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Panasonic relocates to new facility

November 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has moved from Elgin, Ill., to a new facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill. The new facility houses the company's three industrial market units: Welding and...

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Hyd-Mech hires regional sales manager

November 8, 2005

Hyd-Mech Group Ltd., Woodstock, Ont., has named Tony Caggiano as regional sales manager for the eastern region of the U.S.Caggiano is responsible for all sales in the region, which includes Maryland,...

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Court drops initial ruling against Faro

November 8, 2005

The judge presiding over a lawsuit against Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, Fla., has withdrawn the summary ruling that the company had infringed on a competitor's patent.Romer CimCore filed a suit...

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Howard Precision Metals announces promotions

November 8, 2005

Howard Precision Metals Inc., Milwaukee, has promoted James Schumacher to vice president-purchasing and Kimberly A. Anderson to vice president-sales and marketing.Schumacher has been with the company...

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LIA announces biennial conference

November 8, 2005

The Laser Institute of America has announced the 8th biennial International Laser Safety Conference will be held March 19-22, 2007, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in San Francisco.The four-day...

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United Tube Corp. appoints vice president

November 8, 2005

United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has named J.M. Bretz as vice president.In his new position, Bretz is responsible for the sales and marketing throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been with the...

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Osborn opens Indiana facility

November 8, 2005

Osborn Intl., Cleveland, has announced the completion of its new brush manufacturing and distribution facility in Richmond, Ind.The 180,000-sq.-ft. plant produces 70 percent of all Osborn power brush...

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Hobart Institute offers FCAW courseware

November 8, 2005

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, now offers a FCAW course available on three DVDs with student workbook, instructor guide, tests, and answer keys. The course includes...

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AddisonMckee breaks ground on new location

November 8, 2005

AddisonMckee, a provider of tube fabricating equipment, has broken ground on its new location in Lebanon, Ohio.Construction of the 78,000-sq.-ft. building officially began Nov. 1 and is expected to be...

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AIDA names national sales director

November 8, 2005

AIDA-America has named Robert Southwell as national sales director. Southwell previously served AIDA's North American headquarters as appliance market manager.Southwell brings 17 years of experience...

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Cushioning the blow

November 8, 2005

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Hercules Machine Tool & Die Co. has intalled a fully programmable hydraulic cushion onto a mechanical press in hopes that it can cut down on try-out time and attract more business involving specialty stamped parts

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Advanced materials require advanced knowledge

November 8, 2005

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Given the range of advanced high-strength steels to be introduced into automotive bodies over the next decade, automakers must recognize the implication of non-traditional resistance spot weld failure modes.

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Die maintenance. Die repair.

November 8, 2005

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Unnecessary die repair stems from several basic shortcomings, namely poor die design, setup procedures, tool design, and maintenance techniques.

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Measuring up: Benchmarking your workplace practices

November 8, 2005

Manufacturers that track and address the effectiveness of their workplace practices make recruiting and retaining talent a key part of their strategy—a huge competitive advantage.

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Taking one step at a time

November 8, 2005

Automotive parts manufacturer Pridgeon & Clay was looking for a way to manage the growth it was forecasting. The company decided to buy several robotic welding workcells and modular air filtration systems so it could rearrange the facility's layout and give the company the opportunity to buy one piece of equipment at a time.

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