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CPC brings hazard and exposure plans online

June 12, 2007

Compliance Publishing Corp., a publisher of employee safety compliance information, has released a program that allows online creation, modification, and publication of the OSHA-required Hazard...

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DoALL names specialty systems director

June 12, 2007

DoALL Sawing Products, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Don Klingstein as director of specialty systems. He is responsible for sales and support of the company's advanced material handling and...

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Bradbury announces sales team leader

June 12, 2007

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has promoted Matt Werner to sales team leader for the Hayes International product line in the U.S. and for Bradbury Trim Shop equipment. He assists customers...

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Greer names VP of Commercial

June 12, 2007

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, has promoted Charles Maul to vice president of commercial. He is responsible for business expansion and overall sales efforts, including management of the sales team at the...

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ALGOR opens California office

June 12, 2007

ALGOR® Inc., Pittsburgh, a provider of design, analysis, and simulation software, has opened an office in Santa Clarita, Calif.The company provides finite element analysis (FEA) software, which...

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LAI receives conservation award

June 12, 2007

LAI Midwest, Minneapolis, a contract manufacturer specializing in waterjet machining services, received the Waste Buster Recognition Award from the Anoka County Solid Waste Advisory Task Force in...

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FIN-X '07 keynote presentation addresses decline of U.S. manufacturing

June 12, 2007

Management consultant, trainer, and author Michael P. Collins will address the decline of U.S. manufacturing when he presents the keynote address at the FIN-X '07 conference and expo for industrial...

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MS Fluid Technologies forms distributor partnership with ICQL Quimica

June 12, 2007

MS Fluid Technologies, Indianapolis, a specialty chemical formulator and distributor for the metal forming, working, and finishing industries, has announced a distributor agreement with ICQL Quimica...

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MCA Student Design Competition explores environmental themes

June 12, 2007

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Glenview, Ill., has opened registration for its 2007 Student Design Competition. This year's event will focus on how architecture can benefit the...

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Study predicts continued struggle of American automotive industry

June 12, 2007

Although the sale of Chrysler Group has provided a new direction for Detroit's Big Three, a study of the U.S. automotive landscape shows a continued negative outlook for the industry.In the study...

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TRUMPF names new distributors

June 12, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named its machine tool distributors for Louisiana and Michigan.The Hampton Co., Plano, Texas, represents the company's line of fabricating machines in Louisiana,...

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AME annual conference focuses on lean manufacturing, improvement

June 12, 2007

The annual conference of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Arlington Heights, Ill., offers attendees opportunities to learn about lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. The...

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Conventional cutting

Die Basics 101: Part XIV

June 12, 2007

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Although fineblanking and GRIPflow® often are categorized as metal cutting operations, they more closely resemble a cold metal extrusion process that creates what appears to be a blanked part. The processes can be defined simply as methods in which a part is squeezedfrom the strip.Unlike parts...

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Tube hydroforming

The evolution of tube hydroforming

June 12, 2007

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More than a decade ago, tube hydroforming grew in two directions: low-pressure hydroforming (a patented process) and high-pressure hydroforming. Since then the industry has grown to include all manner of robots, laser cutting systems, punching operations, and so on. Manufacturing consultant Gary Morphy takes us through about two decades of trends and developments and sheds some light on the future of this industry.

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Beyond Commodity

June 12, 2007

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Before making a process change to metal-cored wires, it is important to establish a baseline to measure the potential for improvement, know the wire's capabilities, and be able to justify such a change.

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