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Online Video of High-Speed Stamping Now Available

Friday, June 11, 2004
View a video taken at the Florida location of German-based stamper Kramski GmbH by surfing to the homepage,, and scrolling down to This Month’s Issue. The article, which appears in the June issue of MetalForming, is titled Three Presses, 12 People, and 170 Million Stampings per Year.

Formtek Adds Press Brake/Shear Line

Friday, June 11, 2004
The Formtek Group of companies, Itasca, IL, has formed a new division--Elgin Fabrication Machinery--under its subsidiary FMI. Elgin imports press brakes and shears from a Formtek partner company in China. The exclusive distribution agreement includes the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. A full service department will work from South Elgin, IL, offering training, maintenance and spare parts. FMI (Formtek Metalforming Integration) reconditions and rebuilds forming and fabricating and coiled-metal processing equipment. FMI shares its South Elgin facility with Axon Electric, Formtek’s electrical-controls distribution business. Axon will outfit the imported press brakes and shears with electronics and controls.

Tipco Unveils Revamped Website

Thursday, June 10, 2004
Tipco Punch Inc., Hamilton, OH, has reconstructed its website, to ease navigation and improve information access for users. It features the e-catalog, which lets users rapidly search Tipco’s punch-tooling and die-spring catalogs. The site also offers CAD files and a logic navigator for improved navigation.


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