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Barnes Aerospace Expands
Singapore Manufacturing Operations

Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Barnes Aerospace, Bristol, CT, is planning a new manufacturing facility in Singapore to produce precision aerospace components for use in aircraft engines. The company currently operates two facilities in Singapore, one for repair and overhaul work and the other for OEM manufacturing. The company produces precision machined and fabricated components and assemblies for OEM turbine, airframe and industrial-gas-turbine builders worldwide, and also performs jet engine overhaul and repair. “By expanding our presence in Singapore, we increase our global manufacturing capacity in one of the major aviation centers in Asia,” says Patrick Dempsey, Barnes Aerospace president.

Preco Laser Systems Group
Opens Engineering, Sales Facility

Friday, July 1, 2005
A new engineering and sales facility in Troy, OH, will enable Preco Laser Systems-Automotive and Powertrain Group to assist related industries in the Detroit/Dayton areas. The location will provide design engineering and material-handling automation assistance related to standard and custom industrial laser systems for welding, cladding, heattreating and specialty cutting, process development, and contract manufacturing. Robert Zimmerman is general manager with Kerby Harding as engineering manager and Doug Lapchynski as controls engineer. For more, visit

Welding Aluminum? This Event is for You

Thursday, June 30, 2005
Welding Aluminum 2005, the 10th AWS/AA Aluminum Welding Conference & Exhibition, will be held October 24-26, at the Grosvenor Resort in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. The conference will include a metallurgical overview of aluminum and its alloys, and explore filler alloy selection and metal preparation, fusion and solid-state welding processes, and techniques for designing welds to ensure maximum performance. The accompanying exhibition will showcase products and services for aluminum welding. To register or for more information, visit and click on Services and then Conferences.


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