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Hotline for specialty metals, titanium buyers introduced

July 20, 2006

Buyers of specialty metals and titanium for use in defense-related applications now can check on domestic product availability through a toll-free hotline developed by the Specialty Steel Industry of...

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Toyota considering introducing flex-fuel program in U.S.

July 19, 2006

Speaking before the National Press Club July 18, Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor North America, said that despite recent headlines, the U.S. automotive industry continues to be vibrant, citing...

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TRUMPF Inc. names vice president, laser

July 18, 2006

Dr. Holger Schlueter has been appointed as vice president, laser for TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group.In this new role, Schlueter oversees all laser-related manufacturing, research, and...

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Monarch Steel enters agreement with Feralloy Corp.

July 17, 2006

Monarch Steel Co. announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Feralloy Corp. to acquire the Chicago-based company's operations and facilities at 4650 Johnston Parkway in...

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AK Steel sets August surcharges for stainless, electrical steels

July 17, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $235 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in August 2006. August 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel products...

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Study details Chinese steel industry subsidies

July 13, 2006

An economic study released today concluded that the Chinese steel industry has benefited from massive subsidies, and that the industry's recent explosive expansion, nearly tripling production between...

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Timken to increase seamless steel tubing prices

July 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced it will increase prices by 5 percent on all carbon and alloy grade tubing products. The price change will be effective with shipments beginning on August 14, 2006. Raw...

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China automaker to build MG-brand cars in Oklahoma

July 12, 2006

China's Nanjing Automobile Group plans to build MG-brand cars in southern Oklahoma, state officials announced today.A manufacturing facility and parts distribution center will be located in Ardmore...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part I: Know your tools and skills

July 11, 2006

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Starting a portable GTAW business takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it also takes the basics of knowing how to start it. It's important to learn about what equipment you need, how to set it up, and how to evaluate your welding before you take your first job.

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Warm forming of stainless steels - Part I

July 11, 2006

To prevent martensitic transformation in stainless steel during drawing operations, warm forming has been explored. In experiments, warm forming eliminated intermediate annealing operations and substantially increased limiting draw ratio values.

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part II: Know your customers

July 11, 2006

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Thinking about starting your own portable GTAW business? This installment in a series about this topic focuses on the potential customer base and the welding repair needs of specific segments. It also offers pricing tips for various jobs.

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Tool measures distances to theoretical sharp corners

July 11, 2006

SPS Industries has introduced CornerCalipers™, a new, precision, hand-held tool designed to measure distances to theoretical sharp corners, apexes, mold lines, or points of intersection.Sheet...

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Gas blends formulated for robotic, fixed automation, high-speed welding

July 11, 2006

RoboStar® shielding gases from Praxair Distribution Inc. are a family of gas blends specifically formulated for robotic welding equipment, as well as fixed automation and high-speed welding...

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End prep tool provides instant attach, release

July 11, 2006

The Ground MILLHOG® air clamp welding end prep tool from Esco Tool features air-actuated clamping, which provides instant attach-and-release to the tube ID for improving tube sheet facing...

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Heavy-duty turntables available in cast iron, stainless steel

July 11, 2006

SKF® Linear Motion & Precision Technologies has introduced its heavy-duty turntables operation in work and assembly stations, welding tables, swivel product displays, material container stands,...

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