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Seminar Addresses a Hot
Metalforming Topic: Hot Stamping

Monday, March 17, 2008
The hot-stamping metalforming process has picked up a lot of steam in recent months for forming automotive safety components, A & B pillars and other parts made of difficult-to-form advanced-high-strength steels. That’s why the timing of this one-day seminar on hot stamping couldn’t be better. The seminar, scheduled for April 16 in Dearborn, MI, will review part design for hit stamping; hot-stamping-line automation and integration; tool design, build and debug; hydraulic-press and furnace technology; automated quick-die-change systems; and pre- and post-processing. AP&T hosts the event; learn more at

Website Showcases Coil Coating

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Metal Coaters, Houston, TX, has unveiled a new website at that includes frequently-asked questions (and the answers to those questions) about coil coating. The company operates Metal Coaters manufacturing plants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Marietta, GA, and Jackson, MS, and Metal Prep plants in Houston and in Memphis, TN. Metal Coaters of California, Metal Coaters of Georgia, Doublecote and Metal Prep became integrated under the Metal Coaters name on Oct. 29, 2007.

IMS Engineered Products Expands ISO Certification Scope

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Metal fabricator IMS Engineered Products LLC, Des Plaines, IL, has made the transition from an ISO 9001 certification based on basic fabrication processes to a full-scope certification including all manufacturing and design processes. A manufacturer of modular enclosures as well as custom sheetmetal products, IMS recently relocated to, and refurbished, a 300,000-sq.-ft. plant. Expansion included a new wet and dry paint line that now falls under the quality certification. Learn more at


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