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Penn Stainless Products is Laser Cutting Thick Stainless-Steel Plate

Monday, September 17, 2012
A new Tanaka TF6000 6-kW laser-cutting machine installed at Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, PA, is outfitted with optional nitrogen-gas-flow technology that enables cutting of stainless-steel plate to 1-1/8 in. thick. Cutting envelope: 13 by 62 ft., with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.10 in. and less than 1 deg. of edge taper. Learn more about the cutting system here. Penn Stainless is online at

Deep-Draw Stamper Adds 4-kW Fiber Laser

Monday, September 17, 2012
Ataco Steel Products, Cedarburg, WI, has acquired a 4-kW fiber-laser cutting system, along with a 66,000-lb.-capacity material-feed tower, from Cy Lasers. The machine is the second Cy fiber-laser cutting machine installed at Ataco. It will be housed in the firm’s recently completed 35,000-sq.-ft. expansion; More about Cy Laser, which operates a U.S. office in Geneva, IL, at

Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Industrial-chain manufacturer Peer Chain Co., Waukegan, IL, named Glenn Spungen president, effective October 1, 2012. A 27-yr. employee, Spungen previously served the firm as vice president of sales and operations;

Fastener distributor Precision Specialties, LLC, Collierville, TN, appointed Matt Wallace operations manager;

Menges Roller Co., Wauconda, IL, hired Jeffrey Awe as marketing director. The firm fabricates industrial rollers for the steel, coil and other industries, and repairs and refurbishes roller cores and shells to original OEM specs, offering extensive grinding and plating services;


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