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Warm forming magnesium, aluminum tubes

October 3, 2006

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Research shows that in forming lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium alloys, the formability increases as the temperature increases, especially in the range from 200 degrees C to 300 degrees C (392 degrees F to 572 degrees F).1-5 The Center for Precision Forming (CPF, formerly...

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Entering a new phase in weld inspection

October 3, 2006

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Reliable and consistent weld inspection is a significant part of any weld quality assurance program. One type of weld inspection used over the last several decades employs ultrasonics.

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Aluminum Workshop: The best filler wire for welding 6061-T6 aluminum

October 3, 2006

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Q: Which filler wire is best for welding 6061-T6 aluminum, 5356 or 4043?A: Both are acceptable for welding 6061-T6, but each has advantages and disadvantages depending on the application.An aluminum alloy containing 5 percent magnesium, 5356 generally is stronger and more ductile than 4043. But...

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Fuel your safety knowledge

October 3, 2006

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The subject of oxyfuel safety is vast and would take volumes to cover completely. In fact, most large companies involved in oxyfuel cutting and welding publish their own procedural guidelines for employees to follow.

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STI completes merger with Omron

October 2, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc., a North American provider of automation safeguarding products, has announced today that it has completed its previously announced merger with a subsidiary of Japan-based...

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Hot-rolled band prices drop in U.S., world market

September 28, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Sept. 25 fell $20 to $655 per ton, FOB the mill—the largest plunge since SteelBenchmarkerwas launched April 12,...

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Metal formers expect slight decline in business conditions

September 28, 2006

Metal forming companies expect a slight decline in business conditions during the next three months, according to the Sept. 1, 2006 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report....

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Nucor selects Brigham City, Utah for new facility

September 28, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has selected Brigham City, Utah as the location for a new facility to produce metal building systems and components. In May 2006 Nucor announced plans to construct,...

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Intellectual property enforcement and protection report released

September 28, 2006

Today the Bush Administration released the 2006 Report to the President and Congress on Coordination of Intellectual Property Enforcement and Protection. The report sets forth the actions and...

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DuPont develops new process for making titanium

September 27, 2006

DuPont today announced a new process for making high-purity titanium metal powder that it said could reduce cost and substantially boost efficiency in parts manufacturing. Titanium is a strong,...

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National plan to certify skilled workers announced

September 25, 2006

House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-IL) today joined national manufacturing leaders in announcing a new program to train and certify workers in the advanced skills demanded by...

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Hobart Institute receives Image of Weldingaward

September 20, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee have announced that the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has been selected to receive the 2006 Image of...

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Manufacturing Camp grants available from FMA Foundation

September 18, 2006

Fifteen to 20 grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each will be awarded by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMA Foundation) to not-for-profit organizations and educational...

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Flushing out four-letter words: rust, dirt, and wear (Part III)

September 15, 2006

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Dirt, rust, and wear, cost tube producers and fabricators millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricants can help you select the best lubricant extend tool life and improve bends.

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Ford accelerates restructuring

September 15, 2006

Ford Motor Co. today announced plans to further reduce its capacity and work force, and ramp up new product introductions as it accelerates its North America "Way Forward" turnaround plan.Ford will...

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