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Effects of shielding gas

7 effects of shielding gas

January 9, 2007

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Depending on your application, various components of your shielding gas blend can help or hurt you. Find out what effects shielding gas has on your weld and what you can do to get the best results.

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Metals upsets, offsets, and onsets in 2007

January 9, 2007

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Metal fabricators should see price relief on U.S. carbon steel hot-rolled band prices going into the first quarter of 2007, with prices expected to bottom out at $500 to $540 per ton early in the first quarter, depending on the mill source. In February through April, prices should begin to rebound...

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From Pens to Plasma Cutters

January 9, 2007

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What happens when an editor gets to weld? Let Senior Editor Eric Lundin share his first-hand experience. Visitors could try their hands at a variety of welding and cutting processes at Miller Electric's semitruck parked in Hall B at the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show in Atlanta , Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

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Creating a leadership team that speaks, acts with one voice

January 9, 2007

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This article is based on a 2006 FABTECH® Intl. & AWS Welding Show seminar presented by Dr. Bob Rausch, a facilitator and coach for executives, managers, and their teams. It explains the importance of creating and energizing effective leadership teams, describes common team characteristics, and discusses potential defuelers and refuelers.

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NAM on Fabricators' Top Two Concerns

January 9, 2007

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Following the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show keynote address, the fabricator.com's Web Content Manager Vicki Bell sat down to talk with the speaker, former Michigan Governor and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler.

Citing "Fabricating Update" survey results that steel prices and the skilled labor shortage are metal fabricators' No. 1 and 2 concerns, respectively, Bell asked Engler the following questions.

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China's Unusual Tax Move

January 9, 2007

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The Chinese government's control policies are currently focused on controlling exports by increasing export taxes, said Patrick McCormick, World Steel Dynamics (WSD) managing partner. Normally, a value-added tax (VAT) is refunded on exports."Because of the growth of steel, and because they're...

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Bystronic names president, North American operations

January 5, 2007

Bystronic Inc. has announced the promotion of Michael Zakrzewski to president of Bystronic Inc., the North American subsidiary of the Bystronic Group. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Zakrzewski is responsible...

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Safety base module connects to control network in minutes

January 4, 2007

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an AS-interface (AS-i) control and safety base module for its eGard system that allows the system to be connected easily to an AS-i Safety at Work control network in...

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6-in. angle grinder has electronic speed stabilization

January 4, 2007

Metabo Corp. offers the WE14-150 electronic 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine with Tacho-Constamatic (TC) speed stabilization. The grinder can work at nearly 100 percent of the no-load speed (9,000...

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Nozzle design aids near-dry sawing

January 4, 2007

Accu-Lube® has introduced a new nozzle designed for near-dry sawing. The U nozzle allows the lubricant to be applied from behind the blade on the three sides of the blade.The nozzle attaches to a...

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Flexible deburring center introduced

January 4, 2007

Abtex Corp. has introduced a deburring system that uses the company's planetary deburring head. Named for its three 10-in. brushes per head, the Tri-Ten series can deburr both sides of a flat part in...

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Mat contains welding spatter, reduces fatigue

January 4, 2007

Designed specifically for use in welding areas, Wilson Industries Spatter-Mat reduces fatigue and withstands welding spatter.A specially formulated rubber surface repels sparks and hot metal shards....

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Starrett profiled on "Made in America" series

January 4, 2007

The L.S. Starrett Co., a supplier of precision measuring tools and equipment, is being featured on John Ratzenberger's "Made in America" series on the Travel Channel. The 10-minute episode presently...

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SteelMax appoints president, worldwide business operations

January 3, 2007

Centennial, Colo.-based SteelMax/Rockies Global Marketing L.L.C., has appointed Terence (Mick) Webber as president of worldwide business operations.Webber has held sales, marketing, and operations...

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Nucor to purchase Harris Steel Group

January 2, 2007

Nucor Corp. announced that it has agreed to make a tender offer for all of the shares of Harris Steel Group Inc. at C$46.25 per share. This tender offer will remain open for a minimum of 35 calendar...

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