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ITS Mfg. adds milling machine center

October 1, 2015

ITS Mfg. Inc. of Crewe, Va., has added a customized Okuma MB-5000H horizontal machining center to its 36,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, extending the company’s capacity to 4- to 5-axis machining. The machine features a 20,000-RPM spindle that provides high-speed milling, boring, drilling, and...

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Heidenhain opens 5-axis machining lab

September 29, 2015

Heidenhain Corp., a supplier of precision measurement and control equipment, has installed a working 5-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., equipped with the company’s TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning. Available for training sessions and visits by...

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DMG Mori to double existing local service centers

September 28, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based DMG Mori has launched a direct-to-customer sales and service model in the U.S. The company will double its existing local service and sales centers to 27 locations across the country. The company is a provider of lathes, milling machines, electronics, and systems...

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Numet signs long-term agreements totaling $170 million

September 23, 2015

Numet Machining Techniques, Orange, Conn., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for jet turbine engines, has signed long-term agreements (LTAs) with three customers in excess of $170 million. This increases the company’s backlog through 2020 to more than $250 million....

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Methods Machine Tools names western region technical support manager

September 17, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has appointed Tony Campos to the position of western region technical support manager. He is based at the Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Ariz., to support customers in the western U.S....

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Kennametal appoints VP/CFO

August 28, 2015

Kennametal Inc., based in Latrobe, Pa., has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and CFO. He replaces Martha Fusco, who has served as interim CFO since February 2015. She will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller. Van Gaalen has more than 30...

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Hurco announces acquisition of two machine tool companies

July 24, 2015

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, a manufacturer of metal cutting machine tools with integrated control technologies, has announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Waconia, Minn.-based Milltronics Mfg. Co. Inc. Milltronics designs and...

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Heidenhain names machine tool product specialist

July 21, 2015

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp. has hired Thomas F. LaRocca as a machine tool product specialist, North America. He is responsible for machine tool precision measurement product support. LaRocca holds a master’s degree in industrial management and a bachelor’s degree in industrial...

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MC Machinery Systems opens subsidiary in Mexico

July 21, 2015

MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., has announced the opening of MC Machinery Systems de Mexico in El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico. The new location offers EDM, fabrication, milling, and turning machines built by Mitsubishi and the family of brands MC Machinery represents. The operation...

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Okuma America launches web-based machine selector tool

July 13, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a web-based machine selector tool at The tool helps users find the machine tools most suited to their specific manufacturing needs. Users begin by selecting the machine type: lathe,...

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LMC adds automated turning cell

July 8, 2015

LMC Workholding, a provider of chucks, cylinders, and workholding devices, has added an automated turning cell to its production equipment at its Logansport, Ind., manufacturing facility. The new Mazak MY350 and FANUC Automation R2000-265kg turning cell and robot are used to load parts weighing up...

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Formtek-Maine purchases machining center

July 6, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Mazak 530C twin-pallet vertical machining center. The machine is the company’s eighth CNC vertical machining center. Its...

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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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