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Beckwood supplies Triform equipment to international aerospace supplier

February 14, 2017

Beckwood, St. Louis, has supplied a Triform tray-style fluid cell sheet hydroforming press and an extrusion stretch-forming machine to an India-based aerospace supplier for fulfillment of several newly awarded contracts. With a 24- by 96-in. forming area and a dual shuttle system, the model...

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Vari-Form provides rear suspension trailing arms to Volkswagen

February 2, 2017

Livonia, Mich.-based Vari-Form has announced that it is producing right and left trailing arms for the rear suspension system of the Volkswagen Golf A7 using pressure-sequence hydroforming technology. The trailing arms, hydroformed from closed-section tube, maintain inherent strength while...

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Vari-Form load beam assembly meets requirements for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

November 3, 2016

Livonia, Mich.-based Vari-Form has designed and manufactured the front-end load beam assembly for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica®, a minivan re-engineered from the ground up and built on a new platform. “Very tight packaging was one of the challenges we faced on this technically advanced van,”...

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Mills Products adds staff to engineering department

October 31, 2016

Athens, Tenn.-based Mills Products Inc., a contract manufacturer producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped metal parts for OEMs and suppliers in the appliance and automotive industries, has added two employees to its engineering department.Jason Watson joins the company as a quality...

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Roof structure system by Vari-Form saves weight on 2016 Nissan Titan

August 8, 2016

Vari-Form, Livonia, Mich., has designed and produced a hydroformed steel roof structure for the 2016 Nissan Titan® pickup as part of the company’s Hydroform-Intensive Body Structures (HIBS) strategy. According to Vari-Form, the part helped Nissan meet its targets for roof strength and crash...

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Mills Products earns Inventor’s Award for hydroformed heavy truck handle

January 6, 2016

Metal fabricator Mills Products, Athens, Tenn., has won the 2015 Paccar Inventor’s Award for a hydroformed stainless steel truck handle. The grab handle competed against submissions from Paccar’s global staff of 22,000 in the annual competition to identify the most inventive project of the...

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Beckwood to supply deep-draw sheet hydroforming press to LLNL

September 21, 2015

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, will manufacture a Triform 20-10-10BD deep-draw sheet hydroforming press for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, Calif., an R&D institution for science and technology applied to national security. The press will accommodate a 20-in. maximum...

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Vari-Form joins Crowne Group LLC

August 4, 2015

Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed automotive parts, has announced that the company has been acquired by Cleveland-based Crowne Group LLC. Vari-Form has three manufacturing locations in North America, a technical center in Strathroy, Ont., Canada, and a nonunion...

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Vari-Form named Supply Chain Management Supplier of the Year by FCA US

June 16, 2015

Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., has been selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC as 2015 Supply Chain Management Supplier of the Year. Recent projects include an upper cross member for the 2015 Jeep® Cherokee, which employed proprietary pressure-sequence hydroforming technology. The...

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Vari-Form announces partnerships

March 17, 2015

Vari-Form, a provider of pressure-sequence hydroforming in Troy, Mich., has announced several international joint-venture partnerships. In Europe, the company is working with joint-venture partner EMARC SpA of Piemonte, Italy, to design automotive products using EMARC manufacturing facilities in...

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Mills Products to provide hydroformed desk legs for Steelcase

January 5, 2015

Brentwood, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Mills Products Inc. has been contracted to manufacture hydroformed desk legs for office furniture manufacturer Steelcase, Grand Rapids, Mich. The fixed-height and adjustable L-shaped and post desk legs are part of Steelcase’s modular c:scape office...

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Mills Products creates metal track to move Carlex’s automotive glass

December 3, 2014

Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has begun manufacturing a glass track for Carlex, a Nashville-based Tier 1 supplier of automotive glass. Carlex marries its glass to Mills Products’ roll formed metal assemblies to create OEM mechanisms that move car windows up and down. Mills Products is...

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Vari-Form receives 2014 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

November 4, 2014

Vari-Form, a provider of hydroforming technology for the automotive industry, based in Troy, Mich., has received a 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors. The company also won the award in 2012. The award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning...

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Beckwood installs 25-in.-dia. sheet hydroforming press for customer

August 29, 2014

St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and sheet hydroforming presses, has built and installed a Triform deep draw sheet hydroforming press for a U.S. science, technology, and engineering company. The model 25-10-12SC features a 25-in.-dia. forming area,...

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Vari-Form named by Chrysler Group as top-performing supplier finalist for 2013

July 18, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC recently honored its top-performing suppliers during its 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards ceremony. Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., was named as a finalist in the Supply Chain Management category with delivery and quality scores ranked at more than 95 percent. All...

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