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FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council have aligned to co-market the stackability of their industry-recognized certifications, representing a major step toward helping the U.S. overcome its shortage of skilled workers.
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To assist manufacturers on their Industry 4.0 journey, global engineering technologies company Renishaw has partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Renishaw provided the center with industrial metrology and additive manufacturing equipment to help companies adopt new manufacturing strategies and accelerate implementation of new digital technologies.
Sandvik will acquire DWFritz Automation, a U.S.-based provider of precision metrology, inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz designs, builds and supports high-speed, non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems.
Hexagon is providing mold and die shops using its CAM software WORKNC with immediate access to its model preparation software. This allows integration of production workflows from any CAD model format to CAM so shops can machine parts more efficiently and avoid costly errors.
A collaboration including ModuleWorks GmbH, Sandvik Coromant, and CAMWorks has produced one of the first commercial implementations of Sandvik Coromant’s new PrimeTurning methodology in a CAM system.
Sandvik AB has agreed with Battery Ventures to acquire U.S.-based Cambrio, which has a portfolio in CAD/CAM software for manufacturing industries.
CGTech has released the latest version of its VERICUT software, Version 9.2. VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimization software simulates CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes.
Rockwell Automation Inc. and Plex Systems, developer of cloud-native smart manufacturing platforms, have entered into an agreement whereby Rockwell will acquire Plex for $2.22 billion in cash.