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Lincoln Electric introduces welding consumables quality program

December 7, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Q-Cert Program, a quality indicator for welding consumables. The program features three levels of quality certification (Q-Cert), depending on tests,...

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Interplex opens facility in north China

December 7, 2004

Interplex Industries has opened a north China facility in Dalian, a coastal city located in Liaoning Province.Known as Interplex Electonic (Dalian) Co. Ltd., the new facility occupies 20,000 sq. m...

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Houghton and SBS form marketing, sales alliance

December 7, 2004

Houghton Intl. Inc.'s Heat Treatment Div. has formed a marketing and sales alliance with Rochester, Mich.-based SBS Corp., a manufacturer of cooling, heating, and filtration equipment.According to the...

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Bystronic appoints customer service manager

December 7, 2004

Bystronic Inc. has appointed Peter K. Kyc as technical support manager for North America. He is responsible for all customer service activities related to laser, waterjet, bending, and automation...

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Airgas acquires A&R Welding Supply

December 7, 2004

Airgas Inc. has acquired A&R Welding Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif. The two branches now operate as Airgas...

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Aristo Machines receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

December 7, 2004

Aristo Machines Inc. received its ISO 9001:2000 Certification from ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. in Oct. The company designs, manufactures, and services tube end forming systems.

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AIDA acquires Manzoni and Rovetta

December 7, 2004

AIDA has acquired Manzoni and Rovetta. Dr. Guido Puccio, commissario of Manzoni Group S.p.A. in Amministrazione Straordinaria, and Kimikazu Aida, president of AIDA Engineering Ltd., the parent company...

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Zetec obtains PDI qualification for piping weld inspection technology

December 7, 2004

Zetec has obtained a performance demonstration initiative (PDI) qualification for a technique to inspect austenitic and ferritic piping welds using phased array technology.The qualification is...

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Faro appoints president/COO

December 7, 2004

Faro Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Jay Freeland as president and COO.Freeland is a 12-year veteran of General Electric Co. He began his career with GE in its financial management...

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IPSCO finalizes plate heat treating location, supplier

December 7, 2004

IPSCO Inc. has selected Mobile, Ala., as the location to build its new continuous plate heat treating operation. It has awarded LOI Inc., Pittsburgh, the major contract for designing and supplying...

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Pipelines to China

December 7, 2004

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Joe Shooshani was smoking a cigarette outside Hall 4 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). He had traveled from Los Angeles where he owns Bobco Metals, a metals service center offering a range of services, including forming, bending, welding, and fabricating. Shooshani was in...

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Forming advanced metals

December 7, 2004

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The demand for lightweight components continues to be a primary driver in the automotive industry.

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Growing interest in a growing market

December 7, 2004

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Although India had a heavily socialist economy for much of the past few decades, the country has experienced remarkable growth since the opening of its economy in the early 1990s.

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Cams, cams, and more cams

December 7, 2004

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How do you choose a store-bought cam for your stamping operation? Hundreds of cam designs are available today from numerous suppliers. Choosing the one that best fits your needs, as well as your budget, sometimes can be very confusing.

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Finding simplicity and efficiency in servo press feeds

December 7, 2004

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Upon their debut in the 1960s, servo press feed systems were hailed as the technology for the future. They were recognized for their productivity advantages, a result of digital setups that quickly dialed in feed length and speed parameters, with controlled acceleration and deceleration rates, job...

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