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Ridin the storm out

Ridin' the storm out

October 9, 2007

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While other automotive suppliers are struggling or going under, Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings established a lean program that merited a regional manufacturs' award and helped them grow 23 percent per year.

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Ridin' the storm out Part III

October 9, 2007

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Automotive Tier II supplier of ride control components Tennessee Stampings installed an 800-ton transfer press to get to get new business from European customers, and expanded its facility to accommodate the new press, as well as a new underground conveyor system.

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Stamping quality defects

Dissecting defects - Part I

October 9, 2007

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Editor's Note: This article is part of a three-part series. Part I categorizes defect types and discusses the factors that affect formed part quality; Part II covers various destructive and nondestructive tests for evaluating incoming material; and Part III is an introduction to process monitoring systems.

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Welding Teacher

Cure for the welder shortage

October 9, 2007

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What can be done to combat the skilled welder shortage? Longtime welding educator and inspector Tina Buchanan has some ideas that require cooperation among educational facilities at all levels, industry, and parents. Among her recommendations are restructuring educational programs, more industry involvement, and parental support of children's career interests.

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Rotary rocker benders

Die Basics 101: Part XVI

October 9, 2007

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Part XV of this series described several bending methods—wipe, coin, relief, pivot, and V. It also discussed springback and how to compensate for it when using these methods. This article focuses on other bending processes. Keep in mind that the key to success is to design the bending process so...

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Proportional mixer designed for single press

October 9, 2007

Industrial Innovations Inc. has added the Pro Mix I to its line of proportional mixers.Designed for manufacturers that mix and distribute lubrication to a single press, the mixer has dual 10-gal....

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High-nickel alloy intended for GTAW, GMAW, submerged arc welding

October 9, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced the bare-wire and covered-electrode versions of the Arcos 617 high-nickel alloy, used primarily to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum base material and to join various...

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Grinding disks constantly expose fresh abrasives

October 9, 2007

Flexible, cotton fiber-impregnated abrasive grinding disks from Rex-Cut® Products Inc. have multiple layers of cotton fiber, with the layers fully impregnated with aluminum oxide abrasives and...

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Resistance welding system enables single operator to weld large workpieces

October 9, 2007

LORS Machinery Inc. has been appointed by Koyo Giken Inc. as an authorized factory direct importer and distributor of Koyo's MYSPOT resistance welding systems.Allowing a single operator to weld large...

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Dry-cutting saw has predrilled holes for bolting to workbench

October 9, 2007

The M.K. Morse Co. offers a 14-in. metal cutting saw with dry-cutting technology. The saw is designed to provide long life, little or no sparks, good cut finish, and fast cutting.The low-speed,...

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Push-pull aluminum welding gun has enhanced feeding performance

October 9, 2007

The XR-Aluma-Pro™ from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. incorporates an aluminum series-specific tension setting to optimize feeding performance on 4000 and 5000 series aluminum and to help solve...

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Waterjet machining center has enhanced cutting capability

October 9, 2007

Flow Intl. Corp.'s WMC2 waterjet machining center is now available with 87,000-PSI cutting capability with the company's HyperPressure technology. The company says waterjet cutting at 87,000 PSI...

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Semiautomatic band saw saws solids, structural shapes up to 20 in.

October 9, 2007

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model KS600 semiautomatic band saw is designed for production sawing of solids and structural shapes up to 20 in. at 90 degrees in full-cycle, semiautomatic operation.The saw...

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Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun introduced

October 9, 2007

Bernard's Dura-Flux™ is the company's first self-shielded, flux-cored welding gun.The gun features a nonmetallic trigger that the company says absorbs less heat than metal triggers and is...

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Safety assessment service helps select appropriate work gloves

October 9, 2007

Ansell Healthcare has launched its Guardian™ consulting service for industrial production sites. Focused on selecting appropriate work gloves, the multinational assessment methodology is...

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