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Wedin International Purchases PGM Products

Wedin International Inc. of Cadillac, MI, has announced the purchase of PGM Products Inc. Ball Screw Manufacturing of Warren, MI. Wedin has reached an agreement to purchase all of the machinery and assets of PGM and relocate the total business completely to its 60,000 sq. ft. facilities in Cadillac, MI, by June 28, 2019.  Jack Rabun Jr., Vice President of Wedin, said, "This purchase is enhanced by the fact that all the manufacturing employees of PGM are relocating to the Cadillac area to work at Wedin. Their ex...

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Quick Change Jaw

The System 3 Quick Change base jaws are designed to bolt to a chuck like a standard top jaw. The base jaw is made out of 8620 steel case harden and ground to assure durability. System 3 base jaws are available to adapt to any jaw lock dimension for any foreign or domestic power chuck. The System 3 Quick Change jaws use replaceable jaw inserts that slip on and off a base jaw set by simply tightening or loosening an allen screw. Jaw inserts are available in either hard, soft and full grip inserts for chucks from 6" to 40". "Re...

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Single Set-up Machining of Large Parts with Turn-Mill Center

INDEX's G420 turn-mill center features identical 3,500 RPM twin spindles with 315 mm (400 mm optional) chucks and a robust 5-axis milling spindle that provides up to 12,000 RPM with an HSK-T63 interface or 18,000 RPM with a Capto C6 interface. "The machine's high inherent stability and dynamic response make it a suitable choice for working with difficult-to-machine materials, providing significant value to aerospace manufacturers looking to complete large, complex parts in a single set-up," said a company spokesperson. The G420's ...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies Achieves FANUC Growth Award

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), an independent automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders and users of robotic automation worldwide, has received the FANUC Growth Award for Authorized System Integrators. AMT is recognized for outstanding year-over-year robot sales growth in 2018. The Growth Award for Outstanding Robot Sales is awarded annually at the FANUC Automated System Integrator (ASI) Conference. The 2018 recipients were announced in early 2019 at the 20th annu...

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Chief Engineer Keynote Speaker at the ASSEMBLY Show, Registration Now Open

The ASSEMBLY Show, which is focused exclusively on assembly technology equipment and products, has selected Michael Mikula, Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing of Ford Motor Company, to be the keynote speaker at this year's event. "Mike will discuss how Ford is using state-of-the-art production tools and processes to make the vehicles of tomorrow," said a spokesperson. The three-day trade show and conference will be held from Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Rosemont, IL, at the Donald E. Stephens Con...

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Green Means GO for Defense Manufacturer

TL Technologies Inc, based in Lancaster PA, opened 9 years ago with a vision of becoming a lights-out producer of precision machined products. Working out of a 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, the company specializes in mid- to high-volume production runs for complex parts with challenging dimensional tolerances. Over the past two years, the company has sharpened its focus on the defense and firearm industries, launching a line of self-branded Thompson Leh bolt actions and aftermarket GLOCK compatible slides that now make up 50% of its...

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