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SHARE: Launches Online Auctions

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Surf to for a new service that allows for online auctioning of used machine tools and accessories. Users can place items for auction online within several categories for no initial cost. If the item sells, the seller pays a fee on a sliding scale of about 1 percent depending on sale value. Items can be auctioned to the highest bidder, or for a fixed price that can be purchased instantly at any time during the auction. Pictures also can be placed for free alongside the description, and potential buyers can make direct contact with sellers to confirm additional technical information. Main auction categories include Machinery (CNC and Non-CNC), Tooling (Punch, Press Brake), Hand Tools, Materials, Spare Parts and Welding Equipment. Visit the site to learn auction details and enhancements.

Software Company Forming Technologies Inc.
Ready to do Business with French Automakers

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Oakville, Ontario, Canada, has signed up French software firm CRIL Technology as a Preferred Partner, expanding its reach to the French-based automotive community. FTI develops and markets software for design, simulation and costing of sheetmetal components. CRIL provides computer-aided engineering and finite-element analysis software, consulting and training services. Learn more at

GSI Lumonics Upgrades Website

Monday, February 16, 2004
GSI Lumonics Inc. has launched an improved version of its website,, organized around the company’s core product offerings: components, lasers, and laser-based manufacturing systems. The redesigned site offers improved access to information about the company, its products and their applications. The site makes use of context-sensitive menus to guide visitors and offers enhanced abilities for users to contact GSI Lumonics for assistance. In addition, the investor-relations portion of the site has been expanded to include news releases, annual reports, detailed stock information and investor FAQs.


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