June 13, 2006
By: Yingjie Xu
Self-piercing riviting, an alternative sheet joining method, is being used more to join aluminum sheets. The finite element method can be employed to study the SPR process and joints, perhaps even leading to the elimination of physical testing of these mechanical joints.
The PTX Eco Smart is a multi-functional grinding and polishing system for flat surfaces and open or closed pipe constructions. Grind from coarse to very fine finishes, and burnish to a high-gloss finish. Work with stainless steel, steel and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, bronze and copper), wood, and rigid plastic.
Boring manufacturing data acts up a bit - by Tim Heston
Economic indicators have been boring. This may change. The data slipped a bit this month, though it's too soon to say if it's a trend. Regardless, business owners are happy with boring.
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