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New Book a Must--Design Guidelines, Fourth Edition

Monday, December 14, 2009
If you specify and purchase precision sheetmetal components, the completely updated and revised Design Guidelines, Fourth Edition is your must-have reference for those working in the precision metalforming, stamping, fabrication, spinning and rollforming industries. Published by the Precision Metalforming Association, the book provides the tools needed to economically shorten production lead times without sacrificing quality, by properly designing and specifying metalformed parts and assemblies. The new edition contains nearly 200 pages, including, photos, illustrations, charts, tables and schematics. Order it here.

Dallas Industries Acquired

Friday, December 11, 2009
Advanced FeedLines, LLC, Troy, MI, a new management company specializing in pressroom equipment, has acquired Dallas Industries. Dallas president Joseph Gentilia is a managing partner of Advanced FeedLines. Dallas produces press-feed and coil-handling systems, including servo-feed lines, air-feed systems, straighteners, and coil cradles and reels;

Tube Fabricator Adds New Bender, Inspection Machine

Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Harco Metal Products, Tempe, AZ, a supplier of fabricated tubular components and assemblies, has upgraded its capabilities by acquiring a Wafios BMZ 42 tube bender and an Accurex TubeInspect HD inspection machine. The Wafios bender ( forms tube to 12.7-mm dia. by 1-mm wall thickness, and wire to 8-mm dia. Its bending head enables left and right bending operations in one clamping, for the production of complicated 2D and 3D workpieces in one pass. The Accurex 3D tube-measurement system ( employs eight overhead cameras for quick, automated inspection and includes software that provides a complete analysis of tube shape and profile to deliver direct feedback to CNC bending machines for quick correction of out-of-specification parts. Harco is online at


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