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Waukesha Metal Products Diversifies Customer Base via Acquisition

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Industrial packaging machines, medical equipment and building products are just a few of the new markets that have become available to metal stamper and fabricator Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, WI, through its acquisition of Metal Skills Plus, LLC, a metal fabricator in Deforest, WI. According to its website,, the latest equipment added to Metal Skills Plus’ facility includes a 4-kW Mazak laser-cutting machine and a 12-ft. Ermak CNC press brake. Learn more about at Waukesha Metal Products at

Ordered: The Largest Slitter in North America

Monday, December 12, 2011

A new TMK Ipsco pipe-manufacturing facility under construction in Wilder, KY, will house what’s being called the largest slitter in North America, a new 0.625- by 87-in. line. The slitter, which will be owned and operated on a toll basis for TMK Ipsco by Ferrous Metal Processing, will be capable of processing master coils from 30 to 87 in. weighing as much as 82,000 lb. More at; read up on Ferrous Metal Processing’s slitting technology here.


Makino Sets 2012 Schedule for Online Seminars

Monday, December 12, 2011
Learn about new milling, EDM and control technology by attending an online seminar offered by machine-tool maker Makino, Mason, OH. Seminars—free of charge--include a 20- to 30-min. presentation followed by an interactive Q & A session. Among the topics: the affect of rust on steel parts during the EDM process; reducing cycle time during sinker EDM; and five-axis machining of aluminum monolithic aerospace structures. View the complete schedule and register to attend at


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