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Aviation-Industry Supplier Installs 12-kW Six-Axis Fiber-Laser System

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Aviation- and gas-turbine-industry supplier Hi-Tek Manufacturing, Mason, OH, has installed a Laserdyne 795XL fiber-laser production system from Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN. Included is a 12-kW fiber laser and a six-axis motion system with Laserdyne’s contouring cutting head—900-deg. rotary-axis motion and 300-deg. tilt-axis motion. The machine can drill, cut and weld. Learn more here. Hi-Tek is online at

The Corrosion Doctor is In at Penn Stainless

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Stainless-steel distributor and processor Penn Stainless Products, Inc., Quakertown, PA, has forged a partnership with metallurgist and corrosion consultant Dr. Hira Ahluwalia, Ph.D., president of Material Selection Resources, Inc. Known as “Dr. Metals,” Ahluwalia will support Penn’s customers with material selection and testing, and corrosion analysis. Penn Stainless provides sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe and tubular products;


Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Friday, August 23, 2013
Michael Purchase has been appointed president of Anchor Lamina America, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI. He’ll oversee U.S. and China operations. Purchase previously served as president of Kaydon Corp.’s specialty products group. Anchor Lamina manufactures tool, die and mold components;

Metal stamper and fabricator Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co. hired James “Cliff” Stephens as a process engineer at its facility in Lombard, IL. He’ll lead new-product launches and lean-manufacturing and continuous-improvement activities at the plant. Tella Tool also operates a facility in Brownsville, TX;

The Nickel Institute appointed David Butler executive director and general counsel. He’ll work from the institute’s office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;


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