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China's PMC buying Dutch engineer Nedschroef in $442 mln deal

SHANGHAI, May 28 (Reuters) - China's Shanghai PrimeMachinery Co Ltd (PMC) will buy Dutch toolmakerKoninklijke Nedschroef Holding B.V. in a 325 million euro($442.47 million) deal, the two firms said
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BMW to recall 232,000 cars in China for possible engine fault

BMW to recall 232,000 cars in China for possible engine fault | BAFD News | Scoop.it
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW on Wednesday said it had agreed to recall a total 232,000 imported and locally produced cars in China and will decide whether further recalls are necessary in other markets.The
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Apple Interested in Liquidmetal Alloys for Home Buttons, Touch Sensors, and Tamper-Resistant Screws

Apple Interested in Liquidmetal Alloys for Home Buttons, Touch Sensors, and Tamper-Resistant Screws | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Back in 2010, Apple signed an exclusive agreement with Caltech spinoff Liquidmetal Technologies, providing Apple with the rights to use...
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Stormy Monday - Viewpoint - supplychainstandard.com

Stormy Monday - Viewpoint - supplychainstandard.com | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Supply chain thinking from the industry's leading journalists, practitioners, consultants and academics
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TEPCO finds loose bolts on bottom of leaky radioactive water storage tank - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO finds loose bolts on bottom of leaky radioactive water storage tank - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Five loose bolts discovered on the bottom of a storage tank are believed to be the cause of the leak of 300 tons of radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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Auto industry: running out of gas?

Auto industry: running out of gas? | BAFD News | Scoop.it
The bad news has been piling up thick and fast, with automobile makers announcing production cutbacks to reduce inventory and the first signs of layoffs emerging as sales continue slide
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Asian Great Event, Fasten the World: 2013 Fastener Expo Shanghai Held Successfully

Asian Great Event, Fasten the World: 2013 Fastener Expo Shanghai Held Successfully | BAFD News | Scoop.it
2013 Fastener Expo Shanghai & the 4th Shanghai Auto Fastener Exhibition was successfully held on 20 – 22 June 2013 at Shanghai World Expo
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2012 Hong Kong’s fastener export down 6.56% to 28,720 metric tons

2012 Hong Kong’s fastener export down 6.56% to 28,720 metric tons | BAFD News | Scoop.it
2013 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was successfully held on 19 June in Shanghai, China as the concurrent activity of 2013 Fastener Expo
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Taiwan’s fastener export dropped in 2012 due to European debt crisis

Taiwan’s fastener export dropped in 2012 due to European debt crisis | BAFD News | Scoop.it
2013 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was successfully held on 19 June in Shanghai, China as the concurrent activity of 2013 Fastener Expo
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Bay Bridge: Caltrans releases hundreds more bolt documents

Bay Bridge: Caltrans releases hundreds more bolt documents | BAFD News | Scoop.it
An additional 15 volumes of inspections and test results for thousands of high-strength steel fasteners on the replacement eastern span of the Bay Bridge were released as part of an ongoing probe into why a third of very large bolts installed in a...
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Independent state panel may add broken Bay Bridge bolts to its work - San Jose Mercury News

Independent state panel may add broken Bay Bridge bolts to its work - San Jose Mercury News | BAFD News | Scoop.it
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Independent state panel may add broken Bay Bridge bolts to its work
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The agency is also scrambling to inspect and test more than 2,000 other bolts to determine if they must be replaced before the span opens.
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Bay Bridge may have many more bad bolts - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Bay Bridge may have many more bad bolts San Francisco Chronicle (blog) The new Bay Bridge eastern span has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of...
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Akquisition: Chinesische PMC übernimmt Nedschroef

Akquisition: Chinesische PMC übernimmt Nedschroef | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Der chinesische Hersteller von Verbindungselementen Shanghai Prime Machinery Company (PMC) hat den niederländischen Wettbewerber Koninklijke Nedschroef für 325 Millionen Euro übernommen.
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Screw it with a smile thanks to this unusual screwdriver set from Tokyo artist Yuma Kano

Screw it with a smile thanks to this unusual screwdriver set from Tokyo artist Yuma Kano | BAFD News | Scoop.it
When it comes to screwing, most people would choose a Phillips head or a flat-head to get the job done. Or if you're in Japan, where they use different terms, you'd ask for a plus (+) or a minus (-) screwdriver to get things going. Now though, it seems the humble screw has just received a facelift, thanks to a clev ...
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Loose bolts to blame for Brétigny derailment

Loose bolts to blame for Brétigny derailment | BAFD News | Scoop.it
FRANCE: On January 10 land transport accident investigation bureau BEA-TT published its interim report on the derailment which had taken place on...
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Bay Bridge fix in place, $25 million later

Bay Bridge fix in place, $25 million later | BAFD News | Scoop.it
The need for the costly retrofit - originally priced at $10 million - became apparent in March, when 32 of 96 hardened, galvanized steel rods used to hold down giant seismic stabilizers on the span snapped less than two weeks after they were...
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Bay Bridge builders launch broad bolt-testing program

Bay Bridge builders launch broad bolt-testing program | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Engineers commission specially designed test rigs to gauge whether high-strength bolts on the new Bay Bridge could break in the years to come.
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Cascade of poor decisions led to broken Bay Bridge bolts, oversight panel says

Cascade of poor decisions led to broken Bay Bridge bolts, oversight panel says | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee dissects the decisions that led to the catastrophic failure in March of a third of 96 high-strength steel bolts in the new span, placing the bulk of the blame on Caltrans and consultants at T.Y.
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2012 China’s fastener output, import & export saw a slight decrease

2012 China’s fastener output, import & export saw a slight decrease | BAFD News | Scoop.it
2013 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was successfully held on 19 June in Shanghai, China as the concurrent activity of 2013 Fastener Expo
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South Korea’s fastener industry enjoyed a trade surplus of USD 157 million in 2012

2013 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was successfully held on 19 June in Shanghai, China as the concurrent activity of 2013 Fastener Expo
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2012 Japan’s fastener output, import & export performed better than 2011

2012 Japan’s fastener output, import & export performed better than 2011 | BAFD News | Scoop.it
2013 Five Region Fastener Association Conference was successfully held on 19 June in Shanghai, China as the concurrent activity of 2013 Fastener Expo
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Eurocopter Germany: Blind Rivets in long tail rotor drive shaft assembly - Helicopter Association International

Eurocopter Germany: Blind Rivets in long tail rotor drive shaft assembly - Helicopter Association International | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Eurocopter Germany: Blind Rivets in long tail rotor drive shaft assembly Helicopter Association International This AD requires inspecting the long tail rotor drive shaft assembly for blind rivets, and if any blind rivets are installed, replacing...
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Bay Bridge bolts need to be tested

Bay Bridge bolts need to be tested | BAFD News | Scoop.it
Caltrans orders rigorous review of crucial rods to learn if there's risk of cracking - opening depends on results Steel bolts on the new Bay Bridge eastern span provided by the same company that supplied 32 rods that failed when they were...
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Report: Bridge has bolts similar to banned bolts

Report:  Bridge has bolts similar to banned bolts | BAFD News | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned...
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