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Technical Conference Covers Precision Machining

Monday, January 31, 2005
The Precision Machined Products Association, Cleveland, OH, will produce its 2005 National Technical Conference from Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 3, in conjunction with its Precision Machining Technology Show in Columbus, OH. The conference, with the theme Seizing Opportunities in a Whole New World, will include Job Planning Round Tables where attendees can discuss how they would produce typical parts using different types of machines. Technical sessions address setup reduction, machine troubleshooting and manufacturing opportunities in the medical industry. Learn more at

Pressline Launches Website

Monday, January 31, 2005
Pressline Equipment and Automation, Inc., Roseville, MI, which represents Blow Press, CWP, Lightning Timesavers, Dura-Glider, Flex Spray and New London Engineering, has launched Visit the site to view the complete list of products and services offered by Pressline, which covers 28 counties in Eastern Michigan.

AWS Issues Recommended Practices
for Evaluating Resistance Welds in Automotive Sheetmetal

Friday, January 28, 2005
The American Welding Society, Miami, FL, has released AWS D8.7M:2005, Recommended Practices for Automotive Weld Quality—Resistance Spot Welding. The document offers advice and criteria for evaluating welds in coated and uncoated automotive sheetmetal applications. It describes weld characteristics, metrics and testing methods useful in evaluating weld quality, under static and dynamic loading. The document was last updated in 1988. Price: $36 for AWS members, $48 list. Learn more at; purchase online through Global Engineering Documents,


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