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December 17, 2001
Steel-Tube Shipments Below 2000 Levels

Despite increases in monthly shipments, the trend continues to point downward for the North American steel tubular industry, according to statistics supplied by the Steel Tube Institute of North America. Shipments of mechanical tube rose 10-12 percent in October as compared to September numbers...

December 14, 2001
Fagor Arrasate Opens Press-Manufacturing Plant

Fagor Arrasate, based in Spain with U.S. offices in Bensenville, IL, has opened a new plant in Markina, Spain. The 22,000-sq.-ft. plant will produce mechanical presses in capacities to 10,000 kN. To aid manufacture, the plant will employ two 220,000-lb.-capacity overhead cranes and a press-...

December 14, 2001
QDC System Set for Rheem Facility in Mexico

Rheem Manufacturing has chosen Lightning Time Savers, Inc., Nicholasville, KY, to provide a turnkey quick-die-change (QDC) system for seven presses at a new Rheem facility in Mexicalli, Mexico. Lightning will provide QDC engineering services and hardware including Optima hydraulic clamps and...

December 13, 2001
Bystronic Building New Laser Showroom and Training Center

Bystronic, Hauppauge, NY, has begun construction of a new office, showroom and training center to serve as its North American headquarters. The 66,000-sq.-ft. three-story facility will offer demonstrations of laser-cutting equipment, state-of-the-art classrooms with computers and audio-visual...

December 13, 2001
Camtek EDM Software Gets Global Sales Boost

Delcam, a leading UK-based CAD-CAM software developer, has agreed to begin selling, worldwide, wire-erosion software called PEPS Wire EDM, from UK-based Camtek. Using the software allows offline programming of wire-EDM machines from Agie, Charmilles, Hitachi and others. Camtek has U.S....

December 12, 2001
Japanese Steelmaker to Make Auto Parts

NKK Corp. has announced plans to enter the automotive-components business, beginning with production of gearboxes, suspensions and other parts as early as next autumn. NKK has expertise in new types of strong, lightweight steel and in precision production using hydroforming technology.

December 12, 2001
New Steel Processing Plant Opens in Portland

Flat-rolled steel-service center Oregon Metal Slitters has fired up its new 90,000-square-efoot temperature-controlled processing and distribution facility in north Portland, OR. The plant features a Demag 10-ton overhead crane, and operates 24 hours a day with leading-edge processing equipment...

December 11, 2001
U.S. Steel Auto Group Launches New Website

The Automotive Group of United States Steel has launched a new website, www.ussautomotive.com, designed to be an important steel-technology resource for the automotive industry. The site contains information on steel...

December 10, 2001
Pro-Eco to Supply Pickling Line to Cargill Steel

Cargill Steel has placed an order with Pro-Eco Ltd., Oakville, Ontario, Canada, for modernization of a Cargill push-pull pickling line in Nashville, TN. New machinery such as a recoiler, roll-type oiler and a Nelson Steel spray-type rinse system will allow Cargill to process material from 0.05...

December 10, 2001
Robot Orders Drop 30 Percent Through September

New orders to North American robotics companies have dropped by 30 percent in the first nine months of 2001, according to the Robotics Industries Association (RIA). Through September, manufacturers received new orders of 7636 robots valued at $556.9 million, a decline of 30 percent in units and...