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Belgian Service Center Adds
Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
To meet customer demands for laser-quality low-stress material, Coil Pro, in Gent Zwijnaarde, Belgium, has installed an 84-in.-wide blanking line with a stretcher leveler, from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The line, with maximum weight capacity of 80,000 lb., includes a coil stage and load system, uncoiler, peeler breaker, crop shear, dust collector, edge-trim system, stretcher leveler, inkjet-marking system, heavy-gauge grip feed, variable-rake shear, and drop stacker with end-discharge rollouts. Learn more at

Fuchs Acquires Manufacturer of Forging Lubricants

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Fuchs Lubricants Co., Harvey, IL, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants and chemicals for metalworking applications, acquired Dylon Industries, Inc., Cleveland, OH. Dylon manufactures forging compounds and lubricants, and specialty chemicals including greases for forging-press gears and bearings, and die-casting release agents, ceramic cements and release coatings. Learn more at Dylon Industries’ website:

Three-Day Seminar to Address
Stamping-Die Binder Development

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Attend a seminar on binder development September 21-23 in Detroit, MI, to learn how to minimize shape distortions due to springback; compensate die surfaces to accommodate for the part’s elastic relaxation after forming; and how to create an optimal die-addendum surface to result in thinner, stronger, more formable and dimensionally precise stampings. Course instructors: Ed Herman, owner of Creative Concepts Co., and John Stolter, president of Stolter, LLC. The concepts to be taught have been used on automotive-type panels stamped from mild and high-strength steels, and aluminum alloys. Herman worked previously for General Motors for 39 years in new-process development; Stolter is a product and process consultant and professional trainer, and has served as principal training consultant for the General Motors Tool & Die Supervisor College. Price: $1200. Learn more by attending a free webinar to introduce the subject on Friday, August 21, 2009, from noon to 1:00 pm. To register, call John Stolter at 586/693-0219.


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