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Multimedia Presentations on Mastercam Website

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Surf to for new multimedia presentations that explore the latest features in the Mastercam X family of CAD/CAM machining software. Included are downloadable video demonstrations, narrated overviews and documentation highlighting new tools. For example, the Mastercam X High Feed Optimization video focuses on the benefits of software’s High Feed Optimization, including how this function can optimize tooling and machine-tool capabilities. Viewers learn how the high-feed technology automatically adjusts the feed rate based on the volume of material in which the tool is engaged. Windows-based Mastercam, developed by CNC Software, Inc., is for two- through five-axis milling and turning; two- and four-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design, surface and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting; and 2D and 3D routing.

IISI Elects 2007 Officers

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The board of directors of the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) has elected John Surma, chairman and CEO, United States Steel Corp., as its chairman, effective until October 2007. Also, the board elected the following vice chairmen: Ku-Taek Lee, chairman and CEO, POSCO; Akio Mimura, representative director and president, Nippon Steel Corp.; and Lakshmi Mittal, president, Arcelor Mittal. For more, visit

Service Center Rolls Out OEM Partnership Program

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Denman & Davis, a steel service center based in Clinton, NJ, has introduced a partnership program for its OEM customers where the center will complete early-stage fabrication such as bending, heattreating and welding prior to shipping material to those customers. “We will deliver the materials in whatever condition our customers want,” explains Dylan Altieri, Denman & Davis marketing manager. “The material may go to several different fabricators before it’s delivered to the customer. We have the cost advantage because we can use our strategic fabricators where we may not be delivering a single piece but multiple pieces and where we can bundle the freight costs. This program passes those savings on to the OEM.” For more from Denman & Davis, visit


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