Selected articles from June 2002 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
Despite generous write-off allowances, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 isn't inciting the type of industrial buying spree politicians had hoped for.
The evolution of high power dry plasma technology and other cutting methods, such as conventional dual gas PAC, water injection PAC, high precision PAC, and laser for metal fabrication. Variables such as, process speed, cut quality, productivity, and cost per foot are discussed in detail.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation faced the problem of finding reciprocating saw blade production equipment that could withstand continuous on-demand operation, accommodate a variety of material thicknesses, and fit into its tight floor space parameters. This was solved, after a long search, by using an AIDA gap frame press, which limits frame deflection, has low overall bearing clearance, and a patented overload protection system.
The recession in the U.S. was also felt by Mexico, the 2nd largest trading partner of the U.S. But, through the maquiladora program, which has been in effect for 37 years, the blow was softened.
This article provides background on bolted connections and situations in which welds are added to mechanically fastened joints. It also offers information on AWS code provisions for mixing fasteners and welds.
Expandable-casing pipe is being used by some aggressive OCTG players, causing oil companies to look at deep water and land based wells in a whole new light.
Why do we pay lip service to preventative maintenance but seldom practice it?
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