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Finishing stainless steel tube and pipe efficiently

May 8, 2007

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One big challenge in stainless steel tube finishing is the growing expectations about the surface finish. Tools and abrasives have improved to achieve better surface quality in less time. At the same time, fabricators require finishing methods that address health, safety, and environmental concerns.

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All-electric tube benders in control

May 8, 2007

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All-electric tube bending machines use electric, closed-loop servomotor axes to control the motion and speed of the bend tooling, providing programmable control over the range of each axis. Otherwise, all-electric tube bending machines are basically rotary draw benders—the design of which have not changed significantly for 50 years.

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Understanding metal-cored wire

May 8, 2007

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Metal-cored wire isn't suitable for all welding, but used in appropriate applications, the wire can help improve quality and reduce rework. Some industries best-suited to using metal-cored wire are automotive exhaust and chassis manufacturing, agricultural and heavy equipment manufacturing, and railcar fabrication. This article discusses the wire's properties and how to determine if it is suitable for your operation.

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How to keep hydraulic presses running

May 8, 2007

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Several preventive maintenance steps can help extend hydraulic press life. Press operators who stay in tune with their press and establish good, consistent maintenance practices from the beginning will benefit the most.

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Laser welding, structural adhesive bonding, for body-in-white assembly

May 8, 2007

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Which joining processes—laser welding, brazing, or adhesive bonding—are most suitable for different automotive product attributes and regions of an automobile? This article answers some of those questions.

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A tale of two cities

May 8, 2007

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Facing deep structural problems and mounting financial stress, Big Three executives publicly sought a meeting with President Bush to discuss how the federal government could assist the automotive industry, and the hundreds of thousands of Americans it employs.

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A little innovation goes a long way

May 8, 2007

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Although large organizations make national headlines and serve as Wall Street indicators, small organizations are making the kind of innovative strides that lead to business growth and robust financial performance.

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Stop wasting time!

May 8, 2007

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Minimizing changeover times is accomplished with effective die change procedures and equipment. Applying quick die change basics is a necessity, such as standardizing die parameters and clamping, prestaging dies, and using proper tools and personnel.

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Mazak Optonics names new president

May 1, 2007

Mazak Optonics Corp. (MOC), Schaumburg, Ill., has named William "Bill" Citron its new president. Citron succeeds Tim Yanagisawa, who was named director and general manager of sales for Yamazaki Mazak...

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HRB spot steel prices mixed

April 25, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for April 23 dropped 0.8 percent to $625 per metric ton, FOB the mill after five consecutive rises. The world export HRB...

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Mittal Steel USA enters export market

April 24, 2007

Mittal Steel USA has begun to export steel. The company said this is being done to take advantage of the strength of the global market and the resources of Arcelor Mittal Intl., the company's global...

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Wilson Tool honored as Manufacturer of the Year

April 18, 2007

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., an independent tooling manufacturer for sheet metal fabrication, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award is given...

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MG Systems & Welding appoints president, CEO

April 16, 2007

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Gary Norville as president and CEO.Norville has more than 34 years' experience in the cutting, welding, and gas industries. With more...

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ESAB, ABB enter welding automation agreement

April 12, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has signed an agreement with the Robotics Division of ABB Inc. to develop and market robotic welding packages and systems jointly.The agreement allows the two companies...

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Fuchs Lubricants receives innovation award

April 11, 2007

Fuchs Lubricants Co. was awarded the Precision Metalforming Association's Next Gen Innovation Award for the "Best New Materials" at the 2007 Metalform tradeshow in Chicago.Fuchs was recognized for the...

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