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Roll-Kraft Adds Second Wire-EDM Machine

Tuesday, October 5, 2004
To boost its production capacity of roll tooling, Roll-Kraft, Mentor, OH, has added a second wire-EDM (electrical discharge machining) center to its factory floor. The firm also announced plans, in 2005, to invest in laser technology, as well as in new inspection equipment and CNC turning machines. Learn more at

Buhrke Joins IMS Corp.

Monday, October 4, 2004
Buhrke Industries, Arlington Heights, IL, has become part of Innovative Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (IMS), Elk Grove Village, IL. Other IMS companies include Exton Corp., Versatool Mfg., Global Gear & Machining and Electrol Co. Buhrke supplies progressive-die tooling and metal stampings, as primarily a Tier Two supplier to the automotive market. It’s certified to TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

Rockwell Automation Teams
to Win Supplier Collaboration Award

Friday, October 1, 2004
Dürr AG, a supplier of turnkey production systems and manufacturing support services for the automotive industry, has awarded the team of Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, and Dürr Paint Systems its 2003 Heinz Dürr Innovation Award for supplier collaboration. The award recognizes the team for development of a global standardized control platform that enables Dürr to improve production efficiency for automotive manufacturers across multiple locations. Rockwell and Dürr Pint Systems developed a control platform for paint-shop manufacturing systems that reportedly decreases a manufacturer’s time to market. Also recognized was the combination of technologies and capabilities from the two suppliers that led to new business from a major automotive manufacturer.


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