Month: June 2020

Paperless Parts and Online Metals partner

Paperless Parts, the secure, ITAR-compliant cloud-based platform, has partnered with Online Metals. Through this partnership, Paperless Parts will combine its understanding of how part geometry drives materials selection with Online Metals’ instant materials pricing to provide engineers and custom part manufacturers with the ability to streamline one of the first steps in every quoting process… Continued

Nidec global reorganization announced

Nidec Press & Automation (NP&A) and Nidec Minster Corp. has announced organizational changes. Nidec Press & Automation includes Nidec Minster in Minster, Ohio; Nidec Vamco in Pittsburgh; Nidec Arisa in Navarrete, Spain; Nidec Kyori in Kyoto, Japan; and Nidec SYS in Grafenau, Germany. Products include mechanical and servo stamping presses, high-speed automation machinery, controls and… Continued

Alliance Steel completes move

Alliance Steel has completed its move to Gary, Ind. from its Bedford Park, Ill. facility, which will cease operations. The company’s new headquarters occupies 290,000 sq. ft. of warehousing and processing space for flat rolled sheet and coil products. “We are extremely excited to begin the next chapter of Alliance Steel at our new state… Continued

New machinery distributor announced

Visionary Manufacturing Solutions (VMS) is a new machinery dealer and distributor company established by J. Hunter Coe, formerly CEO at Coe Press Equipment, to serve the metal forming industry in Michigan and Canada. VMS represents companies that offer press automation, coil processing, cut-to-length lines, stamping presses, roll forming equipment, pipe and tube mills, machine componentry,… Continued

SecturaSoft expands salesforce

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SecturaSoft LLC added Kevin Waldmann to its sales staff.  With a background in factory automation, Waldmann will focus on providing North American metal fabricators with estimating and quoting software. “The addition of Kevin to our sales team will allow us to be more responsive to the industry’s growing demand for automated quoting,” said Brad Stropes, COO.… Continued

Beckwood to produce 2,500-ton press

Beckwood Press Co. was awarded a contract by Diverse Metal Products (DMP) to manufacture a 2,500-ton hydraulic forming press. Scheduled for delivery later this year, the press will be used to make embossed heat exchanger plates in nuclear missile tubes for the U.S. Navy. The custom press will feature an 8-point square gib guidance system… Continued

MC Machinery announces dealers

MC Machinery Systems Inc. named BluTec Machinery (photo) a new dealer for its complete line of Mitsubishi lasers, automation, press brakes and shears. Located in Hickory, N.C., BluTec will cover North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, eastern Tennessee and part of West Virginia. Demmler Machinery Inc. was also named a dealer with territory including Pennsylvania, Maryland,… Continued

Lincoln Electric announces retirement

The Lincoln Electric Co. announced the retirement of George D. Blankenship, executive vice president and president Americas Welding segment. Blankenship joined Lincoln Electric in 1985 as an engineering trainee and held various engineering and product development management positions until 2009, when he was promoted to senior vice president and president North America. In 2016, he… Continued

Bystronic appoints press brake manager

Bystronic Inc. appointed Marcel Fiedler product manager, press brakes and bending automation. Fiedler began his career with the company in 2015 as a member of the product management group for Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH. In 2015, while in the United States, he worked with Paul LeTang to help launch new press brake products to the North… Continued

Bystronic’s first machine at new facility

Bystronic Inc. assembled its first laser cutting machine at its new facility in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The next generation BySmart Fiber 3015 laser cutting machine, with 8-kW and 10-kW fiber laser power, will be shipped virtually fully assembled to most locations within North America. This process will reduce the installation time at the customer’s location… Continued

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