Hot Off the Press
GONE FISHIN', AT IMTS
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
The staff of MetalForming
has gathered up its fishin' poles and headed out for the IMTS show in Chicago for a few days, looking to reel in new technology and equipment fit for metalforming operations. Look for Hot off the Press
to return on Monday, Sept. 13, including any industry-related news and information we gather from the IMTS show floor.
Powder-Coating Workshop Slated for Indianapolis
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Alexandria, VA, will host a two-day hands-on powder-coating workshop on November 9-10 in Indianapolis, IN. In the classroom, participants learn about coating materials, maintenance and troubleshooting of application equipment, booth recovery systems, design and use of pretreatment systems and more. Hands-on lab training focuses on powder application and troubleshooting. For more information, call PCI at 703/684-1770; www.powdercoating.org
Industrial-Laser Shipments Skyrocketing
Friday, September 03, 2004
Second-quarter 2004 shipments of industrial-laser equipment and systems for North America and U.S. exports climbed 75 percent compared to second-quarter 2003 figures, according to the Laser Systems Product Group of AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Shipments within North America for the 41 reporting companies totaled $119.8 million for the quarter, with exports accounting for another $53.8 million. Cutting applications accounted for 55 percent of the quarter’s shipments. Through the first six months of the year, laser orders are up 60 percent over last year.