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ESI Integrates Material-Simulation Model
into its Formability Software

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Metals producer Corus has partnered with simulation-software producer ESI Group to integrate the Corus-Vegter material-simulation model into ESI’s Pam-St amp 2G software package. The partnership aims to provide automotive designers and engineers with improved accuracy in formability-analysis predictions and press stamping evaluations. Learn more at

Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires PC-Component Maker

Monday, March 14, 2005
To add to its product offerings in hazardous-area safety technology, Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, acquired Extec Oesterle GmbH, Esslingen, Germany. Extec manufactures industrial PC components and visualization equipment used in hazardous locations. It specializes in equipment used for the human interface to automation systems. Learn more at

Online Toolbox Helps with
Clutch and Brake Performance

Friday, March 11, 2005
Reach out for assistance when fixing clutch, brake and drive-line problems by accessing the online Designers Toolbox at Surf there for click-through answers to upgrading performance and reliability of clutches and brakes. Included are how-to application notes detailing more than 100 installations. Engineering drawings simplify the upgrade from dry-friction clutches and brakes to oil-shear designs.


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