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QCMI establishes machinist training program

October 21, 2014

Precision machining manufacturer Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to establish the QCMI Machinist Training Program. The first class of six students will start on November 10, 2014. The success of the program will be the...

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Freedom Machine Tool launches mobile-friendly website

October 15, 2014

Freedom Machine Tool, Colorado Springs, Colo., a manufacturer of industrial-grade, 3-axis CNC routers and a subsidiary brand of Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), has released a responsive, mobile-friendly website delivering instant online quotes at www.freedomcnc.com. The site features newly...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house at Arizona technology center

October 1, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The company...

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Handtmann A-Punkt Automation marks 25 years in business

September 25, 2014

Handtmann A‐Punkt Automation GmbH, a manufacturer of 5-axis machining centers in Baienfurt, Germany, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The firm was established as A-Punkt Automation GmbH in 1989. Its name changed after being taken over by Handtmann Co. Group. The takeover also changed...

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Gene Haas Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships

September 11, 2014

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has announced $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors seeking a postsecondary degree in machining, advanced manufacturing technology, or engineering with a curriculum that includes CNC technology training. A $1,000 grant per school...

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Air Products licenses cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems

August 26, 2014

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems Inc. (ARS), Macungie, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to the patented ICEFLY®...

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Cimcool metalworking fluid approved for use at Boeing

August 22, 2014

Cimcool Fluid Technology has announced that CIMTECH® 320Z with InSol™ Technology, a synthetic metalworking fluid, has been approved under Boeing BAC5008 RevU. The fluid is designed for heavy-duty machining of nonferrous and ferrous metals, including 6000 and 7000 series aluminum, stainless...

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Methods Machine Tools opens technology center in California

July 9, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has opened a new technology center in Anaheim, Calif. The 11,400-sq.-ft. facility supports operations in Southern California, replacing the company’s previous center in Buena Park, Calif. The...

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Machining apprentices graduate from four-year AJAC program

June 27, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) hosted a graduation ceremony on June 27 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to celebrate AJAC’s 21 graduating machinist (aircraft-oriented) apprentices. The graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for...

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Methods Machine Tools named as representative for Nakamura-Tome

June 23, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories in Sudbury, Mass., has announced that it now serves as a direct representative for turning center manufacturer Nakamura-Tome in the areas of Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. For more...

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American Airlines, IAM reach three tentative agreements

June 17, 2014

American Airlines and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union have reached three tentative agreements covering more than 11,000 US Airways mechanics, fleet service agents, and maintenance training specialists. The tentative agreements cover the work groups separately and amend...

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Aztalan Eng. welcomes Sen. Ron Johnson

June 2, 2014

Aztalan Eng., an employee-owned manufacturer of precision machined parts in Lake Mills, Wis., welcomed Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to its facility on May 27. The visit focused on how the company and other global manufacturers are attracting young professionals at a time when meeting the demands for a...

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QCMI wins San Diego’s 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category

June 2, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has won the 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal. The fifth annual awards event honored 50 companies. Five awards were...

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Proto Labs completes start-up of new Minnesota facility

May 21, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has completed the move of its CNC milling operation from Maple Plain, Minn., to its new production facility in Plymouth, Minn. The previous manufacturing space in Maple Plain will be converted to office space and will house...

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Kennametal names Industrial, Infrastructure segment leaders

May 21, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has appointed two executives to lead its principal business segments. Effective June 9, Jeswant Gill becomes vice president of Kennametal and executive vice president of the Industrial segment, with global responsibility for the business, which comprises about 55...

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