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Amada Opens New N.C. Plant; Tech Center to Follow

December 11, 2019
Amada America Inc., Buena Park, C.A., a supplier of precision sheet metal production equipment and related systems, has expanded its customer coverage in the Southeast with the opening of a 190,000 ft2 (17,652 m²) manufacturing facility near High Point, N.C.
By Bob Puhr Contributing Writer
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Time is money and reliability is what a company’s reputation is built on. Chris Mahar, Associate Editor of Manufacturing Engineering, speaks with Mike Marr, Applications Technician at Hoffmann Group USA, about their Parabolic Performance Cutting (PPC) series and Garant Master Tap line. Discussing how manufacturers can reduce costs, provide process reliability and reduce machining times in both machining threads and 5-axis copy milling.
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Community of ‘Makers’ to Gather at ESPRIT World

December 11, 2019
DP Technology Corp., the parent company of CAM system ESPRIT, has announced the 2020 dates for its annual conference. ESPRIT World 2020 will be held from June 8-12 in Las Vegas–the location of the company’s first conference in 2003.
By DP Technology Corp., Press Release

Amada Opens New N.C. Plant; Tech Center to Follow

December 11, 2019
Amada America Inc., Buena Park, C.A., a supplier of precision sheet metal production equipment and related systems, has expanded its customer coverage in the Southeast with the opening of a 190,000 ft2 (17,652 m²) manufacturing facility near High Point, N.C.
By Bob Puhr Contributing Writer

The New Imperative: Improving Operations Through Industry 4.0

December 11, 2019
When it comes to being successful, manufacturers today have more tools than ever to succeed. Chris Mahar, Associate Editor of Manufacturing Engineering, talks with Jeff Lage, President, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at Ellison Technologies, about how Industry 4.0 is helping manufacturers improve operations through data collection and insights. Providing tips on how businesses can get the most capacity out of their machines, remove waste and enable their machines do more.
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By Chris Mahar Associate Editor, SME Media

ISM Forecasts Manufacturing to Expand in 2020

December 11, 2019
Manufacturing should expand in the first half of 2020, including increased revenue for companies, the Institute for Supply Management said this week in a semi-annual forecast.
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By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media

Starrett Appoints David Allen As Metrology Systems Vice President

December 11, 2019
The L.S. Starrett Company, a global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, and metrology systems, has appointed David Allen as Vice President, Starrett Metrology Systems, effective November 18, 2019.
By The L.S. Starrett Company Press Release
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