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Unison Expands production Capacity for its Tube Bending Machines
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
A new 24,000-sq.-ft. facility in Scarborough, UK, more than doubles the production capacity of Unison to manufacture its all-electric tube-bending machines. And, the facility reduces machine-build time by 15 percent, thanks in part to a $470,000 investment in a new, large CNC machining center, allowing the firm to bring previously subcontracted machining inhouse. The company also has added software and hardware development engineers and more manufacturing and sales staff. Learn more at www.unisonltd.com/
; Unison is represented in the United States by Horn Machine Tools, Madera, CA, www.hornmachinetools.com/
Chicago Hosting Inside 3D Printing Conference
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
MetalForming magazine has signed on as a Media Partner in support of the upcoming Inside 3D Printing conference and exposition, slated for Chicago July 10-11, 2013. 3D printing has piqued the interest and involvement of government officials, including Congressman Bill Foster of the 11th Congressional District of Illinois who will discuss with conference attendees digital manufacturing and its connection to policy, education and jobs.
Industry players, innovators, entrepreneurs and investors will meet in Chicago to discuss the impact of 3D printing on various fields. Speakers include Ralph L. Resnick, president and executive director of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM), and Mike Vasquez, additive manufacturing technology and material specialist.
Technical sessions include Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Full Scale Additive Manufacturing in Architecture and Construction, and Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing. View the full program here.
MetalForming magazine readers will save 15 percent on registration by using the code MFM.
Red Stag Launches Updated Website
Monday, June 24, 2013
Click over to the newly updated website of Red Stag Engineering & Automation, Waupaca, WI, to learn about the company’s 50-plus year history of providing automated metalforming solutions. Read 12 case-study summaries; learn more about the firm’s equipment offerings, including hydraulic double- and triple-acting deep-draw presses from 500 to 16,000 tons, die carts and die splitters; and watch a video of Red Stag’s intelligent hydraulic cushion in action in a mechanical press; www.redstag.com/