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AK Tube selects Ohio for $8.5 million expansion project

April 13, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, has selected its Walbridge, Ohio, plant for a previously announced $8.5 million capital investment to increase production...

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Steel Dynamics completes Roanoke Electric Steel acquisition

April 12, 2006

Today Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. The transaction closed on April 11, 2006, immediately following approval...

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AK Steel to expand electrical steel production capacity

April 12, 2006

AK Steel said today that its board of directors has approved a capital investment of $14 million for the second phase of a project to increase production capacity for high quality, grain-oriented...

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Praxair announces new staff appointments

April 11, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has made several new appointments to its staff. Bob Phillips is Northeast U.S. division general manager; Randy Brittingham is vice president and general manager, U.S.;...

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When a good tube bends bad - Part II

April 11, 2006

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Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part article that examines tube bending defects, possible causes, and suggested remedies. Part I discusses surface defects; Part II covers other defects, such as wall thinning, ovality, buckling, and fractures. When the stress on the...

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 8

April 11, 2006

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Now that you've written your proposal, it's time to submit it to the government. Before you send it off, make sure, one last time, that everything necessary in your bid proposal is there.

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Modern flying shear tube cutoff systems - Part I

April 11, 2006

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Modern flying shear tube cutoff systems comprise state-of-the-art mainframes, tools, and controllers. This article, Part I of a two-part series, discusses the different types of mainframes, their capabilities, and construction. It describes and includes images of the construction process from start to finish.

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The regrind process for tube mill tooling - Part I

April 11, 2006

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Although most tube and pipe producers don't get too involved in the regrind process, it is crucial—reconditioning roll tooling can extend its useful life by 15 or 20 times. The regrind process reduces the producer's overall out-of-pocket tooling expenses, while helping to ensure the tooling continues to produce a consistent-quality product at the required speeds. A better understanding of the process, especially familiarity with the types of flaws that reconditioning can and cannot resolve, can go a long way toward a better working relationship between a tube and pipe producer and its regrind contractor.

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Indexer performs assembly, inspection at up to 1,600 parts per hour

April 11, 2006

The Toggle-Aire® multistation indexer from AIM Joraco is pneumatically operated and programmable logic-controlled to perform parts assembly operations and provide 100 percent pre- and postassembly...

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Welding helmet has variable shades, outside adjustment knob

April 11, 2006

The Optiva autodarkening welding helmet from ArcOne is suitable for GMAW and SMAW applications and has variable dark shades of 9 to 13 and an outside adjustment knob.The helmet is solar-powered and...

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Gas shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for mild steel welding

April 11, 2006

UltraCore™ 712C and 712A80 gas shielded, flux-cored wires from The Lincoln Electric Co. are suitable for mild steel welding applications.The 712C for tank and shipbuilding applications uses...

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Sheet metal marking tool handles various materials

April 11, 2006

The Multi-Scribe™ sheet metal marking tool from Wilson Tool International® handles various materials and is suitable for conventional sheet scribing or dot-matrix marking. The tool marks...

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Metal-cored electrodes suitable for weldments requiring painting

April 11, 2006

Select-Arc Inc. offers two carbon steel, gas-shielded, composite metal-cored electrodes that have a high tolerance of mill scale and rust. Both are suitable for weldments that require painting.The...

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Tooling system compatible with conventional thin-turret tooling

April 11, 2006

The components of the Xcel™ tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling are compatible with existing, conventional thin-turret tooling inventory and include a canister assembly for the 1 1/4-in....

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Sheet metal cutters made of M2 high-speed steel

April 11, 2006

Sheet metal cutters from Jancy Engineering Inc. are made of M2 high-speed steel, which provides accuracy and rigidity in hole drilling operations.With patented arbor systems, the hole cutters can be...

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