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FABTECH, AWS Welding Show combine

September 30, 2004

Three industry-leading trade show organizers have combined forces to better serve the needs of their trade show exhibitors in the fields of forming & fabricating, tube & pipe, and welding & cutting...

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Second quarter GDP revised up to 3.3 percent

September 30, 2004

September 29, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) reported that second quarter GDP was upwardly revised to 3.3 percent from a previously reported 2.8 percent. The upward revision was the result of...

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Huntsville, Ala. Toyota plant to expand, add jobs

September 24, 2004

Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Huntsville, Ala. community leaders, and Toyota executives have announced another expansion of Toyota's engine plant located in Huntsville.The expansion, the second major...

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Alcan spin-off to begin operations Jan. 1 as Novelis

September 22, 2004

Alcan Inc. has announced that its publicly-traded company to be created in the spin-off of its aluminum rolled products business will begin operations on Jan. 1, 2005. The new company will be called...

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TAA funding slashed; ABC urges reinstatement

September 20, 2004

The American Business Council (ABC) has expressed disappointment over U. S. Senator Judd Gregg's (R-NH) decision to slash funding for the Trade Adjuctment Assistance (TAA) program for manufacturers....

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Industrial production up 0.1 percent overall; manufacturing output dropped to .05 percent

September 15, 2004

The Federal Reserve reported today that industrial production and capacity utilization figures remained fairly steady during the month of August. Records showed overall production rose by 0.1 percent....

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All-in-one GMAW machines suitable for thin-gauge metals

September 14, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 350 GMAW and 350P pulsed GMAW power sources designed for welding thin-gauge aluminum, stainless steel, and steel.Both units offer 208/230-...

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Nonpowered carts deliver small, medium-sized parts for line-side assembly

September 14, 2004

Kinetic Technologies LLC has introduced nonpowered carts designed to deliver small to medium-sized parts for line-side assembly.The 2,000-lb.-capacity carts can be built with modular tube frames...

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Waterjet cutting machine produces 3-D shapes in single pass

September 14, 2004

Machine Tools USA offers the Knuth USA Hydro-Jet five-axis waterjet cutting machine designed to produce complex ,3-D shapes in a single-pass operation.The system operates with both pure water and...

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Improved earplugs more comfortable, easier to insert

September 14, 2004

Howard Leight® Industries has introduced an improved version of its MAX® earplug designed to be easier to insert and more comfortable to wear while providing an NRR of 33 dB.The new version is...

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Punching, shearing machine has reduced sheet travel distance

September 14, 2004

Salvagnini's S4N punching and shearing machine is designed to reduce the distance of sheet travel required to punch parts. It features a patented multipress head combined with an integrated shear. All...

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Seam detector designed to handle difficult-position welds

September 14, 2004

Roland Electronic's SND40 weld seam detector is designed to handle difficult positioning tasks in tube bending machines, hydroforming presses, and other tube processing machines.The unit combines...

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Fastener drawings can be inserted into common CAD systems

September 14, 2004

All online CAD drawings for PennEngineering® Fastening Technologies' entire line of fastener products now can be inserted directly into many CAD systems. No download or importing is required.The...

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Spool gun suitable for aluminum GMAW

September 14, 2004

MK Products' Sidewinder™ Mini-Spool™ gun with small diameter wire feeding capacity is suitable for aluminum GMAW.Weighing 26 oz. with the wire spool, the ergonomically designed gun is...

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Plate bending machine rolls tubes at 200 PPH

September 14, 2004

Jammes Industrie has developed the Type T-180 platebending machine capable of bending special sheet metal to produce tubes with small diameters over long lengths at up to 200 PPH.The machine is...

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