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Medical-Device Maker Specs Hydraulic Press to Form Titanium

Friday, January 18, 2013
Greenerd Press & Machine Co., Nashua, NH, has designed and built a 75-ton hydraulic press to form titanium blanks for a medical-device manufacturer. The press boasts a 35-ton cushion cylinder (also used as a knockout) and a secondary ram-mounted 20-ton cushion/eject with proportionally controlled speed for the eject function. Also included is hydraulic clamping, RFID identification of tooling and closed-loop control of the tooling heaters to maintain a drawing temperature of 600 F within plus or minus 1 deg. The main ram features two pressing circuits—one to control speed between 0.2 and 2.0 in./min, the other between 7.2 and 36 in./min. More at

Baird is Manufacturing Fourslides and Transfer Presses

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Baird Machinery Corp. announced that it is now building the new Nilson Model 1-FB fourslide at its plant in Thomaston, CT, in the 700L, 751, 2-F and 3-FB models. It’s also building new U.S. Baird transfer presses in models 2-19, 3-25, 3L-25, 3L-37, 3L-45, 4-44,4-56, 5-51, 5-60 and 5L-51;

Service Center Launches Web-Based Material-Test Reporting

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, IL, has begun to provide customers with material-test reports online. The firm operates stoking facilities in Chicago, Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Milwaukee, WI, Greensboro, NC and Portage, IN;


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