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Live: Online Marketplace for Custom Die Components

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The ToolPax online marketplace for custom die components is now live and ready for action at, where buyers of custom and commercial die components can create part numbers, build engineering models and purchase tooling online in real time. Upon launch, the site offered shop-ready design downloads and real-time prices for Milfab cam units. Users of the site will be able to access competitive part-number crossovers, download design models and purchase without waiting for price quotes. View a video demonstration at

Hundred-Yr.-Old Stamper Earns Delphi Supply Award

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Kickhaefer Manufacturing Co. (KMC), Port Washington, WI, received Delphi Corp.’s 2007 Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence, one of only 26 suppliers recognized by Delphi. The awards recognize excellence in quality, cost and delivery, including these specific criteria: zero major disruptions, zero repeat problems, and a single-digit PPM; zero customer impacts for quality; and zero parts on controlled shipping. KMC, founded in 1908, operates a fully loaded pressroom with press capacity to 300 tons, as well as fourslide/multislide machinery. It also provides metal-fabrication capacity with a lineup of press brakes, shears, welding equipment and laser-cutting machines for prototype and short-run parts;

Tools Inc. Earns ISO Registration

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Deep-draw tooling specialist Tools Inc., Sussex, WI, received ISO 9001:2000 registration. The firm, which also offers contract stamping with presses to 1000 tons, as well as five-axis laser cutting, serves customers in the appliance, lawn and garden, motorcycle and off-road-vehicle industries;


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