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Lincoln Electric to Hold
Aluminum-Welding Seminar

Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, will hold a comprehensive seminar on aluminum gas-metal-arc (GMA) and gas-tungsten-arc (GTA) welding October 15-18, at its headquarters. The program is designed for those familiar with welding processes but needing more training in aluminum alloys, welding equipment, processes and techniques. Classroom sessions will include discussion of GMAW and GTAW processes and equipment, aluminum-alloy metallurgy and designation system, AWS D1.2 Code and aluminum design. Hands-on sessions will include opportunities to use a variety of GMAW and GTAW equipment and processes. For a course brochure, Welding of Aluminum Alloys, call 216/383-2240 or surf to

Salvagnini Producing Tooling in United States

Monday, July 15, 2002
Salvagnini America, Inc. has opened a tooling operation at its U.S. headquarters in Hamilton, OH, to supply tooling for metalformers and fabricators in North America that use Salvagnini equipment. Previously, tooling was supplied through Salvagnini’s world headquarters in Italy. Key equipment includes a Sodick wire EDM, a Sodick sinker EDM, a cylindrical grinder from Studer AG and a surface grinder from Chevalier. To produce tooling quickly, the operation uses quick-change pallets and fixturing. Italian hardened tool steel provides the base for all tooling produced at the new operation. Heading up the new effort is Sherman Peckham as tooling manager. For more, visit

New PTC Website
Features Stamping-Press Applications

Monday, July 15, 2002
Press Technology Corp., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, has updated its website,, to feature information and applications pertaining to eccentric-gear and link presses for blanking, deep drawing, progressive dies and transfer dies. The site includes features and specifications for the company’s 300- to 2000-metric-ton presses including the Combination Link and new Millenium press. Also provided are case histories and FAQs. Articles include a roundup of progressive automotive contract stampers in Mexico that have streamlined their operations.


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