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ULSAB Project Earns Award
for Vehicle Energy Efficiency
Monday, October 24, 2005
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has received the Alliance to Save Energy 2005 Stars of Energy Efficiency Award, recognizing advances made in vehicle energy efficiency resulting from its UltraLight Steel Auto Body-Advanced Vehicle Concepts (ULSAB-AVC) project. The project produced a pair of vehicle concepts—a C-Class European model and a mid-size North American model. Remarkable achievements from the ULSAB-AVC project include the use of new lightweight advanced high-strength steels that help attain fuel economy of 53 miles/gal for a gasoline-engine version and 73 miles/gal using a diesel engine. To obtain comprehensive reports on the ULSAB family of research, log onto www.autosteel.org
American Brazing Adds Two Furnaces
Friday, October 21, 2005
To increase its ability to provide heattreating, metal finishing and brazing services to its customers, American Brazing, Willoughby, OH, has installed two new vacuum furnaces and a large continuous hump furnace. The horizontal-load furnaces offer a work zone 42 by 42 by 60 in. with a gross load capacity of 8000 lb. Learn more at www.americanbrazing.com
Prima North America Hosts Mass. Governor
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney recently paid a visit to Prima North America, Chicopee, MA, a manufacturer of laser-cutting systems, to discuss manufacturing and skilled-job growth in the region. The firm’s 68,000-sq.-ft. North American headquarters is the flagship of the newly renovated Chicopee River Technology Park.