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Coe Supplies Coil Line to Broan-Nutone in Mexico

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, has installed a press-feeding line for Broan-Nutone, a supplier of residential ventilation products, at the company’s Tecate, Mexico, facility. The new line, feeding a Seyi-America press, includes a 42-in.-wide ServoMaster Series 3 roll feed with a 42 by 8-in. dual threading table; a 3.5 by 42-in. power straightener; and a 10,000-lb.-capacity, 42-in. coil reel. The line can process 40,000-psi steel coil from 0.20 to 0.063 in. thick at a roll speed of 367 ft./min.
This is a full turnkey installation with Coe providing personnel and supervision for installation, startup and training. For more on the company’s coil-processing capability, visit

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Talan Products, Cleveland, OH, has hired Fred Chordas as engineering manager. The company, online at, is a full-service metal stamper and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts.

UK-based Vero Software ( has appointed Jessica Woodall as sales director for Latin America. The company designs, develops and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software.

Hexagon Acquires Metrology Provider Aicon 3D Systems

Monday, April 4, 2016
Hexagon AB, Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired Aicon 3D Systems, a provider of optical and portable noncontact 3D measuring systems.
Based in Braunschweig, Germany, Aicon supplies its products to automotive manufacturers and companies in the aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable-energy and mechanical-engineering markets. Its technology portfolio includes portable coordinate-measuring machines for universal applications and specialized optical 3D measuring systems.
“Aicon is a recognized brand with strong core technical competence across its development teams and its scanner portfolio is a strategic fit,” says EO Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO. “We also see opportunities for international expansion of Aicon’s wider portfolio throughout Hexagon’s global footprint.”


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