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Adjustable Pass-Line Height Just One Feature
of New Servo Feeds Installed at ODM

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
ODM Tool & Manufacturing, McCook, IL, a contract stamper and welding shop, has installed two new electronic servo press-feed units from Dallas Industries, Troy, MI. The feeds—a 36-in. model rated for stock to 0.40 in. thick and a 42-in. model rated for material to 0.375 in. thick—feature a motorized cabinet base that allows for up to 10 in. of vertical adjustment of pass-line height. A hydraulic quick clamp secures the cabinet to the press. Entry rolls can be adjusted individually or simultaneously--for self-centering procedures. ODM also had the feeds equipped with out-of-stock sensors and automatic lubrication systems. Learn more about the feeds (models DRFM-636 and DRFH-642) at

Gas-Spring Website Updated

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Dadco, Plymouth, MI, a manufacturer of nitrogen gas springs, has updated its website by adding easily downloadable CAD files for its products. Navigating the site,, has also been simplified with new drop-down menus and links to product bulletins and catalogs.

IISI Opening Chinese-Based Office

Tuesday, February 7, 2006
The International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) will open a second office, based in Beijing, China, in April. Dr. Nae Hee Han will lead the office, as well as serve as IISI’s new chief economist. She joins IISI from the Posco Research Institute. Learn more at


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