Basic research of adiabatic softening phenomena.
Development of first generation Pneumatic Impact Press - PSA, Sweden.
shipment of PSA-20.
First shipment of PSA-60
Research and development of first generation Mechanical Impact
Presses - SIP, United States.
Prototype of SIP-25B put into production - still running
LMC, Inc. was incorporated.
First production SIP-25A-425-B/W was built.
Research and testing of carbide tooling, which had failed
when attempted in Sweden during 1971-1974 research.
Carbide tooling in production environment successful.
First successful design of rotary arbor straightener (RAS-50-2)
used for high speed drill blanks together with first production SIP-50A-625-B/W.
First production SIP-50C-625-B/W built with bar feeder BF-50-20.
Rotary Arbor Straightener RAS-50-10 was introduced.
Tool housing was designed and built that successfully demonstrated
adiabatic softening phenomenon up to 4 inch diameter.
Development of sprag cut-off started.
into high energy forming continued. Forming of bearing elements - rollers
First SIP-25D second generation, including material handling
and controller, designed and built.
First SIP-100A third generation, including material handling and
controller, designed and built.
First SIP-25A third generation designed and built.
Won Research and Development Magazine's R&D 100 Award for development
of the Adiabatic Metal Forming Process.
Establishment of a new subsidiary, LMC Sweden AB, with facilities
in Lidkoping, Sweden.
First SIP-15D designed and built.
SIP-100F Forming and Blanking press.
Move into new facility at 630 Enterprise Drive.
Expands operation in APM Center.
Received Department of Energy Dawnbreaker Award.
Celebrated first Quarter Century as incorporated company.
Purchased headquarters at 630 Enterprise Drive, DeKalb, Illinois,
First SIP-50D designed and built.
hydraulic shear designed, and built, including servo feed material handling
pneumatic press system deigned and built, including servo feed material