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Service Center Adds Heavy-Gauge Slitter

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
TCT Stainless Steel, Inc., Lebanon, TN, has commissioned a new 64-in.-wide heavy-gauge (0.035 to 0.3125 in.) Emag slitter. The machine can handle coils to 40,000 lb. and 72-in. OD, and includes an Alcos eight-position carousel packing line. The new slitter joins the firm’s 20-in. Stanat light-gauge slitter commissioned late in 2012. Learn more at

New Website Home to Hydraulic Presses, Press Brakes and Shears

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Pacific Press Technologies, Mr. Carmel, IL, has launched a newly redesigned website boasting quicker and easier navigation, additional content and more interactivity relevant to the metalforming industry. Peruse the photo- and video-loaded site for details and demonstrations of the firm’s presses, press brakes and shears. Included on the website is an interactive dictionary of industry terminology;

IPG Engineers to Use New Laser-Machining Center to Study Aerospace Applications for Laser Drilling

Friday, March 22, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN, has sold a Laserdyne 795 XS six-axis laser-machining center to IPG Photonics for use at its facility in Russia. Engineers will configure the machine with a variety of IPG fiber lasers to study percussion and trepanning of aerospace-quality holes. “This combination may be a game changer for aerospace manufacturing,” says Laserdyne vice president of sales Mark Barry. Learn more here.

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