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Starrett celebrates 125th anniversary

March 8, 2005

In 2005 the L.S. Starrett Co. celebrates its 125th anniversary. Beginning with a single tool, the company has grown into a global manufacturer with a line of more than 5,000 products, including...

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Timken sponsors "Engineer of the Year" award

March 8, 2005

The Timken Company is sponsoring Design News'"Engineer of the Year" award. Timken and the former Torrington Company have had a long-standing tradition of sponsoring the program since its inception in...

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Greer Steel appoints marketing vice president

March 8, 2005

Greer Industries has appointed Bob Friend as vice president of marketing. He is responsible for developing new market opportunities with a particular focus on marketing efforts for Greer Steel and...

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Chernobyl metal sold for scrap

March 8, 2005

Pieces of metal from the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine, scene of the world's worst civil nuclear disaster in 1986, are being sold for scrap.Olexzandre Smyshliayev, director of...

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BTD Manufacturing acquires Performance Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

BTD Manufacturing Inc., an operating company of Otter Tail Corp., has acquired Lakeville, Minn.-based Performance Tool & Die Inc.Dale Messer, formerly the president and co-owner of Performance Tool,...

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BOC signs AWISCO NY

March 8, 2005

BOC has signed a multiyear supply agreement with AWISCO NY Corp., a distributor of compressed gases and welding, safety, and industrial supplies.AWISCO serves the construction trades, including steel...

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ALSCO wins 2004 NCCA Safety Award

March 8, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has presented its 2004 Best Safety Practices Award to ALSCO Metals Corp. of Roxboro, N.C. The award was announced at NCCA's Fall Technical Meeting in...

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AWS Welding Show adds job fair

March 8, 2005

The American Welding Society (AWS) is holding a job fair as part of its 2005 AWS Welding Show.This inaugural AWS Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, the last day of...

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Domestic manufacturing growth outlook appears strong

March 8, 2005

The Site Selection Network of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Deloitte's Manufacturing Industry practice released the results of the organizations' joint 2005 Manufacturing...

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Houghton, Tecnoalloy form alliance

March 8, 2005

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treating Division has entered into a sales and marketing alliance with Tecnoalloy s.r.l., a manufacturer of heat treating racks and equipment in Fornovo, Italy.The agreement...

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Engineering Quality Solutions Web site adds FLCo calculator

March 8, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.'s Web site now includes an online FLCo calculator.FLCo values are needed to generate Forming Limit Diagrams (FLDs), which are used in circle grid strain analysis,...

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Panasonic Factory Automation changes name

March 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Automation has been renamed Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA).The name change unifies the company's capital equipment business globally under the Panasonic name...

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Advanced lubricants improve high-strength steel forming

March 8, 2005

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Advanced or ultrahigh-strength steel (AHSS or UHSS) use in more than 60 percent of structural automotive stampings has changed the rules when it comes to tooling surface, heat and friction control, robotic automation, and paint pretreatment. With yield strengths now reaching production levels of...

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Frequently asked questions about hardfacing

March 8, 2005

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This robot is hardfacing an agricultural tool.At first glance, hardfacing can be confusing and troublesome; in reality, it isn't. Understanding some of the basics about hardfacing can go a long way toward instilling confidence in your hardfacing product selection.The following 19 answers to...

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99% GTAW, 100% RAD

March 8, 2005

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Troy Trepanier stands next to the FastForward Fastback 1967 Mustang®, a project car restored with modifications borrowed from Ford's 2005 concept Mustang. It was made in 18 weeks with parts and accessories found and bought on eBay Motors. Troy Trepanier says his company does all the...

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