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Control Software Improvements Spurring Manufacturing’s Digitization Push

More and more manufacturers are seeing productivity as a crucial factor to their business success. In the meantime, business models are changing from the large quantities and few variants to small quantities with frequently changed variants. This change requires high flexibility during production.

New CCX CVD Coated Cermet Grade

Kyocera Precision Tools, Hendersonville, N.C., has introduced a CVD Coated Cermet Grade for production in a wide range of finishing applications. The CCX Grade is a new technology composed of a unique, high-strength cermet insert with a thick layer of CVD coating.

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).

Sunnen to Open Manufacturing Plant in Monterrey, Mexico

Sunnen Products Co. is expanding its global production footprint, opening a manufacturing facility in Monterrey Mexico to complement its production in the U.S., China, Switzerland, and Brazil. Sunnen, a large, integrated manufacturer of precision bore creation and finishing equipment, will move a portion of its abrasive and tooling products from its St. Louis operation to the Monterrey facility.

Hexagon Moves Beyond Metrology

Describe Hexagon’s latest moves in factory automation, including unifying its metrology software with its CAD/CAM and other manufacturing software.

Combined with AI, IoT, Blockchain Can Meet Many Supply Chain Challenges

Blockchain technology is becoming a key player in modernizing supply chains to enable easy tracking, automate transactions and delivery, and build end-to-end trust, Chandra Narayanaswami, principal research staff member, Member IBM Academy of Technology at IBM Research, told people attending a smart manufacturing session at the MD&M West conference here last week.

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.