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DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen announce manufacturing alliance

January 5, 2006

DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group and Volkswagen today announced that they have reached a formal agreement under which the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based carmaker will manufacture a unique line of VW...

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Mittal Steel completes U.S. subsidiaries merger

January 4, 2006

Mittal Steel Company N.V. has completed the merger of U.S. operating subsidiaries Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. and Ispat Inland Inc.Inland was merged with and into ISG effective Dec. 31, 2005, with ISG...

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Alpha Steel takes on Macsteel Service Centers USA name

January 4, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that its recent acquisition, Alpha Steel, a distributor of hot rolled and structural steel products in the Midwest, will now operate under the name...

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Mittal Steel announces ISG, Ispat Inland merger

December 23, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V. (Mittal Steel) has announced that its wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiaries, Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (ISG) and Ispat Inland Inc. (Inland) will merge.Under the proposed...

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Airplane purchases boosted November durable goods orders

December 23, 2005

New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $9.3 billion or 4.4 percent to $223.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was at the highest level since the series...

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Dana Corp. announces work force reductions

December 21, 2005

Dana Corp. has announced it will eliminate a total of approximately 800 jobs at one Canadian and three Australian plants in 2006.By December 2006, approximately 500 jobs will be eliminated at Dana's...

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Tube and pipe industry expert dies

December 15, 2005

Ron Stange, owner and founder of Tools For Bending Inc., Denver, died Dec. 3.Stange began his career in the tube and pipe fabrication industry when he joined the H&H Tool Division of Teledyne Pines in...

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The shocking truth about welding

December 13, 2005

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Welding instructor Marty Rice explains how welding power current works and how failing to follow safety practices can have shocking results. He also expands upon the information contained in "TIG welding—An overview"and discusses TIG qualities, applications, hazards, and the best way to learn TIG.

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Creating an efficient offline band sawing system Part II

December 13, 2005

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Planning an offline band sawing system can be complicated because it can affect, and is affected by, many interrelated factors. Breaking it down to infeed, sawing, and outfeed helps to frame the planning by breaking it down to three subprocesses. Furthermore, answering 15 pertinent questions can help you tailor an efficient sawing operation to your specific facility and sawing applications.

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Weld blend kit works on stainless steel, aluminum

December 13, 2005

Rex-Cut Products' Rex-Cut® Grind and Blend Kit removes heavy welds on stainless steel and aluminum.The kit includes a Sigma Green wheel featuring a zirconia-ceramic grain and proprietary bonding...

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Hearing protection designed for outdoor, low-light applications

December 13, 2005

Bilsom® Leightning® Hi-Visibility earmuffs from Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group provide high attenuation and visibility in outdoor or low-light applications. They utilize Bilsom's Air Flow...

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Inspection instrument identifies 0.001-in. flaws

December 13, 2005

The Lenox Fiberscope inspects in inaccessible and inhospitable areas and can identify flaws as small as 0.001 in.The fiberscope feature a tight bending radius and steerable two- or four-way...

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Drawing compound developed for high-heat applications

December 13, 2005

Houghton Intl. offers its Houghto-Draw® V-2000 drawing compound, a vegetable oil-based product for high-heat applications such as transfer and progressive stamping builds.The fluid provides...

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Flexible-mount light beam safety device protects up to 70 m

December 13, 2005

The M4000 standard multiple light beam safety device from Sick Inc. offers mounting flexibility via three groove housing and swivel mount end caps. It protects a perimeter up to 70 m with beam spacing...

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Metal-cored electrodes designed for stainless steel

December 13, 2005

Select-Arc Inc. has added three ferritic metal-cored, composite electrodes, the Select 409C, Select 409C-Cb, and Select 409C-Ti, to its stainless steel product line.The 409C is suitable for welding...

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