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Stamper/Fabricator Invests in 6-kW High-Speed Laser

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Matrix Metalcraft, Inc., Clinton Township, MI, has made its second laser-cutting machine investment this year by adding the newest technology from Mitsubishi Laser to its equipment stable—the Mitsubishi Laser NX. The NX carries a 6-kW resonator and offers a maximum cutting speed of 2360 in./min. Matrix Metalcraft, which earlier this year purchased a Mitsubishi VZ1 cutting machine with pallet changer, will use the NX to cut, among other components, armor-plate products of 1.25-in. armor plate, as well as 1-in. stainless steel and 0.5-in. aluminum. Matrix Metalcraft specializes in low-volume production of metal fabrications and stampings for the military, heavy-truck, aerospace and aircraft industries; Learn more about Mitsubishi Laser at

Metalforming-Research Symposium
Just a Few Weeks Away

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Fall 2008 North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG) Symposium will be held November 19-20 in Cleveland, OH, at the headquarters of the Precision Metalforming Association. The NADDRG reports on research findings related to materials, tool and die design, sheetmetal lubrication, testing and fabrication. Topics discussed at the symposium emphasize experimental work, simulations and practical solutions to metalforming challenges. Learn more at

Emerson Recognizes 38 Marquee Suppliers—
Metalformer Among Them

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, MO, has recognized 38 of its global suppliers by presenting them with Marquee Supplier awards. Among the winners: Brittany Stamping LLC, Cleveland, OH, a precision manufacturer of metal-stamped and wire-formed products. Brittany operates three subsidiary companies—Bettcher Manufacturing LLC (, Duffy Tool & Stamping Ltd. (, and Meyer Stamping & Manufacturing. Emerson’s Marquee Supplier award recognizes superior quality and service, alignment with its strategic initiatives. Ability to meet the needs of its multiple businesses from multiple locations around the world, willingness to integrate with its new-product development process, activity in support of lean supply-chain initiatives and senior-management involvement.


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