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AISI and AIST Foundation Accepting
Curriculum-Development Grant Proposals

Friday, February 04, 2011
The FeMet (Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today) Design Grant Program seeks innovative designs and solutions for steel-industry-related issues, and its sponsor the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation, along with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), are accepting design and curriculum grant proposals for the 2011-2012 school year. Proposals are welcomed from student-professor teams who plan to address an important industry concern, and will be judged on technical approach and relation to the theme, probability of success and potential benefits. Grants max out at $50,000. The FeMet theme for 2011 is the recyclability of automobiles--the impact of advanced high-strength steels and embedded electronics. Deadline for grant proposals is May 28, 2011; awardees will be announced July 29, 2011. Learn more and apply here.

Dayton Progress Acquires Lane Punch

Friday, February 04, 2011
Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, OH, has acquired the business and assets of Lane Punch Corp., a manufacturer of metal-stamping tools. During 2011, Dayton Progress will transfer all production from Lane Punch’s two plants to its own factories in Ohio, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. More at

Precision Deep-Draw Stamping
Stars on New Website

Thursday, February 03, 2011
ITW Highland Manufacturing, Waterbury, CT, has developed a new website ( depicting its ability to provide design and prototyping services, tooling production and secondary operations in support of its deep-draw stamping operations. The site defines tolerances for part sizes, material thicknesses, lengths, true position, diameter-to-length ratios and more. Also described are process variations including threading, beading, reverse-draw, side piercing, necking, bulging and marking. Photos illustrate the complete capabilities of the firm’s 150,000-sq.-ft. facility.


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