News & Events (Archives: 2012)
April 4th, 2012
Velocity Products, www.velocityproducts.com, announced today the unveiling of their new eBay store – www.stores.ebay.com/velocitytooling. Initial offerings include the ROMA series ultra-bright LED lights intended for the shop floor.
January 4th, 2012
Partners in THINC® “Lunch & Learn” Seminar Dates for 2012
Okuma America Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina has released a partial listing of dates and locations of Partners in THINC® “Lunch & Learn” seminars for the first quarter of 2012. Several Partner representatives have agreed to participate in the 2012 schedule of educational presentations for customers. Content will focus on tooling, accessories, software and peripherals to enhance manufacturing productivity.
(Milwaukee, WI) Morris Midwest recently appointed Mike James to the position of Sales Manager for northern Illinois. Morris Midwest is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Bridgeport, Hardinge, and Tsugami machine tools in northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan's western peninsula.
Lineup includes Okuma’s largest 5-axis machine to date.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 30, 2012) – Okuma America Corporation today announced the equipment lineup to be shown at IMTS 2012. Okuma booth S-8500 will feature eight new machines, one of which is Okuma’s largest 5-axis machine to date. All machines on display will be equipped with peripheral equipment, software and accessories from members of Partners in THINC.
Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac and Cedarburg, Wisconsin, was featured in the January 19, 2012 issue of American Machinist's electronic newsletter. The well respected manufacturer of outboard motors dramatically increased its production volume of drive and propeller shafts with the help of Okuma America Corporation, Morris Midwest, WTO, and several Okuma LB3000-EX CNC lathes. Turning and hobbing operations are performed on LB3000-EX BB MYW models that were customized for Mercury Marine's specific machining needs. Read full story.
(Elmira, NY) Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, released the date of the company's second annual Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS). HMTS 2012 will take place on June 6th and 7th at Hardinge corporate headquarters and technology center in Elmira, New York.
Advanced Design Boosts Accuracy on the Absolute Arm Series
North Kingstown, RI (May 30, 2012) Hexagon Metrology announced today the North American debut of its new ROMER Absolute Arm series. The new series will be launched at the Hexagon 2012 conference June 4 – 7 in Las Vegas, NV. This premier event is the second such international conference, expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees, which unites users from all Hexagon group companies to learn and share ideas with peers.
Small frame machines will be displayed at IMTS.
ELMIRA, NY (July 12, 2012): Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of four new turning centers - the GS 42MS, GS 51MS, GS 150MS and GS 200MS. These small-frame machines are ideally suited for small-to-medium size workpieces and offer expanded levels of functionality to address complex parts, resulting in increased throughput and reduced cycle time in a single set-up.
REM Sales announces the hiring of Michael Mugno as Vice President. Mr. Mugno, who previously worked for Noven Pharmaceuticals, will initially oversee sales and marketing activity.
January 2nd, 2012
(Windsor, CT) REM Sales, LLC, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, introduces the new Tsugami B0125 and B0205 Swiss type automatic lathes. Available in a variety of configurations, the new models are a straightforward and flexible solution for precision round and prismatic parts.
January 2nd, 2012
(Charlotte, NC) From December 6th through December 8th, Okuma America Corporation and its distributors hosted more than 200 manufacturing professionals at the Okuma and Partners in THINC facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees had the opportunity to explore potential manufacturing solutions and discover ways to improve productivity.
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January 10th, 2012
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January 19th, 2012
Okuma Partner in THINC member WTO presents "Higher Productivity from your Lathe Tooling" at Morris Midwest/Okuma Chicago Tech Center in Roselle, Illinois on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. More information and registration.