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Amada names stamping press product manager

April 12, 2005

Amada America Inc., Buena Park, Calif., has appointed David Stone as product manager-stamping presses. Stone joined the company in 2000 as a stamping press product specialist and recently served as...

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Amada, Mitsubishi Electric collaborate

April 12, 2005

Amada and Mitsubishi Electric have announced that the companies are collaborating in the laser beam machining business. Aimed at enhancing competitiveness in the domestic sheet metal manufacturing...

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Weldability study engineers win award

April 12, 2005

Dr. Min Kuo of Ispat Inland Inc. and Dr. John Chiang of Ford Motor Co. have been honored with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Sydney H. Melbourne...

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ISG stockholders approve merger with Mittal Steel

April 12, 2005

Stockholders of International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) voted to approve the proposed merger of ISG and Mittal Steel Company N.V. at a special meeting held today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in New...

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Greer Steel appoints Dover plant engineer

April 12, 2005

Greer Steel has appointed Robert L. Bates as plant engineer of the company's Dover, Ohio, facility.A registered professional engineer, Bates has more than 24 years' engineering experience. His...

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Dramex expands Rexdale, Ont., facility

April 12, 2005

Montreal-based Dramex Corp., a manufacturer of expanded metal products, has announced the addition of a 200-ton, fully automated expanded metal press to its Rexdale, Ont., manufacturing facility.The...

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Welding zirconium and zirconium alloys Part II

April 11, 2005

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Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series on welding zirconium. Part I addresses metallurgy, weld preparation, and shielding techniques. Part II covers welding technique. Part III discusses additional methods of joining refractory metals.

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AK Steel adds stainless-grade titanium surcharge

April 11, 2005

AK Steel said today that it is adding a titanium component to its stainless steel raw material surcharge, because of a nearly five-fold rise in cost of the steelmaking alloy since the beginning of...

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NASA studying Delphi welding technology

April 11, 2005

Delphi Corp., the Michigan Research Institute (MRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have entered into a research project to study the use of Delphi's deformation...

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MIG welding tips and resources

April 11, 2005

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Photo courtesy of AlcoTec Wire Corp.Motorcycle- and hot rod-building shows on TV have put welding in a very positive light lately. In fact, Jesse James, the star of Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage," was named the American Welding Society (AWS) Welder of the Year because of his contributions to...

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Innovative die setup and maintenance methods for tube mill cutoff

April 11, 2005

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Figure 1Tube Mill Cutoff - Left to Right - Single CutA comprehensive tooling plan that includes setting up and maintaining sufficient tools according to the original design manufacturer's (ODM) specifications is critical for efficient high-speed tube mill operation. The tube mill cutoff component...

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Using AC for Al

April 11, 2005

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Figure 1Orbital gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) has been used in many industries since its introduction in the 1950s. Developed by the aerospace industry for welding small fittings to tubes, the process was limited by its large power supplies and cumbersome fixtures suited only to workshop...

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Tension control in tube and pipe production

April 11, 2005

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On a tube or pipe mill, the incoming strip is formed by about 24 pairs of tool stands. To help ensure such a line runs smoothly, the strip must be pulled between every pair of stands. The parameter that indicates if or how much the strip is pulled is tension.Traditionally, tension is controlled by...

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Companies with solid training programs will survive the future

April 11, 2005

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Every week I receive a phone call that goes something like this: "I need someone in here to train my guys now. We're behind in filling our customers' orders; our defects are way up; we can't keep the equipment up and running; and the guy who knew how to fix all of this retired six months ago."I try...

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Die Basics 101: Part I

April 11, 2005

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This article is one of a 16-part series on the fundamentals of stamping. Descriptions of all the articles in this series, and links to them, can be found at the end of this article.

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