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Italian Technology Association
Markets FIM Machines in United States

Tuesday, July 23, 2002
The Italian Technology Association (ITA) now markets the FIM line of metalworking machines in the United States. FIM, which has manufactured for the European market for years, offers a series of universal horizontal presses and a range of tooling that allows bending, curving, shearing, straightening and punching on a single machine. The FIM series of punch/nibblers is available with either hydraulic or mechanical clamping of the punch and die holders for rapid tool changes. The FIM Copernico 3.3 is a multi-function machine that enables the operator to perform bending, punching and notching. It includes a 28-ton press brake situated above the notcher table. The notcher has 10-in. blades and can cut mild steel as thick as 0.25 in. FIM also offers a full line of fixed- and variable-angle notchers and a line of plate bevelers. Such equipment is showcased in the ITA offices in Sparta, NJ. For more information, contact ITA at tel. 973-579-3400, e-mail, or visit

Boyle Inc., Die Producer, Earns ISO Certification

Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Boyle Inc., Freeport, PA, a manufacturer of replacement parts and complete stamping dies, has achieved ISO 9002:1994-ANSI/ASQC Q9002-1994 registration. The company earned this designation through SRI Quality System Registrar, Inc., Wexford, PA.

SteelBoss to Power Ravinia Metals Group Website

Monday, July 22, 2002, an e-commerce exchange website for the steel industry, has contracted with Ravinia Metals Group to build a website for the Lincolnshire, IL, distributor of flat-rolled products. This is the first private website based on SteelBoss technology. It enables companies to expand their supply chains and maintain better contact with customers and vendors, according to SteelBoss officials, who hope to build dozens of these private sites for other companies by year’s end. For more on capabilities of private sites such as Ravinia’s, which are linked seamlessly to, visit


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