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Harsco GasServ names southwestern region sales manager

June 14, 2005

Harsco GasServ, Mechanicsburg, Pa., has named Nate Kondo as southwestern region sales manager. He is responsible for selling Taylor-Wharton products and Sherwood products in Arizona, New Mexico,...

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Hydro Aluminum N.A. appoints Sidney, Ohio, GM

June 14, 2005

Hydro Aluminum North America, Baltimore, has appointed Rob Abfall as general manager of its Sidney, Ohio, operations. He oversees all fabrication and assembly business at the location's two...

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Greer Steel names GM, Ferndale, Mich., facility

June 14, 2005

Greer Steel has named Curtis L. Lamar as general manager at its Ferndale, Mich., service center.A Michigan State graduate with a degree in metallurgy, Lamar has been a sales representative for the...

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AutoCAD training center opens

June 14, 2005

Computers Etc Software Training Center and Cybertech Training Centers Inc. have announced the grand opening of an AutoCAD® training facility in Anaheim, Calif.Certified trainers and course...

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Balzers opens coating center

June 14, 2005

Balzers Inc., Elgin, Ill., has opened a coating center in Bakersfield, Calif.The center is equipped with the company's BAI 1200 coating system designed for high-volume coating. It accommodates tools...

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AWS announces U.S. Open Weld Trials winner

June 14, 2005

Joel Stanley, representing Northern Penobscot Tech, Region III, Maine, is the official winner of the 2005 U.S. Open Weld Trials held at the American Welding Society's (AWS) 2005 AWS Welding...

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Airgas acquires two welding supply companies

June 14, 2005

Airgas, Radnor, Pa., has acquired the assets and operations of Vancouver Welding Supply Inc. (VWS), based in Vancouver, Wash., and Cumberland Welding & Supply Co. Inc. in Cumberland, Md.Airgas Nor...

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Automatic Feed Co. earns ISO certification

June 14, 2005

Automatic Feed Co. Inc., Napoleon, Ohio, has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification following a quality management system audit conducted in January by AQSR.

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Metform, Bradbury form strategic alliance

June 14, 2005

Metform Intl. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., and The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., have formed a strategic alliance that will give both organizations the ability to share technology; cooperate in...

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NAM urges immediate action on energy bill

June 14, 2005

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released a statement urging its members to tell senators to support the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Senate floor debate and votes on the bill are...

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Mitsubishi completes headquarters renovation

June 14, 2005

Mitsubishi Laser has completed renovation and expansion of MC Machinery's headquarters showroom in Wood Dales, Ill. The showroom is large enough to display the 3015LVPLUS -35CFX, the 3015LVPLUS -40CFX...

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Fortress launches new Web site

June 14, 2005

Fortress Interlocks, Erlanger, Ky., has launched a new Web site designed to deliver product and application information.Each product has its own dedicated page with a general description, construction...

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Wilson Tool launches parts, accessories division

June 14, 2005

Wilson Tool International® has launched its Xtra™ parts and accessories division.Available products include replacement clamp assemblies, turret keys, tooling cabinets, alignment tools, hand...

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Roll-Kraft adds personnel

June 14, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has appointed Shawn Mitchell to its sales staff and Jeffrey Misley as project manager.Mitchell has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with the company's...

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Die Basics 101: Part II

June 14, 2005

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Figure 1EmbossingAll forming operations deform sheet material by exposing it to tension, compression, or both. Most part defects, such as splits and wrinkles, occur in forming operations. Successful sheet metal forming relies heavily on the metal's mechanical properties. The metal being formed must...

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