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Diversified Machine Systems’ community outreach provides nearly 13,000 meals

December 11, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), designer and manufacturer of 3- and 5-axis CNC routers and large-format machining centers, recently hosted a Springs Rescue Mission Neighbors Act food and clothing drive and held a silent auction at its company Christmas party to...

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Modig Machine Tool US announces distribution agreement with EMEC

December 4, 2014

Modig Machine Tool US Inc., Chicago, and EMEC Machine Tools Inc., Mississauga, Ont., have executed a multiyear distribution agreement. EMEC will assume exclusive end-user distribution of the full Modig product line in eastern Canada and provide installation and warranty services for customers in...

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Indian Hills Community College earns NIMS accreditation

December 2, 2014

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, has announced that its Machine Technology Program has earned NIMS accreditation — the highest benchmark that a metalworking training provider can achieve, according to the college. The IHCC staff and faculty have met NIMS national skill standards...

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Geometric, Machining Training Solutions partner to offer training programs

December 2, 2014

Manufacturing software provider Geometric, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Machining Training Solutions (MTS), a developer of CNC simulation-based training systems in Longwood, Fla., have partnered to address the lack of skilled CAD/CAM programmers and CNC operators for advanced computerized machines....

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Okuma opens Aerospace Center of Excellence

November 25, 2014

Okuma America Corp. has announced the opening of an Aerospace Center of Excellence at its facility in Charlotte, N.C. The company will debut the center at its annual open house on Dec. 9 and 10. The center is open to aerospace manufacturers for use as a testing and proving ground for advanced...

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Kennametal receives recognition from BMW for innovation, collaboration

November 20, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., was recognized at the 2014 BMW Supplier Innovation Awards in the productivity category for its development of new tooling that increased productivity in the manufacture of engine blocks at BMW’s Steyr, Australia, production facility. The company also was...

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Lincoln Technical Institute adds training in CNC machining

November 12, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., is expanding its CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program to its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in New Britain, Conn. Lincoln is continuing its partnership with Haas Automation Inc., and the program curriculum...

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Asco expands manufacturing lines in Oklahoma plant

November 6, 2014

Zaventem, Belgium-based Asco, a manufacturer of high lift mechanism devices, complex mechanical assemblies, and major functional components for the aerospace industry, is expanding its two-year-old Asco Aerospace USA plant in Stillwater, Okla. The 715,000-sq.-ft. facility manufactures wing and...

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QCMI establishes machinist training program

October 21, 2014

Precision machining manufacturer Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to establish the QCMI Machinist Training Program. The first class of six students will start Nov. 10, 2014. The success of the program will be the first...

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Freedom Machine Tool launches mobile-friendly website

October 15, 2014

Freedom Machine Tool, Colorado Springs, Colo., a manufacturer of industrial-grade, 3-axis CNC routers and a subsidiary brand of Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), has released a responsive, mobile-friendly website delivering instant online quotes at The site features newly...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house at Arizona technology center

October 1, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The company...

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Handtmann A-Punkt Automation marks 25 years in business

September 25, 2014

Handtmann A‐Punkt Automation GmbH, a manufacturer of 5-axis machining centers in Baienfurt, Germany, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The firm was established as A-Punkt Automation GmbH in 1989. Its name changed after being taken over by Handtmann Co. Group. The takeover also changed...

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Gene Haas Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships

September 11, 2014

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has announced $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors seeking a postsecondary degree in machining, advanced manufacturing technology, or engineering with a curriculum that includes CNC technology training. A $1,000 grant per school...

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Air Products licenses cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems

August 26, 2014

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems Inc. (ARS), Macungie, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to the patented ICEFLY®...

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Cimcool metalworking fluid approved for use at Boeing

August 22, 2014

Cimcool Fluid Technology has announced that CIMTECH® 320Z with InSol™ Technology, a synthetic metalworking fluid, has been approved under Boeing BAC5008 RevU. The fluid is designed for heavy-duty machining of nonferrous and ferrous metals, including 6000 and 7000 series aluminum, stainless...

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