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Oscillating Shear Die a Hit
at Chrysler Plant in Mexico

Monday, October 11, 2010
A high-speed blanking press at the Chrysler de Mexico facility in Saltillo has a new partner—a 72-in.-wide oscillating shear die from Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, MI, capable of achieving line speeds to 300 ft./min. and hit rates to 60 strokes/min. The shear die operates alongside a Komatsu blanking press and offers a range of plus or minus 48 deg. Other features include a pivoting entrance support transfer table, self-centering edge guides, shock-dampening control, wedge-type blade-gap adjustment and a self-pivoting exit conveyor. More at

Plex Webinars Address SaaS ERP Solutions
for Aerospace and Automotive Apps

Thursday, October 7, 2010
On Tuesday, October 12, Plex Systems, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI, will host a 1-hr. live demonstration of its Plex Online software-as-a-service ERP solution geared toward aerospace manufacturers, beginning at 2:00 ET. A similar online demonstration geared for motor-vehicle suppliers and manufacturers is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, beginning at 2:00 ET. Attend either or both webinars to learn how to use the software to optimize lean production, inventory control and traceability, corrective-action programs and tooling management. Register for the aerospace-specific webinar here; register to attend the motor-vehicle webinar here.

Tube-Bending Website Gets a Makeover

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Curtis Products Inc., South Bend, IN, specialists in tube bending and end forming, as well rapid prototyping and assembly, has launched a redesigned website that includes an extensive photo gallery and detailed description of the manufacturing processes it offers, including welding, finishing and machining. The firm supplies customers in several markets, including automotive, agricultural, defense, marine and construction;


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