Month: July 2020

LVD Strippit introduces automation systems for lasers

LVD Strippit introduces automation systems for lasers LVD Strippit released MOVit, a comprehensive range of automation systems including new TAS (Tower Automation System) and WAS (Warehouse Automation System) options for Phoenix and Electra laser cutting machines. The systems offer the option for unloading directly on the cutting machines. Cut sheets are unloaded on a third… Continued

AMGTA commissions first research project

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade group created to promote green benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), selected Jeremy Faludi, Ph.D., a sustainable engineering researcher, to oversee its first commissioned university research project, a literature-based systematic review on the environmental sustainability of metal AM. The research paper will be comprised of a… Continued

Online seminars from T.J. Snow

T.J. Snow Co. Inc. announced an online alternative to its resistance welding seminars. Learning modules from regional and in-plant seminars have been adapted to suit an online, interactive environment. Classes are presented by certified resistance welding technicians, who all possess years of experience as professional resistance welding technicians and seminar instructors. During a typical 7-hour… Continued

Stamtec, Bilsing partner with VMS

Stamtec, Bilsing partner with VMS Stamtec announced the addition of Visionary Manufacturing Solutions (VMS), founded by Hunter Coe, to its dealer network. VMS will represent Stamtec’s full line of metal stamping and forming equipment in Michigan and the Windsor area of Canada, with plans to expand coverage into other regions. Bilsing Automation North America also… Continued

Aida-America hires project manager

Stamping press manufacturer Aida-America named Brenden O’Brien as a project manager to join the company’s degreed engineer project management Team. As a project manager, O’Brien will serve as a single, dedicated point of contact for all customer needs throughout the life of each assigned press project, coordinating with internal departments as well as with external… Continued

OSHA issues frequently asked Q&As

OSHA issues frequently asked Q&As OSHA published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of masks in the workplace. The new guidance outlines the differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks and respirators. It further reminds employers not to use surgical masks or cloth face coverings when respirators are needed. In addition, the… Continued

MC Machinery announces sales manager

MC Machinery Systems Inc. named Adam McCullough the new southeast regional sales manager for lasers, automation, press brakes and shears. McCullough’s two decades of experience began in manufacturing and engineering at his family’s job shop. For the past several years, he has held sales positions with laser manufacturers and CAD/CAM software companies. “Adam’s unique background complements his consultative approach to helping… Continued

Survey shows importance of PPP loans

A survey of Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) members shows more than 91 percent of respondents reported having received a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to retain employees. Still, more than 70 percent of respondents reported that they may need to furlough or terminate employees when their loan… Continued

Mazak Optonics names sales manager

Mazak Optonics Corp. promoted Dan Konrath to southeast regional sales manager. Konrath will be responsible for the southeast territory which includes Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. He has five years of experience at Mazak Optonics and 15 years of sales experience owning his own business. Konrath stated, “I am… Continued

TigerStop founder passes

TigerStop founder passes TigerStop announced founder Spencer Dick passed away in June. Dick made an indelible mark on manufacturing and automation with his brilliant inventions. He had accumulated more than 100 patents for ideas in manufacturing, automation and lineal positioning processes. In 1994, Dick invented a machine for automated lineal processing that could be adapted to nearly… Continued

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