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Hobart Institute announces 2005 CWI schedule

August 10, 2004

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has announced its 2005 schedule for the American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector/Educator preparation course and examination held in Troy,...

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Interplex expands Bangalore, India, manufacturing facility

August 10, 2004

Interplex Industries, a provider of metal stamping and plating components, has doubled the size of its Bangalore, India, manufacturing facility.In operation since 1999, the facility, known as...

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Indalex, Ohio Valley Aluminum exchange manufacturing assets in Midwest

August 10, 2004

Indalex Aluminum Solutions Group and Ohio Valley Aluminum Co. (OVACO) have exchanged manufacturing assets in the Midwest.Indalex has assumed ownership of the OVACO aluminum extrusion plant in...

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KASTO Maschinenbau receives design award

August 10, 2004

KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG's KASTOspeed 9 circular saw series has been awarded the Red Dot Design Prize in the category Machinery, plant, components. The ergonomically designed saw was developed...

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Lincoln Electric sponsors AeroShell® Aerobatic Team

August 10, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has become a sponsor of the AeroShell® Aerobatic Team, a four-plane precision formation aerobatic team. The team has been performing at air shows since 1985...

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OSHA requests input on employer payment for PPE record

August 10, 2004

On March 31, 1999, OSHA issued a proposed rule to require employers to pay for all personal protective equipment (PPE) (with a few specific exceptions) used by their employees. Public comments were...

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Ohio firm fined for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts

August 10, 2004

Norse Dairy Systems, a division of Interbake Foods Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, is facing $122,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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OSHA forms alliance with steel group

August 10, 2004

Enhancing worker safety and health in the nation's steel industry and downstream manufacturers is the focus of a new Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and three...

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Safety and health bulletin focuses on pipeline safety

August 10, 2004

Preventing fatal accidents or injuries for workers involved in dewatering pipelines is the subject of a new Safety and Health Information Bulletin issued by the Occupational Safety and Health...

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Roll-Kraft publishes Profit Pointer bulletins

August 10, 2004

Roll-Kraft has published and released two Profit Pointer bulletins directed to the roll forming and tube and pipe industries."Roll Forming High-Strength Materials" pertains to roll forming material...

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Universal Chemical Technologies names licensee

August 10, 2004

Universal Chemical Technologies (UCT), a Stuart, Fla.-based developer of engineered coatings, has announced that Hale Chrome Service has been granted a license for practicing the process of UCT's...

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Sequence scheduling in automotive scheduling

August 10, 2004

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Although automakers' demands on automotive stampers fluctuate, under normal conditions, the variation in quantities of parts required is 20 percent or less. Most of the time the variation is substantially lower, although seasonal changes, such as holidays and plant shutdowns, can have an impact on...

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Infrared thermography—its role in maintenance and loss prevention

August 10, 2004

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Unexpected production interruption is intolerable in today's business environment, in which little time or money is available for taking chances. Sophisticated production processes, just-in-time delivery, and increased productivity demands require using every tool available to prevent disrupting...

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Playing it safe with robotic welding

August 10, 2004

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This robotic welding workcell is guarded on all four sides. The back of the workcell uses the control panel and hard guards to prevent entry to the safeguarded space. The wall must be high enough to ensure that no one can reach over it into the protected area.In 2002 the Robotic Industries...

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Six Sigma methodology to improve ship and boat welding

August 10, 2004

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Nowhere in manufacturing is the axiom "Do the job right the first time" more true than in a shipyard's welding operation. The welding process must be optimized for high productivity, yet maintain quality levels required by stringent welding standards. Even using the most fine-tuned process, a...

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