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Steelville Mfg. Adds New Sheet Hydroforming Press

Thursday, May 22, 2014
 
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, has installed a Triform sheet-hydroforming press at aerospace-industry supplier Steelville Manufacturing, Steelville, MO, a contract machine shop specializing in metalforming, milling, turning and waterjet cutting. The Model 24-5BD press features a 24-in.-dia. forming area and 5000 PSI of forming pressure. Steelville is using the press and its flexible diaphragm to replace forming of certain parts with press brakes or with solid rubber blocks and traditional matched die sets.  Learn more at www.triformpress.com/ and www.beckwoodpress.com/; Steelville Manufacturing is online at www.steelvillemfg.com/.

Oberg Awarded Six New Apprenticeship Training Programs

Thursday, May 22, 2014
 
Oberg Industries, Freeport, PA, a supplier of precision stamped and machined components and tooling, has received approval from the state of Pennsylvania to establish six new apprenticeship training programs—two CNC programs in the disciplines of turning, milling and mill/turn, for operators and setup programmers . Oberg’s apprentice programs are competency-based, offered at no cost to students, and combine work-based learning, computer-based training and classroom instruction; www.oberg.com/.

Pair of Tube-Bending Machines Slated for Aircraft MRO by British Airways

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 
The British Airways maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Heathrow Airport has ordered two tube-bending machines from UK-based Unison Ltd. (Horn Machine Tools, Madera, CA). One machine is an EvBend 1000 semi-manual bender with CNC control, the other is a fully CNC all-electric Breeze model equipped with the firm’s laser-controlled springback-compensation system. Unison will provide all associated tooling, as well as a Faro portable coordinate-measuring machine and related software. The tube benders will fabricate, among other parts, replacement rigid hydraulic tubes including titanium-alloy thick-walled tubes. More at www.unisonltd.com/.

 

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