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New Oscillator Expands Options for Coil Users

Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Specialty Strip & Oscillating, Inc., Warren, OH, has activated a new oscillator that is now producing oscillated coils for customers. The equipment addition reportedly brings these new capabilities to customers: faster run time; edging of each strand; heavier-gauge coil stock; and choice in coiling on spools and metal and cardboard cores. The company is offering free use of a stock reel for a trial run of oscillated coil, allowing customers to see that they can run a coil uninterrupted for 10 to 15 times longer than with a conventional ribbon-wound coil.

Marubeni-Itochu Steel America
Changes Subsidiary Names

Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Marubeni-Itochu Steel America (MISA), headquartered in New York, NY, has announced name changes for some of its Midwest subsidiaries as part of a company strategy to bring many of its U.S. operations under the corporate brand. The name changes: MISA Metals, Inc., West Chester, OH, formerly SOS Metals; MISA Metal Processing, Inc., formerly the processing unit of SOS Metals; MISA Metal Processing of Kentucky, Inc., Louisville, KY, formerly Nova Steel Processing; and MISA Metal Processing of Tennessee, Inc., Portland, TN, formerly MISA Steel Processing. Company-wide, MISA delivers metal products from more than a dozen distribution and processing facilities for a variety of applications throughout the United States. For more, visit

New Press for Thixoforming Research
at Belgian University

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
AP&T, with U.S. offices in Monroe, NC, has supplied a new industrial press for research use at the University of Liège in Belgium. The press will be used to study thixoforming, which involves heating a workpiece to very high temperatures prior to forming it. The hope is that the technology will make possible production of stronger parts. The automotive industry has shown the greatest interest in thixoforming so far. For more company and product news from AP&T, visit


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