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Camcraft named an IndustryWeek Best Plant for 2015

January 25, 2016

Camcraft, a Hanover Park, Ill., manufacturer of precision-machined components, has been named a Best Plant Award winner for 2015 by IndustryWeek. In announcing the award, the publication stated that the award winners’ “drive for continuous improvement in all phases of their operations is a...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff changes

January 6, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, has announced two staff changes. The firm has hired Benjamin Fisk as general manager, 3D additive manufacturing. Fisk has more than 15 years of experience in...

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Okuma event highlights emerging CNC machining technologies

December 18, 2015

Okuma America Corp. hosted more than 600 customers, partners, and distributors at its Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Showcase events, Dec. 8-10, 2015. Held at Okuma America’s headquarters and Aerospace Center for Excellence in Charlotte, N.C., the event highlighted emerging CNC machining...

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TCI Precision Metals adds Amada duplex milling machine

December 16, 2015

Gardena, Calif.-based TCI Precision Metals has installed an Amada THV430 duplex milling machine. According to the company, the machine provides four times the output of traditional milling machines to help shorten customer lead times. The firm’s Custom Machine-Ready Blanks™ are milled in...

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Joining Technologies launches full-service machine shop

December 16, 2015

Joining Technologies Inc. has opened a full-service machining facility at its headquarters in East Granby, Conn. The shop provides weld tooling and fixtures to the company’s multiple divisions and directly to customers. Joining Technologies offers precision fusion processes, including laser...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff award, appointment

December 15, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has announced that Brittany Speroni, mechanical engineer, has been named as a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's 30 Under 30 awards for her talent and...

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Fives Group announces executive appointments

December 4, 2015

Fives Group, Hebron, Ky., has appointed Stéphane Mayer as new head of the metal cutting and composites business line. Mayer has held several aerospace leadership positions, including president/CEO of Daher and CEO of ATR. Mayer replaces Jean-Camille Uring, who will retire at the end of 2016....

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Benz Inc. launches new microsite

December 4, 2015

Benz Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that it recently went live with a new microsite at www.benztooling.com. The new site features an overview of the firm’s products, including tooling systems for metalworking turning and milling machines, as well as quick-change tooling and angle heads...

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Toshiba Machine Co. America appoints West Coast regional sales manager

November 17, 2015

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has appointed David Steiner as West Coast regional sales manager for machine tools. Steiner has been with the company since 1998, most recently as senior manager. He now is based out of the company’s Ontario, Calif., technical center. The...

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Two Illinois high schools earn NIMS accreditation for precision manufacturing programs

November 17, 2015

Fairfax, Va.-based NIMS has announced accreditation of the precision manufacturing programs at South Elgin High School, South Elgin, Ill., and Streamwood High School, Streamwood, Ill. The staff and faculty of both schools and of School District U-46 have met NIMS standards for metalworking...

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Nautic Partners acquires Aerostar Aerospace

October 28, 2015

Private equity firm Nautic Partners LLC, Providence, R.I., has acquired Aerostar Aerospace Mfg. LLC. Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Aerostar manufactures complex, close-tolerance machined parts for commercial aircraft from such materials as titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and other hard-metal alloys....

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Okuma to host annual Technology Showcase Dec. 9-10

October 23, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp. will host its annual Technology Showcase on Dec. 9-10 in Charlotte, N.C. Machine tool users are invited to attend and view machine tool cutting demonstrations and learn about new CNC machining technologies. Machines on display will include...

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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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