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Mazak Optonics Adds Denver Distributor

Friday, May 27, 2011
Laser-cutting-system manufacturer Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, added Action Machinery Intl., Denver, CO, to its legion of distributors. Action Machinery supplies metal-fabricating equipment and machine tools in the Rocky Mountain region and throughout northern California. It operates a 10,000-sq.-ft. technology center equipped with new and used machinery; Check out Mazak Optonics online at

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


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