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Preco Laser Systems Group
Opens Engineering, Sales Facility

Friday, July 1, 2005
A new engineering and sales facility in Troy, OH, will enable Preco Laser Systems-Automotive and Powertrain Group to assist related industries in the Detroit/Dayton areas. The location will provide design engineering and material-handling automation assistance related to standard and custom industrial laser systems for welding, cladding, heattreating and specialty cutting, process development, and contract manufacturing. Robert Zimmerman is general manager with Kerby Harding as engineering manager and Doug Lapchynski as controls engineer. For more, visit

Welding Aluminum? This Event is for You

Thursday, June 30, 2005
Welding Aluminum 2005, the 10th AWS/AA Aluminum Welding Conference & Exhibition, will be held October 24-26, at the Grosvenor Resort in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. The conference will include a metallurgical overview of aluminum and its alloys, and explore filler alloy selection and metal preparation, fusion and solid-state welding processes, and techniques for designing welds to ensure maximum performance. The accompanying exhibition will showcase products and services for aluminum welding. To register or for more information, visit and click on Services and then Conferences.

The Brazing Book Available
Via Interactive CD and Website

Thursday, June 30, 2005
The Brazing Book, written to assist the novice brazer as well as the seasoned engineer, is now available as an interactive CD and website,, according to its publisher, Lucas-Milhaupt, Inc., Cudahy, WI. First-time visitors to the website will be asked to register in order to access the interactive book, which features a learning map that allows users to track progress through the material. Newly integrated in the website and CD versions: a glossary of brazing terms, current company brochures and popular technical bulletins. For more information, call the Lucas-Milhaupt sales department at 800/-558-3856.


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