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ATA announces acquisition of Karnasch Professional Tools
May 10, 2019

ATA announces acquisition of Karnasch Professional Tools

The acquisition of Karnasch marks a milestone for ATA and the first since the 2016 management buyout of its private equity partners. The acquisition increases the worldwide workforce to nearly four hundred staff of whom approximately one hundred and fifty are based in Ireland.

Energid and ModuleWorks announce partnership for combined CAD/CAM software solutions
April 02, 2019

Energid and ModuleWorks announce partnership for combined CAD/CAM software solutions

This partnership is intended to help developers to get to market faster with differentiated robotic systems for additive manufacturing, welding, machining, CNC routing, and other applications that require control of six axes or more.

U.S. Department of Labor cites Wisconsin aluminum castings manufacturer for exposing workers to metalworking fluids
March 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor cites Wisconsin aluminum castings manufacturer for exposing workers to metalworking fluids

OSHA initiated an inspection at the company’s automotive aluminum castings manufacturing facility in August 2018 after receiving a medical referral. OSHA cited the company for failing to protect the employees from exposure to airborne metalworking fluids during machining operations, and failing to evaluate respiratory hazards.

HEIDENHAIN announces training partnership with Community College of Denver’s (CCD) Advanced Manufacturing Center
January 03, 2019

HEIDENHAIN announces training partnership with Community College of Denver’s (CCD) Advanced Manufacturing Center

To become a HEIDENHAIN ATP, CCD staff completed several rounds of advanced training on the 5-Axis HEIDENHAIN TNC machine controls and successfully passed an extensive exam.

Fives Machining Systems announces relocation to expanded Kentucky facility
December 10, 2018

Fives Machining Systems announces relocation to expanded Kentucky facility

The new home of the Machine Tool Services & Solutions will be headquartered in Hebron KY, and support the activity of over twenty service centers worldwide, including the seven in North America - Hebron, KY, Seattle, WA, Valencia, CA, Wichita, KS, Charlotte, NC, Fond du Lac, WI and Cambridge, Ontario.

CNCMachines.net announces Veteran to Machinist scholarship program
December 06, 2018

CNCMachines.net announces Veteran to Machinist scholarship program

One scholarship a month will be awarded in January, February and March 2019. Winners will be announced Feb 12th, March 12th and April 16th

CNCMachines.net announces $2,000 CNC scholarship
November 05, 2018

CNCMachines.net announces $2,000 CNC scholarship

The competitive award is for students enrolled in a CNC machinist, CNC operations, engineering or manufacturing certificate or degree program. As part of the award process, the scholarship recipient's school will also recieve a $500 donation made to their machining or manufacturing department.

EOS and Siemens partner to integrate EOS M 300 series
September 12, 2018

EOS and Siemens partner to integrate EOS M 300 series

EOS expands its portfolio of systems for metal additive manufacturing with the EOS M 300 series. The solution is an automation-ready, future-proof platform that is configurable, scalable, and secure. For this, EOS also trusts in control and drive components from the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio.

Okuma American announces Summer Cline as Vice President of Finance
September 06, 2018

Okuma American announces Summer Cline as Vice President of Finance

Prior to joining Okuma, Cline served as VP of Finance for Source Technologies and Director of Strategic Projects with Compass Group North America.

National Tooling and Machining Association announces Dean Bartles as President
August 29, 2018

National Tooling and Machining Association announces Dean Bartles as President

Bartles brings to NTMA almost four decades of experience in the manufacturing sector, most recently as the Director of the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of New Hampshire.

Okuma America announces addition of OPEN MIND Technologies to Partners in THINC
August 27, 2018

Okuma America announces addition of OPEN MIND Technologies to Partners in THINC

Okuma and OPEN MIND will collaborate on 4 and 5-axis projects using multi-function mill-turn and hybrid technology on Okuma machine tools.

Mitsubishi Electric announces acquisition of ASTES4 SA
August 06, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric announces acquisition of ASTES4 SA

With ASTES4 as a wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric will offer integrated solutions to the global market with ASTES4’s automated sorting systems embedded into Mitsubishi Electric’s high value-added sheet metal laser processing machines.

