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TigerStop Opens New Office in Mexico

Thursday, March 2, 2017

TigerStop, Vancouver, WA, citing growth in sales and the potential for expanding into foreign markets, has opened an office in Mexico City and has hired Gregorio Aspeitia as national sales manager for Mexico.

“Building a dealer and support network in Mexico makes sense and will become a hub for expanding into South America,” says Jack Ragan, TigerStop vice president of sales and service.

The company provides automation equipment used in material cut-off, drilling, boring, ripping, positioning and pushing. For more, visit

Diehl Offers New Tool Steel for AHSS Parts

Monday, February 27, 2017
Diehl Tool Steel, Cincinnati, OH, has begun offering Hitachi Metals America’s SLD-i cold-work premium tool steel, a grade used in various blanking and forming application where advanced high-strength-steel (AHSS) parts are processed. It is produced using the same heattreatment procedures as D2 but exhibits better wear and toughness when used for forming sections, and also shows better wear than 8-percent Cr steels for trim sections, according to Diehl officials.

Hitachi SLD-I reportedly minimizes heattreat deformation, and further comparison between Hitachi SLD-i and D2 reveals that Hitachi SLD-i requires less machining after heattreatment and a decreased amount of shape adjustment than D2. In a side-by-side comparison, claim Diehl officials, die life of TD-coated Hitachi SLD-i was improved by 500 percent versus TD-coated D2.

The tool steel is available in flat cross-sections to 5 in. thick. For more, visit  

Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Thursday, February 23, 2017
David Miles has been named president of Simonds Saw L.L.C., Fitchburg, MA, succeeding Ray Martino, who will continue to serve as CEO of Simonds Saw and as president and CEO of its parent company, Simonds International. Simonds Saw manufactures metal-cutting saw and file products. For more, visit

BLM Group USA, Wixom, MI, has appointed Andrew Dodd North American sales director. For more on the company, a manufacturer of tube- and sheetmetal-processing equipment, visit


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