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Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Metalformer Mills Products, Brentwood, TN, appointed David Brinker R&D manager. The firm supplies hydroformed, rollformed and tubular stamped parts to the automotive and appliance industries;

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, a supplier of coil-handling and servo-roll-feed equipment, appointed Dave Boissonneault to the newly created position of chief financial officer. More at

Hypertherm, Hanover, NH, named Takeshi Yamamoto market manager for its operation in Mexico. The firm manufactures plasma-, laser-, and waterjet-cutting systems;

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.


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