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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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Roll Machining Technologies adds milling center

February 16, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions has added a Doosan DNM 650 milling center to its facility in Romeoville, Ill. The machine, equipped with a spindle motor, features an 18.5-kW, 12,000-RPM, direct-drive spindle; 30-position tool changer; the FANUC i-series control; and a 4.27- by 2.2-ft....

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OSG’s Train the Nation tour returns for 2015, 2016

February 16, 2015

OSG USA Inc., a manufacturer of taps, end mills, drills, and indexable cutting tools in Glendale Heights, Ill., has announced that its Train the Nation training tour is back for 2015 and 2016. The training is an eight-discipline course covering all aspects of machining 3-D parts. Company experts...

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Knuth Machine Tools appoints senior regional sales manager

February 2, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, Lincolnshire, Ill., a supplier of machine tools and accessories, has promoted Steve Gutman to the position of senior regional sales manager. He has been with the company for eight years, serving previously as a sales representative and most recently as the Midwest and...

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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 17-18

January 26, 2015

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold Morris Madness, its fourth annual open house and technology show, on March 17-18, 2015, in Roselle, Ill. More than 20 precision machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group will be under power, in addition to tooling and...

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Dielectric Corp. acquires Centerline Machine

January 23, 2015

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Waupaca, Wis.-based Centerline Machine Inc., a provider of machined and fabricated parts and products made of steel, composites, and exotic alloys. The acquisition enables Dielectric to offer machining in a variety of...

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Okuma America names controls product specialist

January 22, 2015

Charlotte, N.C.-based Okuma America Corp., a CNC machine tool manufacturer, has appointed Brad Klippstein as controls product specialist. He is responsible for educating and training customers and distributors about the company’s PC-based, open-architecture THINC®-OSP CNC. The CNC is capable...

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Dynamic Fabrication president donates $100,000 to National Tooling and Machining Foundation

January 21, 2015

Dynamic Fabrication Inc. (DFI) President Mike Kartsonis has announced his donation of $100,000 to the National Tooling and Machining Foundation (NTMF). The contribution supports the National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) education teams and assists in funding programs and...

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