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Alpine Pipe installs welding machine

January 10, 2006

Thermatool Corp., East Haven, Conn., has announced the start-up of a CFI 1200 solid-state induction welding machine at Alpine Pipe Mfg. Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.It is installed on a new pipe mill supplied...

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Praxair, Liburdi form marketing agreement

January 10, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its packaged gases subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has signed a joint marketing agreement with Liburdi Automation Inc., Dundas, Ont., and its...

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Tregaskiss names regional business manager

January 10, 2006

Tregaskiss Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has appointed Mike Russell as regional business manager for the Pacific Northwest.Russell has more than 25 years' experience in the sales and welding industry. He...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires managers

January 10, 2006

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lindsay Randall as manager of inside sales and Lana Antonelli as accounting manager.Randall has more than 30 years' experience in the steel...

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Strong Welding Products names vice president/managing director

January 10, 2006

Strong Welding Products Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has named William Shum as vice president and managing director of Rankin Industries, San Diego, a designer and producer of hardfacing...

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Ryerson Inc. confirms new name, ticker symbol

January 10, 2006

Ryerson Inc. has confirmed that its previously announced corporate name now is in effect as is the concurrent adoption of the ticker symbol "RYI" for its common stock listed on the New York Stock...

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FANUC Southeast moves to new facility

January 10, 2006

FANUC Robotics America Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., is moving its Southeast operations to a 22,000-sq.-ft. customer technology center near Charlotte, N.C.The additional floor space is dedicated to...

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Linetec appoints director of architectural and commercial sales

January 10, 2006

Linetec, Wausau, Wis., has named Jon Close as its director of architectural and commercial sales.Close oversees the company's outside sales, inside sales, estimating, and marketing departments for its...

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Happy New Year!

January 10, 2006

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How can we make 2006 better than 2005? One way is to adopt a few work-related new year's resolutions. The author lists five factors that hold the industry back--factors that everyone should resolve to overcome for a successful year.

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Optimizing CO2 laser use: Part I

January 10, 2006

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Many factors can affect laser processing efficiency. This article, Part I of a two-part series, stresses laser system maintenance and discusses factors that can affect beam quality and efficiency—namely, impurities introduced by laser gases and gas supply systems and how to prevent them. It also has a supply system requirements list.

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Are company politics undermining your robotic projects?

January 10, 2006

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Success with robotics depends on many factors. Purchasing the right equipment is not enough. A company's political environment and policies regarding robotics can make or break a robotic project. This article discusses poor politics and policies and offers suggestions for achieving the right robotic environment.

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Positive ID

January 10, 2006

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Portable technology is available that can help fabricators positively identify the alloys used in a weldment. This is especially critical when a fabricator is trying to match a filler alloy to a base alloy and application.

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Don't fall down on the job

January 10, 2006

Companies should develop a written fall protection plan and maintain it on the job site. The plan must describe how your company will protect workers on a given work site when employees are working 10 feet or more above the ground, other work surfaces, or water.

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Who you gonna call?

January 10, 2006

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Shopping around for a welding gases distributor involves several key issues critical to a successful long-term business-distributor relationship.

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Elements of success:

January 10, 2006

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Torches, cables, and cooling are three integral components in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) equipment, and two cooling methods – air and water – are used in their cooling systems. Although GMAW and GTAW are different processes, the advantages and disadvantages of water- and air-cooled systems are the same. For that reason, you should consider similar factors when choosing a GMAW or GTAW system.

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