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Schuler to Modernize Tryout Presses for Audi

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Schuler‘s Hydraulic division has received an order to modernize nine tryout presses for the Toolmaking department of Audi AG. The lines were supplied in 1998 by press manufacturer Müller Weingarten, which Schuler acquired in 2007.
In addition to a complete retrofit of their electrical and hydraulic systems, including the sealing of all cylinders and various mechanical overhauls, the nine lines, with press forces of 1,200 to 2,100 mtons, also will be fitted with new safety technology. Work is due to begin in mid-2015.
Besides its own brand, Audi’s Toolmaking department also supplies other brands of the Volkswagen Group with forming dies and equipment for car-body manufacturing.
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Miro Tool and Manufacturing Adds CO2 Laser

Monday, March 30, 2015
Miro Tool & Mfg., Waukesha, WI, a contract manufacturer specializing in metal stamping, fabrication and machining, has added a Mitsubishi eX-series 2D CO2 laser. The investment allows the company to increase its laser- and waterjet-cutting capabilities and capacity.

“Our new laser will not only help us directly in fabrication, but also in the many projects we process involving a cross-pollination of the manufacturing services Miro offers,” says Jeff Brown, Miro president.

This eX-series model is the fifth generation in a line of 2D Mitsubishi lasers. The laser reportedly combines ease of operability, high-speed lens movement, upgradable automation and the company’s patented resonator design to deliver high cutting power per watt available.

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Sherex Fastening Solutions' Akron Facility Earns ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100 Certs.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Sherex Fastening Solutions, Tonawanda, NY, a provider of engineered fasteners, tooling and automation, announced that its newest manufacturing facility, in Akron, OH, has earned ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100 certifications.
These certifications cover the design, manufacturing and distribution of fasteners specifically engineered to meet the demands of the Military Standard (MS) and National Aerospace Standard (NAS). In addition to offering a complete line of MS and NAS parts, the Akron facility offers expanded capabilities in prototyping, research and development, and production of small-lot quantities.
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