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China's currency continues to hurt U.S. manufacturing, jobs

September 14, 2005

U.S. government trade data released Sept. 13 reflects that China's undervalued currency continues to take a toll on American jobs and the manufacturing sector, according to a coalition seeking an end...

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U.S. Steel appoints general manager

September 14, 2005

United States Steel Corp. today announced the appointment of George H. Thompson to the position of general manager-service centers, electrical, agricultural, and industrial equipment. The appointment...

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Taking a look at automated spray control:

September 13, 2005

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Spray systems often are regarded as simple on-off valve and regulation systems. In reality, though, spray nozzles are precision components designed to yield very specific performance under specific process conditions. Just because nozzles are spraying doesn't mean that they are spraying precisely, and precision spray performance makes a difference in throughput, quality, and bottom-line profits

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A focus on slitting lines

September 13, 2005

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As manufacturing has moved overseas, the U.S. slitting market has become saddled with overcapacity. Coil processors can improve efficiencies by upgrading the equipment they use in the following areas: coil storage, changeovers in coil and slitting tooling; scrap handling; and tensioning.

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels

September 13, 2005

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Part I of this two-part series presented an overview of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). This article addresses issues encountered when processing these grades.Using AHSS in appropriate applications offers opportunities for reduced product weight, enhanced crash performance, manufacturing...

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels - Part II

September 13, 2005

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Understanding and compensating for the challenges associated with processing advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can help you minimize springback, edge cracking, trimming, wrinkling, and die wear.

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Abrasive disk kits offer grit size choices

September 13, 2005

Rex-Cut Products Inc. offers test kits that include eight cotton-fiber quick-change abrasive disks in coarse to fine grit sizes in a single holder for grinding, deburring, blending, and finishing most...

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Saw blades designed for flying cutoff, recutting applications

September 13, 2005

Tru-Cut Saw Inc. offers its Aggressor line of thin-kerf, carbide-tipped saw blades for cutting tube, pipe, and solid ferrous materials in flying cutoff and recutting applications.Available with...

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Safety scanner adapts to dynamic, irregular environments

September 13, 2005

Scientific Technologies Inc.'s OptoShield OS3100 laser light safety scanner adapts to both dynamic and irregular hazardous environments.The scanner features two detection zone sets that can be...

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Sizing lubricant formulated for sintered metal applications

September 13, 2005

Houghton Intl. offers Houghto-Size 7048, a sizing lubricant that contains no chlorine or sulfur additives specially formulated for ferrous powdered (sintered) metal applications.A suitable replacement...

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Robotic workcell handles small, medium-sized parts in medium, high volumes

September 13, 2005

Genesis Systems Group (GSG) has introduced the CRZ-ST, a single trunion robotic welding and cutting workcell that handles small to medium-sized parts with medium to high part volumes.The company says...

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Wires designed for welding stainless steel

September 13, 2005

Designed for use with 75 percent argon/25 percent CO2 or 100 percent CO2 shielding gases, Hobart Brothers' McKay® ChromaWeld™ gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel welding wires are...

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Dies designed for punching abrasive, high tensile strength materials

September 13, 2005

Wilson Tool International® now offers Ultima™ premium tool steel dies for its HP™ thick-turret line. The dies are designed to improve tool life when punching materials that are...

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Roll form software automatically creates flower pattern

September 13, 2005

Ubeco's Profil roll form design software automatically creates the flower pattern, which speeds up roll tool design for recurring profiles.The required know-how is taken from the system's knowledge...

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Laser system has enhanced cutting speeds

September 13, 2005

The Lightning High-Dynamic laser system from Salvagnini America Inc. is the focus of a cutting and processing system designed to take maximum advantage of the enhanced cutting speeds attainable with...

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