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Lincoln Electric’s New Website
an Information Hub for Welding and Cutting

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If you’re interested in welding equipment for a particular application, Lincoln Electric has made it quick and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, thanks to enhanced navigation features on its new website. One click takes the user to a product-selection page loaded with information on power sources, wire feeders and other products, and a “Narrow Your Results” filtering menu then zeros in on the products needed for a particular application based on a set of specifications including process capability and maximum output. Visitors also can log in to register with the site, and develop a customized experience. Check it out at

AWS Welding Handbook Available for Download

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, FL, now offers individual chapters of Volumes 1 through 4 of its Welding Handbook as downloadable files from its publications website. These four chapters cover Welding Science and Technology; Welding Processes, Parts 1 and 2; and Materials and Applications, Part 1. Price: $20/chapter for non-AWS member, $15/chapter for members. More at

Metal Stamper Launches into Sheetmetal Fabrication

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Chirch Global Manufacturing, LLC, McHenry, IL, a precision metal stamper that offers tool and die services, assembly and JIT delivery, has partnered with Amada America Inc. to install an automated sheetmetal-fabrication cell. Included is a servo-driven22-ton turret punch press, a hybrid servo-hydraulic press brake, an automated load and unload material-handling system and robotic finished-parts stacking. Chirch also opted for Amada’s offline-programming software, which helps keep production personnel focused on value-added production tasks. Its website hosts a video of the manufacturing cell in operation—


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