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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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AK Steel announces January electrical, stainless surcharges

December 5, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $150 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in January 2007. January 2007 surcharges for the various stainless...

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IPSCO completes NS Group acquisition

December 4, 2006

IPSCO Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of NS Group Inc., a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield tubular goods, following a favorable vote by NS Group shareholders.This...

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ESAB names VP/GM, consummables

December 4, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that Nick Culich was named vice president and general manager of consumables, effective Nov. 6, 2006. He is based at the company's filler metal...

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Manufacturing sector contracts for first time since 2003

December 1, 2006

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in November for the first time following 41 consecutive months of growth, while the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month,...

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Safety wins Swedish Steel Prize

November 30, 2006

The Swedish Steel Prize 2006 has been awarded to Italian companies Fiat and Wagon Automotive for developing an advanced safety component for the front doors of the newly launched Fiat Grande Punto....

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U. S. Steel announces management changes

November 29, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced three key management changes, effective Dec. 1. Anton Lukac has been named plant manager, Edgar Thomson Plant; Lisa A. Roudabush has been named plant manager,...

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Kennametal honors environmental health, safety excellence

November 28, 2006

Kennametal Inc., a global supplier of tooling, engineered components, and materials consumed in production processes, has presented its fifth annual Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop sharply in October

November 28, 2006

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $19.0 billion or 8.3 percent to $210.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. The decrease represents the largest drop in more...

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3M to expand superabrasives manufacturing operation

November 27, 2006

St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M recently announced plans to expand manufacturing operations for its superabrasives business. Operations currently housed in a small facility in Whippany, New Jersey, will move...

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