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Turnkey packages prewired for plasma, laser cutting

February 8, 2016

Osai has introduced CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for CNC plasma cutting, laser cutting, and milling. The packages are completely digital, with Ethercat servo drives and brushless motors (230 or 400 V) that are prewired and configured for plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting systems; milling...

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Apex Tool Group names CEO

February 8, 2016

Apex Tool Group LLC, a provider of industrial hand and power tools based in Sparks, Md., has named James J. Roberts as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Thomas Wroe Jr., previous CEO and chairman of the board, will continue to serve on the board of directors as executive chairman....

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Metal Cutting Specialists, Houston Water Jet earn ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 8, 2016

Houston-based companies Metal Cutting Specialists and Houston Water Jet have both earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. Metal Cutting Specialists provides saw cutting services, while Houston Water Jet offers waterjet...

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Weld Revolution names director, business development

February 8, 2016

Spring, Texas-based Weld Revolution LLC, a provider of torches that employ a rotating arc welding process, has appointed Bryan George as director, business development. He is responsible for identifying and leading strategic business development and implementing commercial strategies and strategic...

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Ceramic centering pins for welding withstand extreme mechanical stress

February 8, 2016

Doceram has expanded its Cerazur line of centering pins made of blue ceramic. The pins, used to fix the sheets and assemblies in automated welding lines, have a service life that is up to 40 times longer than hardened metal pins, according to the company. The ceramic material, made of...

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Commercial Metals Co. receives air permit for Oklahoma micro mill

February 8, 2016

Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has received a new source air permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. This permit authorizes CMC, from an environmental air quality prospective, to construct a micro mill in Durant, Okla. The company, which manufactures, recycles, and...

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Manufacturing technology orders grew in December, but market remains flat

February 8, 2016

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4 percent compared to the prior, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. For all of 2015, the year's total orders were down 17.4 percent compared to 2014. While the...

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Morgan Advanced Materials publishes white paper on aluminum processing

February 8, 2016

U.K.- based Morgan Advanced Materials has published a white paper identifying current trends in primary and secondary aluminum processing. The paper examines the current state of the aluminum market with reference to annual growth and future production. The market has an average annual growth...

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Tower storage system available in three designs

February 8, 2016

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG offers the Unitower tower storage system in three designs: Unitower for the storage of bar materials; Unitower B for sheet metal, flat products, and containers; and Unitower C, a compact universal store for bars and sheets. The modular systems are available as...

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Document linking added to order control software

February 8, 2016

The latest release of Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) includes a new document linking feature, designed to help reduce the shop floor paper trail and provide a single location for accessing relevant documents. Staff can drag and drop any type and quantity of files onto a component or assembly...

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IMCAR launches Fabrication Solutions & Technologies in Texas

February 5, 2016

IMCAR® has announced the launch of Fabrication Solutions & Technologies in Judson, Texas. FST promotes, supports, and services the IMCAR lines of Vertical Systems for Tank Production™, industrial presses, automation lines, plate rolls, welding solutions and equipment, and custom machines....

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Coherent marks 50 years in business

February 5, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. The firm was founded in 1966 as a laundry room startup in Palo Alto, Calif. Today the company is a worldwide provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial, and industrial...

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CGTech opens office in South Korea

February 5, 2016

CGTech, the Irvine, Calif.-based developer of CNC verification and simulation software, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company in South Korea. Based south of Seoul, CGTech-Korea is responsible for marketing, sales, technical support, and reseller support throughout the country. In...

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Benz Inc. to expand in North Carolina

February 5, 2016

Machining head manufacturer Benz Inc., a member of the Zimmer Group, has announced plans to expand and relocate from Charlotte, N.C., to Hickory, N.C. The move to a new 100,000-sq.-ft. facility will enable the company to expand its operations and store more inventory for delivery to the U.S.,...

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FABTECH Canada to offer more than 20 educational sessions

February 4, 2016

According to the Manufacturers' Outlook 2016 report, 71 percent of Canadian manufacturers are prioritizing employee training and more than 50 percent are investing in technologies to fuel business growth. Supporting this industry—the third largest for employment in Canada—is FABTECH® Canada,...

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