HEIDENHAIN announces appointment of David Doyle as CEO
July 10, 2018

HEIDENHAIN announces appointment of David Doyle as CEO

Doyle will assume responsibility for the HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION customer-focused operations for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This change will complete the succession plan for Rick Korte, current CEO of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION who will be retiring.

GE concludes Nigerian manufacturing skill development program
July 03, 2018

GE concludes Nigerian manufacturing skill development program

Participants were trained at a temporary scaled version of GE Garage at the venue comprising select equipment like 3D printers, CNC mills, laser cutters amongst others.

Hexagon AB announces acquisition of SPRING Technologies
June 20, 2018

Hexagon AB announces acquisition of SPRING Technologies

The company will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division as part of the CAD/CAM and production software business currently led by the Vero Software brand.

ANCA announces expansion of Michigan plant
April 13, 2018

ANCA announces expansion of Michigan plant

The expansion allows ANCA to serve its customers and user base in North America and South America with a larger demonstration floor, classrooms for training, machine assembly and process development, and an enlarged reception area.

Protolabs announces purchase of new Minnesota manufacturing facility
March 22, 2018

Protolabs announces purchase of new Minnesota manufacturing facility

About 225 jobs at Protolabs’ Plymouth, Minn. plant will relocate to the Brooklyn Park building, enabling the company to expand the injection molding capacity in the Plymouth facility to support increased customer demands. The new Brooklyn Park plant is scheduled to become fully operational by the end of 2018.

Precision Drive Systems announces opening of Washington office
February 07, 2018

Precision Drive Systems announces opening of Washington office

The office is located in Arlington, WA, part of the Seattle Metropolitan area. PDS provides full service precision spindle sales and service for CNC routers, milling machines and robotic units.

Haydon Kerk announces launch of 3-D-printed leadscrew-nut insert prototype service
January 11, 2018

Haydon Kerk announces launch of 3-D-printed leadscrew-nut insert prototype service

Engineers typically do not have access to 3-D printers to do this prototyping. Instead, most of them contract with a third party to get quick turnaround on parts. With Haydon Kerk 3DP prototyping services, machine builders can now get help with this type of design verification.

Fives Machining Systems announces acquisition of Konecranes Machine Tool Service division
January 10, 2018

Fives Machining Systems announces acquisition of Konecranes Machine Tool Service division

Konecranes MTS division brings nearly 40-years of experience providing a full range of preventive maintenance, rebuild, remanufacture, retrofit and repair services, as well as onsite support for all types and brands of machine tools.

Siemens to focus on digital services for machine industry at EMO 2017
September 22, 2017

Siemens to focus on digital services for machine industry at EMO 2017

At the EMO 2017 in Hannover, Siemens is exhibiting new and expanded digital and classic Services for the machine tool industry – with capabilities for identifying and exploiting additional productivity potential for machine tools.

Turck introduces Harness and Cable Assembly Solutions team
September 15, 2017

Turck introduces Harness and Cable Assembly Solutions team

Turck’s harness and cable assembly capabilities include automated strip crimping, hot stamping, looming, termination of industry standard connectors, and potting. The team also provides a wide range of services including bonded inventory, Kan-Ban, overmolded cordset options, PPAP, and kitting.

HELUKABEL opens subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil
September 13, 2017

HELUKABEL opens subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil

The subsidiaries in Brazil and Mexico are located in the industrial heartlands of their respective countries, where numerous global companies have already set up operations.

Schütte announces appointment of Jeffrey Reinert as CEO
September 07, 2017

Schütte announces appointment of Jeffrey Reinert as CEO

Schütte supplies a range of multi-spindle machine tools and grinders for production work in various sectors of the metalworking market, including medical, orthopedic, tooling, contract machining and more.

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Okuma announces Praemo as newest member of Partners in THINC
August 29, 2017

Okuma announces Praemo as newest member of Partners in THINC

Members of Partners in THINC provide superior technologies that are integrated with Okuma’s CNC machines and controls to deliver advanced manufacturing system solutions.

NuTec Tooling Systems announces expansion of Pennsylvania facility
August 25, 2017

NuTec Tooling Systems announces expansion of Pennsylvania facility

Groundbreaking on the facility expansion is slated to begin in August of 2017, and is viewed as the first step toward later plans for expanding NuTec’s adjoining production facility by an additional 4,000 square-feet at a future date.

