Upcoming Events

Tech Soft 3D Hosts Virtual HOOPS Summits and SDK Training

In the absence of the company’s traditional in-person regional events, Tech Soft 3D is hosting a series of virtual HOOPS Summits, as well as technical trainings on the HOOPS SDKs. All virtual events are open and free for anyone to attend, and there are times to accommodate U.S. and European time zones.

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FANUC Expands Webinar Offerings through June 11

FANUC America offers free automation and robotics webinars across various industries and applications, designed to help customers learn more about its unique product features to get the most out of your FANUC products, streamline your manufacturing process, increase productivity and more. For businesses both large and small, FANUC has automation solutions that are sure to help you increase production.

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Metcam Discusses Imperatives of Operating an Essential Business During the Pandemic

Metcam, a metro Atlanta-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), detailed its critical approach to maintaining support of essential businesses during the pandemic while protecting personnel.

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Keep Staff Safe with Eyepiece-less Microscopes

Vision Engineering's patented eyepiece-less microscopes can be used with safety glasses and masks, which aid in protecting staff without disrupting productivity.

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Pandemic Planning Session Set for June 24 During Safety 2020: Virtual Conference

As safety and health professionals take on the challenge of preparing their organizations for pandemic recovery and a possible second wave of the virus, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is working to educate the industry on best practices.

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Safety 2020 Shifts to Virtual Event Because of Pandemic, June 23-25

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will shift its Safety 2020 Professional Development Conference and Exposition to a virtual education event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASSP Board of Directors decided to present “Safety 2020: Virtual” after weeks of assessing risk factors and monitoring the latest information from government and public health authorities.

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Mazak Helps Kentucky Manufacturer Produce Surface Disinfection System

In response to a neighboring company’s request for a collaboration, machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corporation provided some much-needed materials and production capacity for the development of a new UV-C LED surface disinfection system.

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3D Laser Scanning Accelerates Production of PPE Masks for Covid-19 Pandemic

Two recent PPE-related projects completed by NVision Inc. demonstrate the growing role that noncontact scanning/measurement technologies are taking in the race to create new products and designs to minimize exposure to COVID-19.

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Anchor Harvey Expands Medical Industry Forging Capabilities

Anchor Harvey, a Midwestern aluminum forging company with more than 30 years of experience forging products for the medical industry, has announced the expansion of the company’s medical industry forging capabilities to meet the increasing demand for emergency medical supplies in the wake of Covid-19.

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CERATIZIT USA Partners with Companies in the Ventilator Manufacturing Process

CERATIZIT USA has joined forces with several companies to make ventilators. The CERATIZIT Group has extensive experience in the carbide production process, from the powder to the finished cutting tool. Not only does this allow special-purpose tools to be developed for customer-specific applications but it also means that a full range of industry-specific standard tools are held in stock and quickly available. High-precision drilling, reaming, countersinking and boring are specialties of CERATIZIT. Involved in this effort is Staub Precision Machine and the industrial distributor Abrasive Tool.

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LK Metrology Reaches Out to Medical Equipment Manufactures with Special Assistance Program

LK Metrology has undertaken a targeted CMM Assistance Program for medical equipment manufacturers that is fully functional and ready to support and enhance their manufacturing capabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.

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First installation of Viral Sign in the U.S. deployed at Precise Tooling Solutions

Viral Sign Inc. has announced the launch of the company's advanced screening technology at the specialty manufacturing facility for Precise Tooling Solutions in Columbus, IN. Viral Sign will enable Precise Tooling to identify the presence of virus, including COVID-19, in individuals prior to the onset of symptoms. Early identification of the potential for a contagious virus will help ensure a safe work environment for employees and a safe return of employees to their families at the end of the workday.

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Need for PPE Launches New Nonprofit Manufacturing Firm

Design Engineer Glen Dobbs has talent, curiosity, resourcefulness — and perhaps the most important attribute of all — a big heart. Dobbs is the President and CEO of LoganTech, a manufacturer of several lines of communications devices for nonverbal and visually impaired individuals.

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Manufacturers Making a Difference: Manufacturers and the Fight Against COVID-19

Members of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) are stepping up to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and leading the way in displaying the true American spirit of joining together to make a difference. 

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HEIDENHAIN Partners with Applied Motion to Expedite New Ventilator Project

In a collaborative effort to support the healthcare industry during this COVID-19 crisis, HEIDENHAIN is working with Applied Motion Products Inc. to expedite critical components to a large manufacturer of ventilators.

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Social Distancing Sensors for the Factory Floor Now Available with App Upgrade from ProGlove

ProGlove is responding to customers' needs in manufacturing, distribution and logistics for a smart solution to help workers maintain proper social distance. Leveraging its MARK family of wearable barcode scanners and ProGlove Connect app for Android, ProGlove has announced a product upgrade that activates proximity sensing for frontline workers. With production lines resuming operations, safety and efficiency are top of mind.

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Tolomatic Develops Open-Source, Low-Cost Ventilator Actuation Prototypes for COVID-19 Patients, Seeks Manufacturing Partner

Tolomatic, a supplier in linear motion technologies, has applied its expertise to develop automation solutions for manual resuscitators, which are needed worldwide to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BIG KAISER Offers Free Remote Support for Speroni Users

While current travel and visitor restrictions are upending the normal schedule of service calls to manufacturers, a remote maintenance session may be just the fix. BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc. is providing limited free maitenance support for all models of Speroni tool presetters. 

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Konecranes Expands Live Channel Capability to Demonstrate Crane Safety Features Online

Global crane technology producer Konecranes is now hosting Live Channel demonstrations of crane safety features for Americas Region customers that more closely match available demonstration windows with time zones in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.

