I can recommend three in the Mid-West.
7700 47th St.
Milan, IL 61264
Contact: Tom Swinburn
2750 Morton Drive
Moline, IL 61244
Contact: Dale Langel
Both of the above do sheet metal prototyping for John Deere.
944 Research Parkway
Rockford, IL 61109
Contact: Mike Molander
Dick Edwards - Project Engineer
706 E. River Drive
Davenport, IA 52803
Ph. 800-357-6272 X118
Visit our website at www.gemvision.com
From: RoyJRATC@aol.com [mailto:RoyJRATC@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: sheet metal
Hi Gert - The sheet metal process it self is geared to prototypes
particularly for blanking as no special tooling is usually required.
Even most forming can be performed with stock tools in a brake. Machines
like Wiederman & Amada can be directly programmed from a solid model
data base. There is even a machine (Baltec) that can be programed to
blank your piece & form parts in the Z axis, all in a single set up.
The trick is though, in finding a company that specializes in
prototyping using this equipment. The machines are all capable, but the
Roy Sheppard, Jr.
Roy Sheppard, Jr. CPMR
Atlantic Technical Components, Inc.
258 Spruce Road
Middletown, NY 10940
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