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Guidelines for Forming and Welding
Advanced High-Strength Steels Updated

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
The International Iron & Steel Institute’s (IISI) Committee on Automotive Applications has issued Version 3 of its Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) Application Guidelines. The publication discusses AHSS metallurgy and describes several grades of automotive sheet steels. The forming section explains forming modes, tool design, forming limits, springback and press requirements. And, the joining section covers welding—resistance, induction and laser—as well as brazing, adhesive bonding, mechanical joining and hybrid joining. IISI offers the publication online at

Precision Finishing Company Opens in Dayton

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Lap Tech Industries, Lake Wylie, SC, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dayton, OH, providing precision-finishing services. The company offers traditional and high-speed lapping, precision brush deburring, thru-feed grinding, polishing and double-disk grinding. Materials processed include ceramics, steels, carbides and powdered metals.

Wire Association Intl. Opens Asia Office

Monday, October 2, 2006
Wire Association International (WAI) has opened an office in Pune, India, to serve the Asian market. Anand Bhagwat, a former WAI president, is serving as managing director of the new office, called WAI Wire and Cable Services Pvt. Ltd. The timing of the venture dovetails with WAI’s 2006 International Technical Conference, to take place October 5-7 at LeMeridien Hotel in New Delhi, India. For more on the new Asia office and the conference, visit


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