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ISO/TS Certification for Stainless Sales Corp.

Monday, October 30, 2006
Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago, IL, has earned ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification. The company specializes in supplying precision-slit coil. For more, visit

New Services from

Monday, October 30, 2006 has released four service options designed to allow sheetmetal-tooling manufacturers access to higher-value forming-simulation technology. One option, OptimizerOnlineSM, is a no-cost blank-shape nesting report. QuickQuoteAssistSM is a service package that helps improve accuracy in the quotation stage of bidding for new work. SimulateLiteSM, another service package, gives users a quick check on the formability of an already-designed die face. SimulateCompleteSM is a full-service offering where a series of simulations are run to help the user find the optimal simulated design.

AutoForm and Tebis Team
to Provide Die-Making Software

Friday, October 27, 2006
AutoForm Engineering, with a U.S. office in Troy, MI, and Tebis AG of Germany have announced that they are cooperating to provide combined software technologies for die-making industries. AutoForm develops die-face design and simulation software for die-making and sheetmetal-forming industries while Tebis provides 3D CAD/CAM software primarily for model, mold and die manufacturing. “The method of using Tebis RSC (Rapid Surface Creation) to create die surfaces is an ideal complement to the AutoForm-DieDesigner technology,” says Robert Cesak, Tebis president, describing the integrated software system. “Process planners and die designers that use both software in combination will benefit from improved CAE/CAD functionalities that result in significant time savings in the layout, design and modification of their dies.” For more, visit and


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