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White Paper on Air Bending
in a Press Brake a Must-Read

Monday, October 18, 2010
Air Bending Accuracy: Recommendations to Ensure Accuracy and Consistency in Metalforming is the title of a new white paper posted to the website of Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, IL. As the paper explains in great detail, bend accuracy when coining or bottom bending depends on the accuracy of the die; however, air-bending accuracy requires attention to numerous parameters including punch penetration, machine deflection and material springback. Learn techniques to address all of the parameters at play, and ensure quality parts when air bending, by downloading the white paper.

Conveyor-System Builder Implements
Syspro ERP Software

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Pride Conveyance Systems (PCS), Hollister, CA, a manufacturer of custom container-handling systems for the can-manufacturing industry, has implemented new ERP software from Syspro, Costa Mesa, CA. Of PCS’s 75 employees working out of its 40,000-sq.-ft. plant, 15 make full-time use of the new ERP software, running on Windows 2000.
Management credits the software with helping to grow profits. Says operations manager Al Orosco: “Profitability is based on timely knowledge…the program’s Inventory and Work in Progress modules, in particular, give us up-to-date information on sales, labor and materials on a job-by-job basis so we can recognize our strengths and weaknesses in a timely manner. “
The Syspro Purchase Order Processing module “helped us to raise our order process efficiency and reduce the number of hands required to run the system,” Orosco adds.
Learn more about the ERP software at; PCS is online at

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


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