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Weiss-Aug Acquires Tool Builder

Monday, November 18, 2013
 
Contract metalformer Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ, has acquired JK Tool & Die, Apollo, PA. Weiss-Aug provides insert-molded parts, precision metal stampings and assemblies to customers in the medical, automotive and other industries; www.weiss-aug.com/. JK Tool & Die, which will operate as a subsidiary of Weiss-Aug, provides engineering, machining, grinding, stamping and EDM services; www.jktoolinc.com/.

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 www.greenerd.com/.

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 www.linetec.com/; Southern Stretch Forming is online at www.southernstretch.com/.

 

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