A new line of ejector sleeves that are machined from H-13 hotwork die steel and nitrided on the inside and outside surfaces for optimum wear resistance are being introduced by Regal Components, Inc. ESL H-13 Nitrided Ejector Sleeves are machined from H-13 hotwork die steel and nitrided on the ID and OD to Rc 65-74. Designed to withstand heat and provide optimum wear resistance, they are offered in 109 standard sizes from 3/32 in to ¾ in ID and 3 in to 12 in long in 1 in increments. In addition to the standard line, ESL H-13 Nitrided Ejector Sleeves can be produced as specials down to 1/16 in ID, with varying wall thick-nesses, ID and OD combinations, and lengths to 25 in. Custom front and EDM forms, head flats, and vents can be provided, as well as other steels. ESL H-13 Nitrided Ejector Sleeves are priced from $22.05 ea, depending upon size and quantity. Literature and pricing are available online. www.regalcomps.com
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’