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Atlantic Tool & Die Adds Laser-Scanning Capabilities

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
To enable its engineers to digitally scan die sections, weld fixtures and inspection gauges, and then directly upload the information to machining centers and wire-EDM machines, Atlantic Tool & Die Co., Cleveland, OH, has added a portable Faro Arm measurement system equipped with a laser-scanning head. Adding the technology enables ATD, which manufactures metal stampings and value-added assemblies, to expand into reverse engineering and metrology services; Learn more about Faro measurement technology at

Trumpf Cuts the Ribbon on New Laser-Development Facility

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A new 6200-sq.-m facility in Schramberg-Sulgen, Germany, has become the home of solid-state laser development for Trumpf Laser GmbH + Co. The project, an investment of 13.5 million euros, allows the firm to consolidate all of its laser-development efforts under one roof. Included are laser-testing laboratories, a climate-controlled chamber, offices and conference rooms. More at

Future Products Adds Five-Axis CNC Machining Center

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A new Hermle C 400 five-axis CNC machining center has landed on the production floor of Future Products, Clawson, MI, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components.  The machine excels in milling complex geometries while retaining precision and optimum surface finishes. “We are proud to be the first company in the United States to install this state-of-the-art machine,” says company president Irvin Swider. In addition to five-axis machining, Future Products, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, performs wire and sinker EDM, turning and milling, surface grinding and jig grinding;



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