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Proformance Mfg. Earns ISO Registration

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
ISO 9001: 2008 registration has been bestowed upon Proformance Manufacturing, Inc., Corona, CA. The firm manufactures custom metal components including deep-draw and progressive-die stampings and CNC machined parts, supplying the automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical and other industries;

Future Products Increases Tool-Making Capacity

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Two new Makino high-speed vertical machining centers have made their onto the shop floor of Future Products, Clawson, MI, to boost the firm’s capacity to manufacture precision die tooling and machined components. The machines, Makino S56 models, employ a 40-taper, 13,000-RPM spindle and are equipped with a 20-tool magazine and automatic tool changer. Future Products specified one of the models with a fourth-axis rotary table. More about Future Products at

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


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