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Weiss-Aug,The Diemasters Team to Expand Service Capabilities

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert moldings and assemblies, has expanded its customer-service capabilities through a newly formed affiliation with The Diemasters Manufacturing, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL. The Diemasters Manufacturing Inc. specializes in metal stamping, fabrication, assembly and product-design support. The two companies will collaborate on technology, product development and customer outreach.
“We are committed to joining forces with strategic organizations that reflect our culture, enhance our global footprint, augment our talent, and demonstrate a proven track record of servicing customers with the level of quality and professionalism that the Weiss-Aug reputation has been built upon,” says Dieter Weissenrieder, owner and founder of Weiss-Aug.
The new association with The Diemasters leads to a new alignment and structure among Weiss-Aug and its affiliates, which will be known as The Weiss-Aug Group. The group consists of Weiss-Aug, JK Tool and The Diemasters.
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Coe Shipping Four Straighteners/Reels to Metal Flow

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, has shipped the first of four orders for new straightener/reel combinations to Metal Flow of Holland, MI, a provider of deep-drawn stamped components to the automotive industry. Each of the sets consists of a Coe model 350 18-in. power straightener and a heavy-duty 18-in. coil reel with 8,000-lb. capacity. The straighteners can handle steel yield strengths to 40,000 psi in thicknesses from 0.030 to 0.250 in. The equipment has a payoff rate to 95 ft./min.
Two of the sets are replacing existing equipment and two will be paired with new Aida press lines being installed at Metal Flow. All of the orders feature centralized controls for the straightener/reel combination.
To learn more about Coe’s offerings, visit

Report Predicts Magnesium-Alloy Growth in Automotive

Monday, January 4, 2016
According to a new market report, the future of magnesium alloys in the global automotive industry looks strong, with increasing penetration of lightweight materials combined with rising vehicle production. So reads Growth Opportunities for Magnesium Alloys in Global Automotive Industry 2015-2020: Trends, Forecasts, and Market Analysis, now available from Research and Markets.
Magnesium-alloy use in the global automotive industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 10.1 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to the report, with government regulations, growing demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the lightweight properties of magnesium alloys as the major drivers. Magnesium is 75 percent lighter than steel, 50 percent lighter than titanium and 33 percent lighter than aluminum.
In automotive, interior, powertrain, chassis and exterior are identified as the major application areas for magnesium alloys. The development of new magnesium-based sheetmetals for passenger-car bodies is expected to spur growth for this segment over the forecast period, and North America is expected to remain the largest market due to high penetration of magnesium alloys in the automotive industry. 


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