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SHARE: Launches
its First Private Marketplace

Thursday, November 21, 2002
E-commerce marketplace has launched, built to provide an economy of contact between the several companies affiliated with Ravinia Metals Group LLC. Ravinia distributes hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated sheet products. Private marketplaces will offer companies inexpensive, proven web architectures and instant exposure to the entire SteelBoss purchasing community.

Metrologic Group to Provide Software
for Renishaw CMM Controller

Wednesday, November 20, 2002
A software development agreement has been signed between Renishaw plc, a supplier of metrology products, and the Metrologic Group, a designer and manufacturer of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection software, whereby the Metrologic Group will develop its Metrolog II software to run on Renishaw’s UCC1 universal CMM controller platform, and Renishaw will use the newly developed software in its worldwide demonstration facilities. The partnership, according to Metrologic officials, will enable users of the company’s software to take advantage of the Renishaw UCC1 controller, which optimizes the CMM/probe sensor interface for part-checking speed and accuracy. The controller includes advanced scanning algorithms, which allow rapid, accurate, adaptive part-scanning at velocities limited only by the dynamic performance of the CMM. Using the UCC1, speeds in excess of 300 mm/sec can be achieved. For more, visit

Cincinnati Machine to Merge with Lamb Technicon

Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Machining- and turning-center manufacturer Cincinnati Machine, and Lamb Technicon, designer and integrator of machining systems and automotive-body assembly systems, plan to combine their business operations. The two Unova divisions will form a new division based in Detroit, MI, by fourth quarter 2003. As part of the combination, the company will merge design responsibility and transfer production of Cincinnati horizontal machining centers and cellular systems to facilities in the Detroit area. Production of the firm’s vertical machining centers and turning centers will remain in the United Kingdom.


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