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AMT's Workholding Product Group
Notes Significant Rise in Orders

Thursday, July 1, 2004
For the first quarter of 2004, shipments of Workholding equipment for the United States ticked up 12.3 percent from the previous year, according to the Workholding Products Group (WPG) of AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Regionally, the Midwest was the largest destination source. WPG members manufacture chucks, jaws, collets, vises, fixtures and other Workholding equipment.

Plant-Floor Software Provider Launches Website

Wednesday, June 30, 2004
AIM Systems Group, Napoleon, OH, a developer of plant-floor and manufacturing-enterprise software, has launched, offering an overview of the firm’s software and allowing visitors to build their own software suite and take a tour of the available modules. AIM (Automation Integration Manager) allows a manufacturer to know, in real time, equipment status, maintenance requirements and productivity levels of every machine in its plant. Information flows into a seamless reporting system that integrates with a firm’s ERP system. AIM Systems Group is a business unit of Automatic Feed Co., designer and builder of coil-handling and press-feeding automation systems.

New Machinery’s Handbook
a Must Engineering Reference

Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Industrial Press Inc. has published the 27th edition of Machinery’s Handbook, touted as the bible of the metalworking industries. It’s loaded with 2600 pages of information and data that’s been revised and improved upon by experts from industry and academia. The handbook provides mechanical and manufacturing engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers and machinists with a broad range of material, from the very basics to more advanced data. New or revised material includes information on cutting tools, screw threads, symbols and abbreviations, disk springs, material properties and sheetmetal characteristics. To order, in book form or as a CD-ROM,call 888/528-7852, or log onto


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