Kennametal Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) has launched a new powder for additive manufacturing: KAR85-AM-K. The powder is Kennametal’s most corrosion-resistant tungsten carbide grade for metal additive manufacturing.
November/December 2021 Issue
Can You See Me? Augmented Reality for Maintenance & Training. By utilizing augmented reality for maintenance and training, users wearing headsets can see both virtual and physical realities simultaneously. By creating a digital overlay of equipment, manufacturers can immediately troubleshoot issues with technicians and experts located offsite, versus waiting for a technician to arrive. Augmented reality is also ideal when it comes to workforce training. This method keeps everyone in place at the shop and not on the road traveling to offsite training spots. Find out how augmented reality can assist your shop with not only maintenance and training but also mentoring and product development, among other functions.
Demmler Machinery (Cuddy, PA) is now the exclusive dealer in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont for lasers, press brakes, and automation equipment from MC Machinery Systems (Elk Grove Village, IL).
Tooling Tech Group (Macomb, MI) has hired Kevin Kowalski as the director of sales for its stamping and die division.
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) has made available a new, free podcast titled “How 3D Printing Moves Us Towards Sustainability.”
Mazak Corp. (Florence, KY) has announced that David Andrews will join the Mazak Canada Group as general manager.
Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) has signed an agreement to expand the territory of Maruka USA Inc. on Dec. 9 to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Metalforming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months, according to the Business Conditions Report for November 2021 from the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.