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Triple-Action Hydraulic Press to Stamp Soyuz Rocket Parts

Friday, May 16, 2014
TsSKB-Progress, the Russian state-owned company that builds Soyuz rockets, has acquired a 2600-metric-ton triple-action Schuler hydraulic press, scheduled to enter production in 2015. The press has a bed size measuring 5 by 6 m, and the blankholder and bed cushion each provide 600 metric tons of press force. Among the jobs the press will perform: production of aluminum tank lids.

Clips & Clamps Adds Wire Bender, Wire EDM Machine

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Metalformer Clips & Clamps Industries (stamping, wire forming, slideforming, welding, assembly and tool design and build), Plymouth, MI, has added two new pieces of capital equipment to its production floor. To expand its wire-forming capacity, the company invested in a Numalliance FRX04 CNC wire-bending machine, for wire 0.8- to 4.0-mm dia. And, to support its growing tool-build operations, it added an AgieCharmilles Cut 300 Sp high-speed wire-EDM machine. Learn more at


Trumpf JV Focused on 3D Printing of Metal Parts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Trumpf, Ditzingen, Germany (, has entered into a joint venture in additive manufacturing with Italian laser manufacturer Sisma S.p.A. Trumpf Sisma S.r.l. (55 percent Trumpf), based in Piovene Rocchette, Italoy, will develop production systems for mass-production 3D printing of metal components. Sisma lasers find use for welding, marking, cutting and selective laser melting;




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