PM News:Tornos Completes Its Certification Of PartMaker SwissCAM

Tornos SA (Moutier, Switzerland) has completed its certification of PartMaker SwissCAM by PartMaker Software/IMCS (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania) for the programming of the Tornos Deco CNC Swiss-type lathe.

Tornos Completes Its Certification Of PartMaker SwissCAM
Tornos SA (Moutier, Switzerland) has completed its certification of PartMaker SwissCAM by PartMaker Software/IMCS (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania) for the programming of the Tornos Deco CNC Swiss-type lathe.

The certification tests involved the programming and machining of several parts to ensure that the output from the PartMaker SwissCAM system was both accurate and robust in handling a range of capabilities of the Tornos Deco machine. Advanced features that were certified during these tests included thread whirling, cylindrical interpolation and the multiple recheck of long parts, among other items. Contact PartMaker at (215) 643-5077 or Tornos at (203) 775-4319.

Fastems, LLC (West Chester, Ohio) opened its new facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, in January. The new operation offers sales, project management and service for the machine tool industry throughout North America and will employ 12 automation specialists. Jarmo Hyvönen, managing director of the Fastems Group in Finland, says, “The experience from the deliveries and the feedback from the customers has been encouraging and pushed us to take the next step much faster than we ever expected.” Contact Fastems at (513) 779-4614.

Missler Software (Addison, Illinois) and Mazak-Belgium announced that they have entered into a strategic collaborative agreement to optimize support for complex Mazak multifunction machine tools. Close collaboration between Missler, its reseller 3D Ultra Surfaces in Belgium and Mazak Belgium will result in customers benefitting from proven post-processors, excellent machine simulation possibilities and support, according to Missler. Contact Missler Software at www.topsolid.com.

MC Machinery Systems Canada, Inc. (a company of the Mitsubishi Corporation) celebrated its grand opening at the new technology center in Richmond Hill, Ontario. More than 200 Canadian manufacturers attended the 2-day event to learn how MC Machinery’s multiple divisions work together to provide total manufacturing solutions to its customers. Manufacturing and automation experts were on hand to share their expertise and demonstrate the company’s multiple technologies. Mitsubishi EDM’s VP of Sales and Marketing Nicolas Giannotte says, “We are proud to bring the Mitsubishi Experience to the Canadian market. Our industry knowledge and expertise allows us to provide the solutions that will help our customers maximize productivity.” Contact MC Machinery at (905) 737-1265.

Blaser Swisslube, Inc. (Goshen, New York) will host a day and a half-long Liquid Tools Seminar that provides expert training and metalworking fluid know-how from experienced Blaser engineers. They will cover topics such as types of fluids; performance, health and safety concerns; corrosion; biological stability; and fluid management. Hands-on demonstrations of emulsion preparation, pH values and water hardness provide a first-hand look at the basics of coolant maintenance and operation. Upcoming seminar dates are September 27-28, 2006. Contact Blaser Swisslube, Inc. or register by visiting www.blaser.com or call (845) 294-3200.

Hurco USA (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced that Beckman Precision, Inc., (Greer, South Carolina) was selected as the exclusive distributor for Hurco machine tools, accessories and service in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and southeastern West Virginia. Beckman has built a team of technical services experts and sales managers that possess a thorough understanding of the industries their customers serve, according to Hurco. Contact Hurco at www.hurco.com.

Flowserve Corp. (Dallas, Texas) has recently opened its new Learning Resource Center (LRC) instructional labs in Irving, Texas. The LRC offers hands-on technical facilities for pump, valve and seal system optimization and maintenance training. Courses are specifically designed to increase participants’ skill levels in equipment selection, installation, repair, failure analysis and troubleshooting. Contact Flowserve at (972) 915-1626.