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Wagner Companies announces promotions

March 11, 2008

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, recently promoted Justin Wesser to manager of quality services and Patrick Hutchinson to the new position of director of engineering services.Wesser joined Wagner in...

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AWS appoints managing director of certification

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, an organization working to advance the science, technology, and application of welding, recently appointed John Filippi as managing director of certification...

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SteelMax appoints regional sales manager

March 11, 2008

SteelMax LLC, Centennial, Colo., has appointed Edgar Holmes as Eastern regional sales manager. Holmes, who previously was with Baileigh Industrial Inc., has experience in sales, sales management,...

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Beckwood expands St. Louis facility

March 11, 2008

The Beckwood Corp., a manufacturer of servo-motion and hydraulic presses from 2 tons to more than 2,000 tons, recently expanded its St. Louis facility to include an additional 560 sq. ft. of office...

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Robotics conference emphasizes new standard on industrial robot construction

March 11, 2008

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Mississauga, Ont., will co-sponsor the North American Robot Safety Conference in Waterloo,...

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AWS plans automatic welding conference

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, will hold a conference May 13 and 14 dedicated to automatic welding, automatic controls, and training and management.Speakers will explore automation...

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Kalamazoo Machine Tool completes plant expansion

March 11, 2008

Kalamazoo Machine Tool (KMT), Portage, Mich., has completed an expansion that provides more room for accessory manufacturing in the machine shop, a separate area for welding and painting, a larger...

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Schaffner receives Masco supplier award

March 11, 2008

Schaffner Mfg. Co., Pittsburgh, a producer of custom metal finishing products, recently was named a winner of Masco Corporation's 2007 MASTAR awards. The Masco Supplier Team Recognition Program awards...

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Praxair acquires Kirk Welding Supply

March 11, 2008

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has acquired Kirk Welding Supply Inc., Kansas City, Mo.Kirk operates 10 facilities in eastern Kansas and western Missouri,...

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Laserdyne names North American sales manager

March 11, 2008

Prima North America Inc., Chicopee, Mass., a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, recently promoted Carl Bryant to North American sales manager for its Laserdyne Systems operation in Champlin,...

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Hobart Brothers launches online filler metal selection resource

March 11, 2008

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has added an interactive Product Approval Guide to its Web site.Located at www.hobartbrothers.com/product-approvals/, the resource allows visitors to locate filler...

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TRUMPF names distributor award recipient

March 11, 2008

The Laser Marking division of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its Outstanding Distributor Performance award to Gosiger Inc.'s Indiana subsidiary at the annual TRUMPF distributor meeting in...

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Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory.Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales,...

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Eddy current testing strategies for copper tube

March 11, 2008

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If you are a copper tube producer, you know you need to use nondestructive testing methods, but you might not be aware of all the possibilities in how they are used. First off, should you check the material before or after it is processed? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each testing point? Should you test it at both places? And second, can testing do more than help you prevent shipping poor-quality product?

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Aluminum Workshop: Preventing porosity in humid environments

March 11, 2008

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Q: I'm having problems with excessive porosity when TIG welding aluminum. My friend says it comes from water vapor in the air (it's very humid here) being broken down by the arc. Is this true? It sounds pretty far-fetched.A: I hope you didn't bet on this one. If you did, get ready to pay up. All...

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