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Reverse Tonnage—Everything You've Als
Wanted to Know, and More

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Reverse tonnage—a.k.a. snapthrough—is the subject of an exhaustive eight-page tech brief from Aida just posted to the free White Papers download area of our website. To get there from our homepage at, click on the Multimedia link on the navigation bar. The Aida paper on reverse tonnage answers these and other questions: • What causes reverse tonnage? • What are the symptoms? • How does it negatively affect a press? • How can stampers identify the amount of reverse load in an operation? • What steps can be taken to reduce reverse tonnage?

Misumi USA Moves to New North American HQ

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Die and mold component manufacturer Misumi USA, Inc. has moved into a new corporate headquarters facility in Schaumburg, IL. The new location accommodates the company’s entire Factory Automation and Die, Mold and Press divisions, and allows for further expansion. More at

Robotics Webinars Free On Demand

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Robotic Industries Association’s (RIA) Market trends Webinar Series is now available free on demand at the RIA website. Titles include How Robots Help Companies Compete in a Global Economy; and Career Opportunities in Robotics.


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