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Three-Axis Probe Earns Patent for Portable CMM

Wednesday, January 02, 2002
 
Faro Technologies, Lake Mary, FL, has received approval by the European Patent Office for a patent covering portable coordinate-measuring machines having seven axes with three degrees of freedom at the probe end. This additional rotation at the probe end allows use of a laser-type scanner with easy and accurate positioning in order to maintain required orientation to the test object. Learn more at www.faro.com.
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A.J. Rose Launches Plastics Venture

Wednesday, January 02, 2002
 
A.J. Rose Manufacturing, Cleveland, OH, a manufacturer of precision steel automotive drivetrain products, and Design Molded Plastics, a Cleveland manufacturer of plastic molded products, have established RMP-Rose Molded Plastics. The joint venture will provide a combination of over-molded steel products with lightweight and durable plastic to replace more costly and heavy existing products.
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Steel Prices Heading Up, Already

Thursday, December 20, 2001
 
Come February, steel purchased from USX-U.S. Steel and from Bethlehem Steel will carry slightly higher price tags. USX-U.S. plans to raise prices on some steel plates by $20 per ton, a 7 percent hike, while Bethlehem also plans a $20-per-ton price hike, on hot-rolled sheet, representing a 9 percent increase. Both firms blame the increases on new orders from former LTV customers and on declining imports.
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