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Microwelding: Then and now

May 15, 2006

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Like the molds he repairs, Five Star Tool Welding owner Joe Canfield finds that the welding equipment he uses at his company is getting smaller and smaller. Over the years GTAW equipment has evolved to better meet the needs of its tool and die welding users.

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Troubleshooting Guide for Cleaners

May 15, 2006

Rust, wear, and dirt cost tube fabricators and producers millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricant, cleaner, and rust preventative can help provide maximum protection.

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AK Steel increasing carbon steel, zinc coating extras prices

May 12, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it will increase spot market base prices for all carbon steel products by $30 per ton for new orders received for shipment on June 1, 2006 and later. The company said, but...

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Nucor names DiMicco chairman

May 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that its president and chief executive officer, Daniel R. DiMicco, has assumed the additional role of chairman. DiMicco has been with Nucor for 23 years and has served as...

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WCI Steel announces furnace project

May 10, 2006

WCI Steel Inc., Warren, Ohio, has announced that it is investing $36.7 million in a new walking beam slab reheat furnace at its hot strip mill that is intended to increase quality and productivity...

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Whirlpool announces job cuts

May 10, 2006

Whirlpool Corp. today announced a series of changes within its North American organization relating to the integration of Maytag operations. Locations affected by the changes include three...

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Productivity—The human factor

May 9, 2006

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Productivity, an economic bellwether, is predicted to slip from its recent highs in the coming months, largely because of job growth. Companies burned by the recent downturn need to continue to focus on achieving maximum productivity. This article addresses the labor component of productivity and how best to motivate employees to work at high levels.

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Draw forming, Part I

May 9, 2006

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Draw forming is one of the net shape processes, and, as a result, many of the technology advances in the general field of manufacturing have not been as beneficial to draw forming as one would expect. All too often, such advancements as lean manufacturing, statistical process control, just-in-time, and six sigma, have not resulted in benefits for draw forming.

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Structured sheet metal - Part I

May 9, 2006

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Increasing sheet metal component rigidity while reducing weight can be achieved by substituting steel with aluminum, magnesium, or titanium alloys; advanced high-strength steel (AHSS); or 3-D structured sheet metal.

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 9

May 9, 2006

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Once you have your contract and have delivered product on time and within specifications, it's time to find out how to get paid in a timely fashion.

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Quality management software released

May 9, 2006

Zontec Inc. has released its Synergy 1000™ statistical process control (SPC) production-based software for real-time quality management.The software enables businesses to standardize the way...

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Robotic welding cell designed for small, medium-sized parts

May 9, 2006

The Z-Weld dual fixed-table robotic welding cell from Marathon Welding Automation is suitable for on small to medium-sized parts.The cell is adaptable to all robot models and welding power supplies...

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Flowmeter is corrosion resistant

May 9, 2006

Universal Flow Monitors Inc. offers the CoolPoint™ vortex-shedding flowmeter with a stainless steel body for corrosion resistance.The flowmeter is available in 316 SS construction for measuring...

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Blast unit removes rust, scale from plate, structurals

May 9, 2006

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 9616-SP plate and structural blasting unit. The machine removes rust and scale from exterior surfaces of plate up to 8 ft. wide and 3 in. high and...

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Safety goggles offer splash, impact

May 9, 2006

Safety goggles from ArcOne offer splash and impact protection and are available in IR-5 and IR-3 protection or clear and smoke lens finishes.The foam lining with adjustable strap provides a snug,...

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