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Sko-Die Buys Fineblanker and Stamper Harig Mfg.

Friday, April 15, 2016
 
Sko-Die, Inc., Morton Grove, IL, a manufacturer of custom steel laminations and heavy-gauge metal stampings, has acquired the fineblanking and metal-stamping business of Harig Manufacturing Corp. Harig makes precision parts for the automotive, appliance, power-tool, aerospace and controls industries.
Harig’s fineblanking and stamping operations have been incorporated into the Sko-Die Morton Grove facility, with recently installed equipment including four Feintool fineblanking presses (two 160-ton and two 250-ton). These presses can run parts from 0.060 to 0.375 in. thick, circular parts to 5 in. OD and straight parts to 8 in. long. Two deburring systems also have been moved into the facility, and two of Harig’s experienced operators have joined the Sko-Die staff.
For more on Sko-Die, visit www.skodie.com.

Weld-Ed Announces Welding-Training Workshops

Thursday, April 14, 2016
 
The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, has announced its 2016 professional-development workshop series, which includes seven key state-of-the-art training modules designed exclusively for welding educators and industrial trainers. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators interactive training conducted throughout the summer at teaching facilities located throughout the United States.
The seven workshop modules: Welding Metallurgy; Joining and Cutting Processes; Design, Assembly and Robotic Welding; Welding Codes, Specifications and Safety; Laser Welding; Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies; and Non-Destructive Testing. Each workshop encompasses five days of comprehensive training, and participants earn four Continuing Education Units and 40 Professional Development hours. Detailed descriptions, locations and registration for the professional-development workshops can be found at www.bit.ly/WeldEd2016.

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
 

Brian Thompson has been appointed chief financial officer of Feed Lease Corp., Auburn Hills, MI. The company (www.feedlease.com) provides automated pressroom feed equipment.

Dengensha America, Bedford, OH, has added Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. The company (www.dengensha.com) offers resistance-welding equipment to automotive, agricultural and general manufacturers.


 

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