FMA Communications Inc.

Kate Bachman

Editor
FMA Communications Inc.
833 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL 61107

'Greenergy'—the Next Big Thing

March 10, 2009

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Since the dot.com boom and bust, everyone from investors to manufacturers to geeks have been looking for The Next Big Thing.

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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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Some Good News, and Some Good News

October 10, 2008

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Chicago"s crime rate decreased by 3.8 percent in 2007, according to an article in the January 25 issue of the Chicago Tribune.I may know why.After a pleasant day watching my beloved CUBs (yes they are still beloved, despite their inability to break The Curse) at Wrigley Field recently, my wallet...

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What's up with scrap (besides price)?

September 16, 2008

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Today's escalated metals prices have made scrap a hot issue. Multi source article covers new trends and old favorites in efficient scrap handling and in minimizing scrap

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Car body frame

Getting work from the New Domestics

July 15, 2008

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Stampers can take some steps to position themselves for work from automotive "transplants." In some cases, it's just a matter of being there--literally--locating in proximity. It's important to adhere to the unique requirements for material, practices.

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Torsion spring component

Silicon Valley stamper sizes up, down electronics

June 17, 2008

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California electronics stamper Scandic Springs Inc. faces challenges of stamping ever-shrinking electronics components as well as stamping larger parts, such as enclosures.

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Stamped struts shocks

Sensors clear the way for high-speed stamping

April 15, 2008

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When you stamp 100 million automotive parts annually, as does Tennessee Stampings LLC, Portland, Tenn., you might accept die collisions as just part of the "traffic statistics." Not so. Before the dies ever hit the high-speed presses, they are properly sensored to prevent downtime, accelerate production.

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Press selection - sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008

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Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions—and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts—are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 4. What Else Do I Need to Look...

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Press selection — sorting it out Part VII

March 11, 2008

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This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out Part IX

March 11, 2008

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This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out Part VIII

March 11, 2008

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This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part VI

March 11, 2008

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Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 6. So, Which Press Type is Best...

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008

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Editor's Note: This article is Part IV of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system.Part I, speed; Part II, covers tonnage; Part III, materials; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII, matching...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part III

March 11, 2008

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Editor's Note: This article is Part III of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system. Part I, speed; Part IIcovers tonnage; Part IV, part accuracy; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part II

March 11, 2008

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Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 2. Beyond Part Characteristics,...

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