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AK Steel announces November electrical, stainless surcharges

October 4, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in November 2006. November 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel...

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FABTECH/AWS show organizers to hold drawing for NASCAR tickets

October 4, 2006

The FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show organizers—Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA); Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); and American Welding Society...

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Setting up progressive dies - Part I

October 3, 2006

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Editor's Note: "Setting Up Progressive Dies" is a two-part article. Part I discusses press and die cleanness, die alignment, clamping procedures, and preliminary shut height calibration. Part II discusses the process for getting metal into the die, setting the pitch, feed release, and other factors...

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Bystronic announces North American appointments

October 3, 2006

Bystronic has announced several new appointments to its Strategic Management Team.James Johnson has been named vice president, sales and is responsible for all sales and distribution activities within...

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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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