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Hobart names VP & general manager

Hobart promoted Bob Bilokonsky to vice president and general manager. Bilokonsky joined Hobart in 2010 as a sourcing manager and also served as supply chain manager for the company for two years. He has taken on progressively more responsibilities as a business unit manager for several filler metal segments, most recently overseeing metal-cored and aluminum… Continued

Omax to host waterjet virtual event

Omax Corp. announced its next virtual event, “The Versatile World of Waterjet,” which will explore the many roles waterjet plays and where it shows up in unexpected places. The one-hour virtual event will stream May 20th at 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm PDT. During the presentation, the company will go to four waterjet… Continued

Bug-O hires leader for Latin America

Bug-O Systems Inc. welcomed Norman Galeana to lead the company’s strategic initiatives in Latin America. “We are excited to have a welding industry professional like Norman join our team,” said Matt Cable, president. “Norman is familiar with Bug-O products and the opportunities that exist for Bug-O in Latin America.” Prior to joining Bug-O, Galeana was… Continued

Dynabrade names new president

Dynabrade Inc. appointed Michael Buffamonti president. Buffamonti most recently held the role of CFO and has been a key member of the executive management team for many years. He has been involved in every aspect of the business over his 25-year tenure. Since the beginning of his career at Dynabrade, Buffamonti worked closely with the… Continued

Murata Machinery earns Intel’s supplier award

Murata Machinery Ltd. (Muratec) announced it earned Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for 2020. “As one of only 26 Preferred Quality Supplier Award winners in the entire Intel supply chain, Muratec has been vital to our success, especially during this uniquely challenging year,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, chief supply chain officer at Intel. “They provided… Continued

Bystronic appoints new Midwest manager

Bystronic Inc. hired Geoff Laughlin as regional sales manager for the Midwest territory. With more than 25 years of diverse industry experience related to direct manufacturing, engineering, automation, sales and sales management, Laughlin’s collective background and first-hand knowledge enables him to understand and articulate customer’s requirements into effective solutions. A strong asset to his customers,… Continued

Abicor Binzel releases push-pull welding gun

Abicor Binzel launched the FreedomDrive push-pull system that utilizes an assist drive is powered directly from select push-pull ready power sources, or by a separate ABICOR BINZEL power control box. In either case, the assist motor feeds slightly faster than the main wire feeder, which places tension on the weld wire through the rear cable… Continued

ABB’s robot braking distance simulator

ABB Robotics‘ RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software has been upgraded with a new virtual robot braking distance function that creates an exact simulation of the real-world stopping distance of a robot, overcoming the need to add safety margins into cell designs. The new function predicts the robot’s movements with millimetric precision. This allows the exact… Continued

Invera offers MRP solution for metal service centers

Invera released Invex-MRP, a web-based MRP solution for the metal service center industry. The system uses forecasting algorithms that are fully integrated with real-time data from Stratix ERP to provide a single source for data-driven planning and purchasing decisions. With the system, supply chain and procurement staff can quickly see what products need to be replenished within a time… Continued

New laser welding head from Cailabs

France-based Cailabs’ Canunda-HP laser welding head is for submillimeter ring beam shaping at powers up to 16 kW. The company’s MPL1C1 technology is relevant for laser welding because it can achieve high-quality ring beam shaping that achieves a weld without projections. It can also maintain high power to weld very thick or complex materials, such… Continued

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