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Just another copycat?

June 11, 2009

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Even by the standards established by the world"s strictest, harshest government and its unpredictable dictator, the sentence seemed harsh: 12 years at hard labor. Certainly the punishment doesn"t fit the crime (reporting a news story). I understand that the regime in North Korea doesn"t mess around...

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Detroit Tool Metal Products to consolidate locations

June 11, 2009

Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP) today announced that it will consolidate to one central facility in Lebanon, Missouri, closing its Fort Madison, Iowa, site by the end of the year. Key management...

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Blogger's block

June 10, 2009

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It was a dark and stormy night & make that a hazy, humid day in which my brain is so exhausted from creative overload that it's refusing to come up with a really good blog topic. I've come down with blogger's block, an affliction that is by no means as serious as the potential H1N1...

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Finding seemingly insignificant flaws Part I

June 10, 2009

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Eddy current testing does more than detect product defects. When used with a proper monitoring system on a mill staffed by highly trained operators, it can help to optimize the mill's efficiency. The first part of this two-part article covers eddy current system principles

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HRB prices off the bottom

June 10, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for June 8 rose 1.9 percent to $429 per ton for the fourth consecutive rise. The World export HRB price rose 1.5 percent to $402 per...

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Airtronics contracted to build vacant property protection system components

June 10, 2009

Chicago-based Vacant Property Security recently awarded Airtronics Metal Products Inc., San Jose, Calif., a contract to manufacture heavy-gauge steel doors, frames, window screens, and other...

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How to make the most of a press move

June 9, 2009

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In today's economy, machinery moves are on the rise. The success ofa machinery move project will be determined by the effectivemanagement of five key stages: planning, dismantling, servicing,5transportation, and installation. Do not overlook the relocationprocess as an opportunity to inspect, repair, and make modificationsto enhance the press system.

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Field welding repair

June 9, 2009

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Welding to repair damaged components in broken equipment involves three stages, each of which must be performed meticulously to ensure that the machinery runs properly and the repair lasts a reasonable length of time. What are these stages, and what equipment do you need to complete them?

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Sheet Metal Stamping 101, Part II

June 9, 2009

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Thinking about adding metal stamping to your capabilities? Read this primer about the materials and equipment, including the different types of stamping presses, and view images of stamped parts, which can be both highly functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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Fiber-optic laser cutting system requires no optic banks, beam centering, or laser gases

June 9, 2009

Cy Laser LLC has introduced a line of 2-D laser cutting systems for cutting sheet, plate, and pipe made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper.The laser beam is delivered by a...

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Laser vision system for wind turbine tower tubes introduced

June 9, 2009

Servo-Robot has introduced the Autotrac/WT for noncontact seam tracking and adaptive SAW of wind turbine tower tubes. All the electronics have been miniaturized to reduce the equipment footprint while...

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Grip provides hand protection for operators who hold stamps

June 9, 2009

Durable Mecco's Safety First stamp grip acts as an extension of the hand stamp, providing hand protection for operators who prefer to hold stamps.The grip is molded from urethane, and the striking...

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Slim, expandable light curtain guards multiple sides of machine with one pair of cables

June 9, 2009

Honeywell Wintriss has introduced Shadow® 8, a slim, expandable safety light curtain for such applications as metal stamping and forming. It can be used to guard multiple sides of a machine with...

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7-min. tutorial covers global hazardous material compliance rules

June 9, 2009

National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has developed an e-learning module entitled "The RoHS Directive." The seven-minute tutorial explains the requirements of the EU's 2006 RoHS Directive, which...

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Rotary mesh table cleans small parts offline

June 9, 2009

A Wheelabrator® rotary mesh table system is suitable for cleaning small parts offline using one operator. The machine can process flame-cut shapes, fabrications, automotive parts, aluminum die...

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