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Software Vendor Gets New Digs, New Training Center

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Radan Sheet Metal Software, a division of Planit Solutions, has moved to new offices in Lake Forest, MN. It’s holding an open house and grand-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow (Jan. 25). The new location includes a new training room as well as offices for sales and technical staff. Radan supplies CAD/CAM software for the sheetmetal industry;

Alabama Processor Installing Huge Hardening Vessel

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Advanced Heat Treat Corp., Waterloo, IA, is installing one of the world’s largest ion-nitriding vessels at its new service center in Cullman, AL, slated to open this spring. The vessel will harden production components and large tooling and stamping dies for the automotive and aerospace industries. Its work zone measures 110 in. wide by 32 in. high by 240 in. long, with a load capacity of 60,000 lb. Learn more at

Powder Coating Academy Coming to a City Near You

Friday, January 19, 2007
The online forum, Metal Finishing Magazine and powder supplier Tiger Drylac, Ontario, CA, have teamed to launch the Powder Coating Academy 2007, a four-city tour promoting powder-coating educational courses. The tour kicks off in Dallas, TX, April 3-4, then heads to Boston, MA, June 12-13. In the fall, the tour hits Charleston, SC, Sept. 24-25, and then wraps up in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 7-8. Course highlights include pretreatment, powder application and equipment selection. FinishingTalk hosts the registration:


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