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Mitsubishi Taps Fagor for Tandem Line

Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Mitsubishi Motors of Australia Ltd. has selected Fagor Arrasate, Bensenville, IL, to supply a AA-class tandem-press line at Mitsubishi’s new press facilities in Adelaide, Australia. The mechanical-press line consists of two 2400-ton and two 800-ton units and will produce skin parts such as body sides, doors and roofs. Fagor teamed with ABB to automate part transfer, destacking, automatic tool change and automatic racking via robots. For more, visit

Rockford Mill Appoints CEO, Establishes New HQ

Monday, July 14, 2003
Rockford Mill, exclusive distributor of Namsun machining centers in North and South America, has appointed John Forlow as chairman and CEO. Also, the company has established its new headquarters at 202 W. State St., Suite 1100, Rockford, IL 61101. Forlow’s new responsibilities include all aspects of Rockford Mill’s strategic alliance with Korean-based Namsun Corp. in conjunction with his role as business and technical liaison for Rockford Mill’s customers. The company offers vertical machining systems with three-axes capability and machines with five-sided cutting ability. Portal designs are standard and can accommodate workpieces from 40 to 250 in. wide. In addition, the machines can carry heavy workpieces and can reach traverse rates of 780 in./min. For more, visit

Charlotte to Host Fastener-Technology Seminar

Monday, July 14, 2003
Sensor Products Inc., East Hanover, NJ, in conjunction with Clemson EduPro Inc., will conduct a two-day seminar, Fastening Technology and Bolted/Screwed Joint Design, August 13-14, in Charlotte, NC. The seminar will give engineers and other technical personnel up-to-date specifications and a better understanding of the complexity of mechanical joining with fasteners, according to company officials. Topics to be covered include material standards, fastener manufacturing, screw threads, corrosion and protection, quality, joint design, safety factors, tightening strategies and locking methods. For more information or to register, call 973/884-1755 or visit


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