Stay-Flat(TM) Vacuum Holddown Tables Aid CNC / Manufacturing

Chicago, IL June 30, 2009 - Whether you are making solar panels or producing aircraft fuselages, substrates need to be handled with care and held in exact position while undergoing drilling, laminating or other processes. Recognized for its ability to produce the flattest and best performing vacuum tables on the market, is emerging as a dedicated source for any manufacturer with specialized holddown needs. The company concentrates on building customized airflow systems, and the proprietary fabrication process used to produce the Stay-Flat(TM) Vacuum Table results in a non-warping, non-oxidizing flatbed that outperforms its rivals.

Vacuum tables are useful for rapid prototyping, CNC routing, and a host of manufacturing applications wherever substrate holddown is required. Available with cutouts, inserts, disappearing registration guides, lift pins and more, the company's vacuum tables are easily customized to suit almost any need. A variety of sizes (up to 10 X 25'), configurations, and surfaces including anodized aluminum and stainless steel are among the many options offered. For non-conductive and sensitive material applications, phenolic tabletops are also available. Hidden camera wells used for critical registration are also a particularly useful option. Tables are built around an all-aluminum honeycomb core, and the sandwich design yields a superior strength-to-weight ratio and the flattest table in the industry. For added durability, all vacuum tables come standard with extra-thick top and bottom plates. Brushless, maintenance-free vacuum motors are ultra-quiet and emit no sparks, providing a safe and low-noise means of powering the system. Blowback devices aid with precision removal of component or substrate, using the exact amount of flotation required for successful material handling. Using only the highest grade aluminum, all tables are made to order and built to customer specification at the company's main production facility in Chicago, IL.

A.W.T. World Trade ( is part of The A.W.T. World Trade Group. Formed in 2002 with the acquisition of the American M&M Screen Printing Equipment division, The A.W.T. World Trade Group's in-house team of professionals combines more than a century of experience in design and engineering. As a result, the organization is emerging as one of the nation's fastest-growing manufacturer of screen-printing equipment, parts and supplies. Other divisions of The A.W.T. World Trade Group include Graphic Parts International Inc., an industry leader providing replacement spares and remanufacturing (; and American M&M, manufacturer of such well-known and respected screen printing equipment as the Cameo, Hercules, Centurian and Daytona presses (

In addition to a worldwide network of distributors and dealers, The A.W.T. World Trade Group has its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Chicago, a sales office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and both sales and distribution centers in Miami, serving Central and South America, and in Almere, Holland, serving Europe.

More information is available on the Stay-Flat Vacuum Table by contacting:

The A.W.T. World Trade Group

4321 N. Knox Ave.,

Chicago, IL 60641-1906 USA.

Call 773.777.7100


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