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Inductotherm Group opens Mexico office

March 16, 2017

Inductotherm Group, a supplier of thermal processing equipment, has opened a new group company in Queretaro, Mexico. The office provides trained service and parts support for the Inductoheat induction heating and Thermatool welding equipment. Inductotherm Heating and Welding Mexico S. de R.L. de...

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Dake celebrates 130 years in business

March 16, 2017

Grand Haven, Mich.-based Dake marks its 130th anniversary in 2017. The company opened in Grand Haven in 1887 as a manufacturer of steam engines. After World War II, the company began manufacturing arbor presses and hand-operated hydraulic presses. By the 1950s, the firm had expanded its product...

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LVD Strippit opens sales and service subsidiary in Mexico

March 16, 2017

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has announced the opening of LVD Strippit Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., a dedicated sales and service subsidiary in Querétaro, Mexico.LVD Strippit Mexico offers all of the manufacturer’s laser cutting, punching, bending, and software products, as well as complete...

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Canexsys Networks to open manufacturing operation in New York

March 15, 2017

Canexsys Networks Inc. has announced plans to set up a manufacturing operation in Ogdensburg, N.Y. The company offers light metal fabrication and manufactures electronic circuit boards and connectors. The company expects to occupy the property this spring and hire more than 40 workers over the next...

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Chemcoaters appoints VP of sales and marketing

March 15, 2017

Gary, Ind.-based Chemcoaters Inc. has appointed Mike Tieri as vice president of sales and marketing. The company is a coil coater and manufacturer of proprietary coating chemistries at its sister company, Eco Green, also based in Gary.Tieri joined the company in 2013, most recently serving as...

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Paul Fabrications receives 2016 Rolls-Royce Fabrications Supplier of the Year Award

March 15, 2017

Paul Fabrications, Derby, U.K., a Unitech Aerospace company and supplier of fabricated and precision machined components to the aerospace and nuclear industries, has received the 2016 Rolls-Royce Fabrications Supplier of the Year Award. In late 2016, Paul Fabrications and Rolls-Royce announced a...

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Timken, Kennametal named to World's Most Ethical Companies list

March 14, 2017

The Timken Co., a provider of bearings and mechanical transmission products in North Canton, Ohio, and Kennametal, a Pittsburgh-based provider of machine tools and accessories, have been recognized as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute.Scores are generated in five key...

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Web server module designed for basic drive applications

March 14, 2017

Siemens has launched the Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive to transform a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control. By providing a Wi-Fi hot spot, the wireless connection on the module facilitates setup,...

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Concept Laser, GoEngineer partner to expand combined reach in 3-D metal printing

March 14, 2017

Concept Laser, Grapevine, Texas, has entered into a partnership with GoEngineer to expand each company’s footprint in metal additive manufacturing (AM). GoEngineer will be a marketing channel for Concept Laser’s equipment. GoEngineer provides products that combine Stratasys AM tools with...

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Auto/Steel Partnership appoints executive director

March 14, 2017

The Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP), a 30-year collaboration of auto companies and steelmakers based in Southfield, Mich., has named John K. Catterall, an automotive engineering veteran in body structure, chassis, and closure applications, as executive director.The A/SP leverages the intellectual and...

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Low-profile, lightweight tool lanyards feature patent-pending carabiner designs

March 14, 2017

Ergodyne has introduced five new tool lanyards to the Squids® tool tethering line. The lightweight lanyards feature low profiles, shock-absorbing properties, and patent-pending carabiner designs. The lanyards prevent falling objects and help reduce the force exerted on the operator if a drop...

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Woven Metal Products celebrates 50th anniversary

March 13, 2017

Woven Metal Products, a fabrication facility in Alvin, Texas, marks 50 years in business in 2017. Richard Hillenburg established the company in 1967 as a manufacturer of wire mesh internals for Dow Chemical worldwide. As Dow’s products changed over the next 13 years, WMP began manufacturing...

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SMS group to deliver extrusion press to UACJ Automotive Whitehall

March 13, 2017

Düsseldorf, Germany-based SMS group has received an order to supply a HybrEx®25 extrusion press to UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, Ludington, Mich. The press is the first machine in the series to be delivered to North America.The press’s hybrid drive technology reduces energy consumption...

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McArthur Sheet Metal Works completes expansion

March 13, 2017

McArthur Sheet Metal Works, a fourth-generation family-owned custom steel fabrication shop, has completed a $1.2 million expansion of its facility in South Sioux City, Neb. The company expects to increase its staff from 10 to 13 as a result of the expansion. The 6,000-sq.-ft. addition, which houses...

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Global machine tool business set to gather momentum in 2017

March 10, 2017

Adversely affected by numerous international crises, the global economy is currently in a relatively cautious phase. This applies to GDP, industrial production output, capital investment in the major user sectors for machine tools, and thus international machine tool consumption. However, for 2017,...

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