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Multiblanking Line with Corrective Leveler
Online at Windy City Service Center

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Alliance Steel’s service center in Bedford Park, IL, has installed a precision multiblanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The line, which includes a Herr-Voss corrective leveler, is rated for material to 72 in. wide and 0.135 in. thick, to 60,000 PSI tensile strength. The line joins the facility’s three existing slitting lines;

Gerstenslager Forms JV with Tooling Firm

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Gerstenslager Co., a supplier of automotive stampings and assemblies with facilities in Wooster and Clyde, OH, announced plans to form a 50-50 joint venture with International Tooling Solutions, LLC (ITS), a designer and builder of tooling. The JV, named ArtiFlex Manufacturing, LLC, will provide engineering, tooling, stamping and assembly services. ITS operates three facilities—two in Grand Rapids, MI, and one in Frankfort, KY, and specializes in low-cost production of ultra-low volume dies and assembly; Gerstenslager, a subsidiary of Worthington Industries, Columbus, OH, specializes in blanking, stamping, assembly, e-coating and packaging; More about ArtiFlex at

Prima Power Laserdyne Launches
Rapido Manufacturing in Minnesota

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Prima Power Laserdyne facility in Champlin, MN, has begun to manufacture the company’s Rapido 3D laser-processing system, used for cutting and welding. The machines previously were only manufactured and delivered to the North American market by Prima Industrie headquarters operations in Torino, Italy. The Champlin facility designs, manufactures and services the Laserdyne family of 3D laser systems;


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