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Stihl Cuts Loose Order for Saw-Blade-Production Line

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Schuler has supplied a complete chainsaw-blade production line to the Stihl Inc. plant in Virginia Beach, VA.  The line—including coil feed (twin-head decoiler, leveling machine and roll feed)), blanking, stamping (hydraulic 500- and 250-ton ton presses) and automatic unstacking operations—will process highly heattreated steel in various sizes and lengths.

Medical-Manufacturing Facility Adds Five-Axis Lathe, Nine-Axis CNC Machine

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Okay Industries medical-products manufacturing facility in Berlin, CT, has added two new machines to its production floor—a Miyano BND 51 five-axis lathe with twin spindles and live turret tooling; and a Tsugami SS207 5AX nine-axis Swiss machine with fully programmable B axis, for contouring and sculpting parts in one operation. The firm recently earned ISO 13485 registration for the Berlin facility as well as for its facility in New Britain, CT, and its Costa Rica facility recently earned ISO 9000-2008 registration;

Aviation-Industry Supplier Installs 12-kW Six-Axis Fiber-Laser System

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Aviation- and gas-turbine-industry supplier Hi-Tek Manufacturing, Mason, OH, has installed a Laserdyne 795XL fiber-laser production system from Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN. Included is a 12-kW fiber laser and a six-axis motion system with Laserdyne’s contouring cutting head—900-deg. rotary-axis motion and 300-deg. tilt-axis motion. The machine can drill, cut and weld. Learn more here. Hi-Tek is online at


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