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Comeq a Distributor for Safan E-Brakes, More

Monday, April 04, 2011
The Safan line of sheetmetal-fabricating equipment—hydraulic and servo-electric press brakes and hybrid shears—is now being sold and serviced by Comeq, Inc., White Marsh, MD. Safan, of Lochem, the Netherlands, had previously been selling its servo-electric brakes under the Finn-Power brand in North America. Its E-Brake is available from 33 in. by 22 tons to 13 ft. by 330 tons; Learn more about Comeq, which maintains a 5000-sq.-ft. showroom and sales/service facility, at

Seminar: Illinois Reshoring Initiative

Monday, April 04, 2011
As part of the Design-2-Parts tradeshow slated for May 3-4 at the Schaumburg (IL) Convention Center, the Illinois Reshoring Initiative will deliver a seminar titled, Returning Manufacturing to America. The seminar, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 4, will address the true costs of offshoring manufacturing work. Presenter Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, will provide attendees with a complimentary copy of his Total Cost of Ownership software. Visit Mr. Moser’s website to learn more and register to attend.

Fabricator’s New Production Cell
to Feature HMC and Two Robotic Welders

Thursday, March 31, 2011
D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI, announced plans to invest in a new production cell centered around a Toyoda FA800 horizontal machining center (31.5 by 31.5-in. pallet size, 40-hp spindle motor), flanked by a pair of six-axis ABB robotic welders. D&S manufactures large-scale components and assemblies for a customer list that includes Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corp. and The Trane Co. Its capabilities include machining, laser and plasma-arc cutting, and manual and robotic welding;


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