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AMT President says manufacturing is coming back to life

August 18, 2004

John B. Byrd III, president of AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology, is encouraged by recent reports indicating North American manufacturing is showing signs of growth."June's machine tool...

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NABE Survey: Terrorism biggest threat to economy

August 17, 2004

A member survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) found 40 percent of respondents named terrorism as the largest short-term threat to the economy, more than double...

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U.S. representatives ask Bush to act on China's currency policy

August 13, 2004

A bipartisan group of 87 members of congress signed and delivered a letter to the White House August 10 that urges President Bush to address promptly China's unfair and discriminatory undervalued...

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Most U.S. companies to hire, increase retention efforts in rest of 04

August 12, 2004

Management Recruiters International has announced the results of its 54th annual International Hiring Survey, indicating that 58 percent of executives who participated plan to make new hires during...

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Slitting ultrahigh-strength steels

August 10, 2004

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The automotive industry's search for stronger and lighter materials spawned new steel grades to meet higher strength-to-weight ratio requirements. While these materials allow automotive engineers to design lighter and stronger components, they present stampers and coil processors with some...

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Aluminum inert gas piping system has push-to-fit connectors

August 10, 2004

Praxair offers an aluminum pipe system that delivers argon, nitrogen, and argon/CO2 mixtures to the point of use. It features push-to-fit instant connectors that eliminate threading and gluing...

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Double sheet detector designed for earlier detection

August 10, 2004

Prime Controls Inc. has introduced the DS160 single-probe double sheet detector designed to provide early detection and permit quick reaction.Suitable for use with stainless steel, aluminum foil,...

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GMAW machines designed for thin-gauge metals

August 10, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 350 GMAW and 350P pulsed GMAW power sources designed for welding thin-gauge aluminum, stainless steel, and steel.Both units offer 208/230-...

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Level loader with turntable reduces fatigue

August 10, 2004

The Roll-On™ level loader with turntable from Southworth Products Corp. is designed for manually loading and unloading of pallets.The loader features a platform that lowers to floor height so...

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Band saw designed for cutting highly abrasive material

August 10, 2004

LENOX® has introduced the HRc line of carbide-tipped band saw blades designed to cut highly abrasive materials, such as case-hardened materials, steel-belted tires, railroad track, and...

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Splicing options facilitate faster conveyor belt changes

August 10, 2004

Dorner Manufacturing Corp. now offers plastic clipper and stainless steel clipper belt splicing options on more than half of its conveyor belts.Belts with the options can be replaced by removing a pin...

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Portable fume extractor handles light- to medium-duty arc welding

August 10, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. offers the Mini Flex, a portable welding fume extractor with primary LongLife-H® and secondary HEPA filters, designed to handle most common light- and medium-duty arc...

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Robotic system inspects, repairs steam generators

August 10, 2004

Zetec Inc. has introduced the ZR-1 robot system for inspecting and repairing steam generators. The single robotic manipulator system performs eddy current inspection and remains installed for...

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Finger camera enables inspections in total darkness

August 10, 2004

The US-1478 VisionProbe® from UniWest enables technicians to perform visual and NDT inspections even in total darkness. Four high-intensity LED lights illuminate objects. A variable-focus lens...

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Press brake has more bending space, repeat accuracy to 5 mm

August 10, 2004

TRUMPF will introduce an updated version of its TrumaBend V series line of press brakes at FABTECH 2004 in Cleveland. New four-cylinder technology replaces hydraulic cylinders and provides more...

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