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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to acquire CSN North American assets

October 25, 2006

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp. and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), a global steel producer with operations in Latin America, North America, and Europe, today announced that they have entered into a...

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Prima North America expands facility

October 23, 2006

Prima North America Inc. recently completed a 20,000-sq.-ft.-expansion at its Manufacturing and Technology Center in Chicopee, Mass. This location also is the site of the company's headquarters.The...

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IPSCO, NS Group announce waiting-period expiration

October 18, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group Inc. have announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger of...

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PMA urges ITC to revoke corrosion-resistant steel duties

October 17, 2006

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) President William E. Gaskin today strongly urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to revoke duties on corrosion-resistant steel because "protecting a...

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TPJSymposium scheduled for March

October 17, 2006

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), and its flagship magazine, TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®, announce their upcomingTPJSymposium, to be held March 14-16, 2007, at Disney's...

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Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

October 17, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and...

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Timken to exit seamless steel tube manufacturing in England

October 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced its intention to exit its European seamless steel tube manufacturing operations located in Desford, England, as part of its strategy to manage its business portfolio to...

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U.S. HRB price-drop slows; Western Europe price plummets

October 11, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price fell $5 to $650 per ton, FOB the mill for the fifth decline in a row. This drop was moderate compared to the $20 per ton...

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Overcoming deformity by design

October 10, 2006

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Achieving typical goals in stamping, such as zero development and fewer labor requirements, is made easier when the progressive die strip is kept level through the entire progression. Keeping the strip level can eliminate wave problems caused by incorrect pilot/lifter use occurring in punch forming.

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Older plasma and laser cutters having performance fits?

October 10, 2006

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If you are considering retrofitting existing equipment to not just expand your plate cutting capacity, several factors need to be considered. These factors focus on a higher wattage resonator or an higher amperage plasma system, but also on the need to review the entire machine architecture.

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Multipoint-control die cushion systems for stamping complex parts - Part II

October 10, 2006

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Editor's Note: This article is Part II of a three-part series that discusses multipoint-control (MPC) die cushion systems applied to the forming of stainless steel double sinks. Part I, which appeared in the September issue, discussed novel press and design concepts using MPC systems. Part III,...

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Setting up progressive dies - Part II

October 10, 2006

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Proper feeding, scrap removal, and shut height calibration are essential for good die setup.

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Replacing rivets

October 10, 2006

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Supreme Corp. prides itself on producing general-purpose and custom vehicle bodies for its customers, which include contractors. Appearance was an issue - one that led it to replace rivets with structural adhesives in its manufacturing.

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Why lean manufacturing is no get-rich-quick program: Part I

October 10, 2006

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Unlike get-rich-quick schemes that promise to double your money in days or weeks, lean manufacturing is an ongoing improvement program that will be in place for as long as your company is in business. Learn the basics of lean in Part I of this two-part series.

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Drawing on new experiences

October 10, 2006

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In the past metal forming in the appliance industry meant giant presses with expensive tooling. Lead-times were forever, and change didn't come easy. Whirlpool Corp. in Fort Smith, Ark., is taking a new approach to metal forming, and flexible technologies are the key.

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