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BLM improves tube forming machine

BLM Group USA enhanced its E-form tube end forming machine with a fully CNC electric rolling device. The punches of the machine reach up to 10 tons of force, molding tubes up to 30 mm in diameter of various materials such as copper, aluminum, iron and stainless steel. The machine has nine available processing stations… Continued

Tooling Tech Group hires sales manager

Tooling Tech Group hired Robert (Kim) Nollner as business development sales manager for automated systems. Nollner will be responsible for managing the group’s sales team, elevating awareness of the company’s automation capabilities, developing new business opportunities and creating synergy with the company’s sales managers in the composites, thermoforming, metal stamping and die casting sectors. He… Continued

Amada Miyachi changes name

Amada Miyachi America officially changed its name to Amada Weld Tech. The change enhances recognition and brand awareness while maintaining the company’s reputation as a provider of welding and advanced technology equipment and systems to specialized markets. “We will continue as a market leader in developing, manufacturing and servicing leading-edge products for resistance welding, laser welding,… Continued

MC Machinery announces sales rep


MC Machinery Systems Inc. named Scott Yurashek the new South Texas regional sales representative handling laser, automation and press brake products. Yurashek, who is based in Houston, has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and printing industry sales. “We are thrilled to have Scott join our team,” said Bill Coleman, the Southeast regional… Continued

AFCO names project manager coordinator

Automatic Feed Co. (AFCO) named Eric Sonnenberg to the new position of project management coordinator, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily efforts of the project management team. Sonnenberg previously served as a project manager since 2014. His industry experience also includes working as a mechanical project engineer at Wauseon Machine and Mfg., dealing with… Continued

Aida-America makes announcements

Aida-America hired Jill Post as project manager. Post brings more than 20 years of engineering and project management experience, as well as proven success with cross-functional teams. She will be a single, dedicated point of contact who coordinates with internal departments and external vendors throughout the life of each assigned customer press project. The company also hired Josephine Bell… Continued

PMA elects board chairman

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) elected Troy Turnbull, president and CEO of Grandville, Mich.-based Industrial Innovations Inc., as 2020 chairman of the PMA board of directors. “My top priority is to work with PMA President David Klotz and his staff to help our members navigate through this uncertain time,” Turnbull said. “PMA has been doing… Continued

Trumpf appoints product manager

Trumpf Inc. named Salay Quaranta 2D TruLaser product manager. Salay has been with the company for five years. Since 2006, she has held notable industry roles with experiences ranging from research and product management to sales strategy and business development for organizations in the United States and abroad. In her new role, Salay will provide… Continued

Coherent expands fiber laser operation

Coherent Inc. expanded its fiber laser operation in Tampere, Finland, and designated the facility as a Center of Excellence for fiber lasers. Coherent will combine standalone fiber laser source assembly and testing at the site with the manufacture of fiber laser components, laser engines and combiners. The center will bring together the company’s fiber laser… Continued

Eriez appoints president and CEO

Eriez appointed Lukas Guenthardt president and CEO. Guenthardt replaces Timothy Shuttleworth, who retired after serving as president and CEO since 2004. Guenthardt was named executive vice president of global strategy and development in 2014. He has developed and implemented business operations systems that strengthened the drive toward a more integrated global company. Prior to joining… Continued

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