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Delphi names AIDA Pinnacle Award winner

July 12, 2005

Delphi, Troy, Mich., has announced that AIDA-America Corp. has received its 2005 Pinnacle Award. Delphi created the award to recognize suppliers for outstanding quality, service, technology, and value...

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Alcan alloys reduce Airbus weight

July 12, 2005

Alcan Inc., Montreal, worked closely with Airbus to develop aluminum alloys to meet the requirements for Airbus A380 components.According to the company, a 10 percent weight reduction per aircraft was...

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Airgas names president, Airgas South

July 12, 2005

Airgas Inc. has appointed Jay Sullivan as president of its Airgas South region.Sullivan, who has served as chief financial officer of Airgas South since 1997, succeeds Mike Rohde, who recently was...

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Acura developing NSX successor

July 12, 2005

Acura is developing a new sports car to succeed its NSX. Production of the current generation NSX will cease at the end of the year because of the extensive retooling necessary to meet stringent 2006...

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U.S. light vehicle production rebounded in June

July 12, 2005

CSM Worldwide, a provider of market intelligence and forecasting to the automotive industry, has released its July 2005 CSM Automotive Production Barometer™ which shows that U.S. light vehicle...

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Paulo facility earns ISO/TS 16949:2002

July 12, 2005

Paulo Products Co.'s Nashville heat-treating facility has been awarded ISO/TS 16949:2002 accreditation.Created by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), the accreditation represents...

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Random radiography

July 12, 2005

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Fabricators and contractors always should check to be sure that the extent of nondestructive examination and the acceptance criteria required are understood clearly by all parties and documented in writing.

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Laser welding in Singapore

July 12, 2005

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Prototyping parts for projects with shorter lead times and meeting the automotive industry's mass production needs were two large goals for Amtek more than a year ago. Amtek turned to laser welding to meet its goals.

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Changing workplace raises safety and health questions

July 12, 2005

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The current economy has altered the organization of work. This article discusses the changes and their impact on the work force in terms of job safety and health.

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Tube and pipe loading

July 12, 2005

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This article discusses the hazards associated with manually loading and unloading tube and pipe. It describes one company's solution to making the process less hazardous.

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Welding rolled pipe in the 1G position efficiently

July 12, 2005

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For welding in the 1G position (in which the tube or pipe rotates), solid wire is traditional filler metal. However, metal-cored wire is making headway as an alternative. Metal-cored wire requires no land at the bevel, is more forgiving of welding dirty metal, produces less spatter, and allows travel speeds up to inches per minute.

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Time and money

July 12, 2005

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To choose the best tubular electrode, you should consider some basic factors relevant to any welding application: base metal, gas, weld size, and joint position requirements.

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Catch it if you can

July 12, 2005

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For tube producers who need a colored coating with no volatile organic compounds, powder coatings have been the only choice until now. A new process provides this type of coating in a liquid form. The coating dries nearly instantly under ultraviolet light and performs well when subjected to a variety of tests.

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Applying lasers to appliances

July 12, 2005

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Three food service equipment makers spoke with The FABRICATOR about their investments in more automated fabrication equipment, especially lasers, and how these investments have paid off for them, even as the economy takes its time to recover.

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Parting the Waters

July 12, 2005

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Hayward Pools improves punching of pool heaters using DuraBlade parting tool.

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