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on Formability of Deep-Draw and AHSS Alloys

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Technical consulting firm Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc., Southfield, MI, has added several articles to its website covering highly formable extra-deep-drawing steels and advanced high-strength steels, as well as a white paper on circle-grid and thinning-strain analyses. Also unique to the site, at an industry blog titled The Future is Forming, and several calculators where visitors can convert from English to metric units and calculate forming-limit-curve data.

Robotic-Welding Seminar Slated for Houston

Thursday, October 22, 2009
System integrator ARC Specialties, Houston, TX, will host a robotic arc-welding seminar, in partnership with the Lincoln Electric Automation Division, on December 9-10, 2009. The seminar, Applied Automation: Robots in Manufacturing, will address robotic spray applications, through-the-arc sensing technology, robotic pipe welding and a new technology developed by ARC Specialties called Cut-to-Fit Technology. Also on display and available for demonstration will be a Fanuc ARC Mate 100iC welding robot equipped with an iRVision package, recently donated to ARC Specialties by Lincoln Electric through its partnership with Fanuc Robotics. For more information, visit; visit Lincoln Electric online at

Plastic-Molding Company Moves
into Metal Stamping and Assembly

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Dickten Masch Plastics LLC (DMP), Nashotah, WI, a thermoplastic and thermoset molder, has entered the metal stamping and assembly business by taking over the dipstick and tube business from the production facility of Charter Automotive, in nearby Milwaukee. DMP, which had been supplying molded plastic components to Charter Automotive, has installed and begun to run in limited production one of Charter’s stamping presses, and by the end of 2010 it expects to have four of Charter’s presses—from 50 to 300 tons--up and running. In addition, 60 Charter employees will transfer to DMP’s facility. The company has contracts with GM, Chrysler, and Nissan, a verbal commitment from Ford, and is in negotiations with Honda, according to an article in BizTimes Milwaukee penned by reporter Eric Decker. Read the article here; DMP is online at


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