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Eight inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

October 19, 2005

Eight automotive pioneers and leaders were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Dearborn, Mich., in ceremonies held October 11. They are Mario Andretti, John Boyd Dunlop, Sir William...

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Center to assist businesses rebuilding Gulf Coast region

October 19, 2005

Commerce Secretary Carols M. Gutierrez established the Hurricane Contracting Information Center (HCIC) on October 11, 2005, to assist U.S. businesses, particularly minority, women, and small-sized...

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Steel Dynamics, Roanoke Electric Steel propose merger

October 18, 2005

Steel Dynamics, Inc. and Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. have announced the execution of a definitive agreement of merger, pursuant to which SDI will acquire Roanoke. Completion of the merger is subject...

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GM, UAW reach tentative health-care agreement

October 17, 2005

General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers (UAW) reached a tentative agreement early today to reduce GM's health-care costs.The tentative agreement, subject to finalized language and UAW-BM...

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Ford appoints executives in The Americas

October 14, 2005

Ford Motor Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Ford and Mark Fields, the Company's executive vice president and president, The Americas, has announced a series of executive appointments. The...

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Study shows high costs still undermining key manufacturing sectors

October 14, 2005

Manufacturing profits in five key sectors were 67 percent lower than they would have been from 2000 to 2003 because of adverse structural costs — and still have not returned to their historic...

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Toyota breaks ground in Woodstock, Ont.

October 12, 2005

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) President Katsuaki Watanabe, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) President Ray Tanguay...

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Improving welded joint structure, properties in oil and gas pipelines

October 12, 2005

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The welding process and ambient temperature affect the structure and mechanical properties of welded joints in large-diameter (1,420 mm) pipes of manganese low-alloy steels, which are used commonly in oil and gas pipelines. Pulsed welding can improve the homogeneity of the structure and reduce the grain size of metal of the weld and HAZ zones. The ambient temperature causes structural changes, which affect the ductility and impact toughness in the welded joint zones. Temperature plays a role. Research shows that welding at 20 degrees C leads to an increase in ductility and impact toughness of 8 percent to 27 percent, and welding at -60 degrees C leads to an increase of 15 percent to 24 percent.

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Creating an efficient offline band sawing system Part I

October 11, 2005

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Planning an offline band sawing system can be complicated because it can affect, and is affected by, many interrelated factors. Breaking it down to infeed, sawing, and outfeed helps to frame the planning by breaking it down to three subprocesses. Furthermore, answering 15 pertinent questions can help you tailor an efficient sawing operation to your specific facility and sawing applications.

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Fluid mixer automatically mixes 250 gal. continuously

October 11, 2005

The SSM-300 shear static mixer from Industrial Fluid Systems automatically mixes 250-gal. batches of fluid continuously with little to no user intervention.The mixer can be set to run at one...

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Hydraulic universal testing system has two test spaces

October 11, 2005

Instron® has introduced its SATEC™ 1500HDX hydraulic universal testing system designed with two test spaces, allowing users to change between high-capacity tension and compression tests...

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Fastening process smooths, folds material into seamless, solid form

October 11, 2005

Orbitform has developed a new metal forming and joining process, Rollerforming, that uses multiple rollers mounted on a rotating spindle to gently smooth and fold material into a seamless and solid...

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Abrasive nylon brushes finish, deburr in one step

October 11, 2005

Weiler Corp. offers the Nylox® line of abrasive nylon brushes designed to deburr and finish in one setup.Abrasive grain-impregnated nylon filaments act like flexible files, deburring and edge...

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Orbital stretch wrap machine secures loads on forks, forklift

October 11, 2005

Yellow Jacket LLP has improved its 87-in. 110® orbital wrap machine for securing any standard, oversized, or odd-shaped palletized loads on the forks or forklift.Loads are wrapped and secured as a...

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450-amp power source provides CC/CV output

October 11, 2005

The Dimension NT 450 multiprocess welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. provides a CC/CV welding output for GMAW, SMAW, and Lift-Arc DC GTAW, as well as carbon arc gouging.The unit has a...

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