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University Adds Robotic Welding to its Curriculum

Monday, March 12, 2007
Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Applied Science has implemented robotic welding into its curriculum in order to prepare students for technologically focused careers. Highlighting the course is training on a new e-Cell robotic-welding cell, provided by The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH. “The new cell has proven to be a valuable part of our welding and automation programs,” says Jerry Gintz, senior lecturer in the university’s Department of MMET (Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology).

ISO Consulting Firm Expands Offerings to Metalformers

Monday, March 12, 2007
Overman & Associates, LLC, Dayton, OH, a consulting and training company with expertise in ISO, six sigma and lean manufacturing, has moved to new offices at the National Composite Center headquarters facility in Dayton. The new digs will allow the firm to offer customers a state-of-the-art training environment—the firm plans to hold monthly training classes in addition to its on-site training programs. Among the list of services provided by Overman: supplier audits, customer-satisfaction surveys, lean-manufacturing planning and business-plan preparation. Learn more at

Coil-Processing Seminars Slated for Canada

Friday, March 9, 2007
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, will host a pair of coil-processing seminars in Canada in April. On April 17, the seminar hits the Casablanca Winery Inn in Grimsby, Ontario; on April 19, the seminar hits the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, and includes a tour of Les Aciers Blais Inc., a local service center that recently installed a new cut-to-length line. Both seminars feature information on blanking, multi-blanking, leveling, slitting and new processes for hot-roll black material. Attendees will learn how to improve tolerances, produce optimum flatness in material and maximize efficiency. Register by calling 800/851-4612.


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