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Jervis B. Webb Co. announces retirement of president/co-CEO

December 16, 2008

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., Japan, has announced the retirement of Susan M. Webb, its president and co-CEO.Webb continues to serve on...

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Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group unites its brands

December 16, 2008

The Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group, a family of companies that supply brazing and soldering materials and technical services to OEMs and aftermarket distributors, has announced plans to unify...

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RathGibson launches new international offices

December 16, 2008

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has launched three new international offices. To provide local...

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Samco Machinery opens new office in Mexico

December 16, 2008

Samco Machinery, Toronto, recently opened an office in Mexico. The office, headed by Ricardo Orozco, is located in Monterrey business center. It provides and coordinates the company's full range of...

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NCCA members working to meet increased demand for prepaint

December 16, 2008

To meet growing demand for coil coated metal, members of the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, have invested capital to build strategically located, new production facilities. The...

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The world needs your stuff

December 15, 2008

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A friend recently forwarded me a great I-told-you-so kind of video clip on the economy.The basic problem with the U.S. economy is that we have too much consumption and borrowing, and not enough production and savings. The consumer is basically going to stop consuming and start rebuilding his...

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Myriad Proprietary Design Languages

Lost in translation

December 15, 2008

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Metrology managers are pushing industry to standardize, so that all digital inspection devices can, in essence, speak the same language.

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Software drives laser cutting productivity gains

December 15, 2008

Mazak Optonics Corp. announces its next-level, network solution for driving productivity gains through its family of laser cutting systems. PC-based, e-Soft provides technical data and management...

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Cutting more than metal with a waterjet

December 15, 2008

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With waterjet cutting equipment, shops are no longer limited to the world of metal fabrications. They can search for new business in areas that were once considered unrealistic.

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Converting your fluid systems to green

December 15, 2008

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Metal forming, stamping, and washing fluids traditionally have been thought of as "necessary nuisances" to be used once and thrown away. That mindset is changing.Incorporating "green" or environmentally friendly fluids and fluid management systems can extend fluid life and minimize waste, providing valuable cost savings.

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Laser cutting for the first time

December 15, 2008

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M&L Industries found a laser cutting machine for the right price and at the right size. After a year of laser cutting and bringing in new business, it looks like the right choice.

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Plasma Cutting Lead

Cut it out

December 14, 2008

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With a plasma cutter and grinder, you can unleash your inner artist and create unique metal art. In words and images, this article describes how to select the equipment, create a template, set up the work area, make your cuts, and finish the project.

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Revealing the Magic — Using data and conducting experiments to solve metal forming problems

December 14, 2008

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Effective stamping professionals rely on scientific principles and not magic to determine and correct production problems. Find out how to troubleshoot wrinkles and rips and take corrective action by following a basic procedure that can be modified to troubleshoot almost any stamping issue.

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In-die joining transforms press into assembly system, Part I

December 14, 2008

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In-die joining systems help stamping shops to expand their operations to include sub-assemblies and full assemblies without additional downstream equipment and processes, so they can carve out a bigger share of the production work.

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Pulse welding eases exotic-metal fabrication

December 14, 2008

Pulsed gas metal arc welding helps AmeriFab Inc., a maker of steelmaking furnaces and related equipment, streamline its welding operations.

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