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Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group acquires Protechno S.A.

February 8, 2005

Handy & Harmon's Precious Metals Group has acquired Protechno S.A., a French manufacturer and distributor of brazing and soldering materials, including standard alloys and specialty products like...

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Hydro Aluminum appoints architectural sales manager

February 8, 2005

Hydro Aluminum North America has appointed Edward Woods as architectural sales manager.Woods is responsible for sales and marketing for the patio door program at the company's Cassville, Mo.,...

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ESAB appoints training manager

February 8, 2005

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has named Tony Anderson as the North American corporate technical training manager. Anderson is responsible for enhancing the design and coordination...

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Engel acquires Lion Machinery

February 8, 2005

The Formtek Group of companies, which includes Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), B&K, Dahlstrom, Engel, FMI, Hill Engineering, Iowa Precision Industries, Lockformer, Rowe, and Yoder has announced that...

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Canadian steel industry, government work to reduce greenhouse emissions

February 8, 2005

The governments of Canada and Ontario and the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Jan. 10, to work together to address climate change by reducing...

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Written safety plans help reduce OSHA inspection fears

February 8, 2005

According to Business and Legal Reports Inc. (BLR), one of the best ways to stay smiling when an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officer arrives at your business is to...

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Barton Mines appoints regional sales manager

February 8, 2005

Barton Mines Co. LLC has appointed Christian Waters as regional sales manager for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada.Since joining the company in 1997, Waters has held several positions within...

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Bosch Rexroth to expand production capabilities in China

February 8, 2005

Over the next three years, Bosch Rexroth AG will invest 83 million euros to expand its production capacities in China, beginning with constructing a new factory in Beijing in 2005. Among the products...

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AIDA appoints two presidents

February 8, 2005

Following its recent acquisitions of Manzoni and Rovetta, AIDA has announced that Troy Roberts was named president of AIDA-America and Masaharu Sakaki was named president of AIDA-Europe. Both men...

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Aluminum finds new use

February 8, 2005

Anheuser-Busch has launched new aluminum bottles for its Michelob, Michelob Light, and Anheuser World Select beers. The aluminum-bottled beers are available at select bars and clubs in Atlanta;...

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TRUMPF names training manager

February 8, 2005

TRUMPF Inc. has named Annette Doyle as training manager.Doyle is responsible for the company's training program that offers classes for customers with new or previously owned equipment. She is...

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Lockheed Martin team constructing new combat ship

February 8, 2005

The Lockheed Martin team cut steel for the U.S.'s first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) early this month, marking the start of fabrication at Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis. The team will deliver the...

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Aluminum USA 2005 to stress innovation

February 8, 2005

The biennial Aluminum USA 2005 Show and Conference will take place at Chicago's McCormick Place Complex on March 7–:10, 2005, under the theme "World-Beating Manufacturing Through Aluminum...

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Tube Hydroforming Design Flexibility—Part VII: Holes

February 8, 2005

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When making holes in hydroformed parts, fabricators have many choices—milling, drilling, laser cutting, plasma cutting, flow drilling, post-piercing, and hydropiercing.

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Solving pierce punch breaking and chipping problems

February 8, 2005

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Figure 1Having a pierce or perforating punch chip, or worse yet break, can cause severe die damage. It also can result in nonconforming parts because of burrs or undersize holes. Broken punch pieces can fall into the die and crush pads, as well as forming and cutting sections. This article...

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