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Hardinge Inc. introduced Meghan Tranchina as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager for the Turning & Milling Group. She began her career with HS&S Machine Tools and Metrology and most recently held the position of Sales Engineer covering Northern California and Nevada for Methods Machine Tools.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. announced that it has established a working 5-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate these advanced technologies, specifically for the US and North American market. A brand new machining center equipped with the ultimate HEIDENHAIN TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning is now at the center of the showcase.
Brian Donnelly, President of Ferro Technique, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Jefferies to Sales Manager.
Hurco Companies, Inc. has announced the promotions of Joe Braun to Vice President of Marketing and Product Management and Scott Camloh to National Sales Manager. Hurco also announced it has hired Cory Miller as General Manager of Hurco North America.
Liechti Engineering AG, a subsidiary of GF Machining Solutions, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month. Established in 1865 as a farm equipment manufacturer, Liechti Engineering is now a global leader in the production of airfoil machining solutions for the aerospace and power generation industries.
MC Machinery Systems Inc. announces the hire of Todd Romeiser as the National Sales Manager of its Machining Division. He will be overseeing sales of MC Machinery’s milling and turning centers.
Current industry discussions on smart machines, in-depth analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things are giving rise to the next-generation of products and technologies intended to revolutionize parts manufacturing via big data. At its DISCOVER 2015 event this fall, Mazak will spotlight how it is leading the way in data-driven manufacturing and what modern machine tools, advanced software and interconnectivity practices can be applied today to prepare for the future.
Mazak Corporation has added a new Canadian distributor effective August 1, 2015. Also, Mazak has announced that all sales transaction responsibilities in British Columbia will be assumed on a direct basis.
Last month, GF Machining Solutions secured a major company milestone when its tally of global machine installations reached 100,000. This number includes machines from the company’s portfolio of milling, electrical discharge machining (EDM) and laser texturing product families.
Mazak Corporation encourages those involved in the metalworking industry to attend its DISCOVER 2015 technology and education event, taking place October 27 – 29 and November 3 – 5 in Florence, Kentucky. Here, the machine tool builder plans to spotlight new technologies and trends that will drastically change how part manufacturers operate, including unconventional ways to drive operational efficiency via additive manufacturing, CNC technology and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concept.
Mazak's manufacturing plant and spindle rebuild operations in the U.S. have been recertified ISO 9001:2008 compliant.
Schaumburg, IL — TDM Systems, a software manufacturer, process consultant and leader in electronic management of tools and production equipment has announced the appointment of David Morley as Sales Manager, North America.
Sterling Heights, MI - Performance Machinery, LLC, the source for several MC Machinery Systems products in Michigan and Windsor, Ont., announces the opening of a new, 9,000 square-foot technical center. The recently-purchased facility will host the dealer’s extensive training program.
WFL's Ben Baggerly introduces WFL Millturn Technologies at the Joint Open House in Mississauga. Video footage of the WFL technology courtesy of WFL Millturn Technologies Inc.
Michael Mai has joined SST Canada to serve as the EDM Technical Sales Representative for Canada. Mai has previous experience with a precision tools company, and has been a business owner outside the metalworking industry.
RÖHM Products of America, a division of the German-based RÖHM Group, will celebrate the grand opening of its new North American manufacturing and headquarters facility in Suwanee, Georgia, on September 23 and 24. The Oktoberfest-themed event will bring in company dignitaries from overseas and include an in-depth look at the new facility, technology seminars, a private tour of the ZF Wind Power Plant, and, of course, traditional German fare.
Jergens, Inc. has announced that Tim Easton assumed the role of National Sales Manager, Jergens Workholding Solutions Group.
Walter has introduced a trio of universal, positive insert geometries that reduce downtime and boost performance in steel, stainless and iron machining (ISO material types P, M, and K).
Seco Tools, LLC recently named Joel Radner sales manager for its round tools division in North America. Radner brings more than seven years of Seco experience to the position, having previously served as the company’s market segment specialist for aerospace and power generation.    
RÖHM Products of America has opened a new 32,000-square-foot manufacturing and North American headquarters facility in Suwanee, Georgia. Three times larger than the company’s previous location, the facility allows RÖHM to manufacture in the United States for the first time as well as expand the service and support it provides customers.
RÖHM Products of America, provider of clamping and gripping technology, recently promoted Adis Malkoc to service manager. In his new position, Malkoc manages the overall direction and coordination of RÖHM’s service department.
RÖHM Products of America has been named a DMG MORI Qualified Products designer/supplier. The designation indicates that RÖHM provides accessories for DMG MORI machines that have been certified according to rigid performance standards.
