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BOC signs AWISCO NY

March 8, 2005

BOC has signed a multiyear supply agreement with AWISCO NY Corp., a distributor of compressed gases and welding, safety, and industrial supplies.AWISCO serves the construction trades, including steel...

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ALSCO wins 2004 NCCA Safety Award

March 8, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has presented its 2004 Best Safety Practices Award to ALSCO Metals Corp. of Roxboro, N.C. The award was announced at NCCA's Fall Technical Meeting in...

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AWS Welding Show adds job fair

March 8, 2005

The American Welding Society (AWS) is holding a job fair as part of its 2005 AWS Welding Show.This inaugural AWS Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, the last day of...

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Domestic manufacturing growth outlook appears strong

March 8, 2005

The Site Selection Network of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Deloitte's Manufacturing Industry practice released the results of the organizations' joint 2005 Manufacturing...

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Houghton, Tecnoalloy form alliance

March 8, 2005

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treating Division has entered into a sales and marketing alliance with Tecnoalloy s.r.l., a manufacturer of heat treating racks and equipment in Fornovo, Italy.The agreement...

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Engineering Quality Solutions Web site adds FLCo calculator

March 8, 2005

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.'s Web site now includes an online FLCo calculator.FLCo values are needed to generate Forming Limit Diagrams (FLDs), which are used in circle grid strain analysis,...

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Panasonic Factory Automation changes name

March 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Automation has been renamed Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA).The name change unifies the company's capital equipment business globally under the Panasonic name...

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Advanced lubricants improve high-strength steel forming

March 8, 2005

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Advanced or ultrahigh-strength steel (AHSS or UHSS) use in more than 60 percent of structural automotive stampings has changed the rules when it comes to tooling surface, heat and friction control, robotic automation, and paint pretreatment. With yield strengths now reaching production levels of...

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Frequently asked questions about hardfacing

March 8, 2005

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This robot is hardfacing an agricultural tool.At first glance, hardfacing can be confusing and troublesome; in reality, it isn't. Understanding some of the basics about hardfacing can go a long way toward instilling confidence in your hardfacing product selection.The following 19 answers to...

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99% GTAW, 100% RAD

March 8, 2005

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Troy Trepanier stands next to the FastForward Fastback 1967 Mustang®, a project car restored with modifications borrowed from Ford's 2005 concept Mustang. It was made in 18 weeks with parts and accessories found and bought on eBay Motors. Troy Trepanier says his company does all the...

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

March 8, 2005

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a musculoskeletal disorder, is the compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which can cause numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. CTS affects both white- and blue-collar workers.How CTS OccursEight bones in the wrist, called...

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Design for welding: Letter to an engineer

March 8, 2005

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Drawing Guide Notes courtesy of www.roymech.co.uk, a U.K.-based Web site. Editors Note: The image is presented solely for the purpose of illustrating typicaldrawing notes.My Dear Design Engineer,I sometimes am baffled by the way some of your colleagues deal with projects that require welding...

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Abrasive Jet Mechanics

March 8, 2005

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Figure 1Abrasive jet users need in-depth knowledge of nozzle mechanics, either for practical reasons, or simply to have the satisfaction of knowing what their machines really are doing. Two types of information fabricators need are generally known accepted physical laws, and empirical data...

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A good start makes a difference

March 8, 2005

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Understanding the relationship between the elevation of the entrance guide and the shape of the roll formed strip is crucial to satisfactory roll forming. The entance guide elevation, if improperly set, can cause the strip to bow and twist as it leaves the first forming pass. Setting the elevation properly can help to eliminate additional stress and strain at the strip edges that cause bow and twist.

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Larger-than-life objects equal memorable sculptures

March 8, 2005

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Almost every artist blacksmith learns to make small animal heads from rods and often hammers petal-like shapes into flowers. But some 'smiths go far beyond these exercises and make items that are so much larger than life that they fall into the category of expressive sculpture.

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