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Lincoln products featured on 'Payback'

December 12, 2006

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, is the exclusive suppler of welding equipment for the SPEED network's reality series "Payback."The show chronicles celebrities and automotive engineers working together to...

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Solving punch breakage problems

December 12, 2006

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This series of articles investigates the many causes of premature punch breakage in stamping operations.

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Bauer check fixtures

Think you have a challenging bend? Bring it on

December 12, 2006

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Take a look at Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricators Inc., a company that thrives on difficult bending applications. It stays away from the hypercompetitive portion of the bending industry—4D to 5D bends in medium-wall-thickness tubing, applications that don't require a mandrel—and gravitates toward tight-radius or variable-radius bends in several planes, parts that require several processes such as bending and flaring, and components that needed flattening and welding.

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Crystal Distribution building

Moving in the right direction

December 12, 2006

When Crystal Distribution Inc., a manufacturer of curb adapters and related products, was challenged by the logistics of its facility, President Pat O'Brien had three choices: lease a different building, buy a different building, or build a new facility. Deciding to build a new facility made the most sense and ended up giving the company's manufacturing operations a whole new flow.

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Plasma Arc Welding

P is for plasma, precision

December 12, 2006

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Plasma arc welding (PAW) is very similar to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), but its highly concentrated arc makes it very different - and not necessarily the best process for every application. A close look at its characteristics and equipment will help you decide if it's right for your applications.

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CO2 lasers

High-powered lasers take a bite out of plate

December 12, 2006

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CO2 lasers are available in wattages that can cut plate more than 1 in. thick. The wattage, however, isn't the only factor that affects total speed and power. The assist gas chosen and the mode of the laser also influence final results.

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Machine tooling

Avoiding common bending problems with common sense

December 12, 2006

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Tooling determines the outcome of a bending operation. Whether an application is simple or complex, matching the right tooling with the bending equipment and method will save both time and money.

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Stainless steel stampings

Viking's range of choices

December 12, 2006

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The stainless steel stampings Viking Range produces often require complex draws and piercing, as well as sharp corners and creases—with flawless exterior finishes. Viking has moved from outsourcing its stampings to using press brakes to investing in hydraulic presses of increasing capacity and sophistication—all in an effort to gain greater control over the design, quality, and availability of stamped parts.

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Hypertherm wins "10 Best Companies to Work For" honor

December 11, 2006

For the seventh time, Business New Hampshire Magazineselected Hypertherm Inc. in its top "10 Best Companies to Work For". The magazine credited the company's values and commitment to its Associates as...

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Structural steel industry projects continued growth in 2007

December 11, 2006

Demand for structural steel on construction projects in the U.S. will continue to grow in 2007, according to industry forecasts. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) projects a growth...

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U.S. Steel executives to retire in February

December 7, 2006

United States Steel Corporation Chairman and CEO John P. Surma has announced that Dan D. Sandman has elected to retire in February 2007 as the company's vice chairman and chief legal and...

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AK Steel announces January electrical, stainless surcharges

December 5, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $150 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in January 2007. January 2007 surcharges for the various stainless...

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IPSCO completes NS Group acquisition

December 4, 2006

IPSCO Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of NS Group Inc., a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield tubular goods, following a favorable vote by NS Group shareholders.This...

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ESAB names VP/GM, consummables

December 4, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that Nick Culich was named vice president and general manager of consumables, effective Nov. 6, 2006. He is based at the company's filler metal...

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Manufacturing sector contracts for first time since 2003

December 1, 2006

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in November for the first time following 41 consecutive months of growth, while the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month,...

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