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Manufacturer of Prog-Die Components Offers E-Catalog

Thursday, August 7, 2008
T. R. Jones Machine Co., Crystal Lake, IL, a short- and medium-run production machining company and a manufacturer of progressive-die components, screw-machine parts and other precision-machined parts, offers an HTML version of its CAD library, complete with navigation. Also included are printable versions of its latest order sheets. To request a copy of the e-catalog, surf to Among the products featured are three styles of pilot lifters—A, C and GM—designed to support the material while the pilot punch enters, and to work in conjunction with stock-lifter guides to move material to the next station without damaging the material or form tools in the die. Learn more about T.R. Jones at

Training Center Teaches NDT for Aerospace Applications

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
X-R-I Testing, a provider of nondestructive-testing (NDT) services, opened a fully equipped training center adjacent to its headquarters facility in Troy, MI. The training center will offer classes in NDT methods for aerospace applications. Course offerings include computed radiology, digital radiography, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, and chemical-etch inspection methods. Learn more at

AMT to Partner with PMA, FMA, AWS

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
AMT—The Association for Manufacturing Technology—will partner with the array of trade associations and societies responsible for producing the Fabtech International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM, to provide domestic and international support for what promises to be North America’s largest metalforming, fabricating and welding event. Terms of the agreement with AMT include elimination of the fabricating and laser pavilions at AMT’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), beginning with the 2009 event. The first official combined exhibition with Fabtech & AWS Welding Show including METALFORM will occur in November 2009 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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