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Use of SolidWorks for Sheetmetal Design

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
 
Applied Production, Inc., Milford. OH, has published a tutorial on its website that takes a new or experienced user through the complete process of sheetmetal-part creation using SolidWorks 2006. Instructions include graphics and dialog images detailing each step of the process. Also explained are the parametric capabilities that enable design changes to the part—material thickness, bend radius etc.—do not affect design intent. Applied Production’s ProFab CAM software integrates with SolidWorks so that it can provide complete CAD/CAM services. View the tutorial at www.appliedproduction.com/solidworks.htm.
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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.
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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.
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