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DMG Mori USA Appoints New President

DMG Mori USA announced the appointment of James V. Nudo as the new president of the company as of Dec. 7, 2017. Nudo has been with DMG Mori USA for more than 14 years and has served as executive officer of DMG Mori USA and executive officer of the International Legal Department and International Human Resources Department for DMG Mori CO. Ltd.

UL, Tooling U-SME Sign Letter of Intent on 3D Printing Training, Certification

NORTHBROOK, IL, Dec. 19, 2017 – UL, a global safety science company, and Tooling U-SME, a leader in manufacturing workforce and education development, announce the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) focused on a new collaboration to enhance workforce training and development efforts for manufacturers wanting to increase their capabilities in additive manufacturing.

What defense firms can do to ensure industrial security

Defense systems are, by design, built to defend against threats. Today, however, manufacturers of these systems are focusing on an entirely new kind of threat: security breaches targeting their automation systems.

Preconfigured Robotic Solutions Grow in Importance

In this podcast, Senior Editor Jim Lorincz talks with Simon Whitton, regional division manager, Kuka Robotics Corp., about how Kuka Ready-to-Use preconfigured robotic product solutions can integrated into existing shop operations, ensuring that sustainable and high-performance levels of manufacturing efficiency can be achieved.

New Ways to Inspect Robotically Welded Parts

In this podcast, Editor In Chief Alan Rooks talks with Erwin DiMalanta, director-welding and cutting business line for ABB Robotics (Auburn Hills, MI) about emerging trends in robotic welding, lightweighting in the automotive and aerospace sectors and other issues.

New Technologies for Grinding Rotary Tools and Re-sharpening Saw Blades

In this this podcast, Editor in Chief Alan Rooks talks with Shannon Fox, North American sales manager for Vollmer of America Corp., a builder of tool grinding machines, and Dr. Roland Loroch, managing director of Loroch GmbH, a business unit of Vollmer that is focused on re-sharpening and measuring circular and band saws.

US Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 8.0 % in October

October US cutting tool consumption totaled $198.00 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 13.2 percent from September’s $174.92 million and up 17.2% when compared with the $169.00 million reported for October 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.835 billion, 2017 is up 8.0% when compared with 2016.

Kuka Showcases Robotic Demos at TechCenter Grand Opening

Kuka Robotics Corp. held a grand opening of its new Metal & Arc TechCenter at its 80,000-sq.-ft. Shelby Township, MI, headquarters, Nov. 29-30. The grand opening featured 13 live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter, and presentations on new technology.

ORDERFOX.com Launches US-Specific Website

ORDERFOX.com has launched a US-specific website. The company provides companies a global network for CNC manufacturers and buyers, and the US community members can find and place CNC jobs in the US and globally with the localized, US-specific, English website with an imperial measuring system. ORDERFOX.com was developed by ORDERFOX AG (Ruggell, Liechtenstein).