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Laser Cutting the New Spire for One World Trade Center

Monday, June 10, 2013
 
On May 10, 2013, when workers installed the spire for One World Trade Center in New York, Kammetal Architectural Metal Inc., Brooklyn, NY, secured its place in history. Of note: the architectural and ornamental metal fabricator used laser cutting (on a Trumpf TruLaser 1030 machine) to cut the spire’s stainless-steel structure. The machine boasts a 2500-W laser and 60- by 120-in. sheet-cutting capacity. More at www.kammetal.com/; learn about Trumpf’s TruLaser 1030 here.

Alabama Surface Treater Undertakes $10 million Facility Renovation

Monday, June 10, 2013
 
Advanced Technical Finishing (ATF), Huntsville, AL, plans to add 16,000 sq. ft. to its surface-treatment facility to upgrade its anodizing-line equipment and install new electroless nickel lines, as well as a titanium Type II and III finishing line. In addition, ATF recently renovated its 3000-sq.-ft. painting facility with BR127 capabilities, with new sandblasting booths, new temperature- and humidity-controlled paint booths, walk-in curing ovens and more. The firm is online at www.advancedtf.com/.

Metal/Plastic Fabricator Acquires Rapid-Prototyping Company

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
 
Tenere Inc., Dresser, WI, a fabricator of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, has acquired Protogenic, Westminster, CO. Protogenic operates out of a 22,500-sq.-ft. rapid-prototyping facility and performs stereolithography, laser sintering, 3D printing, CNC machining and production RTV molding; www.protogenic.com/. Tenere is online at www.tenere.com/.

 

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