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Bystronic Premiers 6 kW Fiber Laser

A cutting trial demonstrated how much faster the new Bysprint 6 kW fiber laser cutting system was when compared to a CO2 laser cutting system.
The raw speed of this system promises to change the operating economics of sheet metal fabrication shops.

Macro Sensors Hits Design Milestone

The custom LVDT linear position sensor design is a unique operating requirement to provide reliable and long term incremental position feedback underwater as part of a sub-sea measurement system.
Their 1,000th custom engineering design was a hermetically sealed linear position sensor constructed of special alloys to withstand the temperature, salinity, oxygen levels and seawater depths. 

August Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Slightly

U.S. manufacturing activity still remains brisk pace in aerospace, automotive, and several other key sectors.

Bunting Magnetics Names Latin American Sales Manager

Mauricio Mendizabal is responsible for growing sales of magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment in this region.

LubeCorp Moving Away From Grease Business

LubeCorp has discontinued CalSul EP2 grease. Calcium sulfonate-based grease can be used as a substitute.
The company has discontinued CalSul EP2 grease and will focus on its line of metalworking fluids, hydraulic fluids, and fuel conditioners.

TRUMPF Announces New VP

James Rogowski is the vice president of technical service at TRUMPF Inc.
As the vice president of technical services, James Rogowski is responsible for technical services and training for machine tools installed across the U.S.

Girl Scouts Visit Lincoln Electric

Girl Scout Cadettes met with some of the women who help run the company and also experienced hands-on virtual reality welding on the VRTEX welding system. Approximately 65 girls from eight counties in North East Ohio participated in the event.
Girls ages 6, 7, and 8 were welcomed for a special STEM learning program designed to introduce them to welding and manufacturing.

Senior Management Change at Camfil APC

Alan O'Connell has been appointed as the global EVP of Camfil APC.
Alan O’Connell has been appointed the executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations.

Finalists Announced for Swedish Steel Prize

Belaz, Santander, Timo Penttimies and Vale have been selected for their high strength steel product designs.

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down in August

The  $166 million in cutting tool orders was down 2.7 percent from July and 3 percent from a year earlier.