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Mining lucrative medical device prospects

January 27, 2009

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The medical device industry segment holds promise for growth, and profit for stamping companies willing to work within its regulations and challenges.

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Chrysler, Fiat announce strategic alliance

January 20, 2009

Chrysler and Fiat have signed a nonbinding agreement for a strategic alliance in which Italian automaker Fiat will receive an "initial" 35-percent stake in Chrysler, leaving the door open to expanding...

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Metal forming companies expect slight uptick in business conditions

January 19, 2009

According to the January 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect a slight uptick in business conditions during the next three months....

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Iowa exec in line to be first woman chair of NAM

January 15, 2009

Mary Vermeer Andringa, president and CEO of Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, began her two-year term on January 1, 2009, as vice chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of...

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RathGibson announces new CEO

January 14, 2009

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based RathGibson, a global manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has appointed Michael Schwartz to the position of...

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Global Economic Crisis

'It's the economy, stupid'

January 13, 2009

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The annual "Fabricating Update" survey of metal fabricators about their main business concerns revealed that the economy, which edged out steel prices as the industry's leading concern in 2008, now outranks all other concerns by a huge margin. This latest survey also polled readers of "Stamping News Brief" and "Tube Talk" for an even greater sampling of the metal manufacturing industry.

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Forklift intended for towing heavy, extremely large loads in rough terrain

January 13, 2009

Sellick Equipment Ltd. has introduced the STT80 tow forklift, designed for towing heavy or extremely large loads in rough terrain.Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, the forklift has a lift...

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Rust preventive extends water-based metalworking fluid life

January 13, 2009

Rustlick from ITW Rocol offers a long-term rust preventive that helps extend the life of water-based metalworking fluids by reinforcing their original rust preventives.Over time cutting fluids lose...

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Two-post direct lifters feature metric air cylinders

January 13, 2009

DADCO offers two-post direct lifters that feature the company's HP series metric air cylinders. The cylinders include adjustable cushion control, a built-in lubrication system, and position-sensing...

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Side-grip vacuum lifter introduced

January 13, 2009

A below-the-hook vacuum lifter with side-grip suction pads for handling appliances, fabrications, and products that cannot be picked up from the top has been introduced by Anver Corp.The VPF-57...

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Cell-based rotary blast machine adaptable for deburring, cosmetic finishing, technical surface preparation

January 13, 2009

Guyson Corp. has expanded its lineup of automated blasting systems with small-footprint models designed to meet the requirements of cell-based production. The RSSA-6/SF rotary blast machine is...

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Micropercussion marking machine marks up to 10 characters per second

January 13, 2009

The Technifor XF510Cp micropercussion marking machine can mark up to 10 characters per second. The compact unit has multiple communication interfaces for simplified integration. It is suitable for...

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Custom workstation components assemble with hex key

January 13, 2009

Martins Industries has introduced Flexpipe assembly components, which enable companies to create custom workstations, carts, racks, and other devices. The resin-coated steel tubes, steel connectors,...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CWI certification

January 13, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced that several of its employees have passed the qualifications and testing required to be considered official AWS certified welding inspectors.Scott...

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Precision engineering event to be held in Singapore

January 13, 2009

MTA2009, an exhibition and business forum for the precision engineering and metalworking industries in the region, will be held March 25-28 at the Singapore Expo. This biennial event is expected to be...

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