In late 2014, to celebrate the launch of its new website, KBC Tools and Machinery began a North America-wide contest to determine once and for all who had the biggest toolbox.
Sandvik Coromant and Hanna Tools have signed a cooperation agreement to establish a partnership to strengthen the offer to the global automotive industry.
Morganton, N.C. - Master Workholding, Inc. and Forkardt have established a sales agreement covering North and South America. The representation by Forkardt will expand sales and distribution and provide marketing support for Master Workholding. This agreement will increase the reach of both company’s products further into the Americas.
KOMET of Canada Tooling Solutions ULC has announced the appointment of Steve de Kleine as Technical Specialist.
ELMIRA, NY - Hardinge Inc. has announced faster lead times on TF25 Extended Nose Swiss Collets.
On April 28th, in Cleveland, Ohio, Ingersoll Cutting Tools celebrated its 125th anniversary with its Gold Rush event at the Cleveland Public Auditorium.
Seco Tools, LLC recently expanded its Highfeed series of indexable-insert milling cutters to include the Highfeed 2 and 4. The latest cutters feature new insert designs combined with more teeth per diameter to achieve high speeds and feeds when processing hard and tough workpiece materials.
On Wednesday, April 15, Castelar Tool and KOMET of Canada held a grand opening ceremony for their new shared facility in Mississauga, Ont.
Walter Surface Technologies has published an industry white paper entitled “Documented Cost Savings for Abrasives.”
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The CWA Foundation and the Marinucci Family Foundation (MFF) announce their partnership of funding for 10 Canadian welding programs at the secondary school level. Each school will receive $5000 annually over 10 years. The CWA Foundation will also be working towards establishing a welding program at a secondary school in Newfoundland within the next two years.
Remote control technology offers companies a unique way to improve their welding operations, while also creating a more favorable work environment for welding operators — especially on large job sites where the power source is at a significant distance (sometimes hundreds of feet away) from the weld joint. Construction, shipbuilding and heavy fabrication industries, for example, can all benefit.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. announces it has acquired Specialised Welding Products (SWP), a privately held provider of specialty welding consumables in Australia and New Zealand. SWP's leading team of technical representatives and metallurgists also provide fabrication, maintenance and repair services for alloy and wear resistant products commonly used in mining and energy sector applications.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has acquired Rimrock Holdings Corporation, a privately held manufacturer and integrator of industrial automation products and robotic systems with two divisions, Wolf Robotics LLC and Rimrock Corporation.
The ITW Welding Technology Center will host the second annual Welding, Heating & Cutting Technology Conference in Houston on Aug. 26-27, 2015. This free event will feature educational seminars, panel discussions, live demonstrations, facility tours and networking opportunities aimed at discovering ways to generate greater profitability and improved operational efficiencies.
Lincoln Electric recently provided support during the filming of ABC TV Network’s newest series, “BattleBots.” 
dmg events (Canada) inc. and CWB Group (CWB) have announced a partnership to develop and organize a new event for industry - CanWeld 2016.
The Lincoln Electric Company announced today that it has acquired all intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Company (PECo), located in Tipp City, Ohio.
Selecting equipment to provide the highest quality and productivity in a welding operation goes beyond just the power source or welding gun — consumables play an important role as well.
Cleveland – The Lincoln Electric Company is offering technical training in aluminum welding through a selection of upcoming seminars. Aluminum is increasingly prevalent in manufacturing due to its corrosion-resistant properties and improved strength-to-weight ratio over steel.
Milton, ON - CWA Foundation has introduced the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to improve the quality of welding facilities across Canada.
WINDSOR, Ontario. — Tregaskiss recently partnered with Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ontario, to sponsor their robotics team for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics tournament on April 2-3. The event featured 48 teams totalling more than 1,000 students.
Twelve deserving Western Quebec Career Centre welding students were presented with awards by the Canadian Welding Association Foundation (CWA Foundation) on March 24, 2015 valued at $2,500 each, and one student, Matthew Smith, 17, was awarded the Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student Award valued at $3,000.
The CWB Group’s Office of Public Safety’s CWB Welding Specialist Mark program is receiving great reviews by industry participants and gaining momentum as the program recently surpassed 300 members.
LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium and AltaMAR, Fridley, Minnesota has announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production and research and development facilities.
In the US, Messer Cutting Systems began under the name CRO Engineering. CRO stood for the first names of the founding partners Carl, Rudy, and Orville and was incorporated in 1955 as a flame cutting machinery manufacturer with three employees working in 3,000 square feet of rented space in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hypertherm has announced the recipients of its 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant program, which includes two Canadian institutions this year.  
