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Synergy Amongst Fastener Manufacturers

Monday, May 2, 2011
PSM International, Newberry, SC, a manufacturer of specially engineered fasteners including brass inserts for injection-molded plastics as well as self-clinching and riveting fasteners, has acquired UK-based BAS Components. BAS, with a U.S. technical center in Youngstown, OH, manufactures proprietary Flangeform fasteners as well as weld nuts and other cold-formed components, and automatic feeding systems for integration into press lines and robotic cells. PSM will relocate its North America Technical Center to Youngstown; BAS is online at

Phoenix Metal Finisher
Earns Nadcap Accreditation

Friday, April 29, 2011
The Performance Review Institute (PRI) has awarded Nadcap accreditation to Metco Metal Finishing, Phoenix, AZ. Nadcap seeks to “provide international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification services for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost and facilitating relationships between subscribers and suppliers.” Learn more at Metco, part of The Lindgren Group of metal-finishing companies, offers chemical finishing, electroplating, mechanical finishing and laser part-marking services;

Service Center Installs Double-Driven
Eccentric Rotary Shear

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Olympic Steel’s Cleveland, OH facility has installed a new rotary shear from Butech Bliss, Salem, OH. The eccentric rotary shear features one knife holder providing downward displacement and a second knife holder that rotates upward across the strip. Their action is synchronized, along with reaction arms on roller guides, for cutting the strip at predetermined lengths without stopping. A pair of 400-hp motors power cutting at up to 200 ft./min. along an existing temper mill and cut-to-length (CTL) line. Other shear features include automatic knife-gap adjustment and threading tables. Olympic Steel also announced plans to have Butech Bliss install a new CTL line at its service center in Gary, IN. The line, slated for installation in Q1 2012, will process high-strength steel 0.075 to 0.530 in. thick, and coils to 80,000 lb. by 74 in. wide. More about Butech Bliss: Read up on the capabilities of the 15 facilities in the Olympic Steel network of service centers at


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