Siemens announces expansion of Technical Application Center
August 14, 2017

Siemens announces expansion of Technical Application Center

Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC) which offers machine tool dealers, importers and end-users of Sinumerik CNCs a range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training.

Okuma America hosts 200 at Okuma 2017 Summer Showcase
August 14, 2017

Okuma America hosts 200 at Okuma 2017 Summer Showcase

Participants viewed cutting demonstrations on more than 15 machine tools and were educated on technologies that can give them a competitive edge. Demonstrations featured exotic material cutting on titanium as well as stainless steel and aluminum and were focused on the automotive industry.

5ME and Doosan Machine Tools America partner to promote cryogenic machining
July 24, 2017

5ME and Doosan Machine Tools America partner to promote cryogenic machining

5ME’s multi-patented cryogenic machining process is a technology designed to enable higher metal removal rates and longer tool life by delivering liquid nitrogen at 321°F through the spindle/turret, cutter body, cutting tool, and directly to the cutting edge.

Empowering Manufacturing’s Future Is Focus Of 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit At IAMD USA
June 14, 2017

Empowering Manufacturing’s Future Is Focus Of 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit At IAMD USA

Manufacturing technology executives will focus on ‘Empowering Manufacturing’s Future’ during the 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit on Tuesday, November 7 at the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives trade show (IAMD USA) co-located with FABTECH 2017 in Chicago.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH
June 14, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, FASys is a vendor of manufacturing software solutions, including DIN 4000/4003-based tool and resource management, and the integration of presetting and CNC machines (DNC).

Okuma America earns Charlotte, NC 2017 Mayor’s International Community Award
June 02, 2017

Okuma America earns Charlotte, NC 2017 Mayor’s International Community Award

Okuma’s donation of $100,000 in machine tools to the engineering technology programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), enables students to gain valuable hands-on machining experience and the skill set needed to enter the manufacturing workforce

Okuma announces completion of Dream Site 2 Japanese machine tool facility
May 17, 2017

Okuma announces completion of Dream Site 2 Japanese machine tool facility

DS2 is a self-contained start-to-finish production facility for small and medium lathes, and grinders. This is the second smart factory built at Okuma’s headquarters, following the Dream Site 1 (DS1), which was completed in May 2013.

JTEKT Toyoda Americas announces opening of Great Lakes Technical Center
May 08, 2017

JTEKT Toyoda Americas announces opening of Great Lakes Technical Center

The tech center shares the 75,000 sq. ft. facility with Toyoda’s Remanufactured Products Division (RPD). Dedicated much to the repairing and remanufacturing of machines since the 1970’s, RPD will continue to specialize in returning overworked machining centers to OEM specifications.

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Trimet Group announces opening of Kansas office
April 07, 2017

Trimet Group announces opening of Kansas office

The St. Louis, MO-based contract manufacturing and metrology company has expanded its manpower and footprint to the Wichita-area to serve manufacturers who require services from product design to quality control.

Rockwell Automation to showcase smart packaging, recognize Best Future Machines at interpack 2017
March 23, 2017

Rockwell Automation to showcase smart packaging, recognize Best Future Machines at interpack 2017

At interpack 2017, May 4 to 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany, visitors to the Rockwell Automation stand (hall 6/stand A61) will see the next generation of smart solutions that can help manufacturers build systems to support these demands.

EMO Hannover 2017 aims to become a trend forum for production technology
March 16, 2017

EMO Hannover 2017 aims to become a trend forum for production technology

From 18 to 23 September 2017, international manufacturers of production technology will be spotlighting “Connecting systems for intelligent production” at the EMO Hannover 2017.

VDW works to revise machine tool safety standards
February 22, 2017

VDW works to revise machine tool safety standards

The intention is to present a harmonized standard on the VDW’s “Safety Day” at the EMO Hannover on 19 September 2017.

Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program
February 17, 2017

Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program

The effort is designed to give high school and technical school graduates a basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge that will benefit them in future careers as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinists.

item North America announces name change to MB Kit Systems
February 15, 2017

item North America announces name change to MB Kit Systems

MB Kit Systems designs and constructs extruded aluminum mechanical solutions, including linear actuators, material handling systems, machine bases and safety hard guarding, for a wide range of industrial applications in the United States and globally.