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Thursday, May 4, 2006, West Bloomfield, MI, an online marketplace for metalworking companies, has acquired MacDB2000 asset-sales and marketing software from Trilobyte Micro. The software allows users to manage their customers, prospects, scheduled activities and machine inventory with comprehensive searching and filtering functionality. It can integrate Microsoft Word and Excel for customization of quotes, letters, invoices and purchase orders. Learn more at

Mitsubishi Laser Expands West Coast Presence

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
The Mitsubishi Technical Center in Cypress, CA, will now showcase the full Mitsubishi Laser and Toyokoki press-brake lines. The facility hosted an open house on April 6, attended by nearly 50 fabricators. Learn more about Mitsubishi Laser, Wood Dale, IL, at

Red Bud Installs New Line

Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Quality Metals, St. Paul, MN, has installed a new 5/16-in. high-speed looping-style cut-to-length line, with heavy-gauge grip-feed system and variable-rake shear, from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The grip-feed system allows material to 5/16-in, thick to run in a deep loop at high speeds without slippage. Its grippers allow surface-critical material as thin as 28 gauge to be processed mark-free. Automatic camber control ensures consistent production of accurate, square parts. Learn more at


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