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Hydraulic Presses Flying High in Aerospace Applications

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Greenerd Press & Machine Co., Inc., Nashua, NH, has delivered three bench-type C-frame 40-ton hydraulic straightening presses to a U.S. aircraft manufacturer. The presses will be used to straighten wing spar cords, and feature electronic joystick ram control based on proportional valve technology. This enables precise speed and force control at any point in the presses’ 14-in. stroke. To ensure operator safety, release of either the joystick or palm button instantly stops the ram. More at

Architectural-Product Manufacturer Adds Stretch-Forming Capabilities

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Linetec, Wausau, WI, a full-service manufacturer of architectural products with three finishing plants and more than 500,000 sq. ft. of finishing capacity, now offers stretchforming as a service, to provide finished, curved material. The service comes via a partnership with Southern Stretch Forming, Denton, TX, which will provide complete stretchforming services from Linetec’s campus, including annealing and tempering of aluminum work. More at; Southern Stretch Forming is online at

Victor Technologies Acquires Manufacturer of Gas-Control Apparatus

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
UK-based gas-control equipment manufacturer Gas-Arc Group Ltd. has been acquired by Victor Technologies, St. Louis, MO. Gas-Arc products are used in the specialty-gas industries as well as in welding and cutting applications. More at


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