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Metalforming Technologies Restructures

Thursday, September 25, 2003
Metalforming Technologies, Inc., Chicago, IL, has been restructured into three business units, designed to better meet the needs of the company’s growing customer base, according to company officials. The new units include Engineered Systems, Safety Systems, and Structural & Tubular Systems. The company as a whole supplies stampings and assemblies, and offers subsystem integration to the automotive industry. With the shift, Dennis Kazmierski assumes the position of vice president of Engineered Systems, Bruce Howard becomes vice president of Safety Systems and Jeff Brune becomes vice president of Structural & Tubular Systems. To provide financial, human-resource, information-technology and purchasing support to each unit, the company has formed a shared-services group. For more, visit

Trumpf Earns CT Award for Laser Technology

Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, will receive a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Gold-Level Innovation Prize, recognizing development and success of the company’s Sprint Axis laser technology. The Sprint Axis, a small, lightweight kinematic module with axis travel limited to 4 in., is integrated into standard laser machines. The module reportedly allows quicker travel in the x and y axes, thus speeding part-fabrication times. The award will be presented at a ceremony on October 16, 2003.

Assembly Exposition Starts Today

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Metalforming magazine will be exhibiting at Assembly Technology Expo, beginning today, September 23, through September 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (chicago), IL. For metalformers, ATExpo offers the most advanced solutions for addressing today’s assembly challenges. Over 600 top manufacturers and suppliers will showcase hundreds of new products, technologies and processes in three technology pavilions: Robotics, Electronic Assembly, and Wire Processing. Speakers from Caterpillar, Toyota, and Afterburner will present three FREE Keynote Speeches on Six Sigma, Production Engineering, and Flawless Execution. Learn from the experts at over 30 conference sessions on subjects spanning five tracks such as Implementing Lean Production, Machine Vision for Assembly and Fuel Cell Assembly. Learn more at


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