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Lincoln Electric to Host Laser Welding
and Cutting Seminar

Thursday, February 17, 2011
On Thursday, March 24, 2011, The Lincoln Electric Co. Automation Division, Cleveland, OH, will host a one-day seminar on laser welding and cutting that will include hands-on demonstrations of the technology. Agenda topics include the economics of laser processing, and factors to consider when evaluating the use of lasers for various applications. Speakers will be from Fanuc Robotics North America, IPG Photonics, Alabama Laser and HighYag Lasertechnologie GmbH. Reserve one of the 40 available spots by calling 216/383-8542.

HVAC Manual Addresses
Energy Efficiency and Green Building

Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has published the HVAC Systems—Applications Manual, second edition, which includes a special emphasis on energy efficiency and green and sustainable building. The manual will prove useful for those involved in retrofitting existing buildings, offering guidance on HVAC system selection, operation and design. Order as a CD, a PDF download or as a hard copy from the online SMACNA bookstore—

American and Iron Steel Institute
Adds New Member

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Calvert, AL, has joined the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., and its CEO, Christoph Lackinger, joined the AISI Board of Directors. ThyssenKrupp’s Alabama plant launched in 2007. In July, 2010, its hot-strip mill began operations; a cold-rolling mill started up in September, 2010; and this winter its hot-dipped galvanizing lines are scheduled to begin production. The plant should be fully operational this spring, with annual rated capacity of 4.7 million tons of carbon-steel coiled product; AISI is online at


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