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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; Unison is represented in the United States by Horn Machine Tools, Madera, CA,

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.

Roll-Feeder Ills Cured at Automotive Stamper

Monday, June 24, 2013

Williams-Bayer Industries, Westland, MI, a manufacturer of CNC bent tubing, catalytic converter shells, exhaust pipes and other metal stampings and assemblies, recently experienced productivity and quality issues related to its coil-processing equipment.  After an evaluation by a Coe Press Equipment service team, the firm learned that the feeder’s side blocks were misaligned and that the rollers on the feeder and the straightener were in need of repair. Coe shipped the equipment back to its factory in Sterling heights, MI, where a crew ground the rollers back to spec and coated them with a new matte chrome finish. They also replaced the bearings and adjusted the side blocks to ensure true alignment of the feeder to the die. More at; Williams-Bayer is online at


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