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Romer CimCore Relocates Technology Center

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Romer CimCore Inc., focused on portable-metrology products, has relocated its Farmington Hills, MI, Technology Center to the Hexagon Metrology Precision Center in Wixom, MI, following the company’s recent acquisition by Hexagon Metrology. The Hexagon Metrology Precision Center offers three high-technology temperature-controlled laboratories for calibration and repair, a large demonstration facility, multiple training rooms and additional office space, according to company officials. The facility will house Romer CimCore’s sales, marketing, training, and service operations. Romer CimCore Inc. was purchased by Hexagon AB in August 2004, and is part of the Hexagon Metrology Group that also includes Brown & Sharpe, DEA, TESA, Leitz, Romer SA, CE Johansson, and metrology software developers Wilcox Associates and Mirai. For more, visit

GM Recognizes Coil-Handling
and Press-Feed Automation-Equipment Supplier

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Automatic Feed Co., Inc., Napoleon, OH, has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its outstanding performance in 2004. GM began the award program in 1992 to draw attention to supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. For 2004, it handed out awards to 78 suppliers. Automatic Feed is online at

ASTM Introduces Online Database for Steel

Monday, May 9, 2005
The new Passport to Steel database of more than 20,000 alloys and standards, provided by standards-development organizations around the world, is now available from ASTM International, W. Conshohocken, PA. Subscriptions are available online at Users can search by standards or from a list of fields, including steel name, grade, class, symbol or type; product or alloy form; and chemical composition. Results can be sorted and copied into other computer programs, such as Excel. Also included: a Reference Center housing standards, related magazine articles and book chapters, hardness conversion tables and more.


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