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EDM Performance Up, Manufacturing Costs Down

Manufacturers of products as diverse as die and mold, aerospace and medical devices are gaining advantage with improved wire and sinker electrical discharge machines (EDM).

Methods Announces Mark Wright as President & CEO

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools and automation, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark Wright as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 13, 2019. Wright will assume all operating functions of Methods Machine Tools Inc., including the Sudbury headquarters and all seven direct offices throughout the United States as well as its national distribution network.

MC Machinery Systems Feature New AI-Enabled EDM at Open House

Artificial intelligence (AI) , the Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time data analytics are moving metalworking technology into the next generation of equipment. These sophisticated concepts are bringing at least one traditional technology with it.

Adapting Metal Cutting to Higher Power, Higher-Speed Lasers

Using lasers to cut metal, especially sheet metal or tubes, continues to show its value. The market is becoming dominated by the newer solid-state fiber laser over its CO2 gas rival. Fiber’s advantages in ease of operation, packaging and efficiency are clear.

GF Machining Solutions Announces Leadership Changes

GF Machining Solutions recently announced two key leadership changes, both of which were effective September 1, 2019. Scott Fosdick, former president and head of market region North and Central America, has been promoted to the position of head of sales, marketing, business development and communications for the global organization. Phil Hauser, formerly the director of sales and head of turbine group at GF Machining Solutions USA will assume Fosdick’s former position.

CNC Machines Annual Skills-Gap Scholarship Now Open

CNC Machines this week announced it is accepting applications for a $2,500 scholarship for students pursuing a certification, certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing-related area of study.

Dual-Spindle Technology a Boon to Automakers

Over its 140-year history, automotive manufacturing technology has evolved in parallel with progress in the vehicles themselves. Early automakers custom made individual “horseless carriages.” Later, standardized parts and moving assembly lines delivered mass-produced cars. Development of integrated transfer lines enabled part runs to extend for years.