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Schuler Blanking Line Headed to ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
As part of an expansion project slated for completion late in 2015, the ThyssenKrupp Materials blanking facility in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, soon will become the first Mexico-based facility to offer blanking of aluminum and advanced high-strength steels.  The plant is at work constructing a 55,000-sq.-ft. addition that will house a new Schuler blanking line to boost its capacity by nearly 70 percent, to 270,000 metric tons/yr. The line will be capable of blanking high-strength steel to 1500-MPa tensile strength.

Advice for Stampers Seeking to Reduce Turnaround Time

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Metalformer Keats Manufacturing Co., Wheeling, IL, has published an e-book titled, “10 Ways to Reduce Turnaround Time & Cost of a Metal Stamped Part.” Available as a free download from the firm’s website, the book provides explanations of the factors impacting the cost and turnaround time for various metalforming processes. Take a look.


Snap-on Adds 100-Ton Gap Press

Monday, January 26, 2015
Sutherland Presses, Malibu, CA, has installed a 100-ton single-point gap-frame press in an automated trim-cell application at the Snap-on Tools facility in Elizabethton, TN. The plant produces hand tools, including wrenches and ratchets, used primarily in the professional automotive repair industry as well as in the aviation and aerospace, mining and power-generation industries.


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