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Plate/Sheet Distributor Adds New Machining Equipment

Thursday, November 1, 2012
TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, CA, has beefed up its equipment list to meet increased customer demand for medium to large machined parts. New to the production floor at the warehouse distributor of plate and sheet: a Hyundai-Kia KBN135 79- by 71-in. horizontal machining center, and an Honor Seiki vertical turning center with a 79-in. turning diameter and 49-in. turning height. The firm operates more than 30 CNC machines, including five-axis capabilities;

GF AgieCharmilles Supports Manufacturing-Research Collaborative

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Among the newest industry supporters of the Virginia-based Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is GF AgieCharmilles, a provider of EDM, milling and laser-texturing machines. The firm has supplied CCAM with a model FO 550 sp die-sinking EDM system, which includes dynamic process control and a double thermostabilization system designed to prevent the impact of temperature variations on accuracy. CCAM, which operates out of a new 60,000-sq.-ft. research facility in Prince George County, VA, is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide; More about GF AgieCharmilles at

Want to Speak at Great Designs in Steel 2013?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Steel Market Development Institute is accepting abstracts for technical presentations at the 12th annual Great Designs in Steel seminar, scheduled for May 1, 2013, in Livonia, MI. The event brings together executives and engineers from the automotive and steel industries, to enjoy more than 35 technical presentations and 25 exhibits. Abstracts are due December 15, 2012—learn more and submit your abstract here.


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