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Metal-Finishing Associations Reorganize

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF), the Metal Finishing Suppliers’ Association (MFSA) and the National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF) have approved the reorganization of their organizations, creating (as of January 1, 2007) the new National Association of Surface Finishing (NASF). Together they’ll also launch the AESF Foundation to focus on technical-education programs to advance the science and technology of surface finishing. Both the NASF and AESF will call Washington, D. C., home.

Plasma-Cutting Supplier Gains New Identity

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
InnerLogic, Charleston, SC, has unveiled a new corporate identity, complete with a new name, logo and tagline. The company is now Kaliburn, with the tagline Plasma Cutting Innovation. The name is derived from ‘Caliburn,’ the name of King Arthur’s sword and which is rooted in the Latin word ‘chalybs,’ meaning ‘steel.’

Transfer-System Upgrade
Pays Dividends for Bettcher Amherst

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The addition of a Linear Transfer system to an existing T-1 transfer-die press at Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping, Book Park, OH, has allowed the stamper to increase press speed by more than 30 percent and slash changeover time by a third, according to Jerry Lynch, Bettcher president. Scrap rate and tool damage is also minimized, says Lynch, and thanks to recipe-driven software that controls the transfer system, setup time has been dramatically reduced too. Learn more at


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