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U.S. Steel to acquire Lone Star Technologies

March 29, 2007

United States Steel Corp. and Lone Star Technologies Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which U. S. Steel will acquire Lone Star, a manufacturer of welded...

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Schuler and Mller Weingarten to merge

March 29, 2007

Schuler AG has announced that it is taking over Mller Weingarten AG and merging the two firms. Mller Weingarten management will play a supportive and constructive role in this process.In the first...

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HRB spot steel price rise continues mixed

March 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for March 26 rose 1.8 percent to $622 per ton, FOB the mill for the fourth consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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TRUMPF receives innovation prize

March 22, 2007

TRUMPF Inc. has received a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award silver level Innovation Prize. The award recognizes the company for its SYNCHRO production of the TruLaser 2025, an blend of laser...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel announces raw materials surcharge

March 21, 2007

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has announced that, effective April 1, 2007, it will institute a $53 per ton raw materials surcharge on orders scheduled for April shipment."The continued volatility of...

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Metal forming companies expect slight downturn

March 20, 2007

Metal forming companies expect a slight downturn in business conditions during the next three months, according to the March 1, 2007, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions...

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HRB spot steel price rise mixed

March 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for March 12 rose 2.4 percent to $611 per ton, FOB the mill for the third consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Automotive blanker presses on

March 13, 2007

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Amidst the bad news associated with Ford Motor Co., good news is surfacing in Jeffersonville, Ind., home of Kasle Metal Processing. The company is using a software tool to ensure it is operating as efficiently as possible as it heads into one of its busiest months ever.

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Appliance demand flat

March 13, 2007

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2007 U.S. appliance shipments are forecast to grow only 1 percent because of a sluggish housing market. Shifts in channel preferences; successful market penetration by offshore brands; a strong demand for high-priced, innovative white goods; and the Maytag/Whirlpool merger are changing the industry's landscape.

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Locking in safety

March 13, 2007

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Assessing the work environment, creating programs, and training staff to abide by those programs are the keys to maintaining a safe work environment and avoiding steep fines, worker injury, or death.

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Tips for grinding and wire machining tool steel

March 13, 2007

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How tool steel is machined can make a big difference in its performance and life. A poor grinding job might look good, but unseen stress can cause premature failure.With the correct grinding and wire burning techniques, tool steel results can be optimized.

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FMA jumps on the certification bandwagon

March 13, 2007

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Many industries and careers rely on certification programs to train workers. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.®, has identified a need to certify precision sheet metal workers and is launching a certification program. This article explains the program's goals, outlines the development process, and describes how industry professionals can participate.

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Interlocks as machine safety devices

March 13, 2007

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Interlocks serve as safety devices on industrial equipment and many consumer products. This article explains some applications, describes different types of interlocks, and provides recommendations for resources that can help you determine the requirements for interlocks, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

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Roller leveling 101

March 13, 2007

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Every metal coil has unique characteristics. Leveling is achieved by precisely bending metal strip back and forth as it's passed through a series of small-diameter offset rolls.

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Brazing copper and copper alloys

March 13, 2007

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It is important to be able to identify when brazing is suitable for joining copper or copper alloys, how it is applied, and which filler metals to use.

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