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Jury finds welding rod makers not liable

June 27, 2006

The Associated Press has reported that a jury in Cleveland today cleared welding rod makers of any liability for heath problems affecting Ernesto G. Solis, a former civilian worker at a Navy base....

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Mittal Steel Co. NV announces agreement with Arcelor

June 26, 2006

Mittal Steel Company NV today announced that it has reached an agreement with Arcelor to combine the two companies in a merger of equals to create what the company says will be the world's leading...

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in...

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Maintenance Metals & Alloys celebrates 10th anniversary

June 21, 2006

Concord, Ontario-based Maintenance Metals & Alloys Inc. is celebrating its 10th year serving the metals industry with an open house June 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.The "birthday party" will provide an...

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Senate nixes minimum-wage increase

June 21, 2006

Reuters has reported that the U.S. Senate today defeated a proposal pushed by Democrats that would have given some of the lowest-paid hourly workers a wage boost for the first time in nearly a...

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U. S. Steel opens training center

June 20, 2006

Fairfield Works of United States Steel Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of a new Maintenance Training Center. The Center occupies 11,000 square feet in the...

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WCI names vice president-operations

June 19, 2006

WCI Steel Inc. announced today that Michael T. Adams has been named vice president-operations, effective today.Adams has more than 22 years of steel industry experience, serving in managerial and...

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AK Steel announces stainless sheet price increase

June 19, 2006

AK Steel said today that it is increasing transaction prices for all hot-rolled and cold-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip products, tubular-quality products, and continuous mill plate products...

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Draw forming, Part II

June 16, 2006

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In draw forming, measurement and quantification are essential to ensuring part quality for the customer. However, the product requirements and the product input variables have different metrics and different conceptual meanings, which seems to defy direct engineering. Three processing variables can be adjusted during production to ensure the part is formed correctly.

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Chrysler Group plant to launch third shift

June 15, 2006

The Chrysler Group today announced that manufacturing operations at its Toledo (Ohio) North Assembly Plant will be expanded to include a third work shift beginning in Third Quarter 2006. The new shift...

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AK Steel, UAW to begin Butler Works contract talks

June 14, 2006

AK Steel and the United Autoworkers (UAW) Local 3303, which represents about 1,400 production, service, and maintenance workers at the company's Butler (PA) Plant, announced today they will begin...

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Nucor to construct new galvanizing facility in Alabama

June 14, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it plans to construct its fourth sheet steel galvanizing facility. The facility will be located at the company's existing sheet mill in Decatur, Ala. Annual capacity...

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Fabricator puts the brake on bend inconsistency

June 13, 2006

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Well-known for agriculture, Nebraska also has a strong manufacturing base. OEMs include Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Eaton, Thermo King, Claas, and Case New Holland. Standard Iron & Wire, a Minnesota-based fabricator, opened a manufacturing facility in Grand Island, Neb., to take advantage of this fertile manufacturing environment. Chief among its concerns was finding a press brake that would produce accurate, consistent parts. It purchased two LVD press brakes with the company's adaptive bending technology.

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The regrind process for tube mill tooling - Part II

June 13, 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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Structured sheet metal - Part II

June 13, 2006

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Vault-structured sheet metal undergoes very little strain hardening during structuring, so it can be deformed further into shapes such as cans, containers, washing machine drums, thin-walled detector tubes, heat exchangers, and light reflectors.

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