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JWF Industries hires executives

September 13, 2005

JWF Industries, a Pennsylvania-based supplier of fabricated, machined, and powder-coated parts, has hired Ken Brocious as CFO and Jeff Baxendale as vice president of operations for the fabricating and...

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High Production Technology receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

September 13, 2005

High Production Technology (HPT), Napoleon, Ohio, has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification following a quality management system audit conducted by AQSR.A wholly owned subsidiary of Automatic Feed...

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FMA/CNA Safety Award winners announced

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and CNA Safety Committee recently presented awards to FMA and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), member companies that made...

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Formtek acquires Tishken Products Co

September 13, 2005

Formtek Metal Forming Inc., Itasca, Ill., has acquired the operating assets of Tishken Products Co., a privately held company based in Detroit.Founded in 1921, Tishken produces various roll forming...

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Flow Intl. receives Customer Value Enhancement Award

September 13, 2005

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology equipment, has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Customer Value Enhancement (CVE) Award...

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AK Steel, Tube City enter ferrous scrap purchase agreement

September 13, 2005

AK Steel has entered into an agency agreement with Tube City LLC, Glassport, Pa., to purchase ferrous scrap for all its steelmaking facilities.As part of the agreement, Tube City is responsible for...

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FMA/TPA to host China tube industry tour

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and its technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), have partnered with the China Cold Roll-Forming Steel...

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Visteon, Ford sign definitive agreements

September 13, 2005

Visteon Corp. announced today that it has signed definitive agreements with Ford Motor Co., outlining terms and conditions of a new business arrangement announced by the two companies on May 25, 2005....

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Preston-Eastin appoints sales manager

September 13, 2005

Preston-Eastin Inc., Tulsa, Okla., has appointed Michael Perry as sales manager.Perry is responsible for managing sales and marketing efforts across all product lines in addition to retaining his...

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ESAB receives Defense Supply Center award

September 13, 2005

The Defense System Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) honored ESAB Welding & Cutting Products with its Gold Medal Best Value Award at a ceremony held June 7 during the center's annual business...

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Tube mill cutoff die setup for square and rectangular profiles

September 13, 2005

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When properly selected and utilized, single-cut die sets can produce top-quality cut ends on square and rectangular tubing. This article discusses the criteria for selecting and using the die sets to achieve the best results.

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Keys to success in laser welding

September 13, 2005

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Although a firm grasp of laser physics, metallurgy, tooling and fixturing, weld process parameters, and part strength testing is necessary to implement laser technology in any manufacturing facility, it's also critical to think of other issues that will impact the success of your laser use. Some keys to a successful laser project include involving production personnel early in the process, choosing a laser technology advocate, considering your shop's ambient environment, using trained operators and maintenance personnel, and planning for spare parts and maintenance.

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Safety: The burning issue in oxyfuel torch use

September 13, 2005

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While flashback arrestors help prevent backfires and flashbacks in oxyfuel torches, no device replaces the necessity for safe operating practices and properly maintained oxyfuel torch equipment.

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Get your schedule in order

September 13, 2005

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The quality of resistance-welded components depends on the weld schedule, which comprises several machine settings. Although many resistance welding machine and electrode suppliers offer standard weld schedules for common metal combination, special weld schedules often are necessary to address increased use of special metals, joint combinations, coatings, and weld-through sealants and adhesives.

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AHSS Tooling Requires Greater Protection

September 13, 2005

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Tools are subject to extreme wear during AHSS forming. Using the right lubricant can help increase tool life.

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