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New Al Coil-Processing Line at SAF

Friday, April 29, 2016
Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) recently installed a cut-to-length aluminum coil-processing line at its SAF-West, Redding, CA, plant. A Herr-Voss six-high corrective leveler, the heart of the line, ensures flatness of surface-critical sheet slated for architectural applications.
The new line can handle 0.024 to 0.125-in.-thick aluminum coils to 60 in. wide at speeds of 100 ft./min. Upgraded controls for the leveler and flying shear reportedly enable more precise and reliable production, and an inline slitting head and flying shear minimize processing time.
The leveler’s rollers give SAF the capability to meet surface-critical requirements for painted and anodized aluminum coil processing, not always available from toll-finishing providers specializing in carbon-steel or other non-surface-critical coils, according to SAF officials.
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NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Steel to GM

Friday, April 29, 2016
NanoSteel, Providence, RI, has delivered its first advanced high-strength steel to General Motors for initial testing. Production of the material, targeted to the $100 billion-plus automotive steel market, is the result of a multi-year joint development program between NanoSteel and AK Steel.

NanoSteel’s automotive sheet steel reportedly overcomes the historical tradeoff between strength and formability by delivering high levels of both properties at the same time--approximately 1200 MPa tensile strength and 50-percent elongation.

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Tebis Wins Digital, Science and Technology Award

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tebis America, Troy, MI, has received the DiSciTech Award from Corp! magazine. The software company, specializing in CAD/CAM systems for design and manufacturing, and servicing the tool, die, mold, aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries, was recognized for best-in-class software in the CAD/CAM market for manufacturing companies. The DiSciTech Award recognizes Michigan companies that are “leading the way in Digital, Science and Technology and making Michigan a better place to live and work,” according to Corp! officials. Tebis America won the award in the Technology area for its new 4.0 version CAD/CAM system, featuring a new interface, performance packages and functionality.For more on Tebis America and its software products, visit


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