PM News: Screw Machine Skills Standards Available

Screw Machine Skills Standards Available. Individuals interested in viewing the NIMS Skills Standards for Screw Machining Levels II and III can do so by visiting the NIMS Web site at www.nims-skills.org. After viewing the documents, the standards can be downloaded at no charge.

 

Screw Machine Skills Standards Available. Individuals interested in viewing the NIMS Skills Standards for Screw Machining Levels II and III can do so by visiting the NIMS Web site at www.nims-skills.org. After viewing the documents, the standards can be downloaded at no charge.

Screw Machining Skills Level II is a 58-page set of industry standards for single- and multi-spindle automatic bar and chucking machines. These skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the operation of screw machines and related tooling and equipment, quality skills related to screw machining and some planning and job control skills related to screw machining work. The two sets of expectations that comprise Level II consist of the duties that constitute Level II jobs, plus the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics needed to perform the duties. Duties include job planning, pre-production, production, and quality control and inspection.

Level III is a 78-page set of industry standards for the tradesperson who has achieved proficiency in the setup and operation of single- and multi-spindle automatic bar and chucking machines. Duties include pre-setup, setup, production, and quality control and inspection.

Selling Grinders. Giddings & Lewis (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) has sold the rights to the Winslow drill point grinder product line to two former employees. Ken Sippel and Richard Schroeder, former G&L engineers, have established Winslow Engineering Inc. The sale will allow Winslow experts to focus on Winslow products while allowing G&L to focus on its core machine tool products.

Expanding The Network. DeVlieg Bullard II (Rockford, Illinois) has signed three distributors and one representative in the United States, as well as a distributor in Europe. The new distributors are Jones/Kinden Co. (West Chester, Pennsylvania); Ray H. Morris Co. (New Britain, Connecticut); and A.C. Behringer (Los Angles, California). The manufacturer's representative, Davies & Associates, is in New Orleans, Louisiana. The new distributor in the United Kingdom is B&S Screw Machines.New Sales Manager. Boston Centerless has named William J. Keaveney its new sales manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.