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Washington Fab Shop Welcomes Big-Time Press Brake

Monday, March 22, 2010
K & K Industries, Inc., Bellingham, WA, has acquired a 12-ft. by 230-ton-capacity press brake, a Cincinnati Maxform model equipped with a five-axis backgauge. The brake nearly quadruples the firm’s capacity compared to its existing 6-ft. by 60-ton press brake, and boasts a 29-in. open height and 22-in. stroke. Learn more about K & K—specialists in laser and router cutting--at

Toyotomi America Adds 400-ton Blanking Line

Monday, March 22, 2010
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, has shipped and commissioned a completely integrated blanking line to the automotive-stamping plant of Toyotomi America in Springfield, KY. The line features a 400-ton Aida press with a heavy-duty servo-roll feed, a threading table designed for a 12-ft.-long loop pit, a precision straightener with a 40-hp drive and peeler-threader holddown station for hands-free threading. Also included is a coil reel and coil car. The line can process material to 90-ksi yield strength, to 0.1 in. thick by 48 in. wide, at speeds to 150 ft./min. Learn more at

Multi-Cut Blanking Line Stars
at New Ohio Processing Plant

Friday, March 19, 2010
Phoenix Metals, Norcross, GA, installed a 72-in. multi-cut blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, at its newest facility in Middletown, OH. The line can process mild steel to 0.135 in. thick and stainless steel to 0.105 in. as presently configured, and the firm may add an additional leveler to the line to take stainless-steel capacity to 0.250 in. Learn more at Phoenix Metals is online at


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