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Starrett Acquires Granite Machine-Base Maker

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Precision inspection-equipment and measuring-tool supplier L.S. Starrett Co., Athol, MA, acquired the assets of Tru-Stone Technologies, Waite Park, MN. Tru-Stone manufactures custom-engineered granite machine bases and accessories. Starrett is online at

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

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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.


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