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Website Features Remanufacturing/Service
Capabilities for Everything Magnetic

Monday, March 29, 2010
Eriez, Erie, PA, has added a section to its website focused on its 5-Star Service program for its magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. Included is a 24/7 hotline, original OEM parts inventory, onsite field service and equipment remanufacturing. Use the website to access parts lists for the company’s lift magnets, speed feeders, vibratory feeders and other equipment. Also available are downloadable operation manuals. Visit the site:

ETA Awarded for New Vehicle
Concept-to-Product Process

Friday, March 26, 2010
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section and the MIT Enterprise Forum, cosponsors of the annual Vehicle Innovation Competition, have awarded Engineering Technology Associates (ETA), Inc., Troy, MI, with an Innovation Award for its Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process. ETA applied its PreSys finite-element modeling software to develop the ACP process that allows automotive designers to evaluate multiple load conditions simultaneously for hundreds of design concepts, compared to conventional methods that allow designers to evaluate only a few concepts at a time. The award-winning ETA solution promises to reduce product-development costs by 35-40 percent, according to ETA officials, and reduce product mass by as much as 20 percent while optimizing performance in the areas of stiffness, noise, vibration and safety. Learn more here. ETA is online at

Online Resource for Aspiring Federal Contractors

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Manufacturers hoping to dial into the federal contracting process have a new online resource to turn to—, which includes a comprehensive database of regulations and a library of government-procurement resources. The site’s regulation database includes FARS (Federal Acquisition Regulations), DFARS (Dept. of Defense FARS), military standards and others. Also included are spending forecasts, prime and subcontractor lists and Recovery Act information as it relates to bidding on government contracts.


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