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Bunting Magnetics Finds Attractive Acquisition Partner

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL), with manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, PA. MAGL manufactures bonded magnets, precision magnetic assemblies and complementary magnet products. Bunting manufactures magnetic separation equipment, conveyors and other magnetic products, and also maintains a manufacturing and distribution facility in Elk Grove Village, IL;

Medical Devices 101 Geared Toward Automotive Suppliers

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Oakland County, MI, will host a conference in the medical-device industry on Wednesday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference agenda is geared toward helping automotive suppliers learn about opportunities in the medical-device industry. Among its topics: the importance of learning to use intellectual property; contract manufacturing in the industry; an introduction to FDA regulations; and how to make the transition, and the costs involved. Price: $55 per person. Register online at

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Robotic Press Cell in Action

Friday, April 4, 2008
Surf over to our Multimedia Center to check out the latest editorial video from the staff of MetalForming magazine. We recently visited the Trane plant in Tyler, TX, where a brand-new robotic stamping cell turns out louvered HVAC panels from galvanized sheetmetal. The cell features a coil-fed Minster mechanical press for blanking and louvering, and a series of three Macrodyne hydraulic presses for secondary operations. Four Motoman robots move blanks around the cell and stack completed panels 75-high for removal via fork truck. Check out the video now, at and look for the article in the June issue of MetalForming.


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