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AHSS materials added to die design, forming software database

April 14, 2009

AutoForm now includes material data for a number of SSAB advanced high-strength steels (AHSSs) in its software systems for die design and sheet metal forming simulation.SSAB is the first carbon steel...

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ABB Press Automation reaches installation milestone

April 14, 2009

The Press Automation Systems unit of ABB Robotics recently reached a milestone by installing its 200th press system enhanced with transfer automation in North America since the unit was launched in...

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Workshop to focus on AHSS forming

April 14, 2009

The Ohio State University's Center for Precision Forming (CPF), in conjunction with Honda, is holding a workshop focused on forming advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). The workshop is being held...

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Hypertherm opens on-site wellness center with nursing staff

April 14, 2009

Hypertherm, a plasma arc metal cutting technology supplier in Hanover, N.H., in partnership with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), has launched an initiative aimed at helping the company's...

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MCA initiates research with ORNL on next-generation wall and roof assemblies

April 14, 2009

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Glenview, Ill., and the Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have agreed on a multiyear research project aimed at evaluating the future...

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Rockford Toolcraft acquires flying-optic laser cutting system

April 14, 2009

Rockford Toolcraft Inc., a tool and die builder and metal stamper in Rockford, Ill., has acquired an Amada LC-F1NT series laser cutting machine. The 6,000-W LC4020 flying-optic laser uses linear...

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Atlantic Tool & Die - Alabama named 2008 Outstanding Automotive Supplier

April 14, 2009

Atlantic Tool & Die – Alabama (ATD-AL), located in Anniston, Ala., has been recognized by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association as the 2008 Outstanding Automotive Supplier in Alabama....

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BIG Kaiser names national sales manager

April 14, 2009

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has appointed Fred Messmer as national sales manager. He has more than 30 years of industry experience in senior sales and marketing roles with...

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John Deere announces new global operating model

April 14, 2009

Deere & Company today announced a new global operating model that will combine the technology, expertise, experience, channels, and investments of the Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division and the...

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Kimberly-Clark acquires safety products company

April 14, 2009

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced today that it has acquired Jackson Products, Inc., a privately held safety products company headquartered in Fenton, Mo. Jackson Products, Inc., more commonly...

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TMK IPSCO opens Baytown heat treat facility

April 13, 2009

Construction of a new heat treat facility has been completed at TMK IPSCO's Baytown Works in Baytown, Texas. The facility is designed to heat treat and finish mainly seamless tubing and casing sizes...

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USW joins oil tubular trade case against China imports

April 9, 2009

Seven U.S. oil country tubular goods (OCTG) producers and the United Steelworkers (USW) have filed an antidumping and countervailing duty trade case against China imports with the U.S. Department of...

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Deere announces Des Moines layoffs

April 8, 2009

Deere & Company said today that 160 employees of the John Deere Des Moines Works will be placed on indefinite layoff later this month due to reduced market demand for the factory's products.The...

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Machinists denounce F-22 funding cut

April 6, 2009

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today denounced the decision by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to end funding for the F-22 fighter aircraft."Not only is...

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FMA announces safety award winners

April 2, 2009

The following companies are winners of the 2009 FMA/CNA Safety Award competition, which was based on 2008 safety results:Safety Award of HonorAeroglide Corporation—Cary, NCAK Tube...

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