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Best Practices for Keeping Your Facility Clean and Safe

Manufacturers are facing many challenges as we navigate through the impact of the global pandemic. Keeping facilities and products clean and sanitized for employees and consumers is at the top of that list. While ongoing cleaning has always been essential, the public awareness and concern has never been higher—and that’s not likely to diminish in the near future.

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Shermco University Distance Learning Courses

How does distance learning work? Teleconference courses are taught face-to-face and allows live interaction between instructor and students even though they may be in different geographic locations.

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Mursix Uses MC Machinery’s CO2 Laser and Wire EDM to Transform into Major PPE Manufacturer

In March, the Yorktown Ind. component manufacturer Mursix was in the midst of a yearlong business downturn because of a decline in production of automotive industry parts.

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New Creform Simple, Mobile Temperature Screening Station

Creform Corporation has developed a simple temperature screening station to help companies combat the spread of COVID-19 and to safely check visitors coming in to its facilities, as well as an ongoing check on its employee associates.

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Social Distancing Sensors for the Factory Floor Now Available with App Upgrade from ProGlove

ProGlove is responding to customers' needs in manufacturing, distribution and logistics for a smart solution to help workers maintain proper social distance. Leveraging its MARK family of wearable barcode scanners and ProGlove Connect app for Android, ProGlove has announced a product upgrade that activates proximity sensing for frontline workers. With production lines resuming operations, safety and efficiency are top of mind.

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Exact Metrology Offers Customer Support through Training Videos

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive metrology service provider, is offering free training videos on the company’s YouTube channel.

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Mastercam Offers Free Training and Remote Educational Curriculum to Sharpen CAD/CAM Skills While at Home

Mastercam, CAD/CAM software developed by CNC Software Inc., has made free training available to those looking to sharpen their skills. From now until June 30, 2020, users can sign up to take a full set of Mastercam core classes on Mastercam University.

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Monaghan Tooling Rushes Custom Ventilator Tooling Project

Custom tooling requests are not unusual at Monaghan Tooling Group, and each gets special attention. They are all important, however, when it is a life-or-death situation no detail is too small. That’s exactly the situation that the MTG team faced when they received a request for a burnishing tool to produce a very fine micro-finish on a flat surface of a ventilator component.

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Milltronics Releases Comprehensive Catalog, Updates Online 'Build-A-Quote' Feature

As an essential business, Milltronics is open and ready to serve its customers. "We recently released our comprehensive catalog that includes the entire Milltronics product lineup and launched a video on one of new machine models," said a Milltronics spokesperson. "We have also updated our online Build-A-Quote feature to make purchasing a Milltronics CNC as hassle-free as possible."

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Manufacturing Expert Releases eBook 'Future-Proofing Manufacturing and the Supply Chain Post COVID-19'

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert  Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., has released, the eBook "Future-Proofing Manufacturing & the Supply Chain Post COVID-19."

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Olympus Controls Presents Webinars from Anywhere

Olympus Controls has put together its Webinars from Anywhere series to provide customers a resource to obtain useful automation educational information from home or pretty much anywhere.

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Hyster-Yale Group Releases Free Operator Training Video Content to Help Supply Chains During Pandemic

As businesses reopen and face an influx of new labor, Hyster-Yale Group has announced the availability of free lift truck operator training video content for supply chains adapting to the effects of COVID-19. The giveaway offer is meant to help businesses adhere to current health and safety protocols as they onboard the necessary labor to keep operations moving as the economy reopens.

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A Kinder Gentler OSHA?

COVID-19 is not immune from the scrutiny of the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA). Whether implicated under specific OSHA regulatory standards or the general duty clause, COVID-19 and an employer’s protocols for protecting its employees from contracting the disease are on OSHA’s radar and its inspection regimen. Securing a safe workplace for workers remains the mission of OSHA especially in this current crisis.

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Smart Manufacturing Systems: The Covid-19 Comeback

The impact of COVID-19 has changed the way many companies conduct business, and now, more than ever, illuminates the need for manufacturers to assess their processes and implement smart manufacturing technology. 

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Flexible Production Capacity from Hoffmann Group USA

Toolmakers and mould makers are amongst the companies keeping a firm handle on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many companies are asking themselves how they can weather the storm unscathed as far as possible and adapt their capacity quickly once the market improves. This has placed the spotlight on production methods such as “circle-segment milling,” also known as “Parabolic Performance Cutting (PPC)” or “barrel milling.”

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Gleason Continues Cost-free and Live Gear Technology Training Webinars

In March 2020, Gleason conducted the first Home Trainer Webinar as a cost-free customer service to support gear manufacturers during COVID-19 times, especially directed at missed training opportunities and employees being confined to their home offices. With a fantastic number of participants to date, it has become a very successful and well-received alternative to face-to-face training and a great opportunity to benefit from the unusual wok hours and places during COVID-19 restrictions.

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Learn the Latest & Most Efficient HP 3D Post Processing Methods at Bel Air Finishing

3D printing has become an increasing more viable form of mass production in a wide range of industries. Therefore the need for the fully automated mass finishing of 3D printed parts is growing, and manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with the latest mass finishing technologies.

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The Coordinate Metrology Society and PrecisionPath Consortium Launch a 3D Measurement Industry Survey

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) in collaboration with the PrecisionPath Consortium (PPC) has announced the official launch of their 3D Measurement Industry-at-large Survey.  

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12th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar Rescheduled to May 2021

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation have announced the rescheduled dates and location for the 12th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar, previously postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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