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Manufacturing alliance group makes debut at Illinois job shop show

July 23, 2004

By Stephanie Vaughan, Associate Editor, Practical Welding Today®Building partnerships means more money, say fabricators and manufacturers.This was the message many exhibitors and attendees were...

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2004 steel shipments up 7.7 percent over 2003

July 15, 2004

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of May 2004, U.S. steel mills shipped 9,914,000 net tons, a 7.3 percent increase from the 8,567,000 net tons shipped in May...

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MIG welding—The basics and then some

July 13, 2004

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Whether it's used in the shop, field, or the garage hobby shop, MIG is a great process.

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Delta repair welders aim high

July 13, 2004

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Pilots refer to flying experience as "seat time." For the 300-plus certified welders in Delta Air Lines' TechOps division, the term has a similar meaning. Certification is just the first step for them. Qualified GTAW welders here log plenty of seat time.Whether they maintain ground support...

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Software introduced for EMI of pipe

July 13, 2004

PITCO™, a division of Scan Systems Corp., has introduced DIGI-PRO™ electromagnetic inspection (EMI) software for the pipe industry. The software is designed to be either an integral part...

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Software enhances CNC punching machines

July 13, 2004

Lantek Systems Inc. offers Lantek Expert Punch and Lantek Expert II (cut and punch). Expert Punch is designed to enhance punch machines. Expert II is designed to automate programming of sheet metal...

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Orbital GTAW head designed for low-clearance applications

July 13, 2004

Orbimatic GmbH has introduced the M34 weld head to its range of orbital GTAW weld heads. Designed for applications with low radial clearance, such as tubes in boilers and rotary dryers, the heads can...

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Earmuffs filter harmful noise, allow voices and alarms to be heard

July 13, 2004

Bilsom, part of the Bacou-Dalloz™ Hearing Safety Group, has introduced a new, improved version of its Clarity™ line of earmuffs. The earmuffs feature patented uniform attenuation...

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3,000-lb.-capacity lifter transports, positions loads

July 13, 2004

Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced a new skid lifter. Designed to pick up a load on a skid or open-bottom pallet, the Presto Skid Lifter can transport the load to a workplace and then raise it to a...

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Cordless hammer drill designed for heavy-duty applications

July 13, 2004

Metabo Corp. has introduced the SBP 18 Plus cordless hammer drill for heavy-duty applications. The tool is suitable for a variety of materials, including steel and aluminum.The hammer drill has a...

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Dies address slug-pulling problems

July 13, 2004

Impax Tooling Solutions offers the Slug Hugger® 2 die designed to address problems caused by slug pulling. The tool is the next generation of the original Slug Hugger die, a slug-pulling system...

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Dust collection system is self-cleaning

July 13, 2004

United Air Specialists Inc., a Clarcor Company, has introduced a new, compact, versatile collector that the company says can handle almost any manufacturing dust. Model BDC is a self-cleaning,...

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4-kW disk laser has 7 mm*mrad beam quality

July 13, 2004

TRUMPF will introduce the first 4-kW disk laser, the HLD 4002, to the North American market at IMTS 2004. Four disks provide the resonator power and result in beam quality of 7 mm*mrad. The beam is...

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Diffusion-cooled annular CO2 laser outputs 2 kW

July 13, 2004

TRUMPF will highlight its new diffusion-cooled CO2 laser at IMTS 2004. The TCF 1 has a unit volume of 12.4 ft.3, weighs 550 lbs., and outputs 2 kW.The laser has an annular arrangement of electrodes....

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Spring rewind hose reel features nonsparking ratchet assembly

July 13, 2004

Hannay Reels'™ N700 spring rewind hose reels have been enhanced with a nonsparking separate ratchet assembly designed to make the reels safer to operate and to offer better access to the pawl...

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