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Stamper Earns Energy-Conservation Award
for Laser-Welding Cell

Thursday, May 13, 2010
 
The sheetmetal stamping and welding facility of Ogihara America Corp., Howell, MI, won the 2010 Energy Saving Commercial Project of the Year from DTE Energy and The Engineering Society of Detroit. The award recognizes a company that’s made the most effective contribution to reducing energy by implementing a significant new-technology or new-equipment project. Ogihara’s award-winning project: implementation of a laser-welding cell to fabricate a two-piece automotive-door assembly, reducing energy consumption by 94 percent compared to the traditional resistance-welding process. Learn more at www.ogihara.com.


Etching Company Launches
Rapid-Prototyping Program for Stampers

Thursday, May 13, 2010
 
Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. (PEI), Milford, MA, a metal-etching company, has introduced its Rapid Prototyping Program designed to help metal-stamping companies introduce new products quickly and inexpensively, according to PEI vice president Chip Lehrer. The company uses photo-chemical machining to produce burr-free tightly toleranced (0.0005 in. on a 0.25-in.-radius hole or flange thickness) parts or tools in small quantities, in as little as 2-3 weeks. Visit www.photofabrication.com.

Updated Website Features
ERP Software for Metal Stampers

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
 
Shop Edge Software, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, provider of ERP software tailored to metal-stamping applications, has updated its website to make it easier to peruse all of the software modules available. Visitors can also schedule demonstrations—three are offered, including a general overview, a profitability demo that provides real-life examples of increased productivity from using the software, and a profit-optimizer demo that includes a customized ROI summary. New media materials available include special reports and case studies. Check out the site at www.shopedgesoftware.com.

 

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