The Tube & Pipe Journal®

January/February 2004

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal® became the first magazine dedicated to serving the metal tube and pipe industry in 1990. Today, it remains the only North American publication devoted to this industry and it has become the most trusted source of information for tube and pipe professionals. Subscriptions are free to qualified tube and pipe professionals in North America.

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Selected articles from the January/February 2004 issue available online:

Choosing the right robotic weld cell for your operation

January 29, 2004


Your company's first robot may cause more trouble than expected. This doesn't mean that the robot will not work, but it is a piece of

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Made in the U.S.A.

January 13, 2004


For many years I lived in Belvidere, Ill., home of what was then known simply as the Chrysler plant. The local United Auto Workers union prominently displayed a sign in the parking lot that said, "Foreign cars will be towed." Now that the plant, which builds the Dodge Neon®, bears the name DaimlerChrysler, I'm wondering—is the sign still there? Probably not.

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