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EJ Ajax to Add a Pair of Servo Presses

Friday, August 29, 2014
Two Aida 220-ton servo-mechanical gap-frame presses are on their to metalformer EJ Ajax & Sons, Fridley, MN. Scheduled for delivery during the fourth quarter of 2014, the presses promise to add speed to the company’s operations, while improving flexibility, quality and tool life. “This technology is the most important innovation we’ve seen in decades,” says EJ Ajax co-owner Erick Ajax. The company is online at; learn all about Aida servo presses at



Johnson Controls Supports Tailored-Tube R&D Project

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A research project launched in March 2014 to study the hydroforming of laser-brazed tailored steel and aluminum tubes has garnered the financial backing of Johnson Controls. The research team combines scientists from the Institute for Integrated Production and the Hanover Laser Center. Johnson Controls hopes the project can help it reduce the weight of automotive-seat backs and reduce part count. Here’s more info.

Houston to Host Welding/Cutting Conference

Friday, August 22, 2014
The new Miller and Hobart Technology and Training Center in Houston, TX, will host the Gulf Coast Welding and Cutting Technology Conference and Expo September 10-11, 2014. Attendees will tour the 23,000-sq.-ft. center, sit in on educational seminars, view live equipment demonstrations and enjoy networking opportunities with industry leaders. Learn more and register to attend at


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