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Online NIMS Test-Takers
Now Have Access to Machinery’s Handbook

Thursday, October 5, 2006
Industrial Press and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, VA, announced that the Machinery’s Handbook will be available as an online resource to candidates taking NIMS theory examinations at the NIMS Online Testing Center. Industrial Press’ Machinery’s Handbook is in its 27th edition and was first published in 1883. To visit the NIMS Testing Center online and review its requirements, log on to

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.


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