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Talan hires engineering manager

March 30, 2016

Cleveland-based metal stamping company Talan Products Inc. has hired Fred Chordas as engineering manager. He has 31 years of experience in high-speed stamping, heavy stamping, progressive die, and transfer and line dies. In this position he assists customers in designing products for...

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Hexagon AB acquires Forming Technology Inc.

March 23, 2016

Stockholm-based information technology provider Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a provider of manufacturing software for sheet metal forming. FTI serves OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance...

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NADDRG to hold deep-drawing research symposium May 12 in Michigan

March 22, 2016

The North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG) will hold its Spring Symposium, hosted by Aleris, on May 12, 2016, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s Conference Center in Plymouth, Mich. The symposium will comprise informal, off-the-record, in-progress presentations. To...

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Wiegel Tool Works to be featured on March 16 episode of Manufacturing Marvels™

March 16, 2016

Wiegel Tool Works Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., will be featured on the nationally televised show Manufacturing Marvels™ on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. CDT and 8:30 p.m. EDT on the Fox Business Network. This episode showcases the 75-year-old manufacturer’s processes and products, which include a variety...

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Defiance Metal Products awarded Caterpillar certifications

March 14, 2016

Fabricator and stamper Defiance Metal Products’ Heber Springs, Ark., plant has received Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) certification – Bronze Level. SQEP Bronze Level requirements include quality PPM less than 400, on-time PPAP more than 90 percent, and shipping...

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Phoenix Stamping Group verified as veteran-owned small business

March 1, 2016

Phoenix Stamping Group LLC (PSG), Atlanta, has announced that it has been verified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a veteran-owned small business (VOSB). The company has been added to the Veteran Business database ( PSG...

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AP&T first to produce line for hot forming of aluminum with HFQ

February 25, 2016

AP&T, with a U.S. location in Monroe, N.C., has developed what it says is the world’s first production line for hot forming of aluminum with the HFQ® (solution heat treatment, forming and in-die quenching) method. This technology enables one-step manufacturing of parts that have low weight, high...

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Coe Press Equipment ships two feed lines to Takata

February 23, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped two press feeding lines to Takata’s San Antonio, Texas, stamping plant. Each line comprises an 18-in. ServoMaster™ 3 series roll feed; a style 350 18-in. power straightener; a 24-in., 15,000-lb.-capacity coil reel; and an 18- by...

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Schuler receives Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Award

February 16, 2016

Germany-based metal forming equipment-maker Schuler has received the Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) Award. The award’s fundamental requirements include environmental certification according to ISO 14001 and quality certification pursuant to ISO 9001 for indirect material suppliers. It also...

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Coe Press Equipment to supply nine coil feeding lines to Goodman Mfg.

January 27, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced that it is supplying nine new coil processing lines to Goodman Mfg., a provider of air-conditioning and heating equipment. Seven of the lines comprise standard motorized uncoilers, feeds, and pull-through straighteners in widths of 30, 48,...

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FCA adds stamping press line at Warren, Mich., plant

January 25, 2016

FCA US has added a $63 million stamping press line to its 65-year-old Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Mich. According to the company, its last installation of a new press line was more than 15 years ago, and this investment was needed to keep up with demand. The high-speed servo tandem press...

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Mid-Park opens stamping plant in Kentucky

January 20, 2016

Mid-Park Inc., a manufacturer and fabricator of metal products, has opened SST Morgantown, a stamping facility operating under Mid-Park’s SST division in Morgantown, Ky. The new plant offers stamping capabilities up to 800 tons, as well as production CNC, tool and die, and threading...

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New aluminum forming method can cut car chassis weight in half

January 18, 2016

AP&T is cooperating with Raufoss Technology, Hydro Aluminium, and the SINTEF research institute to develop a new method for forming of aluminum sheet. The method will enable passenger cars to be manufactured with a significantly lower weight than today, which will enable greatly reduced fuel...

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AP&T receives distinction for outstanding know-how in press hardening

January 18, 2016

AP&T has received the University of Kassel's new distinction for outstanding knowledge in press hardening: the Certificate of PHS Team Excellence. The distinction recognizes APT’s training of its employees in press hardening over the past year. More than 160 of AP&T's approximately 450...

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Schuler opens Hot Stamping TechCenter in Germany

January 14, 2016

Schuler has announced the opening of its new research and demonstration center for hot stamping at its home base in Göppingen, Germany. At the Hot Stamping TechCenter, the company will showcase applications for the future of lightweight vehicle construction. Developed at the company’s...

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