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Tenere Expands to Mexico

Friday, May 27, 2016
Tenere Inc., Dresser, WI, a provider of metal and plastic components and assemblies, has announced the addition of a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new Tenere Monterrey sheetmetal operation is the company’s first wholly owned international site.
The Tenere Monterrey facility will add capacity and strengthen Tenere’s core competencies of engineering support, production, quality and assembly, according to company officials. The new facility provides soft-tool metal fabrication and assembly services. Capabilities include laser cutting, punching, bending, pressed hardware and welding, with expansion plans to include powder coating. The facility has approximately 103,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.
“Our Tenere Monterrey operation is well-positioned to provide an expanded offering of services and solutions to our customers in the region,” states Francisco Carreon, general manager of Tenere Monterrey. “Critical Monterrey functional positions were trained out of Tenere’s Wisconsin sheetmetal facilities to assure our customers the Tenere Monterrey facility and its employees have a deep understanding of the quality that the Tenere brand has become known for.”
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Worlds Largest Vacuum Furnace Set to Go Online

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania and Solar Manufacturing, Inc. have nearly completed what is believed to be the world’s largest vacuum furnace. The working hot zone of this high-vacuum (three 35-in. Varian diffusion pumps) furnace is 80 in. dia. by 48 ft. long with a maximum operating temperature of 2400 F. Its patented dual-load-car-design will have the capacity to transfer as much as 150,000 lb. of material in and out of the furnace. For dimensionally critical, near-net-shape jobs, the design will be capable of maintaining the critical support needed at elevated temperatures to keep parts flat to within 0.030 in.
All of the major components have been delivered and installed, and the remaining installation of all the electrical components and wiring will occur over the next several weeks. The furnace is expected to enter production at Solar Atmospheres in July.
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GM Begins Testing New NanoSteel AHSS Grade

Thursday, May 26, 2016
With an approximate tensile strength of 1200 MPa and 50-percent elongation, a new advanced high-strength steel from NanoSteel appears promising for automotive lightweighting initiatives. That’s why General Motors recently has initiated testing of the material, produced via a joint development program between NanoSteel and AK Steel Corp. Learn more at


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