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AMGTA announces eight new members

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced eight additional AM organizations have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to 20. Joining as a new founding member is ExOne, a leader in industrial 3-D printing… Continued

Aida-America makes personnel announcements

Aida-America hired Mike Harper (shown) as customer service engineer. Harper has several years of experience maintaining metal stamping presses and troubleshooting electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. He now installs, maintains and repairs presses; performs inspections; and helps educate customers on appropriate maintenance and repairs. Also, Steve Hawk was recently hired as installation supervisor and Josh Peace was recently promoted to materials planner. Finally,… Continued

Caterpillar grant supports veteran workforce development

The Manufacturing Institute announced a $2.25 million grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to support and expand the work of Heroes Make America. Through in-person and remote training, the program directly works with and supports members of the military community to transition to the manufacturing industry. The three-year grant will fund two key areas: Evolution of… Continued

Keller names Power Solutions Pro a distributor

Keller USA Inc. partnered with Power Solutions Pro LLC to distribute three new KLR aftermarket replacement filters. When introduced, the KLR series established a new industry standard for filter longevity. Embracing a tradition of innovation and improving filter lifecycles across the industry, the KLR filter now fits Camfil/Handte dust collectors, which are often paired with… Continued

Osborn appoints new CEO

Osborn named Brian Cassady its new CEO. Cassady will leverage his extensive manufacturing and international experience to drive the company’s plans for continued growth. “I am thrilled to join Osborn and take charge of leading the company to an even stronger position in the abrasives and polishing products industry,” he said. “I look forward to being… Continued

Desktop Metal announces aluminum breakthrough

Desktop Metal Inc. and Uniformity Labs announced a breakthrough powder that enables aluminum sintering for binder jetting additive manufacturing technology. The powder is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the companies to develop a low-cost, raw material yielding fully dense, sinterable 6061 aluminum with greater than 10 percent elongation and improved yield strength and… Continued

HE&M Saw founder passes

HE&M Saw announced its founder, Gerald R. Harris, passed away on February 2, 2021, at the age of 89. Harris was born in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1931 before moving to California in 1944. He started what would become Harris Engineering & Manufacturing (HE&M Saw) in his garage in Livermore, Calif., in 1964 by making feed… Continued

Bystronic appoints new regional manager

Bystronic Inc. appointed Gary Stevenson East Coast regional manager. With more than 28 years in the metal fabrication machine tool industry specializing in CNC lasers, press brakes, automation and software solutions, Stevenson’s collective background and first-hand knowledge enables him to understand and articulate client requirements into effective solutions. Further, he is a strong asset to… Continued

Fourth reshoring award competition announced

The Reshoring Initiative, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology are sponsoring the 4th National Metalworking Reshoring Award competition. Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, are invited to apply.… Continued

Trumpf acquires Lantek

Trumpf acquired software provider Lantek. “With Lantek, we comprehensively cover the sheet metal process chain, even with machines from different manufacturers,” said Thomas Schneider, managing director of machine tool development, Trumpf. “We are taking another big step toward efficient and connected sheet metal production and enriching the Smart Factory solution portfolio.” Lantek operates worldwide with… Continued

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