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AISC approves structural steel shipping standard

October 12, 2004

The American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. (AISC) has approved a new standard for shipping rolled structural steel shapes.Officially known as the "Standard Specification for Bar Coded Shipment...

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AIDA Dayton Technologies announces name change

October 12, 2004

AIDA Dayton Technologies Corp. has changed its name to AIDA-America."The new name is more descriptive of the region we service," said Troy Roberts, executive vice president of AIDA-America.The...

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Top management completes Airtronics Metal Products acquisition

October 12, 2004

Airtronics Metal Products Inc. has announced that its upper management has completed their buyout of the company without the need to bring in outside investors. Jeff Burke, Jim Ellis, Diane Neff, and...

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Kooima adds to production facility

October 12, 2004

Kooima Co., Rock Valley, Iowa, has added 32,500 sq. ft. to its production facility. The additional space will house new fabrication equipment, including a structural tube laser, four flat lasers, and...

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Victaulic launches new corporate Web site

October 12, 2004

Victaulic Co., a producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has launched its newly designed Web site intended to better serve the information needs of its worldwide customers in the building...

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Bystronic names regional sales manager

October 12, 2004

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Youssef "Joe" Malek as regional sales manager for the West Coast. His responsibilities include increasing laser, press brake, waterjet, automation, and...

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Wise words from the mountaintop—Part 10

October 12, 2004

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Editor's Note: This is the tenth episode in a mountaintop dialogue that Gerald has been having with a "wise business guru." They have been talking about understanding that your niche is only part of the strategic planning job."Remind me of what you have tried so far to improve your cash flow," my...

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Making a case for in-die tapping

October 12, 2004

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Never before has competition been greater in the metal stamping industry, both domestically and worldwide.

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Using forming assessment tools to make wise die-buying decisions

October 12, 2004

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Establishing a good buying procedure is a critical aspect of the tool purchasing process. All too often tool supplier expectations are not communicated and executed effectively. Miscommunication can cause you to purchase a die that doesn't produce good parts, needs constant attention, wears out prematurely, or has other problems.

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A growing force in Washington, D.C.

October 12, 2004

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If you take a thorough look at federal bureaus and agencies, you'll see quite an array of departments intended to promote a variety of industries and business-related activities. Many of them have been around for decades, and some are more than a century old. The United States Department of...

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Site-based telemetry systems streamline gas supply

October 12, 2004

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Photo courtesy of TRUMPF Inc.Metal fabricators continue to find new applications for carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers. New uses combined with increased just-in-time processing, and lights-out operation place greater demands on laser, assist, and process gas supply and delivery systems—demands that...

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When hurricanes come

October 12, 2004

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Many people watched with awe as the recent barrage of hurricanes hit the Caribbean and southeastern United States. Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne caused destruction that totaled billions of dollars and, regrettably, took the lives of many people. We sympathize with all those who experienced Mother Nature's wrath and had their lives turned upside down.

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Optimizing consumable life in mechanized plasma cutting

October 12, 2004

If you don't stay on top of torch maintenance and replacing consumables, an efficient cutting process can quickly become a lot more expensive to operate.

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Servo-driven mechanical presses meet HSS head-on

October 12, 2004

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A recent mechanical stamping press innovation, the servo drive is designed to meet challenges related to stamping high-strength steels (HSS).

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Prefinishing trends towards growth

October 12, 2004

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Since its introduction in the 1960s, coated coil has become the raw material of choice for some industries, and its demand has increased steadily, according to the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA). Coated steel and aluminum coil is being used predominantly in the building industry as...

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