Flow International Corporation has opened a Customer Technology Center in Kent, Washington. This new Technology Center provides expanded customer training and application engineering support within the 14,000 square-foot facility.  
ESAB has released its newest instructional DVD, “Powder Spray Torch: Repair & Hardfacing Guidelines,” detailing operating instructions for the safe, successful use of powder spray torches sold under its Victor and Stoody brands.
Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, to make it easier for companies to use robots for manufacturing applications.
Ditzingen, Germany - The TRUMPF Group has again registered an increase in sales and orders over the previous year. Both values increased in the past fiscal year, ending June 30, 2015, by approximately 5 percent. According to preliminary calculations, total sales amounted to 2.723 billion euros (previous year: 2.584 billion euros), and the order intake was 2.825 billion euros (previous year: 2.7 billion euros).
Lantek, developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software solutions for the sheet metal industry, has announced a global strategic partnership with Air Liquide Welding through the company’s distribution channels, which cover 90 countries around the world.
Following the successful integration of the nozzle changer on its CO2 laser systems, LVD Strippit is extending the option to the Electra, LVD's high-speed fiber laser cutting system. Featuring storage for 10 nozzles, the option brings greater autonomy, reduces piercing times and increases overall throughput on the machine.
Murata Machinery USA, Inc., has announced the introduction of its new Motorum M2558TS/TS-S punch press. 
MC Machinery Systems Inc. announces Shane Herendeen has been promoted to North American Sales Manager for Fabrication.
On Wednesday, June 17th, Amada Canada held the grand opening of its new Toronto Technical Centre. At the same time, it was announced that the new facility would now serve as Amada Canada’s headquarters. Previously, the company’s head office had been in the Montreal area.
LVD Strippit has expanded its Dyna-Press Series of compact, portable, high-speed electric press brakes with two 24 ton models that offer higher capacity and a longer working length.
On June 4th, MC Machinery drew a crowd of close to 100 to its open house in Richmond Hill, Ont., which included the Lumex Avance additive manufacturing system building a part, as well as a variety of other machines under power.
Hypertherm, has introduced Version 11.1 of its ProNest 2015 CAD/CAM software.
Renishaw recently broke ground on its new 133,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, IL, about 40 miles from Chicago. The two-story facility will be located at the Oakview Business Park and will be the company’s North American headquarters. The new building, slated for completion in June 2016, will also include space for product development, testing, warehousing and distribution.
HEIDENHAIN Corporation announces the new hire of Thomas F. LaRocca as a Machine Tool Product Specialist, North America.
The ZEISS Industrial Metrology business group is accelerating its entry into the "Optical 3D Digitization" sector through the planned acquisition of a majority interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH, a company headquartered in Neubeuern near Rosenheim in southern Germany.
After serving Mitutoyo Canada for 27 years, Jay Summers, Executive Vice President, has announced that he will take retirement as of June 30, 2015.
Renishaw recently announced the appointment of Maxime Viau as an application specialist for machine tools.
Mitutoyo Canada has announced an important development for current and future Mitutoyo CNC CMM users that will change the relationship between people and precision measurement with one click.
Mitutoyo Canada's latest QM‐Height Series high performance height gauges feature best‐in‐class accuracy of ±(2.4 + 2.1/600)μm for superior precision measurement confidence.
Due to popular response, Mitutoyo has added an afternoon session for Gauge Repair & Maintenance Workshop on May 15, 2014.
Mitutoyo Canada has announced a series of workshops throughout 2014, free of charge, that cover a variety of metrology related topics.
Renishaw’s new SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine analog scanning technology to allow fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.
Mitutoyo Canada's Peter Detmers reflects on the company's 40th anniversary celebration, and its new Gold Care program.
On October 16 and 17, Mitutoyo Canada hosted an open house to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and the re-opening of its fully renovated head office. On the afternoon of the 16th, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ward 9 Councillor Pat Satio were on hand for a special reception and ribbon cutting to congratulate the company on its success. McCallion wished the company much success and hoped for further growth in the city.
Erin Farmer introduces the Ko-ga-me measurement system and the new Surftest probe at CMTS 2013.
InspectionXpert introduces its document management tools at the CAMSolutions booth during CMTS 2013.
Zeiss adds efficiency to measuring with its new probe head, on show at CMTS 2013.
EOS, the global technology and market leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions, the Swiss based industrial company GF (Georg Fischer), Schaffhausen, to offer customers innovative solutions combining both companies’ technologies.
As 3D printing continues to gain swift momentum – growing by leaps and bounds in manufacturing, aviation and medical industries in particular – Canada's comprehensive additive manufacturing/3D printing tradeshow and conference is returning to Toronto.
FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear delivered a keynote address last week at the first full-day Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum, co-hosted by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Mohawk College in Hamilton.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions provider EOS has announced that Glynn Fletcher has been named president of EOS of North America, Inc.
Canadian Manufactures & Exporters British Columbia and Canada Makes agreed to a new partnership agreement on additive manufacturing with Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Material Matters. The announcement was made at the 3D Printing Forum held at Emily Carr University Jan 29.
Renishaw has unveiled the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw and reflects the company’s 40 years of experience in supplying high quality equipment to demanding global manufacturing businesses.
Mazak Corporation has unveiled its new INTEGREX i-400AM (additive manufacturing) HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine. As a fusion of additive technology and Mazak’s most advanced Multi-Tasking capabilities, the machine will significantly reduce part cycle times while providing high-efficiency Done-In-One processing.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched, a national network of excellence dedicated to the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. 
Dr. Gregory Hyatt explains how DMG MORI's additive / subtractive machining hybrid system is penetrating the market, and how the company is helping its clients adapt to the technology.
Company president Greg Volovic explains how HURCO is pushing into additive manufacturing technology.
William Gilchrist from MC Machinery explains how the Lumex Avance differentiates itself from other additive technologies.
The latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the Toronto International Centre September 23-24.
MP&P's sister publication, Manufacturing AUTOMATION, gets a tour of the facility.
Engineering Technology Dean Tony Thoma explains how the centre will benefit both students and industry.
DMG MORI is preparing for the U.S. launch of its latest machine tool models and innovations: for the first time in the company’s history, its 32,600 sq.ft. booth will exclusively feature DMG MORI machines in the new common DMG MORI design. A technological highlight of the show will be CELOS, DMG MORI’s new control platform.
Walter Surface Technologies has selected two of Canada’s brightest students for its internship program, Next to Succeed, to help close the leadership gap among millennials and upper management.
The Skills Canada National Competition was held May 27 - 30 in Saskatoon, SK. This year's competition welcomed more than 500 young competitors from all over Canada and thousands of spectators cheering them on. Haas Factory Outlet, A Division of Thomas Skinner, contributed to the success of the event. Thomas Skinner, with the support of Haas Automation, provided the machining centres ((2) ST-20s: CNC 2-axis lathes & (2) VF-2s: CNC vertical machining centres) for the competition, as well as the machine used for the Try-A-Trade station (Mini Mill).
Lincoln Electric's Dale Malcolm explains how demonstrations at the SkillsCanada National Skills Competition in Saskatoon are helping to change how young people view the industry.
On May 19th at, CWB Group launched its new Acorn program, aimed at strengthening welding training and assessment throughout the industry, and thereby build a stronger industry.
Haas Automation and Sirco Machinery is a Platinum level sponsor for the Ontario Skills Competition this year. But along with the company providing five machine tools for the Ontario Skills competition, they took their commitment a step further by also rewarding a US$50,000 cheque to Skills Ontario to provide scholarship funding to the winners of the competition at this year's event.
WINDSOR - On Tuesday April 28th, 20 youth graduated from the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association’s 32-week Introductory Trades Training program learning tool, die, mould and machining skills. 
MP&P's Top 20 Under 40 recipients were celebrated at a luncheon during AMExpo in September 2014. MP&P caught up with a few of the recipients and attendees during the event.
On September 24th, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) held its annual general meeting in Ingersoll, Ontario. On the top of the agenda was training, and how the CTMA hopes to support training in the years to come.
On Wednesday, September 24th, MP&P’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 recipients were honoured during a luncheon at the AMExpo show in Toronto. Of the Top 20 Under 40 recipients, 14 were able to attend. Also in attendance were title sponsor Sandvik Coromant Canada, and program sponsors Mitutoyo Canada and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
At the recent Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto, the organization's CEO Shaun Thorson talked about inspiring young people into pursuing careers in trades and technology – and how industry can work with educators to ensure that their curriculum properly prepares students.Visit Skills Canada website
MP&P's annual Top 20 Under 40 program is closing soon. Nominate your top young performers today.
This year's SkillsCompetences Canada national event took place last week at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The facility was humming with the energy and enthusiasm of the excellent competitors from across Canada. The winners were announced at a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
Learn more about the CNC machining competition at Skills Canada, held June 5-6 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
In late March, the Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board held their annual Regional Skills Competition at Conestoga College's Doon Campus.
Recently, Grade 7 and 8 students from the Halton Hills Christian School's (HHCS) Exploratories Program received hands on experience in the trade of welding at the CWB Group’s headquarters in Milton, ON. The initiative was a partnership between the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and HHCS.

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