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August 2012, e-Newsletter
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Shaping Metals by Hydroforming
The current manufacturing trends are interested in hydroforming. However, there is a huge competition from the stamping and forging industries, because of their competitive production capacity. The recent market trend shows the migration to stamping because of the pricing pressures that resulted loss for hydroformers and tube manufacturers.

The growing demand for stiffer, stronger, and lighter structures puts the hydroforming process at an advantageous position in the market. More applications in automotive body-in-white structures are likely to come up in near future, while the industry can successfully develop thinner, stronger tubes to support more hydroforming applications...
Featured Products
Reclaimer PR300, location: Worsley, Australia
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» Fully-mobile crushing plants
» Transport crawlers and auxiliary equipment
NSK's roller guides
NSK's roller guides
The RA and RB Series roller guides offer super-high load capacity (very relevent for Steel Industry) rigidity and motion accuracy, plus smooth linear motion. Capable of handling a variety of applications, the RA Series and RB Series roller guides support high machine performance in many factory automation applications.
10 CR Straightening Machine
10 CR Straightening Machine
Gallium offers six / ten driven cross roll type tube straightening machines capable of providing a very high degree of straightness up to 1 in 3,000 without surface blemishes and imparts skin hardness. The machine features hydraulic lift in entry bottom roll for smooth entry of tube, fixed / variable speed, fully automatic handling system and built-in indicators for accurate roll setting. Range: 22mm to 175mm OD.
Industry Updates
Tarkwa Gold Mine Heap Leach Facilities Resume Operations
August 10th, 2012
Tarkwa reopened both the North and South Heap Leach facilities on the evening of 9 August 2012 after they were closed on 16 July 2012 to comply with an EPA directive that water discharges should be passed through a water treatment plant to reduce conductivity levels (a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in discharged water).
Press Releases
Mario Longhi Joins U. S. Steel As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Babcoke, Matthews and Williams Named to Executive Management Committee
Jul 2nd, 2012
United States Steel Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John P. Surma today announced that the company's Board of Directors has elected Mario Longhi to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Events and Exhibition
Aug 22nd - Aug 24th, 2012
The 9th China (Beijing) International Metallurgy Industry Expo 2012
China National Convention Center
Beijing, China
Beijing Hiven Exhibition Co., Ltd
Sep 25th - Sep 27th, 2012
Heat Treatment 2012
Pavilion 5
Expocentre Fairgrounds
Moscow, Russia
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