MAX Expo Co-Locates Two Industry Events



Nearly 1,000 exhibitors from around the world will display fabricating, welding, forming, and cutting equipment in more than 800,000 square feet of space. Special events include:

  • Education tracks in tool and die design, resistance welding, material handling, metal fabrication, and safety procedures.

  • The AWS Comfort A Adams lecture, this year featuring Dr Glyn Evans, and the 74th annual awards ceremony.

  • The United States Open Weld Trials where six students compete to represent the United States in the World Skills Competition in Korea.

  • The PMA Educational Foundation silent auction will feature a Stamtec Press Model G1-35-S Single Point Gap model, valued at $35,000, as well as $50,000 toward a Finn Power purchase.

  • PMA Student Day, May 10, inviting students and teachers to learn more about metalforming and career opportunities.

  • Presentation of PMA's eight Awards of Excellence.

To register in the United States, phone 877-277-2820. International participants can fax their registration to 301-694-5124. To register online, visit www.maxinternationalexpo.com.

Finishing 2001 Covers Coating Technologies

Coating manufacturers will have the opportunity to compare finishing products and technologies at the Finishing 2001 Conference and Exposition, set for June 5-7, 2001, at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center (Hall F) in Rosemont (Chicago) IL. Co-sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the Association for Finishing Processes of SME (AFP/SME), this biennial event serves industrial markets using advanced finishing technologies for all substrates.

Some 4,500 visitors from throughout the Great Lakes region can see finishing products and technologies displayed and demonstrated on a show floor of nearly 40,000 net square feet. About 175 exhibitors will showcase advances in powdercoating and liquid systems, robotic and abrasive finishing, and ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB) processing.

Held in conjunction with the exposition, the Finishing 2001 Conference (June 4-7) features half-day tutorials and educational sessions highlighting applications for powder, liquid, and UV/EB technologies. It covers finishing techniques including liquid paint system design and applications, powdercoating design and applications, coating and appearance measurement testing, curing technology, and metal coating of plastics.

Exposition hours are June 5-6, 10 am to 5 pm; and June 7, 10 am to 3 pm. Conference sessions start at 8 am.

For more information, log onto www.sme.org/finishing; phone 800-733-4763; or fax 313-271-2861.

Whitney Offers Rebuilt Punch/Plasma Machines

W A Whitney announces a new factory rebuild program for punch/plasma machines. This program applies to the refurbished models the same standards and engineering that new machines have, says Whitney.

Each rebuilt machine includes upgrading with the latest OEM components; blueprinting of motion control components and replacement where necessary with linear motion ways, ball screws, and hydraulic cylinders; installation of the latest version of open architecture CNC; and retrofit with a new Hypertherm HT 2000 plasma cutting system.

Factory installation, training, and manuals are included with each machine.

Models available through the rebuild program include 647 ATC, 647 Plus, 661 ATC, 3500 ATC, 3600 ATC, 3700 ATC, and 3400 RTC.

Stemco Redesigns Web Site

Stemco Inc has redesigned its web site at www.stemco.com. The site has a new look and an added feature that offers another way to place orders and check the status of outstanding orders. The firm says it is among the first manufacturers in the heavy-duty industry and the first with seals, hubcaps, axle nuts, and hubodometers to launch a business-to-business e-commerce initiative.

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