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Stamtec Launches New Website

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Mechanical-press builder Stamtec, Inc., Manchester, TN, has launched a new, comprehensive website at The site includes information, photos, diagrams and specifications for the firm’s presses. Also included are pages for Service/Parts, Company Profile, and Auxiliary Equipment—servo-feed lines and quick-die-change systems.

Website Explains Press-Technology Solutions
for Solving Metalforming Challenges

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Aida has unveiled a new website at, designed with features to help stampers understand how advanced press technology can solve difficult problems and increase pressroom efficiency. White papers available for download break down press technology into practical application; a metalforming glossary defines equipment and process terminology; and a built-in portal takes visitors to the firm’s network of manufacturing and service locations.

Imports of Stainless-Steel Sheet Off in 2007

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Statistical data issued by The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) shows that imports of stainless-steel strip and sheet totaled 421,510 tons in 2007, an 18.2 percent drop from 2006, while U.S. consumption of stainless strip and sheet dropped by 17.5 percent last year. Imports of stainless-steel plate dropped even more in 2007, by 28.6 percent, to 144,638 tons, while U.S. consumption dropped by 6.7 percent. SSINA ( also has data for other stainless-steel products—bar, rod and wire—as well as for alloy tool steel and electrical steel. Tool-steel imports actually grew, by 2.9 percent, last year, while electrical-steel imports increased by 35.2 percent.


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