Delcam And Doosan Enter Partnership

 Delcam entered into a partnership with Doosan to encourage the use of the company’s FeatureCAM and PowerMill CAM software by Doosan customers. Both organizations will encourage their respective resellers to work together at a global level to increase promotion and market awareness of each other’s products.

 Delcam entered into a partnership with Doosan to encourage the use of the company’s FeatureCAM and PowerMill CAM software by Doosan customers. Both organizations will encourage their respective resellers to work together at a global level to increase promotion and market awareness of each other’s products. The partners will collaborate on the development and testing of post processors for Doosan’s most popular machines to be embedded in the Delcam software. The companies will also work together to create accurate virtual models of the Doosan machines for use in Delcam’s machining simulation modules. Going forward, Delcam will work with Doosan’s development staff so that new post processors and machine tool models can be added to the Delcam programs simultaneously with the launch of new Doosan machine tools. Contact Delcam by visiting www.delcam.com.

Sandvik Coromant partnered with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to develop the NAIT Sandvik Coromant Center for Machinist Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. NAIT provides real world education in business, advanced technologies and skilled trades to students in 15 locations across Alberta and in 23 countries. The institute’s new facility is almost three times the size of the old training space and will increase NAIT’s apprenticeship training capacity by 60 percent, from 440 to 660 apprentices per year. Contact Sandvik at (201) 794-5223.

Shipments of workholding equipment from the U.S. were $63.6 million for the first quarter of this year, an increase of 4.4 percent from the first quarter of 2007, according to the Advanced Workholding Technology (AWT) Group, formerly the Workholding Product Group (WPG) of AMT– The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Workholding equipment shipments within the U.S. by the 36 companies participating in the AWT statistical report totaled $54.8 million while exports amounted to $8.8 million. The report from AWT Group shows that domestic workholding equipment increased 2.8 percent and U.S. exports increased 15.3 percent from last year’s levels. Contact AMT at (703) 893-2900.

Tesco Technologies Inc., which Seco Tools Inc. acquired in 2004, has dropped the Tesco identity and will carry the Seco Tools name to better unite the resources of the company. Tesco was known for its Jabro brand line of tooling. Jabro is now a Seco Tools Inc. brand. Contact Seco Tools by visiting www.secotools.com.

Barry Rogers has been appointed director, marketing and business development for Sunnen Products Company. His background in initiating and managing successful technology launches in the metalworking industry, coupled with his overall manufacturing industry knowledge and contacts, positions him as the ideal person to drive the introduction of Sunnen’s new technologies for improving the performance of small engines, hydraulic valves, gears, diesel injectors, diesel cylinder liners and gas and oil products.

In his new role, Mr. Rogers will set the direction for Sunnen’s global marketing, product development and R & D. Contact Sunnen at (314) 781-2100.

ATI Industrial Automation constructed a second building at the corporate and manufacturing facility in Apex, North Carolina, to house additional engineering, manufacturing and inventory. The additional space has allowed the facility to create a temperature-controlled metrology lab to house precision measuring equipment. A customized serial number tracking system was implemented for products and components from the time they are built to the time they are shipped. Contact ATI at (919) 772-0115.

The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Student Summit at IMTS 2008 will combine an interactive career development center with a dynamic self-guided tour of the technology and manufacturing exhibition. Admission to IMTS 2008 for educators and their students is free, and field trips are encouraged for students in middle school through high school and vocational college. Sponsored by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology along with NIMS, the event’s main goal is to generate interest and incite enthusiasm in young people for precision manufacturing through contact with industry professionals and technology. Contact IMTS at www.imts.com/visitor/student.html