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Flushing out four-letter words: rust, dirt, and wear (Part III)

September 15, 2006

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Dirt, rust, and wear, cost tube producers and fabricators millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricants can help you select the best lubricant extend tool life and improve bends.

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Ford accelerates restructuring

September 15, 2006

Ford Motor Co. today announced plans to further reduce its capacity and work force, and ramp up new product introductions as it accelerates its North America "Way Forward" turnaround plan.Ford will...

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AK Steel's Rockport Works receives Senate Productivity Award

September 15, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its Rockport, Indiana Works is the winner of the United States Senate Productivity Award, sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the Indiana Manufacturers...

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Hot-rolled band prices down in U.S., world market; up in China

September 13, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Sept. 11 declined $9 per ton to $545 per ton versus the Aug. 28 report. The U.S. HRB spot price fell $5 to $675...

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How Safely Do You Weld?

September 13, 2006

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By addressing six common hazards, companies that perform pipe and tube welding can provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees.

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Single-phase CV-, CC-mode welding power source available

September 12, 2006

The Shopmate™ 300 DX welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. operates on single-phase power in CV mode (GMAW and FCAW) and CC mode (DC GTAW and SMAW).The power source provides 5 to...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part IV: Stainless steel, aluminum tips

September 12, 2006

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This article, the last of a four-part series about establishing a portable GTAW business, covers helpful tips for working with stainless steel and aluminum, including weld prep and the proper welding techniques. It also offers advice about hiring help and purchasing liability insurance for your business.

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Holding the line on metal costs

September 12, 2006

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Stampers and roll formers can look at edge trim, heads, tails, skeletons, and coil damage for ways they can reduce scrap to hold the line on metal costs.

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Stud-maker throws church building a curve

September 12, 2006

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Radius Track, a fabricator specializing in its patented curved metal studs, replaced many of the heavy-gauge beams in the a church's dome frame with light-gauge steel studs. As a result, the dome was light enough to be supported without view-obstructing columns.

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Expanding upward and outward

September 12, 2006

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Watson Engineering didn't have to add any laser operators during its most recent expansion effort. The reason was technology advancements associated with material handling and modern laser cutting devices.

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Draw forming, Part IV

September 12, 2006

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The relationships among part geometry, tool geometry, and control of the processing inputs are significantly different between the net shape and non-net shape processes.

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Impact riveter sets solid rivets up to 7/16 in. diameter

September 12, 2006

Orbitform has introduced the HP2000 hydrapneumatic impact riveter.The 20-ton-capacity riveter available with up to a 24-in. throat autofeeds and quickly sets solid rivets up to 7/16 in. diameter.Other...

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CNC carbide cutoff system equipped with autoloaders, bar stockers

September 12, 2006

Pat Mooney Inc. – The Saw Company carries the Nishijimax CNC carbide cutoff system designed for fully automatic cycles and is equipped with autoloaders and bar stockers.After a bar length has...

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Space-saving forklifts introduced

September 12, 2006

Combilift has developed thee models of its space-saving forklifts for materials handling applications.The TeleCombi is fitted with a one-stage boom mounted on a moving carriage. It has a reach of 3 m...

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Robot vision system option available

September 12, 2006

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the iRVision™ integrated robot vision option for the company's R-J3iC controller.The ready-to-use vision system has a 2-D robot guidance tool to conduct...

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