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AK Steel announces August surcharges

July 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $183 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in August 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Industrial production rises in June

July 15, 2005

The Federal Reserve reported today that industrial production increased 0.9 percent in June, three times May's 0.3 percent increase and the highest increase in 16 months. More than half of the gain...

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Jobs added in June, but not in manufacturing

July 14, 2005

Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 in June, and the unemployment rate continued to trend down, reaching 5.0 percent—down from 5.1 percent in May and the lowest since September...

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WCI Steel names vice president–operations

July 14, 2005

WCI Steel, Inc. announced today that James F. Walsh has been named vice president-operations. Walsh has served as a consultant to WCI since April 2005 and has worked in various managerial and...

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Manzullo challenges Greenspan on China currency

July 14, 2005

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) today challenged Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan's recent statement that a revaluation of China's currency—the...

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U.S. trade deficit decreases slightly in May

July 13, 2005

The Department of Commerce today reported that the U.S. trade deficit fell by 2.7 percent in May to $55.3 billion, the best showing since March. Most of the improvement came from a drop in oil prices...

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Book covers industrial maintenance

July 12, 2005

Designed for the jack-of-all-trades technician, Industrial Maintenance, by Michael Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade, is available from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA).The...

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CNC bending machines have servo drives on all axes

July 12, 2005

Designed to reduce setup time and enhance production, CNC tube bending machines from Lang Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. feature electrical servo-drives on all axes and are available in single and multistack...

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How to choose the consumables you use - Part II

July 12, 2005

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Several small but crucial components—back caps, collets and collet bodies, gas lenses, and nozzles—are key components in enhancing GTAW productivity. These components are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Optimizing these consumables can help to optimize welder uptime.

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Draw cushions for mechanical presses

July 12, 2005

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The use of a draw cushion in the lead-off press of a press line is recommended for the production of high-quality parts to guarantee constant quality through reproducible production parameters.

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Quick-change disks grind, finish aluminum

July 12, 2005

Quick-change cotton fiber abrasive disks from Rex-Cut Products are designed to grind and finish aluminum without loading.Constructed with multiple layers of nonwoven cotton fiber impregnated with...

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Grabber cups protect against metal cuts and scrapes

July 12, 2005

Vi-Cas Mfg. has introduced a line of grabber cups designed to protect users from cuts and scrapes when handling sheet metal.The grabbers are available in diameters up to 4.75 in. with a 25-lb. lifting...

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Weld-immune proximity sensors have 20-mm range

July 12, 2005

Pepperl+Fuchs' weld-immune 20/20 series inductive proximity sensors for detecting aluminum and steel feature a 20-mm sensing range.The IP67 sensors have a Teflon®-coated brass housing with a...

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Fiberscopes identify flaws as small as 0.001 in

July 12, 2005

Suitable for inspecting engines, equipment, tubing, pipes, castings, and other hard-to-access cavities, Lenox Instrument’s high-resolution fiberscope (flexible borescope) identifies flaws as...

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Flux designed for submerged arc welding

July 12, 2005

The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Lincolnweld® 888 flux™ is suitable for submerged arc welding in the offshore, pressure vessel, shipbuilding, and structural fabrication industries. The flux...

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