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PRC Laser hires director of sales and service

October 11, 2005

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has hired Dan Robinson as its director of sales and service. Robinson is responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer service-related activities in North...

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Plymouth Tube Co. delivers to U.S. Dept. of Energy

October 11, 2005

Plymouth delivers heat exchangers to U.S. Department of EnergyPlymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., is preparing to ship the final orders of the SEA-CURE® heat exchanger tubing to the Department...

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Rumble acquires Orchid

October 11, 2005

Rumble Automation Inc., a manufacturer of welding and assembly equipment, has announced the acquisition of Orchid Automation, a manufacturer of pressroom automation and material handling equipment.The...

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CSM: U.S. automotive production lags 2004 pace

October 11, 2005

CSM Worldwide, a provider of market intelligence and forecasting to the automotive industry, today announced the October 2005 CSM Automotive Production Barometer™. While U.S. sales fell 7.5...

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Galvanizing awards nominations needed

October 11, 2005

The American Galvanizers Association has announced its 12th annual Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards competition.The awards, which are presented annually, recognize projects that utilize...

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Lincoln supplies equipment for television show

October 11, 2005

Lincoln Electric supplied the welding equipment used to fabricate parts for Lance Armstrong's Pontiac GTO® on The Learning Channel's (TLC) "Overhaulin" television show.Show host and hot rod...

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The benefits of materials engineering

October 11, 2005

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U.S. stampers are missing an opportunity to gain a competitive edge by offering materials engineering support, which often is lacking within OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Many stampers take the position that they "just build to a print"—but so do overseas shops.

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Tube, profile cutting with lightning speed

October 11, 2005

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For more than 30 years, lasers have been used successfully for flat sheet cutting. Complex 3-D laser cutting is well-established in the automotive industry.

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Removing the obstacles to success

October 11, 2005

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Owners of mid-sized businesses (those that sell for $2 million to $250 million) should know that the environment for selling such a business has grown increasingly harsh over the past 25 years or so. Many of the competitive forces at work in the global arena that have made manufacturing overseas attractive have made overseas manufacturing companies attractive investments, to the detriment of U.S. business owners. However, knowledge and planning can help an owner of a mid-sized manufacturing firm get a premium price for his business.

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Scarfing tube and pipe—cut to the quick

October 11, 2005

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Weld bead scarfing (cutting, removing, and disposing) exposes mill operators to numerous hazards, including cuts and burns from the scarf. Part I of this article discusses the reasons scarf is removed from tube and the mill parameters that affect the scarf removal process. Part II discusses a variety of manual and automated removal and disposal methods. Part III discusses strategies for improving ID weld bead removal and disposal.

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 5

October 11, 2005

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When you want to bid on a government contract, getting the technical data you need, including specifications and drawings, is critical.

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Product liability

October 11, 2005

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By recognizing the myths and understanding the realities of protecting your business, you can make simple strategic refinements to help give you true peace of mind when it comes to product liability.

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Making the sale

October 11, 2005

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Many customers are brand-loyal. How you sell to these individuals, some of whom may have preconceived notions of what they want, will determine your sales success.

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Pairing the right hydraulic press with your application

October 11, 2005

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Choosing the right hydraulic press for your application is crucial. Identifying the right press capability up front can eliminate additional costs and startup delays. Four primary hydraulic press return capabilities are return on position, return on pressure, return on pressure with dwell capability, or combinations of the three. Shown is a press with return on pressure capabilities.

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Welding aluminum piping

October 11, 2005

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Steel and aluminum have distinctly different properties, and this is important if you're manufacturing aluminum piping systems. Learn the differences in welding steel and aluminum pipe and how they apply to the best practices you can use to weld aluminum pipe effectively.

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