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DRM Technologies to Hold
Reliability and Maintenance Workshop

Friday, October 8, 2004
DRM Technologies will hold a three-day R&M (Reliability and maintenance) Planning Workshop on October 26-28, 2004, at its Sterling Heights, MI, headquarters. The workshop’s objective: assist plant, engineering and supplier personnel in designing world-class availability into equipment with tools and techniques to reduce equipment failures, reduce scheduled and unscheduled downtime events and minimize the overall cost of equipment ownership. For more information or to register, visit

AddisonMckee Joins Consortium
to Validate Welding Technology

Thursday, October 7, 2004
AddisonMckee, Inc., Wilmington, OH, has joined a consortium to validate Delphi Corp.’s Deformation Resistance Welding (DRW) technology. DRW uses traditional equipment to weld dissimilar metal-alloy tubes to solids and sheetmetal to create leak-tight joints with uniform weld strength. The DRW method reportedly reduces costs while increasing design flexibility and enhancing weld quality. AddisonMckee, a producer of tube-bending and forming equipment and tooling, has been working with Delphi to develop a tube-forming application suitable for the DRW process, which allows for the creation of atomically bonded solid-state joints as the mating surfaces are welded together. AddisonMckee will supply the tube-forming technology and tooling to be used during the customer-validation process. For more, visit

Dofasco to Continue Producing
Advanced Automotive Steels

Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has renewed its agreement with Japanese company JFE Steel Corp. to cooperate in the production of advanced automotive steels at the companies’ joint venture in Windsor, Ontario. The joint-venture company, DJ Galvanizing, operates a single hot-dip galvanizing line and a recoil line. It can produce as much as 400,000 tons per year.


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