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Schuler Acquires Die Manufacturer Aweba

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
 
Schuler AG has acquired German die builder Aweba, pending a standard antitrust review.
Aweba, founded in 1882, supplies international customers in the automotive and electrical industries, as well as machine and plant manufacturers. Its product portfolio includes forming, cutting, hydroforming and diecasting dies, as well as fixtures and a range of services.
The Aweba takeover is Schuler’s second major acquisition in the past year. In 2015, the German-based forming-equipment company acquired a majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer Yadon.

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.
For more, visit www.saf.com.

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.

Visit www.nanosteelco.com/ for more.


 

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