the 2006 MERLIN Excellence in Business Award, distributed by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM), for its success and continued innovation in North America....

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AWMI names new executive director

April 27, 2006

The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) has named Carole M. Rogin as its new Executive Director.In making this announcement, AWMI International President Victoria Zanutto noted,...

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U.S. durable goods orders rose 6.1 percent in March

April 26, 2006

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $13.3 billion or 6.1 percent to $230.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was the fifth increase in the last six months...

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U.S. Steel announces executive appointments

April 26, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced that it has appointed Michael A. Fedorenko as general manager-Granite City Works and Douglas R. Matthews as vice president and general director of U.S. Steel...

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