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Carolina Stamper/Fabricator Launches Expanded Website

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
StampSource, Charlotte, NC, has launched a new and improved website using the ThomasNet platform. Browse the site by any of the services offered by StampSource, including laser cutting, deep-draw and short-run stamping, press-brake bending and welding. Users also can evaluate the services offered by industry served, application, material and thickness, and can submit a request for quote with attached drawings. StampSource manufactures an array of products including souvenir NASCAR hoods, truck mirrors and warehouse storage racks; Learn about the ThomasNet Navigator Internet platform at

The Future of the U.S. Tool & Die Industry is Taking Shape, Starting January 29

Friday, January 22, 2010
The Tool & Die Futures Initiative (TDFI) kicks off its inaugural meeting on Friday, January 29, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Attend the meeting (241 Elliott Hall) to help shape the group and charts its course. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation from Jeff Engle, a lean expert from Takata who will discuss lean strategies for tool and die companies; Mike Vincent, from the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, to talk about lean-process training and provide ideas on potential funding opportunities for the group; and Bob Quinn, president of tool and die shop RCM Inc., who will lead the conversation on how the TDFI should be structured. TDFI is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Business Research and Education (CIBRE) at Oakland University's School of Business Administration. Learn more by e-mailing Bob Quinn:

New Website a Rollforming-Information Hub

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Anchored by a thorough “What is Roll Forming/Capabilities of Roll Forming” section, a new website from Formtek, Inc., Cleveland, OH, offers a one-stop reference for information on rollforming equipment and tooling. The site,, also includes an RFQ page where visitors can submit information regarding a specific rollformed product and upload CAD or PDF drawings. The process-capabilities area of the website functions as an online textbook on the process, covering topics such as design considerations, springback and end flare, setup tim,e and production rate and conversion cost.


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