PM News: Multi-Spindle Seminars Scheduled In Several States


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Multi-Spindle Seminars Scheduled In Several States

To help manufacturers address the practical issues when considering multi-spindles and to relay information about the latest configurations available, Tornos Technologies U.S. Corp (Brookfield, Connecticut) is sponsoring several multi-spindle seminars at various locations in the United States.

“This is an open invitation to all who want to learn about today’s CNC multi-spindle, what it is and what it isn’t,” says Mark Saalmuller, marketing and communications manager for Tornos. “Further, we invite attendees to bring along parts and prints so that our applications engineers can quickly assess whether the technology would be a smart solution for them or not.”

To demonstrate the technology, Tornos will have one of its latest multi-spindle products, the MultiDeco 20/8b, at the seminar locations producing a range of sample parts.

Tooling University (Cleveland, Ohio) has partnered with Kennametal Inc. (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) to launch an online Certified Metalcutting Professional (CMP) program. With this new partnership, the companies have created a series of online courses that Kennametal will offer its own salespeople, as well as its customer base. In addition, more than 250 Kennametal sales representatives are selling Tooling U’s core classes to this customer base.

The CMP is designed for working engineers and other metalcutting professionals involved in tool management, tool selection, process optimization, CNC programming and troubleshooting.

Mori Seiki (Chicago, Illinois) has entered into a distribution agreement with Ellison Technologies (Santa Fe Springs, California) to serve the North American Midwest territory, which was formerly served by Mori Seiki Mid-America Sales. Ellison Technologies is responsible for the sale and distribution of Mori Seiki equipment in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, relinquishing the sales of all other competitive equipment.

“Mori Seiki Mid-American Sales was established as a means to learn more about our customers in the Midwest and to better understand their needs,” says Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of Mori Seiki Group. “From this experience, we have gained invaluable knowledge with respect to the best way to serve this significant market.”

Mori Seiki expects sales in the Midwest region to increase from 300 machines in 2005 to 600 machines in 2006.

FormTech Industries LLC (Royal Oak, Michigan) has acquired the North American forging operations for Metaldyne (Plymouth, Michigan). The new company, with more than 1,000 employees in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, will produce gears and shafts for transmissions and transfer cases, as well as ring gears, clutch housings, bearing races, stem pinions, wheel spindles and other parts.

In addition to its headquarters, FormTech will operate former Metaldyne facilities in Fraser, Detroit and Troy, Michigan; Canal Fulton and Minerva, Ohio; and Fort Wayne, Indiana, with combined floor space of more than 1 million square feet.

The Esprit World Conference 2006, to be held in Monterey, California, on June 5-8, offers Esprit 2007 product training, keynote speakers and a chance to network with other Esprit users in the industry. DP Technology (Camarillo, California) says this is the once-a-year opportunity to work directly with the Esprit product development teams and executive managers. Call (805) 388-6000 ext. 161.

C.J. Winter Machine Technologies celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 25, 2006. The company, originally known as C.J. Winter Machine Works, was operated for many years as a sole proprietorship by Charles J. Winter and became incorporated in 1956. The company began focusing on the manufacture of toolholders and attachments for Davenport screw machines in the 1950s. Visit its Web site at www.cjwinter.com.