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New Research and Development Organization
Set to Aid Metalforming Companies

Friday, July 21, 2006
The Ohio State University (OSU) and The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have jointly established the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Precision Forming (CPF). The center, funded in part by the National Science Foundation and participating companies, aims to be the leading North American research and development organization supporting metalforming companies, by developing innovative, cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes, tooling and equipment. It will conduct projects in close collaboration with industry and transfer the results to its member companies. CPF will use extensively the knowledge base developed at the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing at OSU, which is now merged with CPF. Learn more at

Serapid Announces New Sales Arms

Friday, July 21, 2006
Serapid USA, Sterling Heights, MI (, a manufacturer of quick-die-change equipment and other products for lifting and moving equipment, has partnered with the following sales organizations: Industrial Equipment and Supply, Minneapolis, MN; Dynamic Automation, Clarkston, MI; JFS Industrial and Automation, Elgin, IL; Smith Industrial, Caledonia, MI; and Joe Currier, Lees Summit, MO.

Fagor Delivers Presses to Aussie Ford Plant

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Spanish supplier Fagor Arrasate (Bensenville, IL) has delivered a line of presses to the Ford Motor Co. plant in Australia valued at 13 million euros. The line includes a 24,000-kN lead press that runs at up to 20 strokes/min., and three 10,000-kN presses. Learn more at


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