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Week-Long Course Addresses
Weldability of Metal Alloys

Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The Hobart Institute, Troy, OH, will offer its Weldability of Metals, Ferrous and Nonferrous, March 6-10; cost, $540. The course is designed to provide non-metallurgists with the basic knowledge of various metal alloys and their weldability. Students will learn about alloy properties, heat input, preheating, post-heating, filler-metal selection and more. Register online at

Metal-Framing Manufacturer Installs Coil Line

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, has installed a turret-head coil-slitting and automatic slit-coil packaging line at the new 279,000-sq.-ft. plant of Marino/Ware, a metal-frame manufacturer in East Chicago, IN. The firm produces cold-formed steel construction products. The slitting line can process cold-rolled and galvanized-steel coils to 60,000 lb. by 72-in. wide in thicknesses from 0.012 to 0.25 in. Line speed peaks at 1500 ft./min. Its turret-head slitter employs three quick-change slitter heads, and a loop-control strip tensioner enables processing of oily and surface-critical coil. The packaging line features a four-arm turnstile, downender, semiautomatic strapping machine and six-station coil-sorting turntable. Learn more at

Metalform Passes Aerospace
and Defense Contractor Audits

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Metalform Industries, Wichita, KS, a fabricator of tooling and parts for sheetmetal details and assemblies, has passed audits of AS9100 Rev. B and for Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) AS7110 for welding/brazing.


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