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Methods Machine Tools announces staff appointments

June 23, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools in Sudbury, Mass., has announced two recent staff appointments. The company has named James Kucharski as national sales manager for Nakamura -Tome turning centers in the U.S. With close to 25 years of experience, Kucharski has...

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Chromalloy expands gas turbine component machining facility in Mexico

June 4, 2015

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is expanding capabilities in Guaymas, Mexico, with a new facility that will double its current capacity there to machine new OEM gas turbine engine components. The 36,000-sq.-ft. plant is scheduled for completion in Q3 2015. Once online in early 2016, it...

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Leifeld Metal Spinning AG acquires Leico USA

June 1, 2015

Leifeld Metal Spinning, Ahlen, Germany, a manufacturer of machine tools for chipless metal forming, has acquired Leico USA Corp., a provider of maintenance, control upgrades, and repair for spinning and flow forming machines based in Livonia, Mich. The new subsidiary, operating as Leifeld USA...

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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SWIC renews NIMS accreditation for precision machining technology program

May 14, 2015

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), Granite City, Ill., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its precision machining technology program. This is the second time the college program has established itself as a NIMS-accredited training source, having first achieved it in 2009. This...

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Force Fabrication receives one-year contract to machine dip-brazed heatsinks

April 30, 2015

Force Fabrication Inc., an Oxnard, Calif.-based provider of precision sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing services for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has received a one-year agreement to machine and assemble dip-brazed heatsinks for an...

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ITS Mfg. certified as AS9100C CNC manufacturer

April 27, 2015

ITS Mfg. Inc., Crewe, Va., a CNC machining company that fabricates high-precision metal and plastic products for the high-tech bioscience, aerospace, textile, dental, medical, automotive, military, and food service industries, has announced that its 36,000-sq.-ft. facility has achieved AS9100C...

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D&S Mfg. adds bridge mill

April 10, 2015

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and weldments, has announced the installation of an Okuma MCR-A5CII bridge mill in the recently completed 9,300-sq.-ft. addition at its plant in Black River Falls, Wis. The machine has a table capacity of 200 by 100 in. and...

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Concept Laser installs additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool

April 10, 2015

Concept Laser, Grapevine, Texas, has installed an M2 cusing multilaser metal additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool of Arvada, Colo., a precision machine shop serving the aerospace, aeronautics, defense, energy, medical, and semiconductor industries. The system is equipped with a new...

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CTMA announces opening of 2015 Apprentice Bursary Award program

April 9, 2015

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), Cambridge, Ont., has announced the opening of the 2015 Annual Bursary Award program. The purpose of the program is to recognize, support, and provide encouragement to apprentices and pre-apprentices and to increase awareness of the value of...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house

April 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house May 6 and 7, 2015, to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Detroit Technology Center in Wixom, Mich. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day....

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Methods Machine Tools sponsors Wentworth Institute capstone project

April 6, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has sponsored a senior year capstone project for several fifth-year electromechanical engineering students from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston. The project involved researching...

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Paramount acquires Numerical Productions Inc.

March 16, 2015

Oak Park, Mich.-based Paramount Precision Products has acquired the CNC machining company Numerical Productions Inc., Indianapolis. Paramount intends to expand its precision machining services to manufacturing companies located throughout the Midwest. Paramount Precision Products is a supplier...

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Kennametal VP/CFO to retire

February 19, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that vice president and CFO Frank Simpkins will retire from the company March 31, 2015. The firm has named Vice President and Corporate Controller Martha Fusco to serve as interim CFO. Simpkins, who joined the company in October 1995 as business...

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Wrobel Eng. completes 2014 capital improvements

February 17, 2015

Wrobel Eng., a provider of precision CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication services in Avon, Mass., has completed its 2014 capital improvement plan targeting new technologies, equipment upgrades, facility improvements, and workforce initiatives. The company has added onboard inspection to...

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