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Orchid Intl. Adds 660-Ton Seyi Press

Monday, June 20, 2005
Orchid Intl., Brentwood, TN, has installed a new 660-ton Seyi press, with 61-by-145-in. bed, at its metal-stamping plant in Mount Joliet, TN. The installation includes a Wintriss SmartPac 2 control and operator interface and Shadow VII light curtain, and a 30-in. Coe feed line. The facility houses more than 40 presses, from 60-ton high-speed models to 1000-ton presses. Orchid is online at

Ionbond Opens Coating Facility in Mexico

Monday, June 20, 2005
On June 1, 2005, Ionbond, Madison Heights, MI, opened an 8000-sq.-ft. tool-and-die coating facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Ionbond Monterrey will service the Mexican stamping and forming markets, and support local tooling customers with its thermal-diffusion (TD) and physical-vapor-deposition (PVD) coating services, along with vacuum heattreating and die-polishing capabilities. It can TD-coat tools weighing as much as 300 kg, and PVD-coat tools to 800 kg. Learn more at

PMA Launches New Event to Match
Metal-Part Purchasers with Contract Suppliers

Friday, June 17, 2005
Plan now to participate in the inaugural makeitmetal Purchasing Fair, slated for November 3, 2005, in Cleveland, OH. The event allows purchasing and engineering professionals to meet face-to-face with contract manufacturers of metal-component parts and assemblies. The format is unique to the market—PMA will invite some 200 purchasers of metal component parts to exhibit, and will set up tables with identification signs for each company. Then, representatives from PMA-member metalforming companies will come to meet with the purchasers to discuss opportunities to supply tooling, stampings and fabrications. Learn more at, or call Allison Grealis at 216/901-8800.


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