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AutoForm Opens Brazilian Office

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
AutoForm Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland (and Troy, MI), has opened a new subsidiary in Brazil, and appointed Fabio Henrique Vieira the office’s general manager. The firm also named a new general manager for its office in Germany—Christof Stech, who replaces Dr. Bart Carleer, promoted to corporate technical director. AutoForm provides die-making and metalforming software for product manufacturability, cost calculation, die-face design and virtual process optimization;

Coe CTL Line Up and Running in India

Friday, March 11, 2011
Reliance Fabricator and Engineers, a steel service center in Faridabad, India, has installed a new cut-to-length line from Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI. Featured equipment includes a ServoMaster 24-in. servo roll feed rated to 465 ft./min., a 250-series power straightener, a 10,000-lb.-capacity coil reel and a pneumatic production shear rated to 60 strokes/min. Material capacity: 0.090 in. thick by 24 in. wide, at 45,000-psi yield strength, 70,000-psi tensile. Line speed tops out at 160 ft./min. More at

New Coil-Processing Lines
Headed to Belgium, Australia

Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, has sold coil-processing systems to Holvoet NV (plants in Kortrijk and Gent, Belgium) and to Mid Metals, Yatala, Queensland, Australia. Holvoet purchased its third Red Bud line, this one a multiblanking line for coils to 0.138 by 72 in. The line combines the slit-to-width and cut-to-length processes into one operation to produce custom blanks directly from a master coil. For Mid Metals, Red Bud installed a precision blanking line for material to 0.393 in. thick, with stretcher-leveling to allow the Greenfield site to serve the laser-cutting and fabrication markets. It can process stainless-steel coils to 79 in. wide, 53,000 lb. with part length to 355 in. and length tolerances of plus or minus 0.005 in.


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