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Machine-Tool Market Has Fattened Through October

Tuesday, December 13, 2005
 
U.S. machine-tool consumption has grown by 11.3 percent through October compared to 2004 consumption, according to AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. Sales for October 2005 totaled $277.53 million, down 5.2 percent from September but up 25.4 percent over October 2004 sales. Details, including a breakdown of sales by region and by metal-cutting versus metalforming machines, can be found at www.amtda.org and www.amtonline.org.

Need Electroplating Training?

Friday, December 09, 2005
 
The Kushner Electroplating School, Sunnyvale, CA, has announced its spring 2006 schedule of two-day electroplating training courses. Dates and locations are as follows: Greenvillle, SC, April 3-4; Cincinnati, OH, April 6-7; Providence, RI, April 10-11; Seattle, WA, April 17-18. To register or for more information, contact Bobby Kushner at tel. 408/749-8652, fax 408/749-0176 or e-mail info@platingschool.com. For a course description, visit www.platingschool.com.

Huge Heavy-Gauge Slitter
for AL Structural-Tube Producer

Thursday, December 08, 2005
 
Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, has delivered a heavy-gauge coil-slitting line to the new ITC-AL, LLC structural-tube-producing plant in Decatur, AL. The new line can process hot-rolled coils to 74 in. wide and 5/8 in. thick, and weighing to 98,000 lb. The line includes a DC drag-generator double-cone uncoiler that handles coils with IDs from 24 to 34 in. and a recoiler that produces 30-in.-ID slit coils. Other line features include above-the-floor coil-loading/unloading cars, a powered straightener and a quick-change two-head turret head slitter. For more, visit www.braner.com.

 

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