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Ohio Laser Touts New Trumpf Machine for Reflective-Material Cutting

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Trumpf TruLaser 1030 laser-cutting machine has landed on the shop floor of Ohio Laser, Plain City, OH. The machine’s solid-state disc-style laser can process mild steel to 16 mm thick, as well as reflective metal alloys such as aluminum to 6 mm. Maximum sheet size is 1500 by 3000 mm. Ohio Laser fabricates sheet, plate and tube; Learn more about Trumpf’s TruLaser 1030 here.

Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Inc., Southington, CT, added Tom Nichols to its sales team. He’ll be headquartered in the Chicago area, to oversee strip sales throughout the Midwest;

Magnetic Products, Inc., Highland, MI, hired John Nathan as director of operations. The firm manufactures magnetic and nonmagnetic equipment for material handling, separation, filtration and other applications;

Accurate Perforating, Chicago, IL, named Gary E. Huppert marketing manager. The firm supplies perforated-metal and formed and fabricated products to the architectural, acoustical, lighting and other industries;


Stripco Installs Red Bud EPS Coil Line

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Steel-service center Stripco, Inc., Mishawaka, IN, has installed an EPS coil line provided by Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The EPS environmentally friendly acid-free pickling process employs a slurry blasting mixture of water and steel grit to remove surface scale, and does not require a protective coating of oil to keep the material from rusting. Stripco’s line can remove scale from hot-rolled steel to 0.375 in. thick at 72 in. wide; coil capacity is 60,000 lb. Here’s more information, available on Stripco’s website.


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