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Steel price growth limited in India, Russia, China

According to MEPS latest steel report – Developing Markets’ Steel Review, the Russian steel industry remains optimistic over the prospects for consumption and production in the third quarter of 2014. Long product steelmakers have delayed releasing their August basis quotations. Uncertainty continues to unsettle business confidence in India. The monsoon rains have been heavier than [...]



Nordson Xaloy’s X220™ Iron-Chromium Alloy Outperforms Standard General-Purpose Inlays A bimetallic barrel alloy with enhanced resistance to corrosive and abrasive wear extends the working life of extrusion and injection molding barrels in general-purpose applications and provides greater assurance of product quality and consistency, it was announced today by Nordson Xaloy Europe, which will feature the [...]

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Houston company plans pipe mill near San Antonio

Alamo Tube Co. plans to build a $62.5 million pipe mill and finishing facility south of San Antonio to serve the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin oil and gas fields. The privately held Houston company says it will employ more than 200 workers. The mill will be at Alamo Junction Rail Park, a new [...]

Alamo Tube Co. is building a new pipe mill at Alamo Junction Rail Park south of San Antonio

Behringer Appoints New Southern Sales Manager

Behringer Saws, Inc., has named Matt Medeiros Southern Regional Sales Manager. Previously, Matt spent ten years as a field service technician with Champions Machine Tool Sales (Houston). In this capacity, he worked directly with customers installing and repairing various types of machinery including HAAS. Matt was also responsible for customer training on the operation and [...]

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Henkel increases pipe lifetime by up to 20 years

Henkel is taking a new approach to repairing steel pipes and pipelines and is focusing on certified safety. DNV GL, one of the leading certification bodies, recently completed a thorough testing program to confirm that Henkel’s repair system is meeting all requirements of the global quality standard ISO/TS 24817. It defines the design, installation, test [...]


X-RAY 6000: Versatile and individual for the most widely ranging requirements

Fascinating versatility is the hallmark of the X-RAY 6000. In extrusion lines where hoses and tubes are produced, the X-ray measuring device provides continuous compliance with the required specifications regarding wall thickness, eccentricity, as well as the inner and outer diameter. With this device, quality control is carried out directly during the production process. With [...]

SIKORAS X-RAY 6000 system ensures the quality already during the production process


Meeting one of its biggest challenges to date, Magnetic Analysis Corporation (MAC) recently completed and successfully passed pre-acceptance for a new 500mm (19.6”) Transverse/Longitudinal Flux Leakage Rotoflux® test system that is destined for a new tube mill at a major OCTG producer in Russia. The 500mm size rotary is the largest diameter MAC has developed [...]

500mm Rotoflux® Transverse and Longitudinal Flux Leakage System,
shown in Östersund, Sweden following final checkout for shipment to 
a Russian OCTG tube mill. The Rotoflux Transverse tester, shown at center, 
is temporarily moved out for ready access during maintenance operations.
The vertical element hanging in front of the face of the Transverse unit is 
an add-on crane that's used to move the heavy pole pieces, when adjusting 
for changes in tube dimensions.

Hexagon acquires Vero Software

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, announced today the acquisition of Vero Software, a world leader in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software.  Vero Software is a UK-based software company with a strong brand and proven customer satisfaction track record. Their software aids the design and manufacturing process with solutions [...]

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The Laser Cutting Co adds capacity with Adige LT8 Lasertube

Sheffield-based The Laser Cutting Co. ( has invested almost £1 million in the latest Adige Lasertube processing system from BLM Group. The investment will provide customers with greater production security and also cost-effective manufacture of complex tube components.  The Laser Cutting Co provides a customer focused sub contract laser cutting service delivering tubular, open sections [...]

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New 900,000 t/a Medium Section Mill in Huangshi

DAYE SPECIAL STEEL Co., Ltd. (DAYE) a company belonging to the Chinese CITIC Pacific Steel Group, will install a medium section mill in Huangshi, in southeastern of Hubei province, approx. 150 km southwest to Wuhan. The order for the finishing mill, a 3-roll Reducing & Sizing Block [RSB], was placed with the German company FRIEDRICH [...]


Vero Software debut in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for international sales growth

Making their debut, Vero Software were placed 28th in the fifth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table. Published at the weekend, the report names Vero Software as the South West region’s highest-ranked company.  A string of acquisitions helped overseas sales climb 80 per cent per annum to £58.5million in 2013. Ian Stuart, [...]

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NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike Merge, Creating a New Leader in Measurement Solutions

Strategic merger brings together well-recognized brands, offering customers a wide breadth of industry-leading solutions and services, expanded global reach, and operational efficiencies. NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike, both part of the Spectris family of companies and recognized global leaders in non-contacting measurement and control solutions, today announced they have merged to create NDC Technologies. [...]

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