The DMG Mori Seiki Open House in Pfronten, Germany, featured 73 exhibits, including 8 world premiere machines. About 6,000 people attended the event throughout the week. View a slideshow of the event.
Last week, DMG Mori Seiki opened the doors for visitors to its Deckel Maho factory in Pfronten, Germany. The company anticipated more than 6,000 people would attend the Open House throughout the week to view 73 exhibits, including 8 world premieres. Overall, 19 of the machines on display featured the new DMG MORI design, and 18 of those include CELOS.
During Tuesday’s press conference, Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza, chairman of the board for DMG Mori Seiki Aktiengesellschaft, addressed nearly 100 members of the international press, detailing the company’s growth as demonstrated through new technology centers worldwide. Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of DMG Mori Seiki Company Ltd., provided further details about the company’s increased production with the opening of several new factories in the past two years. Christian Thönes, member of the board for DMG Mori Seiki Aktiengesellschaft, discussed the technology on display at the Pfronten Open House. In particular, he detailed the CELOS control technology, which offers a common interface for all of the company’s new machines.
A walk through the showroom and an in-depth tour of the entire Pfronten facility provided insight regarding the extent that the company is addressing the needs of the industry. Including the eight world premieres displayed at this Open House, DMG Mori Seiki will present a total of 24 premieres throughout 2014.
Michael Tamasi, CEO of AccuRounds, attends White House event on long-term unemployment.
Michael Tamasi, CEO of Accurounds, was called to the White House to share AccuRounds’ successes in building a partnership to re-employ local residents in the manufacturing industry. A number of organizations promoting the national expansion of sector partnerships were also in attendance, including National Skills Coalition (National Fund for Workforce Solutions) and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships. Other event participants included CEOs from national corporations such as Boeing Co., Bank of America and Ebay, small and medium-sized employers, foundations and other local organizations working to help the long-term unemployed in a variety of ways.
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama at the event to discuss a number of new efforts by the Obama Administration to bring attention to the long-term unemployed. President Obama announced he is dedicating $150 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor for “job-driven training partnerships,” also known as sector partnerships, to help the long-term unemployed get back to work, building on the successful models developed by such organizations as AccuRounds.
Prior to this event, President Obama, along with Vice President Biden, Secretary Perez and Secretary Pritzker, convened 20 of the top CEOs in the country to share best practices and strategize on how to collaborate in moving successful initiatives forward. Mr. Tamasi represented one of only two small businesses to participate in this forum. This intimate roundtable discussion was productive, with Mr. Tamasi providing input from a small business perspective, asking the Fortune 100 CEOs to include SME’s in future dialogue to assure that the entire supply chain has a voice.
“It was an honor to represent AccuRounds, and small businesses across the country, at the White House”, Mr. Tamasi says. “It’s encouraging that small business had a voice at the CEO roundtable, and that needs to continue. The skills gap is a serious issue, and sector partnerships are the best opportunity to close that gap.” Later that afternoon, Mr. Tamasi was a guest on the Fox Business News show “After the Bell,” further stressing the importance of sector partnerships in closing the huge skills gap in America.
AccuRounds, located in Avon, Mass., is a contract manufacturer that machines and assembles precision turned components for industries including medical, aerospace, semiconductor and emerging technology.
With a reading of 56.6, Gardner’s precision machining index showed that business conditions improved dramatically in January. This was the first month of growth since June 2012. And January was the fourth fastest month of growth since the index began in December 2011. Compared with 1 year ago, the index grew 18.2 percent. This was the fourth month in a row that the index has grown by double digits compared with 1 year ago.
New orders grew for the second month in a row. The new orders index has shot up since August last year. Production grew for the third time in 4 months, but the rate of growth was the fastest since the spring of 2012. Backlogs grew for the first time in almost 2 years. The trend in backlogs the last 5 months indicates that capacity utilization should improve this year. Employment grew at a much faster rate, similar to the rate of growth in early 2012. Exports contracted slightly, but the rate of contraction is much slower than at any other time in the survey’s history. Supplier deliveries have been lengthening at an accelerating rate since the summer of last year.
Material prices increased at a noticeably faster rate in January. Prices received increase for the third month in a row. But the rate of increase has been quite moderate and much lower than the increase in material prices. Future business expectations have shot up the last 4 months, reaching their highest level since March 2012.
Facilities of all sizes grew for the first time since April 2012. Shops with more than 20 employees continued their run of growth, but at a much faster rate this month. Shops with fewer than 20 employees grew for the first time since June 2012.
Every region grew at a significant rate in January. The East North Central region grew at the fastest rate and for the first time since February last year. The Middle Atlantic grew for the second month in a row and at the second fastest rate. Just behind it was the West North Central region, which grew for the third time in 4 months. In order after the West North Central region were the Pacific, New England and South Atlantic regions.
Planned capital expenditures were at their second highest level since August 2012. However, planned spending fell from what it was 1 year ago by 8.9 percent. That may happen again in February, but after that, planned expenditures should be higher than they were 1 year ago.
Yes, for a century, German-based Index Corporation has been manufacturing high end machine tools for the precision turned parts industry, worldwide. To celebrate this milestone, the company is hosting an open house at its U.S. headquarters in Noblesville, Ind., near Indianapolis.
The scheduled dates are April 8-11 starting at 10 a.m. each day. Machines from the company’s line of single-spindle, Swiss-type and multi-spindles (a total of 12 machines under power) will be demonstrated for visitors as well as programming and process demonstrations.
Gardner Business Media, Inc. today opened registration for amerimold – The Event for Mold Manufacturing, scheduled to run June 11-12, 2014, in Novi, Mich., Attendees and media can register now at amerimoldexpo.com.
The annual amerimold draws more than 2,500 of the top owners, executives and engineers involved in the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. The event includes an exhibit hall, technical conference and production sourcing events.
“We are very excited to announce the opening of registration for amerimold 2014. Now is the ideal time to host an event in an active and strengthening Great Lakes manufacturing community,” said Allison Miller, Director of Events, Gardner Business Media, Inc. “Thanks in large part to a surging automotive industry, our core attendee base of tool and mold manufacturers and injection molders have seen increased business. We are thrilled to offer a venue that delivers access to the product technology, applications knowledge and business contacts that will help them continue to compete and succeed in this evolving and exciting manufacturing market.”
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance of amerimold 2014 to ensure the most efficient, economical and informed event experience. Additional information on amerimold 2014, including hotel information, can be found at amerimoldexpo.com.
Exhibit space is currently available. Interested exhibitors can find booth availability, exhibitor benefits and reservation information at amerimoldexpo.com.