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Welding Company to Earn Medical-Device Certification

Monday, August 13, 2012
Joining Technologies, East Granby, CT, is on schedule to earn certification to ISO 13485 by year-end. The standard addresses the manufacture of medical devices. Joining Technologies, already certified to NADCAP and AS9100 for aerospace and defense work, performs laser- and electron-beam welding, laser-additive manufacturing and weld-system design and integration;

Everything You Als Wanted to Know About Hydraulic Shock Dampers

Monday, August 13, 2012
…is presented on the newly launched website of W-Technologies, Mt. Carmel, IL. Designed to minimize noise and vibration and to prolong tooling life by preventing the adverse effects of snapthrough shock, the dampers are ideal for blanking, punching and die trimming applications. The website— sections titled How it Works, Frequently Asked Questions, and Resources, and an online Quote Request form.

New: A State-of-the-Art Training Program for Prog-Die Design

Friday, August 10, 2012
The Tool and Die Futures Initiative (TDFI) wants you—if, that is, you are a designer with a mechanical background, looking to gain added experience in the field progressive-die design. The industry needs die designers, and so the TDFI has begun to develop a training program, to be held in Romeo, MI. Interested students should e-mail


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