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Custom Hydraulic Tryout Press
Goes to Fastener Manufacturer

Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, has delivered a 100-ton hydraulic press, equipped with its Dynamic Force Control feature, to a fastener manufacturer for use in tryout of new and repaired dies before they hit the production floor. The press, built specifically for the customer’s range of tools, offers a 24-in. stroke, a compact 24- by 24-in. bolster footprint and a 0-20-ton bed cushion with 6-in. stroke. The force-control capability allows for zoned control of cushion and ram forces during draw applications. For more information, log on to and enter 180 in the press-number box.

SET Adds Michigan Steel Processing to its Stable

Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Warren, MI-based SET Enterprises Inc. has acquired Michigan Steel Processing Inc., New Boston, MI, from Sumitomo Corp. of America. SET forms and welds steel for the automotive industry; Michigan Steel Processing supplies Class 1 steel blanks and coils. The new division will be renamed SET Enterprises-New Boston.

ASM Materials Solutions Slated for October

Monday, August 11, 2003
ASM Materials Solutions 2003, the annual technical meeting of ASM International, will be held October 13-15, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. This year, Material Solutions highlights fuel-cell material-technology developments with more than 70 presentations related to the topic. Other topics include failure analysis and prevention, metallurgical modeling for aluminum alloys, and processing and fabrication of advanced materials. Materials Solutions is co-located with the Quality Testing Show of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, which focuses on new materials-testing equipment. The exhibition portion of the event will include exhibitors involved in materials testing, materials characterization, metals, processing, material applications and failure analysis. In addition, fast-track presentations on the show floor will feature live demonstrations and practical how-to information. For more, visit


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