Selected articles from the September 2012 issue available online:

United States flag made out of metal

QE2: Quality + environmental responsibility increase attractiveness of U.S. manufacturing

September 26, 2012

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Earlier this year my company, Metcam, announced it had been certified as a finished goods supplier for global office environments manufacturer Steelcase. In doing so, U.S.-based Steelcase was choosing to source highly cosmetic finished components from a U.S. firm (ours) rather than from overseas...

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Welding CrMo material

Use and weldability of high-chromium molybdenum steels

September 10, 2012

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At least a dozen chromium molybdenum (CrMo) steel combinations exist. One of the more recent alloys consists of chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, niobium (columbium), and nitrogen. Beginning sometime in the 1970s, this material became popular for use in high-temperature applications, such as gas and...

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Through-arm robotic GMAW gun

Selecting, installing, and maintaining a through-arm robotic GMAW gun

September 10, 2012

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In recent years, through-arm robots have begun to replace conventional over-the-arm models. Following these selection, installation, and maintenance guidelines for a through-arm robotic GMAW gun can help you make a smooth transition.

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