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Hydraulic Bending/Dishing Press Headed for India

Friday, June 6, 2008
German press builder Siempelkamp has received an order for an 80-MN bending and dishing press to produce dished ends and heads for pressure vessels used in power plants. The press will form plate to 8 in. thick in lengths to 38 ft. With a daylight of 20 ft., the press will be able to manufacture components as large as 7.5-ft. dia. In addition to the press, Siempelkamp will supply forming and dishing dies and two automatic manipulators for positioning components inside the press. Learn more at

Guide to Laser Cutting in its 2nd Edition

Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, FL, has published the LIA Guide to Laser Cutting, 2nd Edition, with amended cutting tables and guides. The book also includes step-by-step discussions on purchasing decisions managers make when considering adding laser-cutting equipment to any-size company, and helps to “cut through the hype” when comparing and contrasting the capabilities of different machines on the market. A troubleshooting guide offers tips on adjusting a cutting machine to optimize results. Order online ($49, $39 for LIA members) at

Shop Online for Replacement Parts
for Blasters, Washers, More

Thursday, June 5, 2008
LS Industries, Wichita, KS, a manufacturer of metal-cleaning equipment, has upgraded its website to include online ordering of replacement parts for blasters, dust collectors, washers and vibratory shakers. Orders route to the firm’s parts department which can work, when necessary, with the engineering department to quickly respond to a variety of needs. Also browse the website,, to view the firm’s equipment offerings—airless blasters, aqueous washers, vibratory tubs, dust collectors and more.


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