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Trumpf to Expand U.S. Operations

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Trumpf Inc., Farmington CT, plans to build a new laser research, development, manufacturing and demonstration facility in Farmington, CT. The new factory—30,000 to 40,000 sq. ft.—will produce lasers and machines for cutting, welding and marking. The firm also plans to invest in capital machinery for existing production facilities. It reports 30-percent growth in U.S. sales last year. Trumpf also expects to expand its operations in Mexico, with a new sales, service, and demonstration and production facility in Monterrey. Learn more at

TD Center Enhances Website

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
View case studies and check out frequently-asked questions regarding thermal-diffusion carbide coatings for tool-and-die applications and the recently upgraded website of TD Center (formerly Arvin TD Center): Navigation at the updated site is more user friendly, and the site includes a literature page with a link to a quotation request form and links to technical bulletins, reprinted magazine articles, technical papers and back issues of the firm’s quarterly newsletter.

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Use of SolidWorks for Sheetmetal Design

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Applied Production, Inc., Milford. OH, has published a tutorial on its website that takes a new or experienced user through the complete process of sheetmetal-part creation using SolidWorks 2006. Instructions include graphics and dialog images detailing each step of the process. Also explained are the parametric capabilities that enable design changes to the part—material thickness, bend radius etc.—do not affect design intent. Applied Production’s ProFab CAM software integrates with SolidWorks so that it can provide complete CAD/CAM services. View the tutorial at


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