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Central Steel Now a Source for Prepainted Coil

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
 
Chicago-based Central Steel & Wire Co. is now inventorying prepainted steel and aluminum coil. The metal-service center operates facilities in Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Milwaukee, WI, Greensboro, NC and Portage, IN; www.centralsteel.com/.

Ermaksan Fiber Laser Lands at Premier Tooling & Mfg.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
 
Premier Tooling & Mfg. Inc., Peosta, IA, has acquired a 3000-W 5- by 10-ft. fiber-laser cutting machine from Ermaksan, a Turkish company with U.S. headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL. Premier, a woman-owned full-service stamping and tool and die company, operates 43 presses and employs 170 people; www.premiertools.com/. Learn more about the Ermaksan Fibermak fiber-laser cutting machine here.

FTI, Missler Partner to Improve Blank-Shape Development Software

Monday, June 18, 2012
 
Forming Technologies Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, will provide its blank-shape-development technology to French software provider Missler Software. As a result, users of Missler’s TopSolid’Progress blank-shape-development software will enjoy improved blank-shape accuracy, thanks to use of FTI’s Coupled Hybrid Inverse solver. The solver, say company officials, optimizes simulation of shift in the neutral axis and more accurately represents real-world forming conditions in local flanging operations; www.forming.com/. Learn more about Missler Software and its TopSolid suite of CAD/CAM software at www.topsolid.com/.

 

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