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Gestamp Opens Second Plant in Puebla, Invests More Than 55 Million Euros

Friday, September 12, 2014
 
Earlier this week, Gestamp, a manufacturer of metal components and structural systems for the automotive industry, opened its second plant in Puebla (and its fourth in Mexico), with an investment of more than 55 million euros.  Gestamp’s revenues in Mexico reached 336 million euros in 2013, an increase of 136 percent since 2010. The new plant includes 18,000 sq. m. of production space and features state-of-the-art technology for cold and hot stamping, and laser cutting and welding. As Gestamp increases output from the plant during the next 3 yr., it plans to expand its production space to a total of 43,000 sq. m.

New Esab Website Features CNC Cutting Blog

Thursday, September 11, 2014
 
Esab Cutting Systems, Florence, SC, has launched a redesigned website loaded with updated in-depth content on its cutting machines, controls, software and more, as well as a new CNC Cutting Blog and a Knowledge Center. Functionality gets a kick with new drop-down menus and improved search capabilities, and screen-size responsiveness for tablet or mobile-device viewing; www.esab-cutting.com/.

Medium-Frequency RSW Machine a Hit at Marlin Steel

Monday, September 8, 2014
 
An Ideal (based in Germany and with U.S. operations in Rockford, IL) robotic medium-frequency resistance-welding machine has been installed at Marlin Steel Wire, Baltimore, MD. The machine, a Versaweld model touted as only one of five in the world and the only one outside of Germany, supports welding in three dimensions. It features rotating heads that can weld along curved or irregular shapes and completes welds in 0.002 sec. Its worktable measures 4 by 10 ft. More at www.marlinwire.com/; here’s information on Ideal’s Versaweld systems.

 

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