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Guide to Laser Cutting in its 2nd Edition

Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, FL, has published the LIA Guide to Laser Cutting, 2nd Edition, with amended cutting tables and guides. The book also includes step-by-step discussions on purchasing decisions managers make when considering adding laser-cutting equipment to any-size company, and helps to “cut through the hype” when comparing and contrasting the capabilities of different machines on the market. A troubleshooting guide offers tips on adjusting a cutting machine to optimize results. Order online ($49, $39 for LIA members) at

Shop Online for Replacement Parts
for Blasters, Washers, More

Thursday, June 5, 2008
LS Industries, Wichita, KS, a manufacturer of metal-cleaning equipment, has upgraded its website to include online ordering of replacement parts for blasters, dust collectors, washers and vibratory shakers. Orders route to the firm’s parts department which can work, when necessary, with the engineering department to quickly respond to a variety of needs. Also browse the website,, to view the firm’s equipment offerings—airless blasters, aqueous washers, vibratory tubs, dust collectors and more.

Steel Imports Tick Upward in April

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
According to Longbow Research (Cleveland, OH) steel analyst Bob Richard, steel imports rose during April 2008 by 3.4 percent year over year, and by 14.5 percent sequentially. Most (78 percent) of the increased imports were semi-finished products, primarily carbon slab coming from Brazilian and Ukrainian suppliers, Richard believes, as well as from Japan and Korea. Carbon and alloy flat-rolled product imports are up slightly (1.2 percent) sequentially and down 13 percent year over year, although April’s hot-rolled carbon-steel imports posted an 11-month high.


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