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MetalAsia Metalworking Show Coming in March

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
The Singapore Expo will host MTA2007-MetalAsia, an exhibition and conference for users of machine tools and other metalworking equipment, March 28-31, 2007. The event is expected to draw 950 companies from 35 countries, including pavilions set up by groups from Germany, UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia. Key exhibitors include Amada, Bruderer, Mazak, Agie Charmilles and Sandvik. Held in conjunction with the show will be Automation2007, as well as OutSource & Subcon2007, featuring displays from contract manufacturers and subcontracting-service providers. Learn more at

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

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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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