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Hayes adds to sales team

August 8, 2006

Hayes Intl., Rotorua, New Zealand, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has added Sean Wiebe to its U.S. sales team. Wiebe is based at the company's facility in Moundridge, Kan., and assists...

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AWS seeks award nominations

August 8, 2006

The American Welding Society, Miami, is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Image of Welding awards.The awards are issued in seven categories and winners will be announced at the Image of...

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Universal Tube & Rollform completes roll form line

August 8, 2006

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, in cooperation with Universal Controls Group, has completed a roll form line for the Batesville Casket Co.The line comprises a Tishken...

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Addison Machine adds to engineering department

August 8, 2006

Addison Machine Engineering, Reedsburg, Wis., has added Courtney Fassel and Tom Onate to its engineering department.The addition of Fassel increases the department's drafting capacity, while Onate...

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Hobart Brothers opens training center

August 8, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has opened a training center at its Troy plant to address new filler metal systems along with safety and health practices.The training center is used to educate...

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Corrosion Materials opens Chicagoland facility

August 8, 2006

Corrosion Materials Inc., Baker, La., has opened a facility in Bolingbrook, Ill.The company, which also has facilities in Houston and Wixom, Mich., announced that Fara Jordan heads the Bolingbrook...

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Hess Industries launches Formitt Metal Labs

August 8, 2006

Hess Industries Inc., Niles, Mich., has announced the launch of Formitt Metal Labs, created specifically to support product development for a variety of industries.Formitt Metal Labs offers...

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Unique forming short cuts

August 8, 2006

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Die designers often are faced with how to make a part feature that is unique and possibly difficut to form. Short cuts are discussed for twisting a part, creating a return flange, and making a 90-degree bend.

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Small but great

August 8, 2006

Small and midsize companies demonstrate that business can be successful without compromising quality or responding to demands of a grow-or-die mentality.

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The U.S. sedan — an endangered species?

August 8, 2006

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Soaring fuel prices caused by Hurricane Katrina and turmoil in the Middle East have turned U.S. tastes toward passenger cars. Rather than trying to catch up with the competition, the Big Three are using global partners to speed their response to international automakers' passenger car success.

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Meeting global challenges through employee rewards

August 8, 2006

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Arco Industries Inc. bought a 15-year-old, 500-ton Tranemo hydraulic punching press with an antiquated control system. For about one-quarter the cost of a new press, Arco was able to rejuvenate an obsolete press by providing it with contemporary levels of control and productivity.

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FMA member custom-builds motorcycle for Foundation auction

August 8, 2006

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Medalist Laserfab Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., is building a custom motorcycle for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) Foundation's charitable auction, which will help the Foundation encourage young people to pursue careers in manufacturing. This article explains how you can view the progress of the build, donate items for the auction, and participate in the bidding.

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Die basics 101 starts with eight basic components

August 8, 2006

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A stamping die is a special, one-of-a-kind precision tool that cuts and forms sheet metal into a desired shape or profile. Most dies are constructed of several basic components, including die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys. Dies also need stripper, pressure, and drawing pads, as well as the devices used to secure them—spools, shoulder bolts, keepers, and retainers; and gas, coil, or urethane springs.

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Keep on truckin'

August 8, 2006

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Lack of safe operating procedures and safety rule enforcement, as well as insufficient or inadequate training, lead to tens of thousands of injuries each year. Safe forklift practices through proper use, adequate maintenance, sufficient clearing for travel, and correct load stability are the best way to prevent these injuries.

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Opening the gate to efficiency

August 8, 2006

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Since 1945 family-owned and -operated Tarter Gate has grown in staff and sales as it has changed the design of its products. To keep up with sales, continue growing the company, and absorb as many rising costs as possible — particularly in steel and fuel prices — the company uses custom machines and new technologies to its advantage.

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