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Hypertherm adds to staff

December 12, 2006

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has named John Brennan as national distribution manager for North America and Jenny Levy as North American marketing director.Brennan develops and directs long-term...

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AHT opens service center

December 12, 2006

AHT Corp., Waterloo, Iowa, plans to open another UltraGlow® service center in Cullman, Ala.According to the company, the Cullman facility will have a complete line of UltraGlow ion nitriding...

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ISRI releases anti-scrap-theft recommendations

December 12, 2006

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Scrap Theft Task Force has released a list of recommendations titled "Recommended Practices and Procedures for Minimizing the Risks of Purchasing...

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Preco, PaR form sales/integration partnership

December 12, 2006

Preco Inc., Lenexa, Kan., and PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul, Minn., have partnered in the sales and integration of industrial-based laser processing technology and PaR's gantry, motion, and robotic...

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MEMA issues steel tariff statement

December 12, 2006

Dec. 11, Ann Wilson, vice president of government affairs for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), issued the following statement on behalf of the organization.On Dec. 14, the...

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Solving punch breakage problems

December 12, 2006

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This series of articles investigates the many causes of premature punch breakage in stamping operations.

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Bauer check fixtures

Think you have a challenging bend? Bring it on

December 12, 2006

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Take a look at Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricators Inc., a company that thrives on difficult bending applications. It stays away from the hypercompetitive portion of the bending industry—4D to 5D bends in medium-wall-thickness tubing, applications that don't require a mandrel—and gravitates toward tight-radius or variable-radius bends in several planes, parts that require several processes such as bending and flaring, and components that needed flattening and welding.

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Crystal Distribution building

Moving in the right direction

December 12, 2006

When Crystal Distribution Inc., a manufacturer of curb adapters and related products, was challenged by the logistics of its facility, President Pat O'Brien had three choices: lease a different building, buy a different building, or build a new facility. Deciding to build a new facility made the most sense and ended up giving the company's manufacturing operations a whole new flow.

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Plasma Arc Welding

P is for plasma, precision

December 12, 2006

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Plasma arc welding (PAW) is very similar to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), but its highly concentrated arc makes it very different - and not necessarily the best process for every application. A close look at its characteristics and equipment will help you decide if it's right for your applications.

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CO2 lasers

High-powered lasers take a bite out of plate

December 12, 2006

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CO2 lasers are available in wattages that can cut plate more than 1 in. thick. The wattage, however, isn't the only factor that affects total speed and power. The assist gas chosen and the mode of the laser also influence final results.

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Machine tooling

Avoiding common bending problems with common sense

December 12, 2006

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Tooling determines the outcome of a bending operation. Whether an application is simple or complex, matching the right tooling with the bending equipment and method will save both time and money.

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Stainless steel stampings

Viking's range of choices

December 12, 2006

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The stainless steel stampings Viking Range produces often require complex draws and piercing, as well as sharp corners and creases—with flawless exterior finishes. Viking has moved from outsourcing its stampings to using press brakes to investing in hydraulic presses of increasing capacity and sophistication—all in an effort to gain greater control over the design, quality, and availability of stamped parts.

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Hypertherm wins "10 Best Companies to Work For" honor

December 11, 2006

For the seventh time, Business New Hampshire Magazineselected Hypertherm Inc. in its top "10 Best Companies to Work For". The magazine credited the company's values and commitment to its Associates as...

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Structural steel industry projects continued growth in 2007

December 11, 2006

Demand for structural steel on construction projects in the U.S. will continue to grow in 2007, according to industry forecasts. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) projects a growth...

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U.S. Steel executives to retire in February

December 7, 2006

United States Steel Corporation Chairman and CEO John P. Surma has announced that Dan D. Sandman has elected to retire in February 2007 as the company's vice chairman and chief legal and...

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