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This Week In Brief: June 8, 2010

Contract manufacturer Melitron (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) has announced the launch of a new Web site designed to aid OEMs in evaluating outsourcing capabilities. The site provides information on the company's manufacturing capabilities and product expertise. It also highlights the technology markets that the company serves. A full-service contract manufacturer of precision metal components, electronic chassis, industrial enclosures, and frames and racks, the firm provides manufacturing technologies and automated systems for medical device OEMs. Its services include design and prototyping, fabrication, finishing, and assembly operations.

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) will be holding the Fourth Annual Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Symposium in the spring of 2011. Started three years ago as a half-day event to showcase graduate-student research, the symposium has expanded into a full-day symposium. This spring, the event featured 14 oral presentations, 19 poster presentations, and corporate sponsorship in the form of a grant from Goodfellow Corp. (Oakdale, PA), a supplier of metals and materials for research and industry.

Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, NC), a provider of CNC and machining technology, has announced that WTO (Charlotte, NC), a manufacturer of precision tool holders, has joined Partners in THINC (Charlotte, NC), a facility and concept offering integrated solutions and a one-stop shop designed to streamline manufacturing processes, improve capabilities, and explore advanced manufacturing options. As a member of Partners in THINC, WTO will work closely with Okuma Engineering to ensure that the latest technology is available to maximize machine utilization.

Avery Dennison Corp. (Pasadena, CA) is marking its 75th anniversary. Founded in June 1935 by R. Stanton Avery, who is said to have developed the world's first self-adhesive label and label-making machinery, the company offers pressure-sensitive technology and materials.

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