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Ontario Fabricator Adds Huge Waterjet Machine

Monday, August 22, 2011
Boasting a 24- by 14-ft. worktable, a new waterjet-cutting machine installed at China Steel, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, “opens up a whole new world for us, because there are so many things we are able to do,” says company vice president Carlo China. The machine stars a 100-hp 90-ksi waterjet system from Jet Edge; Learn more about China Steel, a custom fabrication and machine shop offering machining, milling, bending, cutting, robotic welding and other services, at

New Stretcher-Leveler Tasked
with Tackling Springback

Monday, August 22, 2011
JDM Steel Service, Chicago Heights, IL, has ordered a 0.500- by 72-in. stretcher-leveler from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The service center provides hot-rolled sheet and coil and performs pickling and oiling, shearing and slitting; Red Bud is online at

Schuler Conference to Highlight
Automotive Lightweighting

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Make plans to attend the one-day symposium, The Future is Light: Manufacturing Technologies from Schuler, September 7, 2011, at Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI. On the agenda are technology-based presentations on how to reduce vehicle mass, including discussions of cold forming of high-strength steels, pressure-controlled hardening (hot stamping), tube hydroforming and aluminum and plastic forming. Attendees also will hear Chrysler’s John McGuire (group manager, die design, press automation and global manufacturing standards) address the Evolution of High Strength Steel at Chrysler—Stamping Manufacturing. Learn more here.


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