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Optimation Moves from Alabama to Michigan

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Optimation, which produces machine-operator interface-terminal products for industrial control and automation, has been combined with the operations of its parent company, Nematron Corp., and has relocated from Huntsville, AL, to Nematron headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI. Nematron acquired Optimation as a fully owned subsidiary in 2001; Learn all about Optimation operator-control panels at

Southwest Metal-Supply Company Adds
Six-Axis Laser Cutting to Value-Added Offerings

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Industrial Metal Supply Co. (IMS), which operates five large metal-processing centers and warehouses in California and Arizona, has created a new business unit to provide six-axis laser-beam cutting and fabrication services. Acquired by the IMS Laser Services Group: a FabriGear 300 cutting machine from Mazak Optonics Corp., for cutting beams, channel, tube, pipe and other shapes. Learn about IMS at For more on Mazak’s 3D laser-cutting machines, surf to

Specialty-Alloy Supplier Now Stocking
Duplex-Stainless Sheet

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Rolled Alloys, Temperance, MI, a supplier of heat- and corrosion-resistant stainless steels, nickel and titanium alloys, has expanded its inventory of 2507 duplex-stainless-steel offerings by adding 11- and 12-gauge sheet to its existing inventory of plate and welding consumables. The alloy--25 Cr-7 Ni-4 Mo--offers good strength (80,000-psi minimum yield strength) and corrosion resistance. It’s ideal for air-pollution-control equipment and for seawater applications. Rolled Alloys has facilities in seven states, Canada, Europe and Asia;


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