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TRUMPF names regional managers

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Dan Hoff and Carl Freehauf as regional managers.Hoff is responsible for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, western Wisconsin, and western...

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Apolo, Lone Star Steel form alliance

June 13, 2006

Apolo Tubos e Equipamentos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a subsidiary of Grupo Peixoto de Castro, and Lone Star Steel Co., Dallas, the primary operating company of Lone Star Technologies, have entered into...

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Strippit promotes two

June 13, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Don Grochocki as customer service manager-punch presses and Dan Caprio as product specialist-punching machinery.Grochocki oversees field service efforts,...

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OSU receives grant, starts new forming organization

June 13, 2006

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Precision Forming (CPF).The organization will merge with the Center for...

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Coe, Sesco names service technician

June 13, 2006

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., and Sesco Products Group has hired Carlos Figarola as a service technician to provide service and support for all Coe and Sesco products in...

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ITW purchases Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH

June 13, 2006

Georg Fischer Ltd., Schaffhausen, Switzerland, has announced it has sold its capital shares of Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungst echnik GmbH, Singen, Germany, to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview,...

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Schuler hires vice president, marketing manager

June 13, 2006

Schuler Hydroforming Inc., Canton, Mich., has named Harry Singh as vice president. Singh is responsible for all sales and operations, reporting to the board of directors.It has also named Kellie...

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New robot orders fall 30 percent in first quarter

June 13, 2006

According to statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich, new orders for North American robotics companies fell 30 percent in the first quarter of 2006.A 39...

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Beckwood Corp. celebrates 30 years in business

June 13, 2006

The Beckwood Corp., St. Louis, celebrated its 30th year in business at its recently expanded facility. During the ceremony President Charles P. Becker Jr. was presented with a plaque commemorating his...

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Linetec honored by governor as exemplary employer

June 13, 2006

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle honored Linetec as an exemplary employer committed to the principles of diversity in the workplace. The State of Wisconsin's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)...

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Denman and Davis launches Web site

June 13, 2006

Denman and Davis, Clifton, N.J., has launched its Web site, www.ddsteel.com.The site is set up to help customers quickly locate the products and services they need. It provides real-time inventory...

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Sharon Tube names product sales manager

June 13, 2006

Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, Pa., has appointed R. Gary Giles to product sales manager—electric resistance welded tubing. Giles works closely with the company's outside sales department and is...

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Tube hydroforming for expanded design options

June 13, 2006

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Hydroforming has become a favored technology for automotive parts because it allows manufacturers to increase a component's strength, reduce its weight, and reduce the number of parts in an assembly. Another important benefit, one that is often overlooked, is the increase in design freedom this technology allows. Engineers and designers must be aware of the factors that restrict design freedom, such as material characteristics and press limitations, and alternatives such as annealing and axial feeding that help work around these limitations.

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A review of common nondestructive tests

June 13, 2006

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Five types of nondestructive testing are common for tube and pipe weld inspection, and each has advantages and disadvantages that may make one more suitable than another for your inspections.

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

June 13, 2006

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A tubular assembly is cleaned in an Alliance Aquamaster CD-3000 rotary-drum cleaning system with wash and heated blowoff. The drum is constructed of stainless steel and includes spiral flights and part "kicker" bars. Photo courtesy of Alliance Manufacturing Inc., Fond du Lac, Wis....

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