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New Research Center Aims to Clear Tribology Hurdles

Thursday, January 26, 2006
 
A new independent nonprofit research center dedicated to the study of coatings and tribology—the science of friction and wear—has opened in northern Illinois. The Institute of Tribology and Coatings, Sugar Grove, IL, will focus initial efforts on the needs and practicalities of end users, by devising test procedures and equipment for evaluating new coatings and other life-extension technologies. The facility’s first project is for the U.S. Army with funding championed by Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert. For more information, visit www.tribologyinstitute.com.

Atlas Technologies Relocates

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
Pressroom-automation-equipment manufacturer Atlas Technologies, Inc., has relocated its headquarters to its newer Copper Avenue Technical Center in Fenton, MI. The Technical Center, built in 1997 on an 11-acre site, encompasses 59,000 sq. ft. Learn more at www.atlastechnologies.com.

Medical-Device Manufacturer has New Name

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
Wright Laser, Inc., Waverly, MN, has changed its name to Vitaldyne, Inc., to better reflect the company’s expanded range of manufacturing capabilities. A contract manufacturer specializing in the manufacture, assembly and packaging of medical devices and components, Vitaldyne operates 10 laser-processing systems and also provides adhesive and solvent bonding, soldering and packaging services. Its lasers drill precision holes as small as 0.0005-in. dia., as well as weld and ablate. It employs 20 technicians in a 5000-sq.-ft. shop. Learn more at www.vitaldyne.com.

 

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