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Linde Material Handling-North America appoints staff

December 13, 2005

Linde Material Handling-North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Rich Bevington as regional sales manager. Mike Paul will assume responsibilities for the company's dealers.Bevington is...

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AWS announces national standard

December 13, 2005

The American Welding Society has made available AWS D18.3/D18.3M:2005, "An American National Standard: Specification for Welding of Tanks, Vessels, and other Equipment, in Sanitary (Hygenic)...

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Arcos Industries announces new appointments

December 13, 2005

Arcos Industries LLC, Mount Carmel, Pa., has announced five new appointments.Cindy Henninger has been named northeast regional sales representative. She has been with the company for 12 years.Harry...

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TRUMPF names new exclusive regional distributor

December 13, 2005

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Icon Machine Tool as its exclusive distributor for machine tools in Illinois and eastern Iowa. The company continues to represent TRUMPF products in Missouri,...

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Beckwood Press completes expansion

December 13, 2005

Beckwood Press Co. has completed expansion of its St. Louis manufacturing plant to accommodate its growth in the hydraulic press industry.The expanded facility, which now features 40-ft. high ceilings...

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Wagner names customer service/sales representative

December 13, 2005

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, has named Lisa Meese as its customer service and inside sales representative.Meese is responsible for generating sales orders for the company and assists in the...

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OSHA proposes fines on Illinois manufacturer

December 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $418,200 in fines for Midwest Racking Mfg. Inc., Madison, Ill., for failing to protect workers from numerous workplace hazards...

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OSHA hands down fines to railroad car manufacturer

December 13, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down $130,500 in fines to Alstom Transportation Inc., Hornell, N.Y., resulting from an inspection conducted in April 2005.Alstom, a...

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FMA/TPA mourn the passing of Ivaska

December 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), mourn the Dec. 11 passing of Joseph Ivaska, former vice president of engineering at...

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Tucker Induction Systems names chief engineer/sales engineer

December 13, 2005

Tucker Induction Systems, Shelby Twp., Mich., has appointed Micah Black, an induction heating author and industry speaker, as chief engineer/sales engineer. In this position, Black oversees the...

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Die basics 101: Part V

December 13, 2005

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Many specialty components can be used in dies, but the most commonly used are die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys—all of which were explained in Part IV of this series. This article focuses on other common components—pads,...

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Cutoff die setup for dimple-free rounds

December 13, 2005

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With the right equipment and proper setup, tube mills can produce dimple-free round tubing efficiently. A multistep process using a two shear blade makes a dimple-free cut, and an inline brush end finisher can be used to remove the ever-present clearance burrs, if needed

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Achieving consistent stock lubrication with less oil

December 13, 2005

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Low-volume, low-pressure (LVLP) lubrication systems can offer stampers a way to maintain the most appropriate lubrication level for each job while reducing oil consumption.

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Bulletproof processes

December 13, 2005

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While some stampers are filing for bankruptcy, Alpha's lean manufacturing initiatives have propelled the Detroit-based stamper to a $50 million-dollar company and growing

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A need for speed

December 13, 2005

Currently, Dana's Chatham, Ontario division produces several heat shields for fluid-management systems including heat exchangers, valves, and coolers. With higher demand yields and new orders, the stamper needed an automated press line that could improve uptime, quality, and reliability.

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