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Manufacturing in Mexico Conferences

Monday, April 12, 2010
Late last year The Offshore Group hosted a pair of conferences for those interested in learning about topics related to manufacturing in Mexico, and the presentations were captured on film for all to view. Presentations from the two events—the 15th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico Summit, and the Aerospace Manufacturing in Mexico Conference--are available for viewing at Among the topics covered: • New legislative initiatives and their effect on investments in Mexico; • Mexico and the global aerospace industry; and • Developing a supplier base in Mexico.

Supplier Award Presented to Sheetmetal Fabricator

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Contract sheetmetal fabricator CGI Automated Manufacturing, Romeoville, IL, is the sole U.S. recipient of the 2009 Excellent Supplier Award from the American Purchasing Society. Nominated by its customer Focal Point, a manufacturer of light fixtures and lighting systems, CGI performs laser cutting, CNC turret punching, rolling, forming, assembly, robotic welding and powder coating. Focal Point nominated CGI for its near-perfect delivery and quality record; CGI provides Focal Point with 1165 line items. More at

Stamper Adds Rapid Prototyping to its Resume

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Full-service metal stamper PTM Corp., Fair Haven, MI, has acquired a rapid-prototype machine for design and development projects. Its new fused-deposition-modeling (FDM) unit will allow PTM engineers to explore s to reduce production costs without compromising quality, say company officials. FDM product models are fabricated from production-grade thermoplastic that can be drilled, tapped, sanded and painted without waiting for curing—ideal for use as prototype parts as well as for molds, patterns and even custom tools and fixtures. PTM is online at


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