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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques offers free GTAW course

September 14, 2004

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) is offering a free, three-month training course via e-mail and Web broadcast for welding engineers and those involved in GTAW.Designed for beginners and welders with...

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Nachi Robotic Systems, Wyco open joint sales, service center

September 14, 2004

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. and Wyco have opened a joint sales and service center in Greenville, S.C. The center provides support to customers in the southeast U.S.The 3,000-sq.-ft. facility offers...

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GSI Lumonics distributor opens India’s first laser center

September 14, 2004

GSI Lumonics Inc.’s distributor, Optilase, has opened India’s first laser processing development center in the province of Chennai. The facilities are equipped with GSI’s JK series...

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Harsco GasServ appoints western region sales manager

September 14, 2004

Harsco GasServ has named Martin Mahaley as western region sales manager. Mahaley is responsible for selling Taylor-Wharton high-pressure and acetylene cylinders, cryogenic storage and dispensing...

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AddisonMcKee expands field service support in Mexico

September 14, 2004

AddisonMcKee Inc. has announced that Enrique Ramos has joined the company as a field service engineer to provide local technical support for Mexico.Ramos has a mechanical engineering degree from the...

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WAFIOS acquires tube bending machine manufacturing rights

September 14, 2004

WAFIOS AG, Reutlingen, Germany, has acquired the manufacturing rights to the tube bending machine product line of TRUMPF Rohrtechnik GmbH + Co. KG (formerly Pulzer Biegetechnik GmbH), Reutlingen.The...

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Hydro Aluminum N.A. names vice president

September 14, 2004

Hydro Aluminum North America has appointed Stig Tjotta as vice president, Western Region for Extruded Products. He has been vice president of manufacturing for extruded products for the past two...

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Orbitform appoints product specialists

September 14, 2004

Orbitform Group has appointed Paul Knaub as impact product specialist and Bob Jelic as automation product specialist.Knaub has more than 25 years' experience in riveting machine sales and service,...

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Interplex, Stewart EFI establish joint venture

September 14, 2004

Interplex Industries, a provider of metal stamped parts, and Stewart EFI, a manufacturer of deep-drawn, stamped, and assembled components, have announced a joint venture to offer deep-draw, staked,...

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FKI announces appointments

September 14, 2004

FKI Logistex® has announced the promotions of Todd Ploudre as controller; Kevin Brophy as manager, financial analysis; and Jill Raab as marketing communications coordinator for the company's FKI...

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Houghton Intl. appoints marketing manager

September 14, 2004

Houghton Intl. Inc. has appointed Walter Melton as marketing manager of its Cleaner Technology product group. Melton is responsible for increasing profitability and market share for the...

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SMACNA aligns with OSHA

September 14, 2004

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) has signed an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The alliance will address fall...

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Fact, fiction, and the feds

September 14, 2004

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The government is looking for companies like yours: machine shops, fabricators, and other manufacturers, that can provide it with what it needs to fulfill its mission and that of the armed forces. However, many myths stop businesses from thinking about doing business with the government.

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Caring for your contact tips

September 14, 2004

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The contact tip is one of the smallest and relatively inexpensive components in a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) system, but it can cause catastrophic failure and production downtime, highly penalizing productivity.The basic function of the contact tip is to transfer welding current to the consumable...

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Getting your assets in order

September 14, 2004

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A new 4-kilowatt laser just hit the floor. The technician will arrive on Monday to install it. It's your responsibility to make sure the gases arrive. The preinstallation manual was faxed to your local gas supplier, and all is well.Not so fast. Other gas matters can affect cost and efficiency. The...

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