Amada Orii changes name

Amada Orii America Inc. announced its new company name is Amada Press System America Inc. This change is in line with the parent company’s current name, Amada Press System Co. Ltd., and will help reduce confusion. The new name change also allows the company to leverage the brand equity the Amada name has in other… Continued

Industrial Magnetics acquires Walker Magnetics

Industrial Magnetics Inc. acquired Walker Magnetics Group Inc. Founded in 1896 in Worcester, Mass., upon the invention of the electromagnetic chuck by Oakley S. Walker, Walker Magnetics has grown into a provider of custom and standard magnetic products for workholding, lifting, material handling, scrap magnets and separation applications. According to Dennis O’Leary, Industrial Magnetics’ chief… Continued

Bystronic and MSS Nitrogen partner on gas mixing products

Bystronic Inc. and MSS Nitrogen Inc. partnered to supply Bystronic’s NitroCube N2 Generation and NitrO2 Mixing products, both powered by MSS, into the North America market. MSS will supply the nitrogen generation and mixing products as well as provide installation, training and service. Bystronic will be responsible for the sales and distribution of the products.… Continued

Fanuc and Rockwell Automation develop apprenticeship programs

Fanuc America Corp. and Rockwell Automation formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs designed to upskill current and future workers for jobs in advanced manufacturing, robotics and automation. The coalition has developed new apprenticeship programs offering people opportunities to gain credentials that include fundamental robotics (robot operator) and automation (PLC… Continued

Trumpf announces personnel moves

Trumpf Inc. named Brett Thompson TruLaser technology and sales consultancy manager for the TruLaser product group. In his expanded role, Thompson will work closely with customers on their buying decisions. He will also work to provide a detailed technical understanding of sheet metal manufacturing solutions for cutting, bending and welding. The company also announced Eliana… Continued

Teradyne names new UR president

Teradyne Inc. appointed Kim Povlsen president of Universal Robots (UR). Povlsen brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead UR’s next stage of growth and innovation. “I have been impressed with Universal Robots for some time,” he said. “The company not only pioneered the category of collaborative robots, created an… Continued

Lincoln Electric introduces oxyfuel training

In collaboration with The Harris Products Group, Lincoln Electric introduces the Vrtex oxyfuel cutting feature, enabling users to practice torch cutting safely. It is available on Vrtex 360 and Transport models for virtual reality training. From setting up the torch to executing the cut, each task is designed to simulate real-world cutting applications. Instructors can use the… Continued

Desktop Metal updates system

Desktop Metal Inc. launched Studio System 2 for 3-D printing metal parts in low volumes for pre-production and end-use applications. The next-generation system eliminates the use of solvents with new material formulations that allow parts to be transferred directly from the printer into the furnace. The result is an accessible two-step process with a nearly… Continued

Miller releases new stick welder

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC introduced the CST 282 stick/TIG welder for construction, shipbuilding, pipe welding, and maintenance and repair applications. The power source provides 280 amps and a digital meter provides precise control when presetting or monitoring welding amperage, so operators can be assured of proper settings. In addition, voltage reducing device (VRD) technology reduces… Continued

Eagle Fiber offers 20-kW fiber laser

Eagle Fiber Laser released a 20-kW fiber laser ready for 24/7 operation. The machine works well on thick as well as thin materials. “We’re cutting 3/4-in. steel at 120 to 160 ipm, which is crazy fast – faster than most plasma cutters,” said Chip Burnham, CEO and co-founder of Fairmont Machinery, North American dealer for Eagle Laser.… Continued

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