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Wolf names support engineer, regional manager

May 9, 2006

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has hired Jimmy Barber as customer support engineer and has appointed Tim Ulinski as regional manager for the south central U.S.Barber performs field service,...

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Abtex updates product catalog

May 9, 2006

Abtex Corp., Victor, N.Y., has updated its fiber abrasive products catalog.The 24-page catalog includes new products and new specifications for existing products.Each product line in the new catalog...

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TRUMPF names Hart as exclusive distributor

May 9, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Hart Machine Tool as its exclusive distributor for machine tools in Georgia. The company continues to supply TRUMPF fabricating machinery in Alabama,...

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Airgas names new regional presidents, acquires Byrne Specialty Gases

May 9, 2006

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has named Dan Tatro as president of Airgas Nor Pac and Doug Jones as his replacement as president of Airgas Intermountain, two of 13 regional distribution companies. It has...

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Weiler adds to staff, facility

May 9, 2006

Weiler Corp. has announced plans to expand its Cresco, Pa.-based facility. The building project encompasses a 25,000-sq.-ft. addition to it offices and a 16,000-sq.-ft. addition to its distribution...

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Automatic Feed, Heinrich Georg form joint company

May 9, 2006

Automatic Feed Co. Inc., Napolean,Ohio, and Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik, Kreutzal, Germany, have formed Georg Automatic Feed (GAF) Ltd., a joint-venture company located in Columbus, Ohio.GAF...

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Strippit appoints laser product specialist

May 9, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has promoted J. Matt Keever to product specialist-lasers.Keever advises and trains customers and sales representatives in the use and application of laser cutting equipment...

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Economic activity in manufacturing grew in April

May 9, 2006

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in April for the 35th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 54th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Defining material specifications

May 9, 2006

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The root cause of splitting problems in deep-drawn parts often is that the process is not designed and engineered to accept the full range of mechanical properties within the ASTM specifications.

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Race to be green

May 9, 2006

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Automakers are racing to introduce green technologies. Toyota is the leader in hybrid sales and plans to introduce two new models even though it will continue to lose money in the short and medium term. Instead of trying to outsell Toyota, GM has introduced flexible-fuel vehicles that run on E-85, an ethanol and gasoline mix.

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Managing success

May 9, 2006

The increasing disparity between upper management pay and blue-collar wages is creating a downward spiral that only can negatively affect our economy.

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Hitting pay dirt -- in pipe

May 9, 2006

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Fabricating and repairing pipe in the oil-rich tar sands of Alberta, Canada, is an enormous, ongoing project that requires specialized equipment to meet a variety of challenges. John Page is a consultant in Canada who has been working on several of these projects and has learned what's needed to get the jobs done.

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Choosing a gouging method

May 9, 2006

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Plasma gouging and air carbon-arc gouging have their advantages and disadvantages. The most distinct differences are in cost, fume production, and necessary postcutting operations.

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Achieving quality global manufacturing networks

May 9, 2006

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This article is adapted from a report analyzing the results of a manufacturers' survey. It discusses the common quality challenges all manufacturers and explains what best-in-class manufacturers are doing with quality control to set themselves apart from the competition.

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Hot forming: Strong meets light

May 9, 2006

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Cosma International applies its own hot-forming technique to stamping automotive metal components such as A and B pillars, roof headers, roof rails, rockers, door intrusion beams, and bumpers, to meet new CAFE standards for weight, NHTSA requirements for strength, and to counter problems with springback in UHSS components.

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