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QuickQuote Add-In Certified for Autodesk Inventor

Thursday, September 18, 2003, an online source for custom-manufactured rapid prototypes and low-volume metal and plastic parts, announced that its QuickQuote Add-In for Autodesk Inventor has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 6 and Autodesk Inventor 7 3-D mechanical-design software. With the add-in, when designers select the Buy Your Part Button in Inventor, the native CAD and STL data transmit over a secure connection to servers. From there, users can complete the order or choose to e-mail, print or save quotes. The software and linkup allow design engineers to make live changes to Inventor models and gain immediate feedback on project costs, thereby “saving time in the quoting process and reducing the time to deliver products to market,” according to Barrett Kamille, partner applications manager for the manufacturing division at Autodesk. For more, visit

Leading Technologies Named
Auto Supplier of the Year

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Leading Technologies, Inc., Leechburg, PA, has been named Supplier of the Year by Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. Leading Technologies manufactures interconnect contacts for automotive, semiconductor, medical and telecommunications markets. It also produces gear-cover terminals for Hitachi’s electronic throttle body, which is standard on GM Generation IV V-8 engines. For more, visit

Honda Building Second Assembly Line in AL

Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Honda has begun installing four massive presses for a new $425-million assembly line at its Lincoln, AL, plant. The new line will join another line currently in operation. The presses, built by Ishikawajima-Harina Heavy Industries in Japan, will produce doors, floor panels, hoods, tailgates and other parts for Honda vehicles.


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