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Online Source for Canmaking-Tooling Spare Parts

Thursday, August 29, 2002
S&S Tool, Inc., Anoka, MN, now allows two- and three-piece canmakers to order spare parts from an online spares inventory. Parts available include cupper tooling, die centers, blank punches, blank dies, draw pads, blank and draw dies, draw horns, stripper fingers, cupholder sleeves, nested dies and cup locators. Check it out at

Neff Increases its Manufacturing Capabilities

Thursday, August 29, 2002
Neff Press, Inc., St. Louis, MO, recently expanded its manufacturing facility and installed a 40-ton crane in a new manufacturing bay. Look for new larger presses from the manufacturer of high-speed hydraulic production presses. The firm is online at

Second-Quarter Machine-Tool Sales Jump

Wednesday, August 28, 2002
The latest U.S. Machine Tool Consumption statistical report, from AMT and AMTDA, shows a jump of 16 percent in machine-tool consumption from second quarter over first quarter results. However, first-half 2002 sales are off 24.2 percent compared to the same period in 2001. Any signs of a manufacturing recovery are “fluctuating” and “excess capacity exists throughout all market segments,” say trade-association officials. Full report data can be found on the web at and


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