Hot Off the Press
New Website for Deken Power
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Deken Power Inc., Santa Ana, CA, has launched a new website, www.dekenpower.com
. The site details unique stamping-room equipment such as carts, tables, die rollers and washers, and fluid-power products, and offers a history of the 26-year-old company.
Metform to Supply Heavy-Gauge
Rollforming Line to Roll Form Group
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Metform International, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has been awarded a contract to supply a heavy-gauge rollforming line to Roll Form Group at its Cambridge, Ontario, heavy-gauge rollforming facility.
The line will roll material in thicknesses to 0.375 in. in widths to 65 in. from coil weighing to 60,000 lb. For rapid profile changeover, the line features heavy-duty raft-mounted stands.
Metform designs and manufactures strip-processing equipment for rollforming, cut-to-length and slitting applications. For more, visit www.metformintl.com
Vari-Form Awarded DaimlerChrysler
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Vari-Form, Warren, MI, has been awarded a contract to produce hydroformed front-end structural modules (FESMs)for a redesigned DaimlerChrysler SUV. Vari-Form will use its patented Pressure Sequence Hydroforming (PSH) process to produce the modules. The PSH process varies water and die pressure to ensure that specified wall thicknesses are maintained throughout forming, even in tight corners, according to company officials. The company also employs its patented in-the-die hole piercing during tubular PSH.
Vari-Form also had produced the industry’s first hydroformed FESM, for the 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck. FESM production takes place at the Vari-Form facility in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
FESMs differ from traditional front-end structures in that hydroforming replaces multiple stamped parts assembled via spot welding, resulting lower assembly weight and improved strength, according to company officials.
For more from Vari-Form, visit www.vari-form.com