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ITEC to Represent Swedish
Tube- and Pipe-Bending Equipment Manufacturer

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sweden’s Herber Engineering AB, a manufacturer of hydraulic and electric tube- and pipe-bending machines, announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Rockford, IL. ITEC will be Herber’s exclusive North American representative for sales, applications engineering, technical support and service, and installation; Learn more about Herber’s equipment lineup at

D&S Recognized for its
Business-Education Partnership

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Metal fabricator D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI, received the Wisconsin State Superintendent’s Business Friends of Education Award, recognizing its support of local technical-education programs. D&S has purchased welding equipment and annually provides welding gases and wire to the local high school welding program; assisted in the purchase of laser-cutting equipment for the middle school; and provides steel for student projects. D&S employees also work directly with technical-education teachers to provide instruction in math, basic machining and welding. Further, the company supports the First Lego League hands-on program designed to teach science and technology to children ages 9 to 14, and provides scholarships for the Steps for Girls summer program;

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?


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