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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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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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