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HRB prices continue to drop

April 15, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerU.S. HRB price for April 13 plummeted 8.0 percent to $474 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the 17th consecutive drop. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped 5.3 percent...

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Hector Favela, worker at Simpson Strong Tie

Punch tooling innovations help achieve lean goals

April 14, 2009

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Punch tooling innovations help die builders and stampers improve lead times, reduce waste, and expand design options as well as eliminate slug pulling and minimize stripping pressures.

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Measurement, assembly, and welding: Ultra Tool's quest for in-die perfection: Part I

April 14, 2009

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Ultra Tool & Manufacturing launches a program to tackle sensor technology in an effort to errorproof the pressroom.

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Robotic Welding

Welding with vision

April 14, 2009

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Vision technology adds flexibility and intelligence to the robotic welding cell.

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Crimson Fire Shop Floor

Putting out fires, the lean way

April 14, 2009

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Crimson Fire, a lean fire truck OEM, enjoys record orders, but prepares for challenges ahead.

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Sheet metal stamped parts

Sheet Metal Stamping 101, Part I

April 14, 2009

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Metalworking professionals who possess diverse proficient skills have an edge in a tight job market. In this first installment in a series, tool-and-die expert Art Hedrick presents an overview of the metal stamping industry and describes the various careers available in the sector.

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Laser safety eyewear suitable for Nd:YAG and Er:YAG applications

April 14, 2009

Laservision offers the 00145 high visual light transmittance filter eyewear.The glass filter is commonly used with Nd:YAG and Er:YAG laser applications. Its visible light transmission is 71 percent...

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Sub-arc welding viewing system operates in high-temperature, EMI environments

April 14, 2009

The XVC-S from Xiris Automation Inc. is designed for viewing sub-arc welding processes. It provides the operator with a real-time view of the weld during welding; acts as a setup tool to position the...

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Foot switch features cast aluminum housing, formed steel guards

April 14, 2009

The Linemaster Classic IV foot switch is designed with a cast aluminum housing. It is offered in momentary action and is available in SPDT and DPDT circuits. Formed steel guards are available for both...

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5-stage parts cleaning system has 96-in. wash section

April 14, 2009

A five-stage, all-stainless-steel washer/dryer system is offered by ALMCO KleenTec.The PWRBD24-96E-U system, initially custom-developed for a customer, includes wash, rinse, second rinse, blowoff, and...

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Adjustable load lifter rated for 2 tons

April 14, 2009

Caldwell's adjustable load lifter can be used to expand a crane to handle a range of loads. It has a rated capacity of 2 tons and can be adjusted to fit the load at hand.The lifting bail adjusts to...

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GMAW machine automatically selects wire feed speed, voltage

April 14, 2009

By integrating the exclusive Auto-Set™ feature into a GMAW machine, Miller Electric has created the Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™. Auto-Set automatically selects wire feed speed and...

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Band saw blade lines expanded

April 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. offers several new band saw blade lines.Developed for cutting structural steels, sections, tubes, and small solids, the Versatix™ MP bimetal blade has a patent-pending...

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UV borescopes designed for NDT dye penetration tests

April 14, 2009

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced a line of UV borescopes designed to be used in NDT dye penetration tests. They can remotely detect surface flaws and cracks in hard-to-reach areas of mechanical...

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Lightweight, compact GMAW gun introduced

April 14, 2009

Tweco® has introduced the Spray Master™ GMAW gun. It is lighter and smaller than the company's No. 4 GMAW gun, with an ergonomically designed platform.The gun includes a rotatable conductor...

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