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BeAM Machines Establishes U.S. Operations

BeAM's fully integrated LMD machines are CE-certified, modular, upgradable, and deliver high-performance through longevity and accuracy in a controlled atmosphere with a secure powder environment.
BeAM has partnered with Fives Machining on machine sales and maintenance and also plans to manufacture their large-part metal additive machines in the U.S.

Motion Industries Acquires OBBCO

This deal strengthens their market position in personal protective equipment, hazardous storage units, first aid supplies and gas detection equipment.

NUM and Feng Chia Develop Intelligent CNC Gear Hobbing

Developed under Industry 4.0 planning and design, intelligent gear hobbing expands traditional process capabilities through use of a CNC-PC communication framework.

HYDMECH Helps Restore U.S. Historic Landmark

The USS Pampanito submarine is being restored back to its pristine WW2-era fighting condition. The submarine receives about 4,000 students a day, and 100,000 visitors flock to the site annually for a totally immersive educational experience.
Their donation of a VCS-20VSD Band Saw helps San Francisco volunteers showcase a WW2 submarine.

Haimer and Mapal Reach Licensing Agreement

(l-r) Dr. Jochen Kress, a member of the senior management of Mapal; Dr. Dieter Kress, the managing partner of Mapal; Claudia Haimer, managing partner of Haimer and Andreas Haimer, the managing director of Haimer.
Starting in October, Mapal will offer selected cutting tools for high-performance machining with the Safe-Lock shank from Haimer.

Weiss-Aug Attains New ISO 14001 Certification

The certification recognizes their operation for the highest standards of controlling risks associated with metal, stamping, insert and molding assembly.

FANUC America Appoints New President and CEO

Mike Cicco, FANUC America “I am excited and honored to take on this role, and I look forward to working with Rick and our talented senior leadership team to achieve our future growth objectives.”
Mike Cicco is responsible for all of the company’s operations in North and South America.

Mazak Optonics Adds Fox Machinery as Distributor

Mike Kistler, Fox Machinery Associates   “Their vast experience makes them an ideal partner for our company. We are very excited to be partnering with Mazak. This is great timing and this partnership makes the most sense.”
Fox serves shops in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Social Responsibility Grows at Hypertherm

They report progress on their social and environmental goals.

Century Die Adds Heat Treating Capacity

The RD7-H21 Red Devil box furnace has a working chamber size of 9 in H x 12 in L by 21 in D and heats to 2,200 deg F. Energy efficient lightweight firebrick lines the chamber with mineral wool backup insulation, and easy-to-replace heating elements for uniform radiation are situated along both side walls. It comes standard with a horizontal swing door and safety microswitch, as well as a ceramic hearth plate to support the workload and protect the floor brick insulation.
Their new Red Devil single chamber furnace will help address higher customer demands and increasingly shorter lead times.