NNS expands apprentice programs

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)’s Apprentice School was certified to provide academic degrees in 26 educational programs. Starting in 2023, the school will grant associate degrees of applied science in maritime technology to apprentices who complete the required coursework and skills training, including maintenance electrician, marine designer, nuclear test technician, welding, and modeling and simulation program… Continued

Lincoln Electric announces Harris Group changes

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. announced David J. Nangle, executive vice president, president, the Harris Products Group (HPG), will retire in October. Nangle will be succeeded by Gregory Doria. As part of the transition, Doria has been promoted to senior vice president, COO, HPG. Nangle joined Lincoln Electric in 1979 and during his 42-year career with… Continued

WiM unveils events for moms

The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) launched “Moms in MFG,” a new event and year-round community for women who are manufacturing industry professionals and mothers. The first event will take place virtually on Aug. 12, 2021; registration is open now on the website. Allison Grealis, WiM president, said, “Our goal for the first-ever Moms in MFG event… Continued

Simpac and Elm Park Labs partner

Simpac America Co. Ltd. and Elm Park Labs, a Michigan-based software company, partnered to complete three project phases in the metal forming industry: sales and marketing, buy-offs and installations, and service and operational support. The kick-off project will be an augmented reality sales and marketing software tool that will showcase Simpac’s CX-200 press. Elm Park Labs will handle… Continued

PMA adds 26 new courses in metal forming

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) added new courses to its online training platform, Metalform Edu. The introductory courses are centered around four competency categories: project management, metalworking processes, machining and metal cutting. PMA subject matter experts partnered with 180 Skills to develop courses in die protection and safety, additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0, which will be… Continued

MC Machinery adds to consumables group

MC Machinery Systems Inc. welcomed Scott Taylor as Southeast regional sales manager for laser consumables. Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, including in OEM product development and sheet metal fabrication. Based in Greenville, S.C., he will serve customers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi… Continued

Siemens and Comau offer robot control

Siemens entered into a cooperative agreement with Comau to offer the jointly engineered Sinumerik Run MyRobot/DirectControl product. The Sinumerik CNC controls the articulated robot arm directly without the need for a separate robot controller, as the operations are entirely controlled on a second channel of the CNC. This solution allows the CNC to control the… Continued

AWS launches younger workforce initiative

The American Welding Society (AWS) launched a new “AWS Certified” initiative targeting students and early career welders to shine a light on the importance of obtaining AWS certifications. “Members of the welding community genuinely care about the technology and skill sets required to inspect welds and weld correctly, and they’re eager to learn more about the intricacies of their… Continued

Coe Press hires director of engineering

Coe Press Equipment hired Blaine Lingenfelter as director of engineering. Lingenfelter will be responsible for hiring, supervising and goal setting for the engineering team and be involved in new product development. “COE has always led the industry in technical innovations, and we’re confident that Blaine’s management experience and knowledge of the metal stamping industry will… Continued

Trumpf names Smart Factory director

Trumpf Inc. named Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer director of its Smart Factory in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Iyer joined the company as head of the software division for North America in December of 2019. He was responsible for leading the sales, customer support and order processing teams across all TruConnect software products. In his new role, Iyer… Continued

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