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Progressive Manufacturing Summit speakers announced

November 17, 2004

Managing Automation, a Thomas Publishing Co., LLC brand, has announced that Tom Duesterberg, president and CEO, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, and Randy Pond, senior vice president of operations,...

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SAA conference to focus on survival in the auto industry

November 16, 2004

The Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA), will present its 17th annual Automotive Outlook Conference, January 11, 2005, in Detroit, Mich., in conjunction with the North American International Auto...

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AK Steel announces December surcharges, calculation modifications

November 15, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $153 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in December, an increase of $4 from November's surcharge of...

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Grant benefits South Carolina's rural manufacturers

November 12, 2004

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Rural Develoment has awarded the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) a $185,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to assist small and...

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U.S. manufacturing's survival hinges on three key issues

November 11, 2004

According to Peggy Smedley, author of Mending Manufacturing: How America Can Manufacture its Survival, U.S. manufacturers face three key issues in 2005: competing in a global economy; incentives for...

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U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates

November 10, 2004

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates November 10 by a quarter percentage point for the fourth time this year, moving the rate to 2 percent from 1.75 percent.The Fed began lifting rates in...

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Challenges and considerations in joining exotic materials

November 9, 2004

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Every day Voss Aerospace faces challenges that vary as much as the materials its welders join and fabrication processes they use.

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Large-diameter vacuum cups handle feed stock, parts, scrap

November 9, 2004

Large vacuum cups from Vi-Cas Mfg. are available in sizes 15 in. and larger to fit almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting and placing large or heavy items, including sheet and plate feed...

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Software delivers detailed formability analysis

November 9, 2004

Forming Technologies Inc. has introduced CATSTAMP, CAA V5-based software that provides CATIA V5 users with detailed formability analysis for evaluating and validating stamped components and draw die...

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Endoscope inspects internal profile of tube, pipe welds

November 9, 2004

Orbimatic offers an endoscope for inspecting the internal profile of tube and pipe welds.The endoscope comes with a 1-m flexible shaft fitted with an 8-m-dia. probe. A 90-degree probe adaptor also is...

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Generators have four preset DIG settings

November 9, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Trailblazer® 302 CC/CV, AC/DC and Trailblazer 275 DC CC/CV engine-driven welding generators that feature four preset DIG settings— soft arc and...

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Industrial boom system extends welding reach

November 9, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. and Genie Industries have jointly designed a boom welding system. Available on the Genie S-80/85, S-60/65, and S-40/45 telescopic booms, the ArcPro 275 helps the operator...

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New steel extends punch life

November 9, 2004

Wilson Tool's Ultima™ premium tool steel has been engineered to extend tool life when punching abrasive materials and materials with high tensile strength.The new composition reduces cutting...

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Cutting machine CNC introduced

November 9, 2004

Messer MG Systems and Welding has introduced the Global Control, a professional-grade Microsoft.NET CNC for its cutting machines.The control features a simple operator interface with a 15-in....

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Compact GMAW machine suitable for heavy-duty applications

November 9, 2004

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the ESABMig C420, a compact 420-amp, three-phase, step-controlled machine suitable for heavy-duty welding.The portable, ready-to-weld system features a...

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