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Samco expands sales dept.

June 8, 2004

Samco Machinery Ltd. has announced that Eric Martin has joined the company as national sales manager. Martin, who is based in Atlanta, has 16 years' experience in the roll forming industry.Samco...

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Whirlpool adopts Delmia software for microwave oven production

June 8, 2004

Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company, has announced that Whirlpool Corp. is using its digital manufacturing technology to link design and manufacturing data in producing new microwave...

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OMCO’s WG Corp. earns ISO 9001:2000 certification

June 8, 2004

Wickliffe, Ohio-based OMCO has announced that its WG Corp. subsidiary in Morgantown, Pa. has earned its ISO 9001:2000 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments Inc.OMCO, a producer of roll...

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Powder Coating 2004 keynote to feature Harley-Davidson turnaround story

June 8, 2004

Powder Coating 2004, scheduled for Sept. 21-31 in Charlotte, N.C., will open with a keynote presentation from retired Harley-Davidson executive Clyde Fessler. On the verge of bankruptcy in the early...

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Updated serviceability design guide includes all steel building types

June 8, 2004

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released its second edition of Design Guide 3: Serviceability Design Considerations for Steel Buildings. While the first edition focused on the...

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Wildfire--vulnerable homeowners prefer steel roofs

June 8, 2004

An American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)-sponsored survey found that when faced with the threat of potentially devastating wildfires, 85 percent of consumers say they would prefer a steel roof on...

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Prima hires sales, support professional for Mexico

June 8, 2004

Prima Laser Tools has hired Belisario Antillon to handle sales and support for all of Mexico. He is responsible for increasing and supporting sales to both customers and distributors.Antillon's sales...

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Job Burnout—Part 1

June 8, 2004

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If you are employed, you're lucky to have a job. Perhaps you've heard this, thought it, or both. And it's true. With so many people out of work, it seems almost like biting the hand that feeds you to complain about your work conditions and expect your employer to care.If you're suffering from job...

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Wise words from the mountaintop—Part 6

June 8, 2004

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Editor's Note: This is the sixth episode in a mountaintop dialogue that Gerald has been having with a "wise business guru." They had been talking about the contract period when doubts were raised about what his sales force was really selling.At just that moment, a line of hikers passed by on their...

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Safety makes good business sense

June 8, 2004

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Editor's Note: Charlie McCarthy is a member of the FMA/CNA Safety Committee, an organization devoted to improving safety in the metal manufacturing environment.As a businessperson performing your normal responsibilities, you think about many things during your average workday. The demands relating...

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Sink-making secrets

June 8, 2004

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Figure 1Double drawn stainless steel sinkSink photo courtesy of Polarware.Have you ever looked at a deep-drawn double-bowl sink and wondered how it's made? After all, one deep-drawn shell is right next to the other. Where does the metal come from to achieve the height?Figure 1shows a classic...

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Advanced lubricant technology for high-strength steel

June 8, 2004

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Figure 1As if the recent rise in steel prices weren't enough, now automotive stamping suppliers are faced with the difficult task of getting high-strength steel (HSS) to form parts with tooling designed for mild steel.In an effort to reduce vehicle weight and improve gas mileage, automotive...

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Revving up weld quality

June 8, 2004

Before introducing new resistance welding systems, Ford Motor Company's New Model Product Development Center was cluttered and dark, and it was difficult to work there because of the high number of weld controls and weld guns being used (left). Installing weld controls and associated manual...

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Safeguarding machines with an ergonomic spin

June 8, 2004

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Human factors contain elements of psychology, engineering, statistics, and observation. Safety codes and standards often are written based on some aspect of human factors, and it may be critical to have a full understanding of the human factors behind the code or standard before applying the same concept to other equipment.

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Spraying it right

June 8, 2004

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For coil-fed applications, spray cabinets can be mounted to the feeder to accommodate passline changes.Most stampers understand the need for lubricants, but many apply as little as possible so they don't have to deal with the mess. Others take an opposite approach and flood the tool and...

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