Acro News

Seeking Experienced Tool & Die Maker

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job: Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools. • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as […]

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New Digital Image Dimension Measuring System

We recently purchased a new piece of equipment for our quality lab which will cut the time required to check flat parts to a fraction of that previously required.  This will result in greater frequency of inspection and higher quality for your parts. Large Field of View 200 × 200 mm 7.87 × 7.87″ in […]

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Galvanized vs. Galvannealed Steel

What is the difference between Galvanized and Galvannealed steel? They both are zinc coated at the mill and are designed for rust and corrosion resistance. Both are passed through a hot dip coating process; however Galvannealed steel goes through an additional annealing process, which induces diffusion alloying between the molten zinc coating and the steel.  This […]

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Are Trade Shows Dead?

For the last 5 years we have only done one trade show for custom part manufacturers and its results have lessened every year.  We have tentatively decided that we are longer going to do any trade shows, but we would like the input of our customer base.  Please share your opinion  

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New Wire EDM Machine

As part our ongoing effort to better serve our customers, we’ve invested in another new Wire EDM machine for faster response to new tooling, die repair and prototyping needs. Mitsubishi MD+PRO III: 32″ x 28″ Workpiece Size .004″ Wire Diameter

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Heat Treating Always Changes The Part

This truism is one of the reasons there is still a lot of art in metal part production.  We see this from bends/angles relaxing, to threads changing sizes, to general distortion of flat areas.  In helping our customer to design parts we often have to mitigate the changes that happen in heat treatment or plan […]

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Standard Gauge Tolerances For Sheet Metal & Coil

Having been unable to find a good compilation of standard gauge tolerances; and those standard gauges & their tolerances being the most economical raw material to purchase; we’ve assembled the following guideline chart. Gauge  HR Steel HR Tol Galv Steel Galv Tol Stainless Steel SS Tol Aluminum 3 0.2391 +/-.009 0.25 0.2294 4 0.2242 +/-.009 0.2344 […]

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Searching For Inside Customer Service Rep

Job Title: Customer Service and Inside Sales Representative Department: Metal Stamping Reporting to: President   Job Summary:  The Sales Representative will be responsible for managing customer accounts and following up on potential sales opportunities within the metal stamping divisions of Acro. The key responsibility will be to assist outside sales in providing customer service to […]

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