November 15, 2001
By: Daniel Hunter
This article examines two transitions that are occurring in the automotive industry—the change from stamping to hydroforming, and the substitution of aluminum where steel was used previously.
Norton NorZon® Plus depressed center wheels now utilize a proprietary blend of patented, newest generation Norton SG ceramic alumina and Norton BlueFire™ zirconia alumina abrasives, combined with a high performance bond system for significantly improved grain micro-fracturing. The upgraded line has also been expanded with Norton NorZon Plus Fast Cut™ Depressed Center Wheels, offering the fastest material removal in the industry.
From the Web: Welding instead of French; a heavy-metal tour; cutting energy costs - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Welding to satisfy math and language requirements; heavy-metal tour attracts future workforce; companies join to lower energy costs; stampers expect slight downturn; and metal sculpture transcends art.
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