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Akron Tool & Die Now Handles Longer Workpieces

Thursday, January 16, 2003
 
Akron Tool & Die Co., Inc., Akron, OH, has expanded its capabilities to handle machining services on longer workpieces. Expanded workpiece service capabilities include grinding to 8 in. OD and 192 in. long, surface grinding to 25 by 120 in., turning to 8 in. OD and 192 in. long, and honing to 6 in. ID and 120 in. long. “We have offered grinding, turning and honing services for more than 60 years, but our customers have indicated that there is great demand for these services on longer workpieces,” says Michael Magee, president of the contract machining company. For more on these new capabilities, visit www.akrontool.com.

Balzers Opens Ninth U.S. Coating Center

Wednesday, January 15, 2003
 
Balzers, Inc., Amherst, NY, has opened its ninth coating center in the United States, in Indianapolis, IN. The new center will service the increasing demands of the gear-tooling industry and will act as a hub center for other tooling. It will incorporate two Balzers coating machines, which apply Balinit A (TiN) and Balinit B (TiCN) coatings. A third will be installed in February. For more, visit www.balzers.com.

CSI Exclusive Seller
of Benchmark Metalworking Fluids in Canada

Wednesday, January 15, 2003
 
Cutting Systems Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has been named the exclusive Canadian distributor of Benchmark Metalworking Fluids. The Benchmark brand, manufactured by Bird Dog Industries, St. Louis, MO, encompasses synthetic and soluble oil coolants, lubes, cutting oils and more. For more, visit www.cuttingsystemsinc.com.

 

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